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Doomsday 2012: Revisiting BIFF Film Festival

Updated on February 3, 2015

In case you missed The 18th Annual Bicknell International Film Festival - You can relive it here! Lucky you! ;-)

This lens is inspired by the introduction of the new Squidoo Sci-Fi Theme which reminded me immediately of the Bicknell Internatonal Film Festival this past summer in Bicknell, Utah - featuring, among other things, "Better Living through Bad Cinema!" - including my all-time favorite: "When Worlds Collide."

Join us here for a brief retrospective - with links to more details, and a few YouTube videos of the these Sci-Fi "classics!" Hope you enjoy the ride.

The image is the 2012 BIFF logo from their website - Thanks! [http://www.thebiff.org/index.html]

BIFF - Bicknell International Film Festival

This annual event features a fun theme, a 55 mile-per-hour parade, a local lunch, two great parties, and three of the worst B movies ever shown - and usually, something special is added each year!

Recent years have been shared on Facebook and YouTube, as well.

Are you a Sci-Fi fan? - What are your favorite criteria to enjoy a film?

Are you a Sci-Fi fan?

Doomsday 2012 emcees pose in the theater at BIFF

Doomsday 2012 emcees pose in the theater at BIFF
Doomsday 2012 emcees pose in the theater at BIFF

See the film trailers on YouTube

Poster for When Worlds Collide - 1951 movie
Poster for When Worlds Collide - 1951 movie

When Worlds Collide - 1951 film

I had some input to getting this film into the Biff lineup - so blame me!

Filmed in Technicolor the film actually won the 1951 Academy Award for special effects. Director George Pal wanted to make a sequel, After Worlds Collide, but his 1955 disaster at the box office, Conquest of Space, precluded it.

Click on the photo to get the full story on Wikipedia.

When Worlds Collide on Amazon

When Worlds Collide (1951)
When Worlds Collide (1951)

One of my favorite films ever... ! ;-)

 
Poster for Panic in Year Zero
Poster for Panic in Year Zero

Panic in Year Zero - 1962 film

This film was directed by and starred Ray Milland. Les Baxter composed the original music score. The film was adapted from two Ward Moore stories: Lot and Lot's Daughter. Dean Owen followed the film with a novel entitled: End of the World, that created some controversy.

Click on the photo to be taken to the WIkipedia article on the film with more detail.

Poster for Crack in the World - 1965
Poster for Crack in the World - 1965

Crack in the World - 1965 film

An American sci-fi disaster movie filmed in Spain in 1964 and released in America in 1965 by Paramount Pictures.

Dana Andrews starred as Dr. Stephen Sorenson.

Click on the image to read more details on Wikipedia.

Check out the trailers for more info!

Which of the three might you want to see?

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What do you have to say about this lens? - Love it yet? Hope it was a kick! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @WBJanitorial LM: BIFF is a fascinating experience! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: This one is small and distinctive. You would love it! ;-)

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      WBJanitorial LM 5 years ago

      I really like the theme of this lens. Very nice for the subject.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. I've never been to a film festival, though I would love to some day. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @halloweenprops: That is sort of the point here... if you read the motto closely... ;-)

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      I like a good doomsday film. Some of them are not well done though.

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      RhondaTrapp 5 years ago

      Awesome ! have liked it.

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Loved it of course. Yes, a real kick in the pants--but in a very good way.

      TonyB

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @MerlinFan: Super! Hope you can! ;-)

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      MerlinFan 5 years ago

      I love it! I am a big fan of the older sci-fi and miss it. This is a festival I just might have to drag my hubby along to. Thanks for taking the time to inform of us and letting us see these really bad movies again.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @siobhanryan: Thank you. Much appreciated! ;-)

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Great Blessed

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @ikepius: Thank you! I appreciate your visit! ;-)

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      It's a SCREAM! :)

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      ikepius 5 years ago

      Very neat. Well done.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Teapixie LM: ... so are you! ;-) Thanks for the visit! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Hope to see your first lens up one of these first days! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice read

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @JoshK47: Thank you! Much appreciated! ;-)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Awesome stuff! Thanks so much for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anupma lm: Put it on your planning list. Thanks! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you! I appreciate the visit, as always. It is a neat event! That is my daughter and son-in-law as the emcees! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I did completely miss the 18th Annual Bicknell International Film Festival, thanks for catching me up, nicely presented with the new Sci-Fi theme!

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      anupma lm 5 years ago

      great place. One must visit to this place.

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      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      nice place to visit

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Close2Art LM: Thank you, so much. I appreciate the blessing, as well! ;-)

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      Thamisgith 5 years ago

      Can't beat a good sci-fi movie.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      Love this lens, you have some good picks I need to watch, very interesting..Angel Blessing***

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Thamisgith: Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you, so much! ;-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Always love a good sci movie. Blessed.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Cavedweller: Thank you - I've heard a lot about it, haven't seen it. Thanks, again! ;-)

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      Cavedweller 5 years ago

      If you havn't checked out the new Battle Star Galactica you should!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @mariaamoroso: ... and always will be, I'm sure. Thanks for the like, the comment and the blessing! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Cari Kay 11: Very special. Thanks for the like, the comment, and the blessing! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @bushaex: For sure! Thanks for the visit and the blessing! ;-)

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      There are always chilling Si Fi movies to enjoy!

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      Kay 5 years ago

      I remember just loving Crack in the World. Of course, Robby the Robot was ALWAYS a sci-fi favorite! Blessed.

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      The classics might be the best way to be introduced to science fiction.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @MaggiePowell: Then BIFF is just for you! Thanks for the comment! ;-)

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      OH WOW! I absolutely adore BAD Science Fiction Movies... Nothing makes me happier than a movie about the end of the world with a $12.98 budget.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Brandi Bush: Doesn't it, though. Yes, want to make more using it. Thanks for your comment! ;-)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      The new Sci-Fi theme looks great! :)