Doomsday 2012: Revisiting BIFF Film Festival
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.
- The Bicknell International Film Festival official website
Enjoy not only the 2012 event, but review the "Better Living through Bad Cinema!" annual celebrations since 1995!
- BIFF Facebook Page
Scroll back to July to see photos of this year's events. Follow the page and be ready for the 2013 event, so you can plan to attend! ;-)
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Doomsday 2012 emcees pose in the theater at BIFF
See the film trailers on YouTube
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
One of my favorite films ever... ! ;-)
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.
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.