The NOLA Horror Film Fest announces our newest event! HALFWAY 2 HALLOWEEN

A horror film festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans

“With its historical locale (a perfect place for watching horror movies) and commitment to celebrating the craft and art of genre movie making, NOHFF is sure to become a must-attend destination for horror fans around the globe.”
Movie Maker Magazine

The NOLA Horror Film Fest is happy to announce our newest edition to the annual event roster. Halfway 2 Halloween (H2H) will take place on SAT April 22nd, 2017 at Castillo Blanco, 4321 St Claude Ave.

Having teamed up with Chewbacchus’ “Krewe of the Living Dead (KoLD)” and finally finding our home at Castillo Blanco Art House and Den, NOLAHFF has decided to take an experiment and make it permanent. H2H is our next step in bringing independent genre film to the Gulf South. By focusing on the best films from years past, we feel that we can bring the crème de la crème of our previous winners and pack it into one fun filled day, while including the majority of art forms that one can find in our unique and inspired city and her inhabitants.

Focusing on genre filmmaking of the highest quality from around the globe, H2H will allow us to build upon the foundations we began to lay 7 years ago and pushed forward with last year’s festival, while giving us the freedom to experiment and add other aspects that we have not had the opportunity to explore previously. We strive to become more diversified from a multi-disciplinary aspect and aim to include local fine artists, jewelers, dancers, DJs, designers, haunted house actors and make-up artists, fire breathers, stilt walkers and live music, all taking place while surrounded by the beautiful and painstaking parade builds that Chewbacchus subkrewes have birthed over the last 7 years.

The years of growth have allowed us many opportunities on many levels and afforded us the ability to partner with many other talented, driven, inspired and inspiring people and businesses in New Orleans, several of which we have taken up on their offers and run with. Along with permanently instituting Halfway 2 Halloween, 2017 is already marked by 3 important partnerships. We have gotten together with Creepy Fest to run the film aspect of the 4 day festival in July as well as jointly presenting monthly screenings at Rare Form deemed “Monday Night Massacre”, taking place every 3rd Monday of the month leading up to Halloween. We have also partnered up with Janya and Rus at Bar Redux to present “Weird Wednesdays”, a night of “out of the box” sci-fi and horror films, kicking off in March and running through Oct, except for April due to the date of H2H.

We look forward to seeing you at the events!

1st Annual Halfway 2 Halloween
Date: Sat., April 22, 2017
Venue: Castillo Blanco Art Studio, 4321 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, La. 70117
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For more information about the NOLA Horror Film Fest (NOHFF) please contact Charles Lucia (Festival Director) at (504) 351-6087/ via email [email protected] or Laura van Aken (Associate Director/Volunteer Coordinator) at (504)230-2461/ via email at [email protected]
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