this section you could learn about the Film Festivals where the
Julián Lara´s movies has been screened and where also will be screened
in the near future, we will tell you chronologically, since the first
promotional visit by Julián Lara to a Festival, so if you use to go to
the Horror Festivals or if you´re living close to one of them, look out,
may be you can meet Julián Lara in some Festival:
DONOSTIA FANTÁSTICO 09
UPCOMING FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS OF "SWEET BLOOD" THIS SUMMER 2010:
-FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA D'ARTE DI BERGAMO (ITALY), ON WEDNESDAY 21st OF JULY, AT 9 PM, IN THE PIAZZA MASCHERONI (CITTÀ ALTA, BERGAMO).
-FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, MONTREAL (CANADA), ON SUNDAY 25th OF JULY, ALONG WITH THE FEATURE FILM "VAMPIRES".
-CERTAMEN DE CORTOMETRAJES ISLANTILLA CINEFORUM, ISLANTILLA, HUELVA (SPAIN).
-IX FESTIVAL DE CINE EXTRAÑO Y DE TERROR "OBUXOFEST", HUESCA (SPAIN).
-FESTIVALUL INTERNATIONAL DE FILM INDEPENDENT ANONIMUL, RUMANÍA.
BuSho - Budapest Short Film Festival
XXXVII Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, Brasil.
JULIÁN LARA WAS HOSTING THE IV GORE FILM FESTIVAL IN ALICANTE. HE WAS PRESENTING HIS BOOK "DIRECTED BY" AND THE TRAILER OF HIS UPCOMING HORROR MOVIE: "KILLING TWICE". THE DATE WAS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006. MORE INFO AT: http://www.agritopelao.com/
Festival Premio Ciudad de Terrassa, February 22nd to 25th, 2006. "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" was screened the night of wednesday 22nd.
- III Horror and Gore Film Festival in Alicante, from December 9th to 18th.
Julián, Jesús and Daniel were invited to introduce the "Zombie Xtreme" screening on Saturday 17th at the FNAC. This weekend they knew the night in Alicante by the hand of Mr. Guijarro. In the former days "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" was also screened. More info in: http://www.agritopelao.cjb.net/
-IX Independent and Fantastic Film Festival, December 2005.
Here was screened "Zombie Xtreme" on sunday 4th. Julián could not attend the screening due to agenda's problems.
Sitges, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya, October 2005.
On wednesday 12th at 21:00 hours was screened onto the Brigadoon section the last Julián Lara's movie: "Zombie Xtreme". The audience enjoyed a lot the screening of the last adventure of the Deadhunters. The room was full of people. After the movie, many fans came to ask him for an autograph, a picture with Julián and so on.
On thursday morning there was the press conference where Quentin Tarantino was presenting his last producion "Hostel". There was of course Julián Lara just to make the media to pay attention to him. So in the picture you could see how Julián is giving his American Tour t-shirt to Tarantino, who proudly kept.
That night the star was Jodie Foster who was awarded with an important and honorific award. Another one who was awarded, this time with the Time Machine, was Álex de la Iglesia, who promised to write a few lines to the upcoming Julián Lara's book. the final title for the book is: "Directed by".
In the meantime, Julián was meeting with his old pals like the main star of the George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" or Narcís Bosch, the better awarded spanish porn filmmaker, including the AVN from Las Vegas.
To finish his tour for the Festival, Julián gave some interviews for the medias present over the media.
- VI Estepona Horror Film Festival, September 2005.
Julián Lara was there to attend the award ceremony of the Waldemar Daninsky award to his partner Álex de la Iglesia.
- Festival Macabro de Cine y Vídeo. México, August 2005.
Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies was screened on August 18th, and on October 7nd on the second leg of that mexican festival. More info: http://www.macabro.com.mx
- Santena Corto Film Festival, Turín, Italia, October 2005.
Zombie Xtreme was screened on that italian festival on October 2nd, Sunday. More info: http://www.santenacortofilmfestival.it/
- Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, Los Angeles, California, June 2005.
There was Julián for the promotion of his movies in that big convention organized by the prestigious horror magazine Fangoria, there Julián could meet celebrities like Bruce Campbell, The Ladies of The Evil Dead, Ted Raimi, Tony Todd, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Jennifer Tilly and many more. Also Julián could talk to his known Álex de la Iglesia who was also there promoting his movies. You can see some pictures of that convention in the American Tour section.
- XI Horror Film Festival of Bilbao, May 2005
There was screened "Zombie Xtreme" on Saturday 14th.
- VIII Spanish Film Festival of Málaga, April 2005.
Julián Lara could not arrive in time for the screening of his movie "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" on Wednesday 27th night because of the delay of his flight from New York, so Paco Gisbert kindly said some words on behalf of Julián Lara. Julián arrived to Málaga on Thursday afternoon where he was gladly welcomed until the end of the Festival.
There is Julián, crazy as always in the Málaga Spanish Film Festival.
There he looks like a good boy because that girl is going to interview him for the TV magazine Cine.Dos in Canal 2 Andalucía.
- II Andalusian Week Cinema, New York, April 25th to 27th, 2005.
Julián Lara went to New York to attend the premiere of his last movie "Zombie Xtreme" in this event held at the prestigious Cervantes Institute in Manhattan.
- VIII Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Cáceres, March 2005.
Julián Lara and Jesús Gallardo spent a couple of days in the city of Cáceres to attend the Festival where Julián was Awarded with the Minotaur Award for his Filmography, and after the event, there were screened the three Julián Lara's movies, once again Diego Morán, the director of the Festival, was so nice with us.
Julián Lara with Jesús Gallardo and Diego Morán (director of the Festival, in the middle) with the Award in their hands.
- XV Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Málaga, March 2005.
Julián Lara and Mary Pain went to Málaga for a couple of days for the screening of "Zombie Xtreme" on Tuesday 8th night. The cinema was full, like the year before, and after the Julián Lara's presentation, courtesy of Ramón Reina, director of the Festival, the audience enjoyed the short film.
- XXIII Horror Film Festival of Molins de Rei, Barcelona, December 2004.
On Friday December 10th "Evil Night" was screened between the non-selected shorts for competition, but at least, the short was screened, Julián Lara wasn´t able to attend the screening because he was introducing his movie "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" in Sitges. More info: http://www.terrormolins.com/
- International Festival of Cinema of Cataluña, Sitges, Barcelona, December 2004.
This year the Julián Lara's movie "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" was screened in Sitges after all the promotion done by Julián Lara in TV including the late night show "Crónicas Marcianas" the day before. The screening was scheduled inside the marathon of Javier Perea's Imagen Death. The screening was on Friday, December 10th at 20:00 hours in Brigadoon. More info: http://www.cinemasitges.com
Julián Lara introducing the screening of his feature film "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" to an audience thirsty of blood.
- XXXIV Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, November 2004.
Held from November 12th to 20th, "Zombie Xtreme" was screened on Thursday 18th. Julián Lara wasn't able to introduce his own film in Madrid because of the premiere in Sevilla that was on the next day. More info: http://www.alcine.org
- XVI Fantasy and Horror Festival of Sants, Barcelona, November 2004.
Held from November 15th to 21st. Julián Lara could not be presenting his short due to the press conference of the next day in Sevilla for the presentation of "Zombie Xtreme". "Evil Night" was screened on the night of November 15th. More info: http://www.secretariat.org/marato/
- XV International Horror and Fantasy Film Festival of San Sebastián, October/November 2004.
Julián Lara and his partners were at the Main Theatre in San Sebastián to introduce for the first time in a Festival the last Julián Lara's zombie adventure: "Zombie Xtreme". The screening was headed by the performances of two celebrities of the spanish TV Leonardo Dantés and Arlekín who sung his song from "Zombie Xtreme": "You´re a zombie".
- II Short Film Festival of dos Hermanas 2º Plano, Sevilla, October 2004.
Julián Lara and his crew went to the city of Dos Hermanas for the opening of this Festival on Thursday 28th night. On Saturday 30th morning was screened "Evil Night" with a lot of audience. Julián Lara wasn't able to attend the screening on Saturday because he was on the trip to the Horror and Fantasy Film Festival of San Sebastián for the premiere of "Zombie Xtreme". More info in: http://www.segundoplano.com
Julián Lara with his parents, Daniel Ordóñez, Bea, María and Calamator.
- V Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (Buenos Aires Red Blood), Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2004.
"Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" was screened and entering in competition in the official selection of this Festival held from 28th to 31st October. More info here: http://rojosangre.quintadimension.com/programacion.shtml
- VIII Horror Film Festival of Toledo, October 2004.
Once again we were in the historical city of Toledo to present and screen "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies", fortunately every assistant to the Festival enjoyed the Julián Lara´s movie. The screening of the Julián Lara´s movie was be in the afternoon on Thursday October 21st, 2004 with the presence of Julián Lara himself introducing the film, Leonardo Dantés, Arlekín and Daniel Ordóñez, cameraman and FX technician. The party was at midnight in the Pub Camelot where everybody had a good night with all the team. More info: http://www.imagendeath.com/cine/index.htm
- Leeds Anime Horror Music Festival, UK, October 2004.
On Sunday 17th was screened "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" in this Festival held from 16th to 20th October in the city of Leeds, near Manchester. Julián Lara could not go because he was promoting his last movie "Zombie Xtreme". More info here: http://www.leedsanimehorrormusicfest.co.uk/
- V Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Estepona, September 2004.
We was so happy that "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" was in the official selection this year, but the competition was very hard, and we had no Award, anyway to fight versus "Bubba Ho-Tep" was an honour. Besides, the audience enjoyed very much the two screenings of the Julián Lara´s movie. It was on Wednesday September 15th, 2004. The posters of "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" disappeared from the hall of the cinema, but before being signed by Julián Lara, and then people ran away with them. Bruce Campbell could not come but he was awarded with the Silver Unicorn for the Best Actor and Brian Yuzna was in Estepona for the Award given to him: the Waldemar Daninsky.
Julián Lara with the Golden Unicorn of Don Coscarelli.
Julián Lara with Brian Yuzna in Estepona, the moment when Brian received the Award Waldemar Daninsky.
Julián with Chuck Williams, one of the actors of Bubba Ho-Tep who took the Award for Bruce Campbell for the Best Actor.
Julián Lara with his mother, Mary Pain, Darío, Jesús Gallardo and some more friends from Estepona.
- IX Fantastic Film Festival of Alcalá de Henares, September 2004.
Our friends in Alcalá de Henares requested the horror movies director from Alcalá de Guadaíra: Julián Lara, so they screened his feature film "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies". Julián was so sorry because he couldn´t attend to the Festival; he was in the Horror Film Festival of Estepona, anyway we want to thank Pedro Toro for requesting our movie to the Festival and Lydia Gargo for introduce the movie to the audience.
- X Fantastic Film Festival of Bilbao, May 2004.
Julián did a trip to Bilbao invited by the organizers of the Festival to attend here and present his short "Evil Night", and so he did, it was a crazy weekend where Julián slept, ate and drank so little!! Julián was so tired because the former days he had been shooting in Madrid a movie for Leonardo Dantés. Tinieblas was there again and showed us the best places in the night of Bilbao next to Nacho Vigalondo, who Julián also could met in Bilbao. Returning to home, Julián could talk a while in the airport with Nacho Vidal, about a short film they´ll shoot in a few months.
- VII Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Cáceres, March 2004.
To the end of March, Julián and Mary Pain spent a couple of days in the beautiful city of Cáceres, to attend the Festival where Julián could present and show the trailer of "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies", a very funny presentation, due to the mood of Julián, as usual, and we met there again some friends like Tinieblas González and we could meet Diego Morán, director of the Festival, who were so nice with us.
Julián Lara in Cáceres with an issue of Monster World in his hands that dedicates him an article.
- XIV Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Málaga, March 2004.
The Deadhunter Team headed by Julián Lara took the highway to Málaga in the first days of March for the opening of the Festival and the weekend for the double scheduled program by Julián Lara, because they were screening "Evil Night" and "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" together for the first time. And also for the first time the long version of 38 minutes of "Evil Night" was screened into a Festival. The cinema was full, and after the Julián Lara´s presentation, courtesy of Ramón Reina, director of the Festival, the audience enjoyed the short and the feature films.
- Bloodchalker International Horror Film Festival, Toronto, Canadá, Febrero 2004.
Julián could not go to that Festival in Canadá and present his short "EvilNight", by the moment is the first International Horror Film Festival where has participated. No award received, or it didn´t arrived yet to us...
- International Festival of Sitges, Brigadoon, December 2003.
To Barcelona was going Julián Lara with Mary Pain to show his awarded short in the Brigadoon section, inside the Imagen Death Marathon by our big friend Javier Perea. Beyond the screening of "Evil Night" Julián could show the trailer of "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" and was interviewed by a couple of television stations. Julián was in the right place to know people like Brian Yuzna or Ángel Sala who show his interest for watch the sequel..."Deadhunter 2: Patera of the Dead".
- XIV Horror Film Festival of San Sebastián, November 2003.
Julián was packing the suitcases next to Mary Pain to spent a week in San Sebastián, where they presented the magazine "Dead Side", and also share lunch, dinner and Jack Daniels-Cola with their good friends Manolo Valencia, Javier Perea, Tinieblas González, and some others; along that week was done an underhand screening of the unfinished "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" in the Bar La Iguana at high night hours due to the insistence of our friend Perea, who came with Eduardo Bajo Ulloa, Juanma´s brother, whom also Julián could meet this days. During the screening at he bar we was gratefully surprised to have among us Amaia, the singer of the band La Oreja de Van Gogh, who was having a drink with a friend. But the hot point came on Friday night, crazy and only night in the Festival where after some screenings, and meeting good people as Manuel Manquiña or Silvia Superstar, lead vocal of the Killer Barbies, arrived the Julián Lara´s moment to step up to the stage to show a work in progress of "Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies" he showed the cameos of Leonardo Dantés and Kiko Veneno, great! the audience began to do the dance of the handkerchief, they could not believe what they was seeing on the screen.
- Certamen Eurovídeo Unicaja, Málaga, October 2003.
It was a surprise to all of us that "Evil Night" was selected in a non-Horror Festival, but because Julián is always submitting his movies everywhere, it´s normal. There was a competition, but we didn´t win anything. This time Julián Lara could not attend the Festival for personal reasons.
- IV Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Estepona, September 2003.
Something unexpected happened for the "Evil Night" Team, at last the short film was entering in competition, just for that we all were so much happy, but what amazed us was to win the Award "Silver Unicorn" for the Best Short Film. First, and by the moment, the only one Award. So emotioned Julián took the Award from the hands of the pretty Belinda Wasington. The awarded director was here with his loved Mary Pain, his parents and Darío Herrero. Also Julián could meet Dario Argento and interview him for the "2000 Maníacos" magazine of his friend Manolo Valencia.
- Festival Audiovisual Zemos 98.5, El Viso del Alcor, Sevilla, January 2003.
So close to Alcalá de Guadaíra, where Julián Lara lives, in this Festival "Evil Night" was screened in an out of competition section, bu at least the audience coul enjoy the short film. That was the first screening for the staff after the premiere so they were a bit nervous.
- VI Horror Film Festival of Toledo, December 2002.
There was the first public screening of "Evil Night", on 5th December, the premiere was on December 27th in Alcalá de Guadaíra. Here Julián could meet Javier Perea, director of the event, a big guy. After the screening Julián was required to sign a few autographs (the first ones), he could not believe it. Besides, Julián made friendship with LLoyd Kaufman, the president of Troma; also Julián was his interpreter during the Festival.
- XIII Horror Film Festival of San Sebastián, November 2002.
Here Julián could show "Evil Night" in a private show with the presence of Jess Franco, Lina Romay, Santiago Segura, Manolo Valencia, Hernán y Berta, among others, so from here we want to express our thankfulness to José Luis Rebordinos for his kindness acceding to do the private show. But why a private show? Because in the middle of the Festival was when Julián had finished the editing, and logically there was no way to enter in competition, but at least the short could be shown. Julián could meet Tony Timpone, the Fangoria USA editor, who Julian contacted by e-mail to meet there. Tony is a very kind guy and we sent him "Evil Night" to NYC.
III Horror and Fantastic Film Festival of Estepona, September 2002.
was the first Julián Lara´s contact with a Fantastic Film Festival, a
month ago Julián had just finished the shooting of "Evil
Night", but he went to Estepona with the hope of meet the people
and to be known for the people, only with his promotional T-shirt of "Evil
Night" and the red contact lenses used in the shooting of the short.
People paid attention, and he could meet, among others, Julio Peces, director
of the Festival, who treated us so kind, we also meet Paul Naschy, Ray
Harrihausen and Pepe Parejo, who for this time was the director of the
spanish edition of "Fangoria", now he´s directing "Fandom", then Julián
went back home with the hope to participate the next year.