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Unnamed Footage Festival 3 brings terror to San Francisco this month

Friday, February 7, 2020 | Events, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Specializing in documentary-style frights, the Unnamed Footage Festival has expanded to a four-day event for its third installment, which will feature a number of premieres and guests. Keep reading for the details and the poster.

UFF3 will take place in San Francisco February 27-March 1. Things kick off Thursday the 27th at the Artist’s Television Access venue with a double feature of Ricky Umberger’s THE FEAR FOOTAGE and the world premiere of Umberger’s sequel THE FEAR FOOTAGE 2: CURSE OF THE TAPE. Friday the 28th sees a late-night screening of Franck Khalfoun’s first-person MANIAC remake at the Roxie Theatre. For Saturday and Sunday the 29th-1st, the main slate will be shown in all-day programs at the Balboa Theatre; highlights include:

  • The 1984 VHS found-footage legend, Dean Alioto’s UFO ABDUCTION—believed by many to be a real home video of an alien invasion. Director Alioto will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film
  • A badge-holder exclusive: The first ever preview screening of LENSFACE (pictured), written and directed by Travis Zariwny (CABIN FEVER, BEHIND THE MASK, DIGGING UP THE MARROW), who will be in attendance
  • The new film from BLAIR WITCH PROJECT co-writer/director Daniel Myrick: SKYMAN, a heartfelt character study of a man who had an encounter with an extraterrestrial and his journey to reconnect with it
  • A celebration of the overlooked master of Japanese in-world-camera narrative, Kōji Shiraishi, with rare theatrical screenings of NOROI: THE CURSE and A RECORD OF SWEET MURDER.

Highlights in the short-film area include the world premiere of MONICA’S LAST DANCE, a horror/comedy from Dire Wit Productions (PIG PEN, BEYOND THE BLACK VEIL); the North American premiere of IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, about the beauty you can find in disease; and A VERY IMPORTANT FILM by Clarissa Jacobson, writer of the acclaimed LUNCH LADIES. For the full schedule and more info, head over to UFF’s official website; festival badges and tickets are available here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.