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Breaking News!

The Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie festival Announces the 23rd Annual Festival 2017 Program!!! July 21, 22, 28 & 29/2017 @  Nimby,  8410 Amelia St., Oakland, CA, USA. All shows 9:00 pm. Adm.: $15 ea. per show at the door. $12ea., festival pass – $30 for all four shows @   Friday, July 21, 2017 Hell  No! […]

The Brainwash 2016 22nd Annual Movie Festival Winners!

Announcing The 22nd Annual Brainwash Drive/In-Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival Winners: The First Prize Award winner: Dance of the Neurons – Jody Oberfelder 2nd Grand Prize: High Signs – Damien Patrik Third Prize Award: Head – Stav Levi Fourth Prize: Clyde’s Game – William Howard Fifth: “Ahavot Be’kitsur/Short Love – Yaron Yarkoni The Audience Choice AND Best […]


Montclair Village Hosts “Oakland’s Short, Short Film Festival” presented by Red Oak Realty and Crown Wine & Spirits Friday, September 9, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Red Oak Realty Parking Lot 6450 Moraga Ave. Oakland Red Oak Realty Outdoor Cinema is expanding the summer movie series with the first ever OAKLAND SHORT, SHORT FILM […]

The 22nd Annual Brainwash

Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival Adm.: $12ea. per show, deep discounts for GROUPON members, multi show discounts @   Friday July 22, 2016  9: 00PM Head – Stav Levi The Postmodern Pioneer Plaque – Boris Kozlov Dance of the Neurons – Jody Oberfelder Honk! Honk! – Lars Fuchs “Ahavot” Be’Kitsur / Short Love – Yaron Yarkoni River […]

The 21st Brainwash Festival Winners:

The First Prize Award winner: Predatory Lender – Jim Meyer 2nd Grand Prize: Advanced Doodling – Mike Cantor Third Prize Award: Dirdy Birdy – John Dillworth Fourth Prize: Helio – Teddy Cecil Fifth: Coppersmith – Taylor Mosley The Audience Choice Award: Directors On Directing – Damien Patrik More to come online in our Awards Presentation […]

Land Action Movie festival!

At the Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California. Sunday, May 15th, 6:00pm. Liberated Lens in collaboration with the Land Action 4 hosts 2 days of films, workshops and fun!! Bay Area social justice, activist organizations will be sharing their knowledge and experience throughout the festival and holding hands on activities in between the […]

Special Brainwash Retro show @ Nimby!

A special free movie night in the Nimby gallery Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 7:00pm.   A quick look back at our July 19th, 2013 show of selected shorts: American Ubiquity – David Sutera We Bought a Ghost – R. & M Etheridge When I Met Dottie – The Bum Family Consignment – Justin Hannah […]

The 21st Brainwash Movie Festival Program!

A plethora of weird, unusual and just plain great short and feature movies, this year again promises to be worthy of the culmination of 21 years of fine movies for audience enjoyment and edification from Brainwash. Witness, also, the settings: Nimby, the original DIY industrial art space in Oakland, and the Palace, one of the […]

The 20th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival Award Winners!

The First Prize Award winner: A Farewell To Arm – Phil and Robert M. Snyder 2nd Grand Prize: November – Eric Esser Third Prize Award: Do What You Love – Katarzyna Kochany Fourth Prize: The Spinster – Kristin Tieche Fifth: Frogs, Phrogs, Frawgs – Bret Rogstad The Audience Choice Award: Highway 15 – Rachel L. […]

Here it is, folks, the lineup for this year’s Festival!

The 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie festival will be at Nimby, 8410 Amelia St., at 85th Ave., Oakland, CA, USA, Friday, July 18th, Saturday July 19th, Fri., July 25th, and Sat., the 26th, 2014. All shows at 9:00pm, with a virtual plethora of weird, unusual and just plain great movies for audience enjoyment and edification. […]