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“How to Make it in Filmmaking”

Like Gideon Verite, How to Make it in Filmmaking is a movie that will be shown at Brainwash about… well, filmmaking. There are, however, many differences. How to Make it in Filmmaking (check out the movie site here) is a 59-minute documentary by Shanna Maurizi about a real movie director, while Gideon Verite is a […]

Gideon Verite: one of many great shorts for 2011

The heart of Brainwash is the movies we show. That’s why we call ourselves the world’s only drive-in bike-in walk-in MOVIE festival. One of this year’s shorts, Gideon Verite by Raquel Cedar, is in the classic Brainwash style. In an absurdist style somewhat reminiscent of Being John Malkovich, Gideon Verite creates an eccentric and theatrical […]

Trailer/teaser for 2011

Hey, look… here’s a weird preliminary trailer for 2011! Share and enjoy!

The final night!

Hi folks — tonight is the final night of the 16th Annual Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival! Hope to see you there for some great movies and our always entertaining awards ceremony!

A little about Opening Night: August 7th!

Opening night is TONIGHT! (Buy your tickets on TicketWeb here — and just for fun, why not RSVP on Facebook?) We’re screening a full-length feature called “Dynamite Swine” (facebook) by Mark Poisella, a rollicking action movie/buddy flick/poker movie that defies description but just works. This is the second year in a row we’ve opened with […]

Some weird footage we found

We were shooting footage for our trailer and something weird happened: A few random things as we approach festival time: We’ve updated the program page with short descriptions of the movies and where the moviemakers are from. We got a nice little blurb on KCBS’ website and another very good writeup in the East Bay […]

Brainwash 2010 Animation

Among this year’s movies, we have a great raft of animation, as in years past. Voltaire’s Demiurge Emesis was also shown at the IndieFest and written up in ASIFA, the Int’l Animation Society newsletter, by Karl Cohen. Demiurge is narrated by Danny Elfman, better known for his fantastic work as the founder of the band Oingo […]

Coming soon to a [something] near you…

Is it 2010 already? Oh — it’s March? (Really?) Only 3 1/2 months to the 16th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival, you say? My, how time has flown. I’m sure you’ve all got your independent short movies and features all lined up to submit to Brainwash. (You can submit your movies at any time using Withoutabox, […]

The winners! – 2009

How could we have waited so long to finally announce this? My apologies to the moviemakers who have been waiting to point to this very website to prove that they weren’t just making it up. 1st Prize: “MXD MSG” by Jeffrey Durkin 2nd GRAND Prize: “Mister Coffey” by Mark Thimijan 3rd Prize: “EXIT:ALLEY” by Robin […]

Thank you!!

Thank you to all of our audience members and the moviemakers (those who could make it and those who couldn’t) who made the 2009 festival a success! We really enjoyed ourselves and hope you did too. Special thanks to the folks at the American Steel building for hosting the festival and making everyone feel welcome. […]