Category Archives: The Festival

The Audience Choice Award goes to…

The 2010 Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival Audience Choice Award goes to “Morgue: A Love Story With Guts,” directed by Donald McQuade and written by Anthony Pizzo.

2010’s Winners (minus one)!

Thanks again to all who came to the festival and all of the moviemakers! Here are the first six awards — some time in the next couple days we’ll tally up the totals of the many ballots you submitted and award the Audience Choice Award! 1st prize: With Anchovies… Without Mamma by Thomas Justino 2nd […]

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 […]

This year’s big upgrades

Upgrades in technology mean you can concentrate more on the movies! More inside.

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 […]

Announcing the 16th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival!

Read the entry to see which movies and moviemakers will be in the 2010 festival.

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. […]