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The 19th Annual Brainwash Movie festival – 2013

The movies shown at the Brainwash Movie Festival are a great mix of original humor, experimental art movies, innovative animation, and short live-action stories and features with high production values. The moviemakers are unique and skillful storytellers, and the movies themselves pack a real punch into anywhere from 5 to 18 to 100 minutes. Who […]

FREE BARF BAG!

That’s Right! The 19th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival this year features The Incendiary Adventures of a Scientist Gone Mad FREE Barf Bag The first 100 patrons this year will receive a free Barf Bag just for showing up! Get yours! Shows Fris. and Sats., July 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at Nimby’s: 8410 Amelia […]

The 2012 Festival!

Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival Returns, Bigger, Better, and Weirder 18th Annual Festival on 9/15, 9/21-9/23 in Oakland to feature feature and short movies, live video and entertainment, food trucks, and more The New York Times says the Brainwash Movie Festival “pirat[es] a piece of that old Hollywood magic and challeng[es] conventions on the […]

Congrats to My Friend Peter – Audience Choice 2011!

Congratulations to the Kopera brothers, makers of the short My Friend Peter, which won the “Audience Choice Award” at this year’s festival! Written, produced, and starring Mike Kopera, directed by Steve Kopera, and produced by Matt & John Kopera, My Friend Peter is a heartwarming and funny 11-minute short about a man and his monkey […]

Thank you!

Thank you all for making the 17th Annual Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival a success! It seemed like the audiences had a good time. It’s late, but I am still posting the award winners: 1st Prize: Clean is Good by Carlos Matiella 2nd Grand Prize: Earthship by David Wilson 3rd prize: Coming Soon by […]

The festival is coming!

Here comes the Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival! When? September 3, 9, and 10, 2011, after dark. Where? Mandela Village Arts Center, 1357 5th St., Oakland. We are kicking off the 17th annual festival on September 3rd at 8 pm with movies and food trucks (Taco Oaxaco will be there)! On September 9th and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing the 16th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival!

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