Festival Premieres November 1st-3rd in Austin
Forever Fest is a celebration of girlie pop culture, a weekend for fans of female-centric films, books and television to come together and enjoy their obsessions without shame. Located in downtown Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the festival will offer repertory screenings of beloved films and television shows, advance screenings of highly anticipated films, social events themed to programming, and so much more. Forever Fest captures the giddy excitement of discovering your favorite movie with your best friends beside you.
<strong>For the first time ever, fans of female-centric films, books and TV will have a festival where they can come together and revel in their obsessions without shame. </strong>
Forever Fest is the creation of Brandy Fons and Sarah Pitre. Sarah Pitre is the lead programmer of films for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and hosts Girlie Night, a monthly series dedicated to slumber party favorites. She is also the founder of ForeverYoungAdult.com, a website devoted to “YA fans who are a little less Y and a bit more A.” Brandy Fons is the co-owner of Fons PR- a film and entertainment company based in Austin that oversees multiple films festivals and studio clients in addition to the legendary Alamo Drafthouse and their family of companies. Through her work in the Austin festival scene, celebrating a diverse spectrum of interests in film, gaming, and TV, she realized there wasn’t a festival opportunity dedicated to the chick flicks she loved. Like puzzle pieces of magic, these two ladies were ready to unite on the day that Brandy Fons approached Sarah Pitre with the idea to establish a female-focused film festival.
- Here are a few examples of the programming currently planned for the festival:
- Danceoke: Your favorite cinematic dance routines performed live on stage while the scene plays on the big screen.
- EMPIRE RECORDS screening with star Ethan Embry in attendance, followed by a Rex Manning Day party.
- The Cute Show: an adorable clip show presented by BuzzFeed and guaranteed to make you squee.
- Book talk with Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, creators of Go Fug Yourself and authors of Spoiled and Messy.
- CAN’T HARDLY WAIT screening with star Ethan Embry in attendance
- SIXTEEN CANDLES screening with select talent in attendance followed by the ultimate ’80s high school dance. (The search for Jake Ryan has begun!)
- The Wild Brunch: A mimosa-fueled salute to the hottest men in cinema.
- Early Screening of a buzzworthy new film this fall/holiday season.
- And more to come!
- Funds received from the Kickstarter will go towards: Hotel and flights for special guests, including cast members from cherished films
Forever Fest Website: http://foreverfest.
com/Forever Fest Kickstarter: http://www. kickstarter.com/projects/ 1354367395/forever-fest-a- celebration-of-girlie-pop- cultureForever Fest Kickstarter Video: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Q9TcGaZyBqA&feature= youtu.beForever Fest Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/4everFestForever Fest Twitter: https://twitter.com/ 4everFest
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