THE INAUGURAL LAS VEGAS BASED “MEDUSA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL” ANNOUNCES THEIR FIRST ANNUAL “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” WINNER, AN ADDITIONAL DAY ADDED TO THE WEEKEND, TICKETING INFORMATION, & MORE…
Celebrating the art of the female filmmaker, the “Medusa Underground Film Festival” will honor legendary cult cinema actress (more than 250 film credits), writer, producer, and director of the 2016 feature Model Hunger… Ms. Debbie Rochon as part of the inaugural film festival! MUFF will showcase two features, and over 50 short films selected from 11 countries that honor the vision of underground filmmaking art NOW January 11th to 13th 2019!
Wednesday, December 12th, Las Vegas, NV – As stated from the first MUFF press release, The first annual “Medusa Underground Film Festival” brings together more than 50 short films to showcase women who are changing the filmmaking landscape around the world! Taking place at the Artisan Hotel Boutique (Artisanhotel.com) in Las Vegas, NV, the “Medusa Underground Film Festival” will feature such events as a huge filmmakers panels, Q&A, workshops, a “Lifetime Achievement” Award, a variety of after parties, networking, an awards ceremony, two feature films, and multiple blocks of short films showcasing the different sides of underground filmmaking.
The “Medusa Underground Film Festival” is excited to add another evening to the incredible festivities with a special “Opening Night” charity party happening at the Backstage Bar & Billiards (Backstagebarlv.com) on Friday, January 11th. Kicking off at 8 PM, with all donations from the opening night event going to the charity Street Teens (Streetteens.org). This opening night party will feature vendors, networking, and more! The “Medusa Underground Film Festival” is proud to announce that the incredible, Los Angeles based, non-profit organization “Women in Media” will be hosting a special networking brunch on Sunday, January 13th at the Thunderbird Boutique Hotel (Thunderbirdhotellasvegas.com). Tickets are $20.00 and include a buffet style meal. “Women in Media” is an advocate for gender balance in the film and entertainment industry; find out more at WomenNmedia.com.
“I am beyond excited to have Women in Media hosting our brunch. They have great networking opportunities that every woman in this industry needs to be a part of.” MUFF Festival Founder and Director Heidi Moore
The “Medusa Underground Film Festival” will be honoring legendary cult actress and filmmaker Debbie Rochon during the festival ceremonies. Creating a memorable career in drama, science fiction, comedy, cult, horror, and underground cinema for over 35 years, Rochon has been a driving force and a role model for women in the genre. With over 250 credits total, Rochon has shown an underground spirit and drive that has matched her with creators like Lloyd Kaufman, James Gunn, John Russo, Gunnar Hansen, Ron Bonk, James Balsamo, Brian K. Williams, Ryan M. Andrews, Gregory Lamberson, and more. Debbie Rochon will be honored during the weekend with her appearance TBA.
“I have been a fan of Debbie Rochon ever since I saw her in Terror Firmer. Her film Model Hunger really spoke to me, and I feel her contribution to the art of underground film has been an inspiration to so many.” – MUFF Festival Founder and Director Heidi Moore
Day, Weekend, and VIP passes are currently on sale for the “Medusa Underground Film Festival” through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medusa-underground-film-festival-tickets-53312832116. For more information including becoming a sponsor of the film festival, the film festival programming, weekend schedule, festival trailer, events, questions, and more head over to https://www.medusaundergroundfilmfest.com.
Join us for a celebration of women in film with more than 50 projects screening at the Las Vegas based Artisan Hotel Boutique (Artisanhotel.com) January 11th to 13th for the first annual “Medusa Underground Film Festival!” Email Jay Kay to request interviews with Heidi Moore or for any questions at [email protected].