Mayhem Film Fest To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Art & Culture

Based in Nottingham's Broadway Cinema, the Mayhem film festival will celebrate it's 10th anniversary with an extended program of activities, offering two brand new programs dedicated to horror, cult cinema and sci-fi on screen. Entitled Mayhem X, the season will open with Teen Mayhem, an introduction to the genre for a younger audience, aimed to inspire them to better engage with the genre through screenings, masterclasses and workshops. Mayhem Certificate X will then take over presenting a series of screenings looking at the history and context of the X certificate in films. The two new strands will lead up to the main Mayhem Film Festival lasting four days, starting on Thursday 30 October.

The program has as yet been kept under wraps, but previous events have been of a high calibre, including a screening of 'Don’t Look Now' in the Gothic surroundings of St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham, with director Nicolas Roeg in attendance, and special interviews with directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) and Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man). The submission process for horror shorts is still open – email Annie Perry for more details, and head over to the Mayhem Facebook page for more info on the program as and when it comes.

In the run up to the festival, Mayhem will be screening the Citizen Kane of werewolves-who-are-also-cops films; Wolfcop. As you can tell from the picture accompanying this article, WolfCop is a clearly immense. Get tickets and read numerous werewolf related puns here