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THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL VAMPIRE FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL
AKA ‘VAMPFEST’
HIGHGATE VILLAGE, EAST FINCHLEY & CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON
JULY 9TH – 13TH 2019
PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
Blood and Lust:
Late night screenings of the best Hammer Vampire movies every night from Tuesday at the iconic Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, culminating with the screening of the Christopher Lee classic ‘Dracula’ on Saturday. Thursday night is our big Hammer Vampire night, where, along with a classic movie, we’ll showcase the best of their fanged classics with an illustrated talk from Hammer vampire expert Bruce Hallenbeck. He’ll be joined by the stars of the movies – the Hammer Vampire Scream Queens – for an audience Q&A and then signing and photo opportunities in the bar area.

The Vampire Academic Conference (VAC):
Lauderdale House in Highgate hosts the presentation of the latest and best academic papers on all things vampire. This year’s featured topics include Hammer’s Vampires; The legend of the Highgate Vampire, and the 200th anniversary of Polidori’s seminal classic ‘The Vampyre’. The VAC features two amazing keynote talks: the first from the ‘Prof of Goth’, Nick Groom, and the second from legendary author Kim Newman.

The Vampire Creative Congress (VCC):
Bringing together vampire experts and creatives from film, literature and games (along with anyone with a general interest in vampires) for a series of talks, debates, readings and masterclasses. Topics cover self-publishing your own vampire novel; getting an agent; pitching your vampire project and raising the finances to make a vampire movie. Hosted at the historic Lauderdale House, within view of the legendary Highgate cemetery.

Mark Kermode Presents ‘Near Dark’:
Author and critic Mark Kermode presents Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire classic, ‘Near Dark’, followed by a Q&A with Mark at the Phoenix Cinema.


Interview with a Vampire Filmmaker:
On Saturday, 25 years on from the release of what is widely regarded as one of the best vampire films ever made, we’ll be screening ‘Interview with a Vampire’, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Straight afterwards, the BAFTA-winning producer, Stephen Woolley, talks us through the making of the classic movie, including how the setting for the talk – the Phoenix Cinema – turned into Theatres Des Vampires for the film. He also produced another vampire classic in Byzantium. Then join us later for our ‘Interview with a Hammer Vampire’ themed Festival Wrap Party.

IVFAF Film Screamings & The Golden Stakes Awards:
Come and see some of the best new vampire movies from around the world… if you dare..! Each film screaming session at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre will feature two short films and one feature film, along with talks and Q&As with the filmmakers. Watch them with a critic’s eye and register your vote for the film which you want to win this year’s prestigious Golden Stake Award. That awards ceremony will take place at the Phoenix Cinema and will be presented by critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode.

Théâtre Des Vampires:
Performed across three nights at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, IVFAF’s theatre programme this year focuses on making you laugh – and occasionally shiver with fear. ‘Dracula’s Ghost’, ‘Sherlock Holmes Vs the Sussex Vampire’ and ‘Evan Helsing – Welsh Valleys Vampire Hunter’ feature the best of British on-stage talent.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula London Walking Tour:
On Friday and Saturday, renowned storyteller and Bram Stoker expert Anthony Davis takes you on a walking tour around Stoker’s London haunts, exploring the writer’s vampiric relationship with the man who was one of the models for the bloodsucking count.

The VampFire Ball:
The Birdcage at Fest Camden hosts the legendary Vampire Masque Ball on the Friday – but this year we’ve added fire to the fangs and burlesque to the blood. Come dressed dark and dangerous and party with us until the early hours when the rising sun sends you scurrying back to your coffins…


Please note the programme is subject to change and we’ll be adding more events soon!


• FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS •

All events marked with aA Daggerare not included in the Delegate ticket – but they are included in the ViV ticket.

   
TUESDAY 9th
2000 - 2200 Phoenix CinemaA Dagger
   ‘Blood & Lust!’ Hammer Classic Vampire Film Screaming
2200 - 0000 Venue TBC
   IVFAF launch party
WEDNESDAY 10th
0900 – 1700 Lauderdale House Entrance Hall:
     IVFAF Registration
0900 – 1700 Lauderdale House Entrance Hallway:
     Vampswap
        Swap your vampire books, DVDs and other oddments
1100 - 1700 Lauderdale House Long Gallery:
  The ‘Vampire Academic Conference’ (VAC)
     AM:    VAC Papers & Panels
      ‘Prof of Goth’ Nick Groom keynote
   PM:    VAC Papers & Panels

1100 – 1700 Lauderdale House Lower Gallery:
  The ‘Vampire Creative Congress’ (VCC)
  AM:     Author readings
         Panel on the ‘Rules’ of Vampirology
         Chaired by Nick Groom
PM:    Panel on self-publishing your vampire novel
         Featuring self-publishing expert and author Gareth Howard from Authoright in discussion with vampire writer Katie Ruth Davies
         Author readings
1100 – 1600 Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre:A Dagger
   IVFAF Film Screamings
      Two shorts, one feature + Q&As
1700 – 1800 Lauderdale House walled garden:
     Join us for A Bite to Drink…
      IVFAF Networking Drinks Reception
1930 – 2100 Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre:
     Théâtre Des Vampires:
        ‘Sherlock Holmes Vs The Sussex Vampire’
        Join the king of the detectives as he takes on his most terrifying and evil challenge ever: The Sussex Vampire!
2200 – 0000 Phoenix Cinema:
     ‘Blood & Lust’: Hammer Classic Vampire Film Screaming
      ‘Twins of Evil’ (1971)
      ‘One uses her Beauty for Love; One uses her Lure for Blood!’
      Starring Peter Cushing, Mary and Madeleine Collinson and Judy Matheson.
2200 - 0000 The Gatehouse Pub:
     VampQuiz
     Think you know your Nosferatu from your Near Dark? Then get your fangs into Dewi’s Famous and Fiendish Vampire Pub Quiz.
      ‘Fury of Dracula’ boardgame
      It is 1898. London has returned to peace for eight years following Count Dracula thwarted plans, or so they thought… in Fury of Dracula, one player is Count Dracula secretly travelling Europe, turning humans into vampires with his gruesome bite, and laying deadly traps for those hunting him. The other players are the hunters who must find the bloodthirsty villain and destroy him before his undead host claim the night as their own.



   
THURSDAY 11th
0900 – 1700 Lauderdale House Entrance Hall:
   IVFAF Registration
0900 – 1700 Lauderdale House Entrance Hallway:
   Vampswap
      Swap your vampire books, DVDs and other oddments.
1100 – 1700 Lauderdale House Long Gallery:
  VAC
   AM:    VAC Papers & Panels
   Kim Newman keynote
   PM:    VAC Papers & Panels
1100 – 1700 Lauderdale House Lower Gallery:
  VCC
  AM:    Author readings
Bram Stoker at the London Library
        Talk with exhibition of the Stoker Papers
PM:    Raising Finances to Raise the Dead
Film Finance Panel and Q&A
Author readings
‘Go For The Jugular’
Workshop on How to Pitch your Vampire project Idea
Panel on writing scary stuff…
featuring Kim Newman
1100 – 1600 Upstairs at the Gatehouse:
     IVFAF Film Screamings
      Two shorts, one feature + Q&As
1930 – 2100 Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre:A Dagger
  Théâtre Des Vampires:    
   ‘Evan Helsing – Welsh Valleys Vampire Hunter’
      Stage magic and stand-up combine in this high-stakes one-man show from illusionist and funnyman Jasper Blakeley
2200 – 2330 Phoenix Cinema:A Dagger
  ‘Blood and Lust’: Hammer’s Best Vampire film
     Featuring Q&As with Hammer Scream Queens and talk with clips from Hammer expert Bruce Hallenbeck
   
FRIDAY 12th
1100 – 1600 Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre:
  IVFAF Film Screamings
Two shorts, one feature + Q&As
            
‘The Black Pass’
                Live film script ‘table reading’ for a new vampire film
1100 – 1300  Central London:A Dagger
  Bram Stoker’s Dracula London walking tour
   Renowned storyteller and Bram Stoker expert Anthony Davis takes you on a walking tour around Stoker’s London haunts, exploring the writer’s vampiric relationship with the man who was one of the models for the bloodsucking count.
   Meet opposite the Lyceum Theatre (Wellington Street WC2E 7RQ). Ends near Trafalgar Square.
1830 – 1910 Phoenix Cinema:
     The Golden Stakes Awards
      Presented by Mark Kermode
     Mark Kermode Presents: ‘Near Dark’
      Author and critic Mark Kermode presents Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire classic, followed by a Q&A with Mark
2000 – 2200 Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre:           
     Théâtre Des Vampires:A Dagger
      ‘Dracula’s Ghost’
      When Bram Stoker's widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech into her home, there begins a tale of the most feared vampire of all time, of his un-dead life and times, and the remarkable characters he has met down the centuries. An original stage-play concerning the actual story of Count Dracula - prepare for nothing but the bloody truth!
 2220 – 0000 Phoenix Cinema:A Dagger
     ‘Blood & Lust’: Hammer Classic Vampire Film Screaming
   ‘The Vampire Lovers’ (1970)
   ‘If You Dare – Taste the Deadly Passion of the Blood Nymphs!’
   Starring Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt and Madeline Smith.
2200 – 0200 The Birdcage, FestCamden:A Dagger
     The VampFire Ball
      The Birdcage at Fest Camden hosts the legendary Vampire Masque Ball on the Friday – but this year we’ve added fire to the fangs and burlesque to the blood. Come dressed dark and dangerous and party with us until the early hours when the rising sun sends you scurrying back to your coffins…
 
SATURDAY 13th  
   
1030 – 1230 Central London:A Dagger
  Bram Stoker’s Dracula London walking tour
1930 – 2200 Phoenix Cinema:A Dagger
     ‘Interview with a Vampire’
      Featuring a Q&A with BAFTA-winning Producer Stephen Woolley
      Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story of his adventures with Lestat (Tom Cruise) and a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Filmed at the Phoenix in 1994, this year marks Interview With The Vampire's 25th anniversary. And what a way to celebrate! **Please note there will be no trailers before this event and the screening will start promptly at 7.30pm**
2220 – 0000 Phoenix Cinema:A Dagger
     ‘Blood & Lust’: Hammer Classic Vampire Film Screaming
   ‘Dracula’ (1958)
   ‘The TERRIFYING Lover Who Died – Yet Lived!’
      Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Janina Faye.
0000 – 0200 The Bald Faced Stag pub (across the road from the Phoenix Cinema):
  ‘Interview with a Hammer Vampire’ themed IVFAF Wrap party
   
   

A Dagger Please note the programme is subject to change and we’ll be adding more events soon!A Dagger


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