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Programme (Final)

IVFAF Programme

 

Thursday May 26th

 

1400                Registration opens                             Sala Sander

(Entrance via the Tourism Office down the lane underneath the clocktower)

 

1530                Welcome drinks for delegates          Sala Sander terrace

 

1700                Film festival screenings                     Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: How To Rob A House • I Am Here • Bloodlines • Dark Fever • Dracula’s Guest • Red Chains • September Moon • Something Slender • Sunny Camelia • The Marshalls • Uncommon Enemies • White Eyes • The Supper • Anthropophagy • Forsaken • The Origin Of The Species

 

2000                Film festival screenings                     Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

FEATURES: Forest of the Vampire • Bloodsucker’s Handbook

 

2200                Vampire Pub Quiz                            Sighisoara Hotel bar

Sharpen your stakes – and your knowledge of vampire films – ready for our fangtastic pub quiz.

 

0000                The Walking Dead                            From Sighisoara Hotel

                        Witching-hour walking tour of the ancient citadel and birthplace of Vlad Dracula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Friday May 27th

 

0900                Registration opens                                                     Sala Sander

 

0930                Vampire Academic Symposium (VAS)       Sala Sander

                                    Coffee                                  

 

0945                VAS: Welcome and Introduction

 

1000                VAS: KEYNOTE

Prof. Richard Hand (University of South Wales)

'Sound, audio drama and vampires' 

Incorporating a performance of Dracula by USW students and staff

 

 

1100                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Convention Girl • Hada • Inside • Ravages • Real Vampires • The Disturbers • Exposure • Immortals Decide The Fate Of The City • The Unstable

 

 

1100                VAS: Coffee Break

 

1115                VAS: The Vampire in the 18th and 19th Centuries

 

Art Vampires of the Fin de Siècle  (Lauren Owen, Durham University, UK)

 

Poison is a Woman’s Weapon: Representations of the female vampire as a poisonous vagina dentate in Sheridan Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla’ (Daisy Butcher, University of Hertfordshire, UK)

 

From Traps to Spangles: How the vampire transformed staging, melodrama and romanticising undying love in the early 1800s theatre (Rachel Grieve, University of Hertfordshire, UK)

 

1245                VAS: Lunch with a Vampire author 

Meet the author of the five-book Blood Omen series, Katie Ruth Davies, as she discusses writing vampires and getting her work on the shelves of bookshops.

 

1330                VAS: National Identity, Culture & the Vampire (1)

 

Analysis of the 1953 Turkish adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Drakula Ä°stanbul’da (Dracula in Istanbul) - Aslı Ildır (BahçeÅŸehir University, Cinema and Television Department)

 

Living Corpses, Restless Souls: Beliefs in Strigoi in a Romanian community - Cristina Douglas (University of Bucharest, Romania)

 

The True Location of Castle Dracula (Hans C. de Roos)

 

 

1400                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Mr Dentonn • Nameless Night • The Luhrmanns • The Village • The Predators Of Transylvania • Cogas • Evil’s Price • Frames • House Of Monsters – Fun In The Sun • Lady Death

 

 

1500                VAS: Coffee Break

 

1515                VAS: KEYNOTE

Dacre Stoker (Author, historian and great grandnephew of Bram Stoker)

                                    Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula

 

1630                VAS: The Cinematic Vampire

 

Dracula Unseen: The Unmade films of Hammer – Kieran Foster (de Montfort University, UK)

 

The Figure of Vampire: recurring principles in the Symphonic Film Music from Hammer to Twilight: New Moon - Cécile Carayol (University of Rouen, France)

Twenty-First Century Vampires: a new kind of (American) superheroes? - Stella Louis (University of Paris France)

 

1700                Bram Stoker’s Dracula                     Various

Live performances of scenes from Bram Stoker’s stage version of Dracula at locations across the citadel.

 

1700                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Blue Blood • Fish Out Of Water • Little One • Lick • Slay Me • The Carving • Sinners • Infested Ship

 

2000                WORLD PREMIERE                     Festivity Hall (City Hall)

                        Aaron’s Blood introduced by star James Martinez

 

2300                VAMPIRE BALL                            Club Aristocrat

At the stroke of midnight, this masque ball will erupt into a fangs-out vamped-up party at Sighisoara’s premiere nightclub featuring critically-acclaimed Italian female-fronted rockers Armonight

 

 

 

 

 


 

Saturday May 28th

 

 

0930                Registration opens                                         Sala Salanda

 

0945                Vampire Academic Symposium (VAS)       Sala Salanda

                                    Coffee

 

1000                VAS: Vampires on the Small Screen

 

The Parasitical Performance of Human and Other in Penny Dreadful - Danielle Bonderer (University of West Florida)

 

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Dorabella (1977) and the Vampiresses of British television - Mark Fryers (University of East Anglia, UK)

 

1100                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Crave • Sanguisuga • The Midnight Shift • Not Tonight • Seven Minutes • News Interupted • Chamber Of Secrets • Blood For Dracula • Sigillum (incl. Q&A with director Lorenzo Fassina)

 

1100                VAS: Coffee Break

 

1115                VAS: The Cinematic Vampire (2)

 

Jesus Who Loved Vampires: Vampire figure in Jess Franco’s movies - Piotr Wajda (Gdansk)

 

Motif Index for the Vampire in Folklore, Literature, and Film – Bob Carlisle (California State University, Bakersfield)

 

1215                VAS: Lunch break

 

1330                VAS: National Identity, Culture & the Vampire (2)

 

Cry “Havoc!” and Let Slip the Vampires of War - Cynthia J Miller (Institute for Liberal Arts Emerson College, USA)

 

The Old Monster in the New World: American Regionalism and Vampire Fiction - Michail Zontos and Aspa Kandyli (Utrecht)

 

 

1400                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Not Tonight Satan • Sand • Selfie • The Undertaker • Domestic Affairs • The Augusta Street Ripper • Drakula (incl. Q&A with director Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson)

 

 

1430                VAS: Coffee Break

 

1445                VAS: Vampires, transmedia & participatory culture

 

I Want to be a Vampire! : The Transmedia Storyworld of Vampire: the Masquerade - Mariana Ciancia (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

 

What We Vid in the Shadows: Curating a Vampire Vidshow for VidUKon 2016 - E. Charlotte Stevens (Warwick University, UK)

 

1600                VAS: Symposium concluding remarks

 

1630                Bram Stoker’s Dracula                     Various

Continuing live performances of scenes from Bram Stoker’s stage version of Dracula at locations across the citadel. Concluding at Hotel Sighisoara.

 

1700                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Stanza 17 • Midnight • Tooth Fairy • Vampire Killing Prostitute • Black Widow • Letters From An Immortal Woman • Moonkup • Dare Side Of The Moon (incl. Q&A with director Alex Constantin)

 

1900                Dacre Stoker public talk                   Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

                        The Inseparable connection between Prince Vlad Dracula lll and Count Dracula

 

2030                Film Festival Screenings                   Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FILMS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16s AS THEY MAY CONTAIN HORROR, VIOLENCE AND NUDITY

SHORTS: Dare Side Of The Moon (incl. Q&A with director Alex Constantin) • Drakula (incl. Q&A with director Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson) • Sigillum (incl. Q&A with director Lorenzo Fassina)•

FEATURES: Blood Of The Tribades • The Hunted

 

2300                ‘Nosferatu Rocks!’ Party                 Sighisoara Hotel Catacombs

Welsh band S.E.X. provide a hard-rock soundtrack to the 1922 classic film Nosferatu, which was partly shot in Transylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday May 29th

 

 

1000                On the trail of Dracula                     from Sighisoara Hotel

Our expert guides from ‘Land of Dracula’ are offering a discounted price on a spectacular road trip around some of the most significant sites from the Dracula legend, including Bran Castle. Sign up for your tour at the registration office in Sala Sander to reserve your seat.                    

 

1200                Guided tour of Sighisoara                Sighisoara Hotel

A walking tour of Dracula’s birthplace from a local guide.

 

1400                Dacre Stoker public talk & Q&A    Sighisoara Hotel terrace

Another chance to hear author, historian and the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

  

1530                The Blood Omen Saga                      Sighisoara Hotel terrace

Meet the author of the five-book Blood Omen series, Katie Ruth Davies, as she discusses writing vampires and getting her work on the shelves of bookshops.

 

1700                The Golden Stake Awards               Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

                        The Festival Judges announce the winners of the first Golden Stake awards.

 

1800                Near Dark                                          Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

The classic film screened in the most atmospheric cinema you’ve ever experienced.

 

2200                Wrap party                                        Sighisoara Hotel catacombs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”

― Dracula (Bram Stoker)

 


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