Celluloid Diaries: Win free tickets for the Offscreen film festival

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Win free tickets for the Offscreen film festival

Today's giveaway is courtesy of the Offscreen film festival who is giving away five duo tickets for the movie of your choice.

To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me which movie you'd like to see.

You can gain extra entries by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google+ and/or a forum. Or by following this blog through GFC, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and/or Google+. Six possible entries per person.

Contest is open worldwide. Five winners will be chosen on March 7. Good luck!

Here are a few examples of the movies Offscreen will be playing. The complete festival program is available online at http://www.offscreen.be.

Room 237

Have you seen Stephen King's The Shining? Well, this ingenious documentary explores numerous theories about the story and its hidden messages. Discover why many have been trapped in the Overlook for 30 years!


Life for housewife Francine (played by Divine) is hell: her son is a glue-sniffing foot fetishist, her daughter a slut, and her husband the owner of a local porn theater who leaves her for his seedy secretary. The film is presented in Odorama, complete with original scratch and sniff cards. It's only one of the many John Waters films that play in retrospective at the festival. John Waters will be at Offscreen himself with his stand-up show This Filthy World, a book signing and a masterclass.


José Ramon Larraz has had an unusual career as a filmmaker, comic book illustrator and photographer. Vampyres is his best-known film. His other works that play in retrospective at the festival are Scream... Or Die, Symptoms and The Coming Of Sin. There are also two exhibitions giving you an overview of his comic book illustrations and photography work.

Berberian Sound Studio

A British sound engineer arrives in Italy to work on a mysterious giallo picture. Daringly original and masterfully constructed, this inspired homage to the likes of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, also recalls the claustrophobia of Brian De Palma's Blow OutBerberian Sound Studio will be presented in the presence of British writer-director Peter Strickland and Belgian voice-artist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg.

Branded To Kill

By balancing delicately on the edge of surrealism, this dark and impenetrable masterpiece becomes a resolutely fascinating gangster film. The film was so cutting-edge at the time that it cost director Seijun Suzuki his job at the studio. It has since been recognized as a major classic in Japanese cinema.

Las mariposas de Sadourni

Circus dwarf Sadourni gets sentenced to jail after a crime of passion. Free at last, he finds work at a club where he dubs movies and falls in love with his beautiful colleague. A visually stunning film that couples Murnau's expressionism with the surrealism of Jodorowsky.


  1. Very cool! Room 237 sounds fascinating.

  2. Hi Vanessa. Thanks for dropping by. I've been known to be naive, so you should try lying to me and telling me it's your b-day. Maybe I'd fall for it and send you some chocolate bars.

    As far as these movies, Dr. Deranged looks great.


    1. Hey, hey, hey! It's my birthday! It's my birthday! Those PB&J bars look fantastic!
      But, those bars DO look great.

  3. Lovely movie trailers! I haven’t been to a film festival in a while.

  4. Berberian Sound Studio looks interesting! :-)

  5. I'd like to see Berberian Sound Studio and Room 237.

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  9. Room 237 and Vampyres sound so cool. :)

  10. Sans hésiter en voyant les BA : Branded to Kill !!!
    Merci d'avance.


  11. What to do? What to do? Room 237 looks bloody scary. Polyester looks like it smells. I'll bet Vampyres sucks. Berberian Sound Studio? That Italian looks Greek to me. As far as Branded to Kill, any Japanese film which doesn't have dinosaurs in it leaves me cold. I guess that leaves Las Mariposas de Sadourni. After all, any movie which includes dwarves and people getting busy is my kind of movie.

  12. I am saying this very quietly, but I have never been to the Offscreen film festival!!!!! Ok I will take my punishment ….!!

  13. Branded To Kill

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  14. Hi Vanessa!
    Dropping by from the Back From the Future Blogfest. Glad I found your blog. lovely to meet you!


  15. Dropping by from Linking with my Ladies. You must be a very talented lady!


  16. Offscreen looks like so much fun! I saw some of the making of pictures for The Strangers Outside, and I can't wait to see it!

  17. Ah The Shining...one of my all-time favs :)

  18. Room 237 looks interesting. Some of the others are not my speed. Thanks for having the contest. I'm now a GFC follower.


  19. Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 might be the best film I’ve seen last year. It’s certainly the film to which I had the most personal response. Room 237 is about all the various theories (some of them quite crackpot) that Kubrick fans have formulated over the years about The Shining. The ideas themselves are all over the place: There’s the relatively well-known (and mostly accepted) one that The Shining is on some level about the genocide of the Indians. There’s the somewhat less familiar one that it’s about the Holocaust. There’s also the rather insane one that the film is Kubrick’s own confession about allegedly faking the Moon Landing. The film doesn’t seek to judge any of these theories, and there’s no space given to confirming or debunking them. For example, many Kubrick associates are on record that he did indeed do a lot of research into the obliteration of the Indians. He was also reportedly researching (and planning a film on) the Holocaust around this time, and for some years later. But Room 237 isn’t about whether anybody’s right or wrong; it’s about the fact that they’re obsessed. It’s not a film about conspiracy theories; it’s a film about movie love.

  20. My boyfriend has never watched a John Waters film. I think Polyester would be a great place to start!

  21. This is a nice giveaway, I'll share it for you. I'm visiting from Raising Imperfection and I'm your latest follower.

  22. Offscreen Festival !!!! & Vanessa Morgan!!! :D XXX

  23. Ik wil ze allemaal wel zien, maar Branded to kill het meest

    Piet B.

  24. Thank you for sharing the information Vanessa ~

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  25. Deze keer mag jij me verrassen met een filmtitel Vanessa. Ik zie er al naar uit ;-)
    Olivier B.

  26. Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  27. Wij willen graag een duoticket. Onze dochter van 6 jaar wil later graag actrice worden. Ze is nu al een geboren ster. Enkele echte acteurs zien op de rode loper zou dan ook een onvergetelijke ervaring zijn voor haar! elke.degrieck@euphonynet.be

  28. Hey Vanessa!

    Zeker zien we ons daar! Het zou tof natuurlijk een paar vrije plaatsten te krijgen Marc en ik ;-p En een drinkje en babeltje met u of course!
    Namen van de filme die we willen zien : Flash Gordon, Kitten with a Whip, Serial Mom, Cecil D. Demented... Ben benieuwd! Tot gauw :-) Aurore

  29. De ideale gelegenheid om met mijn kleinzoon van 7 jaar voor de eerste keer naar de cinema te gaan; en dan nog wel naar het Offscreen film festival in Brussel. Dat zou prachtig zijn!

  30. room 237 or vampyres seem like interesting movies to see. One for the idea, the other to see old school vampyres again. *A nostalgic sigh* Fred

  31. Salut Vanessa, ça nous intéresse.
    J'espère que vous allez bien Avalon et toi ;-)
    Bisous et à bientôt

  32. New follower from the GFC hop!

  33. Ik zou graag 1 duo ticket winnen voor 'Branded To Kill', gezellig met het vrouwtje en een grote doos popcorn een goede filmavond tegemoet. iverwg@gmail.com

  34. Vampyres. De titel van de film doet al goesting krijgen om ernaar toe te gaan. Zou ik graag met mijn ventje doen. zeetje@gmail.com

  35. Ik zou graag 2 ticketen te krijgen voor "The Final member", één van mijn vrienden graag die Festival me stellen voor ;)? Het lijk zeer tof, ik zal waarschijnlijk veel andere filmen te kijken!!!

  36. PS: hier is mijn E-mail adress paonenicola@hotmail.com, tot ziens aan het Bifff.

  37. Room 237. Im a huge Stephen King fan.

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