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2016 October dates are:
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th / Halloween weekend !!!

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FB Image 1A short documentary about the 2015 festival, featuring highlights and interviews. Feel free to tag yourselves and share!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
27th Nov 2015 15:01Show Comments
Gavin Sisson, Lisa Starry,Nicole L Olson , Erin Gesine Kalli Sparish xxxx
Lisa Fallding
I miss this :(
Kirsty Taylor-Snell
Love this! Just shared with all the performers :)
Lisa Starry
Some great angles x
Lisa Fallding
A fitting tribute to an amazing event. Bought back a load of happy memories. Roll on 2016.
Ste Farr
FB Image 2Dear valued Bramily members,Further to many requests, we have taken the decision to offer our exclusive early bird 4 DAY passe(s) from today. We appreciate the program is not yet complete. But in the best traditions of the BSIFF you can expect a vast array of World class entertainment over the 4 days..Your exclusive pass will guarantee entry to all Movies, Vampires Ball, Music events, Drama productions, Lectures, Literary talks, a few surprises and a very Dark Sunday Night, of not to be missed entertainment to take us all into Halloween. You will not want to miss this night! Our resident host, "gin in hand", Mr Joe Black will be waiting for you!This exclusive offer ends on the 1st of January 2016. We expect high demand due to our new and future Halloween dates. 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th Oct- Halloween. So BOOK NOW. ยฃ85.Please refer to our web site for terms and conditions.http://www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com/tickets
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
08th Nov 2015 14:20Show Comments
It's a bit much IMO - WGT is about ยฃ75.
Sadie Bennett
BSIFF 4 days! Need I say more
Charles Latimer
This ticket includes 4 days of festival ( events+ movies) :)
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
Personally I think it is great value, but each to their own. I have never been disappointed by anything at the festival and that is coming from someone who was there the first year and has enjoyed watching it grow year on year. :-)
Teresa M. Ford
woohooo....take my money!!!
Victor Deville
We would like to confirm that all entry fees received from the Dark Arts Exhibition have been handed over to the Whitby Wildlife Trust! Thank you all for your support!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
06th Nov 2015 10:39Show Comments
Well done everyone. Very worthy cause
Charles Latimer
FB Image 4Without Prejudice Perhaps now might be a good time to dispel a myth that has grown around the BSIFF and to the few out there who have implied that we are backed by a multi-millionaire Arab businessman!Can we now erase those rumours? Nothing could be further from the truth. In early 2015 Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki via his London lawyers ceased all contact with the festival. He had resigned as a director without any consultation with ourselves. We reminded his lawyers that Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki was still the life president of the festival. A week later he resigned that post as well, again via the London law firm.To date Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki has refused to honour his promised obligations and has not been anywhere near the festival for 2 years. I would also like to add in this our upcoming eighth brilliant year. We will maintain the Bram Stoker International Film Festival to the highest standards possible. To each and every one of you who have contributed to the festival over the years we send a heartfelt thank you.We do it for you, our "Bramily"! Here are the new future year on year dates for your favourite festival. 2016 Dates: 27th,28th,29th,30th,Oct (Halloween)Sincerely,Mike McCarthyFestival Director.N.B. Watch out for the forthcoming independent documentary giving a full exposure on Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki and his broken promises.
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
02nd Nov 2015 21:11Show Comments
Never needed him or his lies. Good riddance! Everyone involved in the festival and everyone who attends the festival are good, honest people and that's all we need! See yaaaaaa ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ
Emma Wales
I loved it and I shall be foregoing WGW in favour of it. It was brilliant!!!
Tania Marie Langridge
Stronger and better without him!!
Laura Jane Wordsworth
What a despicable man. Seems like he got the publicity he craved on the back of the festivals great name. I saw him on the TV saying he was a man of honour and was going to be an ambassador for the festival.Shocking. He has no place in the independent film industry with this action. But he probably thinks he can buy a CV making crap movies
Charles Latimer
What a prick, what a liar and bastard!thank God you made it through all the problems,the festival was amazing and I had an awesome time!
Iva Mataฤiฤ‡
As some say. 'Live by the sword die by the sword'......a sword made of lies.
Louse Mitchell
Glad that the truth has now come out.
Ste Farr
See post relating to Dark Arts
Elaine Edmunds
What is exceptionally sad is that as a medic I have worked with many colleagues from Sultans part of the world and am respectful of their culture. There is the very real risk that his behaviour may bring shame on the good name and honour of his family
Elaine Edmunds
Commendable the fest team kept this news under wraps until after the festival. Hope the news spreads fast about this man`s ETHICS, remember he has lied to fans as well. How can he justify his actions when he is on camera spouting about integrity, family honour etc? Mr Darmaki, honour your pledge and do the right thing, then walk away. People will respect you more for it. When will the DVD be available?
Charles Latimer
The waste of space aside....has no one noticed THE DATES????!!!! B&B booked thank you Michael x
Chelle Ainsbury
Oh he gives his word, how nice!! :) What a waste man... Love new dates of festival and I loved so much festival of this year so I plan to come at 2016 too!
Julia Filchenkova
Woo hoo!! Dates lol!! It seems that if people can stick the boot in they will! What organisers of other events don't realise is they havnt got the monopoly at whitby. I will be going to bram stoker festival in the future it feels watmer and friendly. The festival was brilliant well done and glad you sorted that rumour and problem out.
Simon Slamon
Glad the rumours have been put to rest, it just goes to show how well the festival has been doing - they don't need a wealthy investor!! This year's festival was PACKED OUT and yet again such a wonderful and friendly vibe, which is what brings people back every year with more friends in tow. I'm so happy to hear the new dates, especially how close to halloween it is and it will be me and wife's wedding anniversary, it's absolutely perfect!!
Neil Dee
This year's festival was indeed the best! A ghoulish thank you to Michael, Mike, Judy and all involved. I am saddened and disappointed by Sultan Saeed's behaviour and, not the least because of the stress this has caused. Wealth and litigation can't make up for broken promises and lost honour. The sultan should understand that his conduct is a shame upon his whole family. The only way his family can make up for this dire record is to make good for their son and drop these attempts to evade their responsibility. Love to all at Bram Stoker.
David Jones
Perfect dates! Has to be at Halloween really ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘น
Midge Bridge
+++ A very very big thank you is owed to the McCarthy family, and to each and everyone of the Bramily, for supporting the unique mix of film, art and music that is BSIFF. We salute you all, and blow a raspberry (Monty Python style) in the direction of those who wish to bring it down ;-P #epicfail +++
Whitby Dracula Society 1897
Already looking forward to next year and another fantastic weekend xx
Sarahjane Farr
Harleen Quinzel
FB Image 5We are very excited to be able to post a very brief teaser for a new app! Supported by The North Moors National Park, The Barghest Trail is an interactive way to experience a local legend that inspired Bram Stoker and his novel Dracula. Featuring artwork and lyrical guides kindly provided by UK doom legends My Dying Bride, this is a truly unique way to discover the dark side of North Yorkshires myths and legends. The route takes in a cliff top location exorcised in the 1950s following a number of sightings and Tate Hill, in Whitby, where the wreck of a grounded ship, The Dmitry, inspired Stoker to create the shipwrecked Russian schooner The Demeter, from which Dracula jumped ashore in the guise of the black dog.Mike McCarthy, director of the Festival said: "The Barghest Trail is for those who like a good walk along a beautiful part of the National Park coastline and enjoy the dark side of history and local folkloreโ€.The app is available for free download from the Bram Stoker International Film Festival website, Apple Store and Google Play.http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/about-us/press-office/press-releases/articles2/dracula-story-brought-to-life-with-new-mobile-apps-for-whitby-visitorswww.bramstokerfilmfestival.com
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
01st Nov 2015 15:58
Announcements for next year (including dates!) coming very soon!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
28th Oct 2015 14:58Show Comments
Chelle Ainsbury
Lily Deville
Fields of the Nephilim 'The Second Return' please (Y)
Steve Myers
Great picture on the web site page. The yougest Bramily member yet!
Charles Latimer