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




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TRADING AT THE FESTIVAL THIS COMING HALLOWEEN.We have a limited number of spaces left for trading during the festival. All spaces must be booked and paid for by the 1st of August. Hurry if you want to catch the festival/Halloween visitors to Whitby this October. When the spaces are gone, they are gone!!!!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
21st Jun 2016 12:23Show Comments
Can we load a link to prices and a booking/payment form onto the website for traders to use? It should make traders' decisions a little easier to finalise :)
Jofanun Scurvy
FB Image 2The announcement is here! Thank you for your patience!We are very proud to announce a very special performance from gothic doom legends, My Dying Bride!My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since their debut album "As The Flower Withers" was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992, and the band's heavy atmospherics and expertly crafted compositions make them among the most essential and legendary acts of the gothic doom/death genre.With their latest opus and 12th full studio album, ‘Feel the Misery’, featuring the return of original guitarist Calvin Robertshaw to the fold, this is undoubtedly amongst the band’s heaviest, darkest, & most majestic works to date, marking My Dying Bride’s 25th anniversary in punishing style.https://youtu.be/4e_c3XAPoUI
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
10th Jun 2016 19:17Show Comments
Alexandra Cook
Ekaterina Videva
Excellent choice! Great band! KTF
Craig Royle
Not seen my old mates from Bradford in a LONG time! It'll be good to catch up with some very old friends and share a bill with 'em finally!
Paul Stone
Hayley Morgan
Helen Britton
Ste Farr
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees the world greatest band ,were can I get tickets 😀
James Heeley
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
To everyone waiting to hear who the yet to be announced Friday headliner band is... We're sorry but you'll have to wait a few more days! The delay is due to a contractual issue that is currently being dealt with.Thank you for your patience and trust us, we understand your frustration!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
31st May 2016 22:03Show Comments

Kit Lewis
sisters or cult please
Ste Lewis
Must be a complicated contract! Who you trying to sign up.........AC/DC?
Simon Moorhouse
OMG...please put me out of my misery! lol x
Amy Stubbs
Still no announcement?
Ste Lewis
Lets hope it's William Control
Simon Moorhouse
It's a piss take Ste, I understand there is difficulties but to keep your fans in the lurch for weeks isn't fair after you told them a date, was also told just a few more days, it's been well over a few more days. I'm only miffed cuz hotels are selling fast and I need to know what the headliner is for Friday so I know wether to come up Friday or not
Leigh O War
After all this waiting I hope it will not be William Control lol
Jen Blackburn
William Control would fit the Friday line up though.
Gareth Wright
Well. It's been announced . . .
Andrea Houlston
FB Image 4An update! Our proposal has been reported by national press and BBC. Our suggestion is clearly gathering momentum!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
17th May 2016 10:43Show Comments
I think it's a fantastic idea, you could even personalise gravestones for people to have their pics taken with, raise some money for a local charity at the same time :)
Raven Spenser
Well, considering a number of people have read 'Dracula' and look for 'Dracula's grave' (or at least used to, I don't know if it's still a thing), it would be nice to see a really ornate Dracula stone, mausoleum or tomb. The other reason I like this is that municipal stones are heavily regulated and are quite uniform and often unvaried but this could have all kinds of statuary and weirdness inspired by famous scenes in films :)
Marie 'Queenie' McGowan Irving
Would be great, what's the Dracula Experience museum like now? Haven't been for years, wasn't impressed really. Shame they couldn't expand that. I do makeup Fx and custom teeth fx. Would look great to have gary Oldman s Dracula with his lantern giving guided tours!
Darren Grassby
Great idea keeps everyone happy and if it raises some money for charity as well whats not to like. Kids and Adults can enjoy it and leave the church and graveyard in peace. Those like myself who go to Whitby at other times of the year can still appreciate the church yard but in a more respectful manner like I would treat any gravesite where loved ones are buried.
Katherine Louise Hazelton
Iv always said they should have a mock graveyard, but they should have at the goth weekend too as I think thats were most of the problem is.
David Elliott
How about a mock whitby so they can all bugger off there and we can get back to enjoying our weekend!
Hannah Wyld
To everyone wondering how the search for films is going, this is the total submission list so far on filmfreeway! Truly an international festival and still with 3 months until entries close!Last 7 Days 38Total This Season 502Submissions by LocationUnited States 129United Kingdom 71Spain 30France 26Canada 23India 22Germany 18Iran, Islamic Republic of 17Not Specified 16Brazil 16Italy 14Australia 12Mexico 11Russian Federation 8Portugal 7China 5Ireland 5Serbia 5Korea, Republic of 4Argentina 3Austria 3Iceland 3Poland 3Turkey 3United Arab Emirates 2Bangladesh 2Belgium 2Colombia 2Denmark 2Egypt 2Greece 2Hong Kong 2Croatia 2Israel 2Japan 2Pakistan 2Albania 1Armenia 1Switzerland 1Chile 1Dominican Republic 1Hungary 1Indonesia 1Luxembourg 1Morocco 1Myanmar 1Netherlands 1Nepal 1Puerto Rico 1Romania 1Saudi Arabia 1Sweden 1Slovakia 1Syrian Arab Republic 1Thailand 1Taiwan 1Uganda 1Mayotte 1Entries by Categoryhorror / sci fi / fantasy 502
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
15th May 2016 16:50Show Comments
Truly international ;-)
Ste Farr
Wow! That's great. I just submitted a feature 💥💣💘
Heidi Moore
FB Image 6PROP GRAVEYARD WHITBY- PROPOSAL24th April 2016- open letterWe as a festival like to keep our own council with regards the politics and the “he said she said” arguments which tend to prevail during and after a certain twice yearly festival in Whitby.The biggest areas of concern seem to be centred on the photographers and their “models” posing in the St Marys church graveyard and the lack of respect bestowed on the souls buried there.Whilst this scenario will prevail year on year until a more official line of policing can be adopted we as a film and Production Company would like to propose the following to the Scarborough Borough Council, Whitby Town council and Diocese of York.The green belt of land at the top of the 199 steps could be utilised in a similar vein to that of a movie set. Why not build a mock graveyard, similar to the ones created specifically for movies to be used and managed for the photographers? This small movie set could be positioned to take in either the Abbey or St Mary’s church as a back drop for photographs. This movie set could be managed by a local company or maybe a volunteer team, with donations from the photographers to a local charity or for the upkeep of the props. I feel sure many of the local businesses may even sponsor the possible purchase of these props.We as a festival would be happy to help in any way we can if this idea is embraced by the Town and community collectively.As is the norm in these scenarios the question of planning will have to be considered. We would be happy to speak to the SBC planning department with this proposal if need be. I have spoken to the Chairman of the Whitby Dracula society and they are willing to help drive this proposal forward or will help if a committee is formed.The legend of Dracula, Bram Stoker and the Gothic influences of Whitby both in films and literature should be embraced, it is not going to go away, and nor should it. We should seize the opportunity and turn the negative comments and arguments surrounding the graveyard and St Marys church to our advantage. Let`s bring a bit of Hollywood into Whitby`s backyard and managed correctly with professional props it could be a winning solution to a long drawn out problem.Surely if we can hang painted second hand bicycles from trees and hedgerows all over the region, we can do this!The picture below is similar to a movie set we worked on a few years ago. Obviously it need not be on this scale, but with artistic imagination it offers an indication of what can be achieved. It may even become a tourist attraction in its own right!If there are any individuals, groups or businesses who would like to discuss this proposal further, please express your interests to Mike McCarthy. Festival Director. Bram Stoker International Film Festival.info@bramstokerfilmfestival.comTel 01947 899041
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
28th Apr 2016 11:13Show Comments
This is something to be considered carefully ...Whitby is a tourist destination and there's the appeal of Bram Stoker and Dracula. ...Now part of the story refers very directly to Lucy in the churchyard ...Theres obviously a big appeal that needs to be balanced with historical / cultural / sacred aspects of the site without Whitby being turned into a theme park ... Other places have got the balance into proportion ...historic Prague for example, Venice and Kraków
Elaine Edmunds