San Diego

Horrible Imaginings Festival Wrap-up Podcast

Horrible Imaginings Festival Director Miguel Rodriguez has a fantastic podcast episode reflecting on the 6th Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, held a couple of weeks ago at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego.

Aside from being a great and insightful listen, they also mention The Smiling Man a couple of times and quote writer/director AJ Briones who talks about the amazing audience at the fest.

The Smiling Man was nominated for 4 awards at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Best Cinematography, Best SFX, Best Director and Best Monster Show Short), taking home the Best Monster Show Short award and tying for second place for the Audience Award for Favorite Short Film.

Listen to the podcast episode by clicking the link here:



The Smiling Man comes to San Diego as an Official Selection of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2015! We will be screening with other horror shorts at the iconic Museum of the Photographic Arts in Balboa Park on Friday, September 11th, on the "Child's Nightmares" short film block, 5:30-8pm! The writer/director will be planning to attend, and there will be a Q&A after the screening!

Tickets are available online, just click the button below! Note that we will be screening on the "Childhood Nightmares Shorts Block," or you can purchase a Friday or Full Festival Pass.

About Horrible Imaginings

The Horrible Imaginings Film FestivalTM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that showcases art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition. The festival was founded in 2010 by Miguel Rodriguez in San Diego, California in order to promote and spotlight exemplary new artistic voices in what is commonly known as the horror genre. It is our mission to encourage an elevation of the genre through film discussion, question and answer sessions, panels, and other presentations.

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