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Mini-Film Festival #24: Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 6

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 6 was held at Old Tucson Studios in Tucson, AZ over the weekend of Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March, 2016. It was the fourth Wild Wild West Con in a row that I've provided with a mini-film festival and attendees told me that they thoroughly enjoyed starting out each day of the con with a set of great films.

This year's theme was Cthulhu, so I included a set that showcased the darker side of Victoriana, led by permission to screen The Tale of the Rat That Wrote. I also added some Lovecraftian films, some humorous and one terrifying.

I was particularly thrilled to be able to screen Monty and the Runaway Furnace, a long short film which is still on the regular film festival circuit. I may be the first person to bring it to a steampunk convention but I know that I won't be the last!

Set 1


# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 The Necronomicon 2009 2m Joseph Nanni Bad Advice for Good Times Canada IMDb Vimeo
2 Mask of Vengeance 2016 13m Cory McBurnett Unruly Mile USA IMDb YouTube
3 The Clockwork Heart 2013 15m Matt Yang King Dragon Egg Entertainment USA IMDb YouTube
4 Doctor Glamour 2011 15m Andrew W. Jones Never Knows Best USA AL IMDb



Set 2

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 Fhtagn! 2009 2m Miguel Santín Santín Animation Spain YouTube
2 The Last Fairy 2016 7m Ben Gratton University of the Creative Arts UK IMDb Vimeo
3 Tumbling After 2012 6m Nicholas Humphries Vancouver Film School Canada IMDb Vimeo
4 Silence of the Siren 2015 3m Liz McQuaid Martin School of Visual Arts USA Vimeo
5 The Tale of the Rat That Wrote 1999 14m Billy O'Brien Film 4
British Film Institute
Irish Film Board
UK / Ireland IMDb Vimeo
6 The Cat with Hands 2001 3m Robert Morgan Halo Productions UK IMDb Vimeo
7 Thresher 2014 8m Mike Diva Legendary Pictures USA IMDb YouTube
8 Falling 2012 4m Martin Živočtí Obraski Bros Czech Republic Vimeo



Set 3


# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 How to Best a Gentleman 2016 6m Tyler G. Woida
Daniel M. Mehrten
Hyn May Productions USA YouTube
2 The Craftsman 2014 7m Marcello Baretta Marcello Baretta Italy YouTube
3 Monty and the Runaway Furnace 2016 33m Joe Taranto Loyola Marymount University USA IMDb




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