Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival


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This year, the Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) – set for Wednesday, April 1 – will introduce the first-ever Burien Film Festival, featuring locally-made short, sci-fi themed films vying for a $2,500 cash prize.

Created by John White and Shelli Park, with help from Renatta Emerson, BUFO’s new category will showcase original new films made just for this competition, which will be screened on a big screen outside on SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien!

Filmmakers have been tasked with shooting their productions in Burien, showing off local businesses and using a general theme involving UFOs, aliens, Men/Women in Black, conspiracies, chase scenes and more.

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Here’s a trailer that showcases the first batch of entries (photos courtesy Michael Brunk):

Here’s one for “Missing,” by Alex Williams:

“MISSING” – A Burien UFO Festival Film from Alex Williams on Vimeo.

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Here’s what else to expect (along with the unexpected) at this year’s BUFO:

This year, expect some new surprises – including a film festival – at this growing, fun and creative outdoor party in front of the Tin Room, including:

  • The first-ever Burien Film Festival (with a $2,500 prize) with an outdoor screening!
  • Outdoor Street Party with Beer Gardens
  • Kids’ face painting, inflatables and crafts
  • Bring-your-own UFO contest
  • Share your UFO stories on stage
  • Flash Mob
  • Spock’s Funeral!
  • Photo Booth
  • Live music from the Super Sonic Soul Pimps!
  • Costume Fashion Show – Best Man/Woman In Black, Alien and Spock (see other costume ideas here)
  • Screening of “The Maury Island Incident”

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/BurienUFOFestival


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