Bad Film Fest to Host Extra Free Screening, 6/26

An extra afternoon of local and international Bad Film Fest short films is scheduled for Sunday, June 26 at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm at Lucky Jack's - 129 Orchard St (between Rivington and Delancey Sts). Different films will screen each hour. Tickets are FREE (1 drink minimum) and available at or

Highlights include Rapstar a mockumentary about a New York City aspiring rapper who makes some hilariously bad decisions and The Assist by Paul Karle and John Lichtwalt which melds friendship, in-home surgery and a painful cyst. Other selections that range from, comedies, horror, documentary and animation are from the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Australia and India. "We said 'Yes' to too much and ran out of room to show everything," notes Shawn Wickens. "This afternoon of films is a free encore of the great projects we shared at our main event."

Created by Gavin Starr Kendall and Shawn Wickens, Bad Film Fest welcomes aspiring filmmakers to share their work in a no-judgment environment. Their goal is to entertain the audience, and to lobby for the misfits, castoffs, and underdogs of film and theater.

The driving force behind the Bad Film Fest is to inspire young artists who want to make films, but are worried what others will think. Using the word "bad" is just a clever and satirical way of releasing the pressure; it is OK if you make an imperfect film. Beginners and veterans alike to experiment with their ideas without discrimination.

Formed in 2012, Bad Theater Fest and Bad Film Fest are committed to creating unique performance opportunities for artists in New York City and beyond. The organization is currently taking free submissions of short plays for the 5th annual Bad Theater Fest to take place October 2016.