Comedy duo trolls for the truly vile in video at the Found Footage Festival

Where else can you see a kitten playing the piano, a man wearing tubs of peanut butter for shoes, an angry motor-home salesman, or a vibrating face exercising mask? The Found Footage Festival has arrived. The room was quite full for a Tuesday night and shortly before 8pm the lights went down and the projector screen at the front of the room lit up. What followed was an hour and a half journey into amusement and madness. So I was surprised when two American guys stepped out to compere. It soon became clear that these two guys, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett had dedicated their lives to finding the most unintentionally weird and funny VHS tapes from around the world and their witty banter between videos really tied the night together and made everyone feel a part of their descent into weirdness. So you have some idea of the hilarity which ensued throughout the night. No YouTube.

The Found Footage Festival (“FFF”)

The Unnamed Footage Festival showcases features and short films all in the genre of found footage horror or faux documentary. With this event, we want to present to an audience these films as a legitimate cinematic movement, not a mere subgenre of horror. Spanning from shot on video experiments of the early 90s to new unreleased and underseen features, and not focusing specifically on horror, the Unnamed Footage Festival is set on opening a dialogue regarding the entertainment and artistic values of first person narrative filmmaking.

The slate of films will consist of narratives shot in the first person, and show the exciting diversity within the medium that has gone uncelebrated until now. UFF will offer audiences the chance to revisit older titles and discover new ones, while exploring comedy, science fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on the genre most often linked to found footage — horror movies.

UFF is currently looking for films made by anyone, anytime — there are no limits regarding completion date, or release status.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-evening celebration of the worst tapes, Saturday-morning cartoons, public-access TV, dating services.

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Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

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Dating advice. Singing prodigies. Movie trailers. But recent stats claim YouTube users are watching some 6 billion hours of videos a month. Is it all becoming too much to absorb? And what about all the stuff that gasp hasn’t made it online yet? Found Footage Festival to the rescue. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are back with their “touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos,” bringing home video gold to the big screen.

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Little, if any, of the material in the show is available online. While the tendency might be to mock the production values and participants in these videos, many exhibit a strange kind of earnestness and genuine enthusiasm to them. In building their collection, Pickett and Prueher have come to deeply appreciate the efforts of these filmmakers, even if the end result of their efforts might be a bit cringe-inducing.

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Ever wonder what happened to all the cringeworthy home movies, instructional films and celebrity exercise videos that sprung from the ’80s and ’90s? Well, there’s a good chance they might have passed through the hands of Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett at one point. We caught up with Nick Prueher to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a found film aficionado:.

I think we trace our video-finding hobby back to , when I found a training video for custodians in the break room of the McDonald’s where I was working. I just couldn’t believe that something this ridiculous had been committed to videotape, so I swiped it from the break room and showed it to Joe that night. It became an obsession, this tape, and it got us to thinking that there might be more goofy videos out there just sitting at thrift stores, garage sales and other out-of-the-way places, waiting to be discovered.

Most bizarre find:. Lo and behold, a tape had been left inside, and what was on it defies description.

Found Footage Festival

Some events have been rescheduled to a later date or moved online. Please contact event coordinators directly for confirmation. Found Footage Festival. My favourite night of the year is upon us! The Found Footage Festival is returning to Toronto for two nights! What is the Found Footage Festival, you ask?

Found Footage Festival hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show Jon is studying to be a hypnotherapist and a date rapist.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. The events on screen are typically seen through the camera of one or more of the characters involved, often accompanied by their real-time , off-camera commentary. For added realism , the cinematography may be done by the actors themselves as they perform, and shaky camera work and naturalistic acting are routinely employed.

The footage may be presented as if it were ” raw ” and complete or as if it had been edited into a narrative by those who “found” it. The most common use of the technique is in horror films e. It has also been used in science-fiction e.

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Host Joe Pickett (The Onion) takes audiences on a guided tour of the Found Footage Fest’s all-time favorite finds from their library of over.

Pranksters Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett spend most of their waking hours sorting through old VHS tapes in search of inane, embarrassing and downright bizarre video moments. Recent additions include footage from the Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant and a home movie shot at a hose factory in nearby Windsor.

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The following entries are notable films in the found footage genre, though some were only partially made in that style. Title, Release date, Genre, Director(s).

From a rare film featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger to tips on being a real man, the Found Footage Festival certainly does throw up some unseen gems. Keegan Strandness discovers more. Longing to see Arnold Schwarzenegger at a carnival in Rio? Amidst the blockbusters booms and Hollywood hits, there are some special films that have fallen through the cracks; hidden jewels neglected of the attention they deserve and just waiting to be found.

Founded in , this festival is a travelling showcase of odd and hilarious videos found throughout North America, anywhere from garage sales and thrift stores to warehouses and dumpsters. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Found Footage Festival is hosting an entirely new show in London during its UK tour when it arrives here on August. This two-night event will showcase a new line-up of found video clips along with live comedy and commentary by the co-founders themselves.

This hobby-turned-business began in the small town of Stoughton, Wisconsin USA, where the young Nick and Joe would frequent charity shops looking for peculiar items to keep themselves busy. During the onset of VHS in the s, the boys began to come across many compelling and ridiculous tapes in their hunts.

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To continue viewing content on tucson. Current Subscriber? Log in. Activate now. Subscribe now. One person’s trash is another’s entertainment, at least that seems to be the premise of the Found Footage Festival, a film fest featuring gems discovered in the depths of Dumpsters, warehouses, garage sales and thrift stores. Filmmakers Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett take you on a comedic journey through the “strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos,” that they’ve amassed since when they found “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” a training video at a Wisconsin McDonald’s.

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Nick Prueher, together with his co-host Joe Pickett, is the founder and curator of the Found Footage Festival , a traveling show that takes the very worst of random VHS tapes and puts them all together into one two hour show. By Justin Marble. ArtsFuse : So for those who have never been to one of your shows, what is the Found Footage Festival?

This March The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd anniversary of the Found Footage Festival in a nine date tour across England.

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