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Join us for Vampfest in Sighisoara citadel - the birthplace of Vlad Dracula - if you dare...
Join us for Vampfest in Sighisoara citadel - the birthplace of Vlad Dracula - if you dare...

The third International Vampire Film and Arts Festival - also known as VampFest - will take place from June 7th to the 10th 2018 in the stunning ancient citadel of Sighisoara in the heart of Transylvania.

Over the past two years we’ve shown around 150 new vampire films; showcased dozens of vampire novels and short stories; held scores of talks from respected researchers of the vampire genre and history as part of the Vampire Academic Conference; gone on loads of fascinating trips to Dracula’s fortresses across the region; held dozens of vampire-themed parties… and given all festival delegates a bloody fangtastic time! Dare to join us?

In 2018, we aim to make the festival even bigger and even better – but we can’t do it without your support. We’re looking to raise £10,000 through crowdfunding to make this already legendary festival in a bucket-list location into the most talked-about horror event of the year. 

"First Come, First Staked". Be one of the first in the world to own one of these amazing T-shirts. Choose any of our exclusive designs when you pledge for our Vampfest Stakeholder T-shirt reward
"First Come, First Staked". Be one of the first in the world to own one of these amazing T-shirts. Choose any of our exclusive designs when you pledge for our Vampfest Stakeholder T-shirt reward

We want to attract the biggest new vampire films to premiere here; we want A-list actors, directors, authors, artists and bands to visit and share the love of the vampire genre; we want the best facilities for showing our amazing films, including VR-headsets for 360 screenings in the spooky gothic graveyard…; and we want to put on the most spectacular vampire-themed parties you’ve ever seen (silent disco in the mist-shrouded main square as the bells strike midnight, anyone?). 

"For blood is life, and it shall be mine!" - Dracula (Bram Stoker). Make sure you don't spill your blood on this exclusive Vampfest Stakeholder T-shirt...
"For blood is life, and it shall be mine!" - Dracula (Bram Stoker). Make sure you don't spill your blood on this exclusive Vampfest Stakeholder T-shirt...

We also want to feature vampire art, including exhibitions of film and book poster art and original pieces and introduce vampire games into the festival, from boardgames to tabletop RPGs to live RPGs to video games.

We’ll reveal who we get as guests as soon as we’re able, and of course, the more money we raise, the more guests, film premieres, book & game launches we’ll be able to bring in.

The money will also allow us to market the festival better. Again, the more we raise, the further we can spread the word.

The ancient citadel of Sighisoara: the birthplace of the real Vlad Dracula
The ancient citadel of Sighisoara: the birthplace of the real Vlad Dracula

It's the spectacular location that's the real star of the show. The medieval citadel of Sighisoara - the birthplace of the real Vlad Dracula - is truly something magical; it's everything you've ever imagined Transylvania to be. Not only that, it's got loads of great hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants which are amazing value for money.

Sighisoara at night - when the vampires come out to play...
Sighisoara at night - when the vampires come out to play...

We’re not just looking for backers – we also want to hear any great ideas you have. 

You can find out more by going to www.ivfaf.com or www.vampfest.net and follow us on Twitter @vampirefestival

"We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England..." Dracula to Jonathan Harker (Bram Stoker). Choose any of our exclusive designs when you pledge for the Vampfest Stakeholder T-shirt reward.
"We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England..." Dracula to Jonathan Harker (Bram Stoker). Choose any of our exclusive designs when you pledge for the Vampfest Stakeholder T-shirt reward.

There are a range of amazing rewards on offer - some of them once-in-a-lifetime (or should that be deathtime..?) opportunities - so pledge now to make sure you don't miss out.

"Home Sweet Home". Another of our exclusive Vampfest Stakeholder t-shirts. Get one of these FREE when you choose the 'Sleep Like The Dead' reward.
"Home Sweet Home". Another of our exclusive Vampfest Stakeholder t-shirts. Get one of these FREE when you choose the 'Sleep Like The Dead' reward.

 

"Vampire Bat". Be one of the first people in the world to own one of these amazing T-shirts!
"Vampire Bat". Be one of the first people in the world to own one of these amazing T-shirts!

And anyone who pledges £10 or more will be immediately sent a code to buy Vampfest tickets at a special rate. 

"Can I have someone to eat?" All T-shirts in any size, male or female
"Can I have someone to eat?" All T-shirts in any size, male or female

Please note that some of our ticket options include airport transfers from Bucharest and accommodation in Sighisoara, making it much simpler for you to get to the heart of the action in deepest Transylvania...

Pledge now... if you dare!

Don't have a Daymare - pledge now!
Don't have a Daymare - pledge now!

 

Risks and challenges

IVFAF (AKA VampFest) 2018 will be the third edition of an already well-established and reliable festival and it WILL definitely be happening, whether or not our Kickstarter goal is reached.
But if the goal IS reached, we will be able to deliver all of the rewards offered and make VampFest the best vampire-themed event of the year.
If you have any questions, email us at info@ivfaf.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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    FANGKS!

    You have our sincere 'fangks' for donating and helping this unique and independent festival in a bucket-list location grow and become even better than it already is. Thanks again. It really is greatly appreciated.

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    GET IMPALED IN DRACULA'S CITADEL

    Get your name - or that of a loved one - 'impaled' on the walls of Vlad Dracula’s citadel! We’ll project your name on the ancient walls where the real Vlad Dracula once stalked (and staked!) to say ‘fangks’ for supporting our festival. Not only that, but your name will be amongst those of Bram Stoker, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Christopher Lee and many other's who have brought us the finest vampire entertainment in modern times. Those who pledge first will be closer to the centre of the display - and the name of Vlad Dracula himself! If you’re not there to see it yourself, we’ll post a photo of the projection on our website.

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    Off to Transylvania...

    You will be immediately sent a special code which will entitle you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    For Vampire Lovers...

    For true ‘Vampire Lovers’ – get your name in the festival programme as a supporter of the festival and get advance notice for ‘earlybat’ tickets for next year along with our sincere ‘fangks’ for making this ambitious and unique festival a success. A PDF of the programme will be sent digitally to you.
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    Collector's Programme

    Collector’s copy of Vampfest programme with your name printed in it as a supporter of the festival (limited numbers).
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    Collector's Posters

    Collector’s copies of Vampfest promo posters (limited numbers).
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    VampFest 'Stakeholder' T-shirt

    Collector’s Vampfest ‘Stakeholder’ T-shirt with unique Vampfest artwork (limited numbers).
    You will also be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    The Walking Dead - Extra Horror...

    ‘The Walking Dead - Extra Horror’: You will be taken – alone or with a partner – on your very own terrifying torch-lit midnight tour of Dracula’s home town, including the ancient graveyard (limited numbers).THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
    You will also be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    Collector's Vampire wood art

    Collector’s Vampfest wood engraving art (limited numbers). This is a beautifully designed piece of wood art depicting the ancient Transylvanian citadel of Sighisoara, the home of the vampire... Lit from within by candlelight, this will be a stunning talking point on a dark night...
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    Become a Vampire...

    Become a Vampire for our legendary Vampire's Ball. Our professional film make-up artists will transform you into a true creature of the night for the party of the year... Includes professional make-up and fangs and the services of a professional make-up artist only - does not include costume.
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL. You will be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    VIP Vamp!

    Reserved VIP seating and refreshments at every film screening, including the Premiere, and shows. Limited numbers.
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL. You will be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    Dracula's Castle tour

    Guided (daytime) tour to Dracula’s castle (Bran Castle) with a knowledgeable, informative and entertaining guide. Includes transport, access to the castle and lunch (limited numbers).
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
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    Dracula's prison tour

    Guided (daytime) tour to Corvin's Castle, where the real Vlad Dracula was held hostage. It's probably the most spectacular castle in the world - and one of the most haunted. Also includes a stop-off to the beautiful walled town of Sibiu, where Dracula's son, Prince Mihnea 'the evil' was assassinated and buried. Includes a knowledgeable, informative and entertaining guide, all access charges, transport and lunch. Limited numbers.
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
    You will also be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    Golden Stakes Audience Judge from home

    Get digital access to all of the films and books submitted to the festival in the two weeks before the festival and get to vote on the winners of the prestigious Golden Stake Awards.
    You will also be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    Dracula: The Myth and the Man tour

    Guided (daytime) tour to Dracula’s castle (Bran Castle) and Vlad Tepes’s regional HQ’s (the medieval city of Brasov and the spectacular Fagaras Castle). There's also an extra stop at the hilltop fortress at Rupea. Includes a knowledgeable, informative and entertaining guide, all access charges, transport and lunch (limited numbers).
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
    You will also be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.

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    VIV (Very Important Vampire) Dinner

    Dinner with VIP special guests in an exclusive restaurant on Sunday June 10th (very limited numbers).
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
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    Golden Stake Awards Festival Judge

    Become a festival judge for the Golden Stake Awards (limited numbers). THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
    You will also be immediately sent a special code which will get you a Stakeholder Delegate pass for £66.60, (a third cheaper than the standard Delegate ticket), which also includes access to the exclusive Funder's party.
    YOU CANNOT RECEIVE THIS REWARD IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED AN ENTRY FOR THE GOLDEN STAKE AWARDS.

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    Banquet of Blood in Dracula's Castle

    Join us and our special guests as we enjoy an exclusive four-course ‘Banquet of Blood’ in Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle) after dark when the castle is closed to visitors… and join in a dance macabre until midnight. Includes refreshments and transfers (limited numbers).
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
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    Sleep Like The Dead - Together

    THIS REWARD CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED TOGETHER WITH 'SLEEP LIKE THE DEAD'. IT CANNOT BE PURCHASED ALONE.
    Spend the night in your own luxury coffin next to that of your partner in the medieval house where the real Vlad Dracula once lived. Includes breakfast... if you survive the night...
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
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    Sleep Like the Dead

    Spend a night in a deserted ancient medieval catacomb in Dracula's home town (the real Vlad Dracula was born here) in your very own luxury coffin… if you dare…
    Includes breakfast… if you survive the night. If you want to share the experience with a partner, you need to purchase the partner version of this reward ('Sleep Like The Dead - Together') and then they can have their own luxury coffin next to yours. Very limited numbers.
    THIS REWARD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A FESTIVAL TICKET AND ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL.
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    Vampire Overlord!

    The ultimate bundle! Become a full festival producer. Includes every applicable reward!
    THIS REWARD INCLUDES A VIP FESTIVAL PASS AND REQUIRES ATTENDANCE AT THE FESTIVAL. ALL SHIPPING COSTS FOR REWARDS ARE INCLUDED.

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Funding period

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