A Pub Crawl for Movie Watching, Couch Fest Premiers in 35 Countries Dec. 6

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The world's largest short film festival, Couch Fest will take over private homes and non-traditional locations from Seattle to Katmandu in 35 cities across the globe, Dec. 6. Hailed by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “top 5 coolest short film festivals in the world, Couch Fest advance tickets are on sale at http://www.couchfestfilms.com, and by phone 24/7 through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Like a pub crawl for movie watching, Couch Fest invites people to come into private homes to watch a well-curated selection of short films, and then move on to the next home-venue. The Seattle-based f

This community-building event disguised as a film festival boasts a program of films to rival any world-class festival, including over 45 short films, presented in 6 programs throughout the day.

The world’s largest short film festival, hailed by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “top 5 coolest short film festivals in the world,” Couch Fest will take over private homes and non-traditional locations in 35 cities around the world, Saturday, Dec. 6. Like a pub crawl for movie watching, Couch Fest is a traveling festival: moviegoers enjoy films shown in residents' living rooms, offices, and boats for 45-minute screenings, and then move to the next closest home-venue to see more.

This community-building event disguised as a film festival boasts a program of films to rival any world-class festival, including over 45 short films, presented in 6 programs throughout the day. Attendees can go to as many as host homes as they like, all for one $10 ticket, available online at http://www.couchfestfilms.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006 in advance, or at the first location they attend.

Highlighted films include Drew Christie’s The Beast Inside; Sundance Audience Award nominee Cruising Electric; Sundance Jury Award nominee Life’s a Bitch; Maikaru, winner of the International Documentary Film Challenge; the Cannes Official Selection Tau Seru; and the Oscar-nominated Do I Have To Take Care of Everything? The full program is available online, and a selection is available for the press to preview online.

Each program has a 5-minute intermission to make sure attendees have an opportunity to chat with each other, underscoring the festival’s mission of being “awkwardly awesome.” As with every year, the festival includes the crowd-pleasing "Inappropriately Awesome" program, with several outrageous and bawdy short movies rarely included in more traditional festivals.

Though Seattle is the hub of Couch Fest, movie lovers in 35 cities are also hosting the festival, including locations in Torino, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Warsaw, Lithuania, and Kathmandu.

The exact host locations are listed on the festival website at http://www.couchfestfilms.com. The website also includes maps, driving directions, parking information and transit options for each home.

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About Couch Fest Films
Seattle filmmaker Craig Downing founded Couch Fest Films in 2008 with the goal of sharing the love of film and video in an unpretentious environment. The festival aims to build kinship among movie lovers in a comfortable and cozy setting, and to share exciting new works of short film with the Seattle area and beyond. Couch Fest has built a passionate following in the city thanks to its reliably high quality, entertaining film programs, and its open-minded "do it yourself" ethic.

For more information about Couch Fest, visit http://www.couchfestfilms.com.

High resolution logos available at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5Hwm9QjI6QMSW41NmJtdmhMemM&usp=drive_web. .
Please email ryan(at)couchfestfilms(dot)com to request a press pass or if you'd like to speak with festival founder Craig Downing, or any other members of the Couch Fest team. Some movies in the festival are currently available for preview.

About Brown Paper Tickets:

Brown Paper Tickets is a socially conscious global leader in online ticketing and event registration, helping people in 68 countries plan, promote and sell out events. Ranked as the 8th largest primary ticketing company in the world in Aug. 2012 by Ticket News, Brown Paper Tickets was rated #1 for ticketing and event registration by FindTheBest.com, #1 for customer service by Bay Area Dance Watch, and opened its fourth office in New York, NY in 2014. To learn more about the world’s only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company, visit http://community.brownpapertickets.com/press/.

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