The Blob

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One of the great features from recent BlobFests of recent years has been the Short Film Contest named the Shorties, in honor of Blob director Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth.

It is looking as if this year is no exception as the folks at the Colonial Theatre have announced the opening up of the 2023 edition of the Shorties.

You can find all the info over at the Colonial’s website or on their Facebook page for BlobFest, but there is in one interesting thing about this year’s competition – All entries must have somewhere in them a meteorite, similar to the one that brought our blobby friend to Earth. It is always a treat to see the ingenuity and wit on display in the short film contest, so it should be fun to see how contestants incorporate the prop into their entries.

This year’s BlobFest is July through the 16th in Phoenixville, PA.