Siff buzz spring 2015 issue5

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Issue 3 was inside of our last Simatography Magazine.

Hey Band Fans and Groupies New t Davies here reminding you that The Battle of the Bands contestants are here to entertain you while we wait for the films to begin. Check the band directory inside and prepare to vote soon for your favourites. Click the cover above to see it

A Word from our Editor Well well, where to start. Things are moving along quickly now at SIFF, with some important reminders in this issue. In particular we are ready to start voting for Film Posters and Film Trailers, so get the details on our website and our social media channels. Click HERE to check out the polls. Also, Battle of the Bands contestants have compiled all of their projects for your enjoyment. See inside for a directory on the bands in the running and prepare to vote for your favourites soon. And last, but not least, the films will be coming soon and there are soooooo many to watch so we will keep you informed on the timeing of viewing and voting when the time comes. Only 15 days left until they start showing. (a figment of Minraed’s imagination)

We are looking for fans of SIFF to share a few words about your SIFF experience. Email us at and provide a full body photo of your sim on a white background and a few words that you would like to share. We would love to hear from you.

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Important dates FILM SUBMISSIONS are now CLOSED Film Release Dates - March 15 - 20th Viewer’s Choice polls for Film Trailers and Posters NOW OPEN - March1st - 15th Viewer’s Choice polls for Machinima Categories will starting March 28th to allow time for viewers to watch before voting. Viewer’s Choice polls for Battle of the Bands March 8th - 15th

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Bree will be back nex t week with a great big double issue of special interviews with a number of our SIFF Voice actors. Bree has been hard at work contacting the voice actors who have submitted so far, and the list is growing fast If you have submitted your voice acting roles to SIFF, and have not been contacted yet, don’t worry, Bree will be in touch. In the meantime, have a peek at the playlist so far and see what our voice actors are up to this SIFF.

Sims International Film Festival Supporting the voice actors that bring our characters to life!

We are in the process of building a better connection between voice actors and Sims machinima makers. Throughout our websties and social media you can find more ways to connect - see the list of links below. If you are a voice actor for Sims Machinima and you want your name to be on our directory or if you have ideas on other things that we could be doing, then email us at

Voice Actor Demo Reels Playlist - click HERE

Casting calls playlist - click hERE Share your casting calls and voice reels with us and we will add you to the list

Forums - Voice Actor directory HERE Drop by our forums and add yourself to the directory.

SIFF STUFF is now available for download Click HERE to find it all in our forums. Red Carpet backdrop walls, T-shirts and posters - Sims 3 and 4 with some Sims 2 now available too

Hello again my film-loving darlings. The screen is about to heat up fast. There are only 2 weeks now until the films begin to release, with all films being due between March 15th and 20th. There is going to be some serious film watching ahead so be sure to plan your viewing carefully. The best way to get started is to watch the trailers over the next two weeks, and be sure to cast your votes because the polls are posted for Best Film Trailer and Best Film Poster (in case you didn’t notice the other dozen reminders we put into this issue. LOL We really didn’t want you to miss it) As a side note, you have come to notice that we are including interviews with as many of the film makers as possible. We may not cover them all before film release, but I am having a blast getting to know all of the film makers so you can be sure that we will continue this feature even after we roll up the red carpet, so every filmmaker will have their moment in the spotlight.

Playbill Update 68 Machinima Submissions + 17 Voice Actors 10 Masters, 23 films, 12 music videos, 17 series, 3 MEP, 2 Miscellaneous 14 countries New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, U.S.A., Australia, Canada, England/U.K., Germany, Zambia, Malaysia, Burma, France, Portugal and Indonesia, Wow!


Filmmakers still have until March 15 - 20th to finish their films for release.

Important Notice to Viewers and Voters You can vote now for film posters and trailers. This is a great way to start planning your SIFF viewing schedule too. VOTE HERE

Be sure to check out our YouTube film trailer playlist!

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ead - you will find social media, websites and more for each band. the bands now, voting will begin March 8th.

Kenzie is rockin’ it out this week as we take a look at some of Fangirl’s fave Battle of the Bands finalists.

I can’t believe it, but it’s almost time for Battle of the Bands voting! There is literally one more week before it begins (March 8)! I am so excited! And let me tell you, it won’t be an easy task choosing the winners this year! We have so many amazing entries! Among the new bands is Hi-5, and being a fan of Asian culture, their K-pop genre makes me extra eager to see what they come up with for their debut season! I love their eclectic sense of fashion ranging from bright colors and vibrant patterns to traditional school girl outfits, and there’s something about Asian pop music’s upbeat vibe that makes me want to break down and dance! Like no one is watching, of course, though I seriously hope no one IS watching.

Two returning bands this season have merged into one – Breaking Karma, with members from the past SIFF BOTB entries Breaking Blue and Karma Sisters. I am so excited to see what this new band comes up brings for us with members of two awesome bands rolled into one!

I’m a fan of rock (well, I’m a fan of almost every genre), so seeing Cross this season is going to be literally rockin’! The girls were voted “most likely to succeed as a band” in high school, so it’ll be awesome to see how they do in Battle of the Bands!

T.A.T.U. Boys are returning after making their SIFF debut in fall 2013, and while the man candy back then was droolworthy, there are now four more members to ogle on the Red Carpet! And one of them is a prince! YUM! I’m officially royally flushed!

So everyone, get your fingers ready to work and start clicking to vote! May the best band win! Good luck to all contestants! What are you fangirling over this SIFF? Let us know at and we will get our Fangirl Kenzie to see what she can dig up.


Join us for some wild and wacky fun!

Da Bears

It’s Red Carpet Time! Everyone is welcome on the Red Carpet, even bears! We will have more for you next issue, so get your starts dressed up and bring them to the Red Carpet! The Red Carpet VIP Gala Is open until March 20 th Visit us at for all of the details

Red Carpet Photo Prompt Paparazzi - Red Carpet Romance If there is any romance going on, you can be sure our paparazzi will capture it. What kind of scandalous relationships or Red Carpet romance will this season bring?

Photo credits - above TatuBoys by Alexander V. Below - by Rikee Chen

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