Mar 10, 2017

UPDATED WITH WINNER! Enter The TCM Classic Film Festival Button Pack Giveaway!

From April 6-9, I will be attending the TCM Classic Film Festival for the fourth year as a member of the media. As some of you may remember, last year artist, classic movie fanatic and festivalgoer Kate Gabrielle created a great set of buttons to help film fans celebrate the highlights of the festival and connect more easily with each other in person. These are perfect to pin onto your pass lanyard, though they are also quite attractive on bags, jackets or whatever surface you might like to lend a little classic movie flair.

Kate is selling the packs (pictured above) on her website. Each set includes:

-One 2.25" social media introduction button. You can choose your username for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 

-One 2.25" button displaying how many years you've been attending the festival. You have a choice of Barbara Stanwyck or Gary Cooper on your button.

-Two 1.5" matching buttons featuring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart to celebrate the 75th anniversary screening of Casablanca

-Five 1" buttons with a selection of images of the attendees  and featured films at the 2017 festival

It was great fun to have this set at the festival last year. It really is a great conversation starter. 

I did a button pack giveaway in 2016, and once again, I want to share one with all of you. 

I will be awarding one lucky TCM Classic Film Festival attendee (or classic film fan) with a personalized set of Kate's buttons.

All you need to do is tell me in the comments:

What are you most excited to see or do at this year's festival? If you are not attending: what films, events or guests look most interesting to you?

It can be one thing or twenty! I love to hear what brings you all from all over the world to this event that is as much about connecting with other film fans as it is seeing the stars and watching movies.

The rules:

-Only US residents please.

-While this is an ideal prize for TCMFF attendees, you do not need to be going to the festival to enter.
-All entries must be made by midnight PST, Monday, March 13
-Only guesses made in the comments below are eligible.

I will announce the winner, and share the answers in an update to this post and on my social media accounts on Tuesday, March 14

Good Luck!


I drew a name out of my hat:

and the big winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered! Paulet, please send me an email at classicmovieblog (at) with: 

-Your mailing address
-The Twitter, Instagram or Facebook tag you want on your ID button
-The number of years you have gone to TCMFF and your choice of Barbara Stanwyck or Gary Cooper for your other personalized button

Your prize will be coming directly from Kate Gabrielle. Enjoy! 


  1. I'm excited to see YOU Kendahl ;)

  2. While I enjoy the whole festival, I am excited that my girlfriend will get to stay at the Roosevelt this year for the first time - she'll love it. If I have to choose a festival event (although still awaiting the full schedule), I will choose High Anxiety with the great Mel Brooks.

  3. Depends on the schedule, but Ub Iwerks cartoons is at the top pf my list

  4. I wish I could attend! the whole festival looks interesting to me, I love the idea of classic film enthusiasts gathering together to celebrate something they love.

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  6. I especially love what I affectionately call the "Film Nerd" programs. Such as the history of SFX at the 2012 fest, the evolution of color film in 2015 or last year's historical Vitaphone presentation. As a former university film major, I'm in absolute Cinema Heaven <3

  7. Congratulations to Paulet Sharen, the winner of the TCM Classic Film Festival button pack giveaway! Please see my updated post for information on claiming your fabulous prize! Thank you to all for entering.

  8. <3 to you. I'll be sending you my info later when I'm on my computer.