Canned Film Festival
The Canned Film Festival is a comedy-based motion picture television series that was nationally syndicated during the late night hours in the United States for a single season in the summer of 1986. With only a one-letter difference in the spelling, the name is an intentional play on the name for the Cannes Film Festival, the annual world-renowned film-screening celebration in Cannes, France. Not to be confused with the latter, the Canned Film Festival featured B movies as the centerpiece for each television episode, and was composed of short vignettes interwoven throughout the films. Boasting the tagline “late night with the best of the worst,” the series was promoted and sponsored by the Dr Pepper Company, whose then-tagline “out-of-the-ordinary” echoed the show’s collection of odd and strange movies. The series was created by Young & Rubicam and developed for television by Chelsea Communications, LLC.