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The 28th Vancouver Queer Film Festival!

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The Annual Vancouver Film Festival is right around the corner! This August 11 – 21, 2016.

We are proud to be a community partner, and thank the festival organizers and Out on Screen for having us.

Our partnered film this year is:

Women Who Kill:

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Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, hosts of a female serial killer-centric podcast, still show all the signs of being a couple. But everything changes when Morgan falls hard and fast for the mysterious Simone, who may or may not be a killer.

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The film had it’s World premier at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and has won Best Screenplay at both the Tribeca Film Festival and Outfest in LA

Writer/ Director Ingrid Jungermann will be in attendance!

Playing Saturday August 13 at 6:45pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinema

 

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Twitter and Instagram: Queerfilmfest #VQFF2016

Another Great Year for Cinemafantastique

Cinemafantastique 2 was what indie filmmaking is all about, genuine ass-kicking passion for what you love. There was such a great energy flowing through the theatre that I’m sure I was not the only one inspired to start the ‘next one’ sooner rather than later. We wish all the filmmakers the very best with their projects! Some of the films are still running the film fest circuit and others have started to get picked up for distribution, please do yourself a favour and track these films down (by legit means please), you will not be disappointed!

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Thank you so much to everyone who donated, participated, and came out to Cinemafantastique 2! We had a great bunch of films and a truly awesome group of people in attendance. Thank you to UBC and the UBC Film Society for letting us use the Norm Theatre, and in fact be the last ones in the theatre for 2 years while everything is torn down and rebuilt.

Cinemafantastique 3 will be opening for submissions shortly, so stay tuned to Twitter and the like for updates!

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The full CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 2 schedule…

Filmmakers and special guests in attendance! Netherworld Collectibles and Cranium of Curiosities retailers on-site. Licensed SAT-SUN (beer). Q&As, trivia, and prizes thanks to Videomatica! JULY 8-10 at the NORM THEATRE (UBC)

THE FULL SCHEDULE…

CinemaFantastique 2’s Official Film Selections!

FRIDAY JULY 8th

12:00 PM: Blind Alley

Adriana Polito’s She-Wolf Of The Woods will precede Valley of the Rats on Friday July 8th at 2PM.

2:00 PM: Valley of the Rats (cast & crew screening) — Followed by Q & A with the DIRECTOR, PRODUCERS, and CAST.

4:00 PM: Slit-Mouthed Woman in L.A.

6:30 PM: Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend – GALA PREMIERE – Followed by Q&A with the DIRECTOR & CAST; plus meet & greet at Mohoney & Sons (just outside the cinema; 8:30 pm)

SATURDAY JULY 9th

11:30 AM: The Red Man – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR

1:30 PM: Hell Town – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR and CAST.

Nadine L’Esperance’s Granny Fuckers will precede She Kills on Saturday July 9th at 3:30PM.

3:30 PM: She Kills

Dionne Copland’s Inferno will precede The Love Witch on Saturday July 9th at 5:30PM.

5:30 PM: The Love Witch

8:00 PM: The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man

10:00 PM: Last Girl Standing – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

SUNDAY JULY 10th

1:00 PM: The Short Film Block will include:
First, Love (Nick Meunier)
Red Snare (Jordan Barnes-Crouse)
Grammy (Jill Gevargizian)
Mistress C (Katherine Sweetman)
Bitch, Popcorn & Blood (Fabio Soares)
Bloody Mary (Jono Freedrix)
O Negative (Gigi Saul Guerrero)
Postpartum (Izzy Lee)
Call Girl (Jill Gevargizian)
Out of My Skin (Nadine L’Esperance)
This Neighbourhood (Jerry Ochoa)
El Gigante (Gigi Saul Guerrero) – followed by Q&A with various filmmakers.

3:00 PM: Harvest Lake (presented with our community partners, the VQFF)

5:00 PM: All Through the House – followed by a Q&A with the PRODUCER

7:00 PM: Holy Hell – our closing film – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR and CAST!

Afterwards, stay for our first-ever Vampyros Lesbos Psychadelic Dance Party! (9:00 pm)

You don’t want to miss these amazing, sexy, and shocking films from some of the most talented and creative horror filmmakers working today!

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The newest (and last) round of CINEMAFANTASTIQUE ticket pre-sales are live now!

Three days of fantastique films of the obscure, the hilariously horrific, and the sexy & surreal at THE NORM THEATRE at UBC, JULY 8-10, 2016!

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON INDIE-GO-GO! http://igg.me/at/cf2tickets

Now in our second year, following 2015’s amazing Cinemafantastique and Tromafest (which featured a very special all-day appearance by the legendary Lloyd Kaufman), we present another exciting lineup of the best in new fantastique cinema and continue our commitment to providing Vancouver’s most innovative film festival experience.

CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 2 at the NORM THEATRE in VANCOUVER, FRI JULY 8 – SUN JULY 9, 2016!!!

So, what is different about this year, besides our exciting new lineup of films?

NEW TICKET PRICING!

This year, our ticket prices are purely by suggested donation. You pay what you want to see up to three days of films!

As part of our philosophy for a democratized film festival experience, we have decided to adjust our ticket prices to reflect our commitment to empowering filmmakers and audiences. As a patron, you can now pay what you feel comfortable with to attend the entire three-day festival!

Below are our suggested donation tiers:

  • $10 for a full day.
  • $30 for the whole fest (three days!!!)
  • Can’t make it to the fest? $15 for a VALLEY OF THE RATS “cast & crew screening version” digital download – our newest film (playing on Friday July 8th) and likely to be the only available version of this particular early cut of the film – in a file you can store and keep!
  • $25 for the VALLEY perk AND a very limited special edition Blu-ray copy of our 2015 festival hit GLASS that includes exclusive director’s commentary.
  • $45 for EVERYTHING.
  • Sorry, there are no t-shirt perks on this round of ticket pre-sales. There will still be t-shirts available on-site (while sizes/supllies last).

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“But wait, didn’t you just say ‘you can pay whatever you want?’ Can’t I just get in for free?

As much as we would like to provide our patrons with an immersive festival experience for free, we have to set a minimum suggested donation in order for us to cover the costs associated with hosting the film festival and to meet the “membership” requirements of our film society. So, where then does the money from these ticket sales go…?

All ticket proceeds will go directly towards making the best damned Cinemafantastique 2 we possibly can, which includes for the first time ever: our Vampyros Lesbos Psychedelic Dance Party!!

The Shivers Film Society is a non-profit organization, so all financing goes directly into the festival itself, including the venue costs and alcohol rentals! Since we keep our submission fees as low as possible for filmmakers, the majority of our festival’s funding comes directly from your donations to this campaign!

Additionally, proceeds will be put towards helping potential special guests arrive in Vancouver during the film fest, so that they can engage with audiences and film fans in person and participate in Cinemafantastique 2.

So far, our confirmed guests are:

  • Steve Balderson (director of HELL TOWN) plus cast members
  • Ryan LaPlante (director of HOLY HELL) plus cast members
  • Benjamin and Rachel Moody (director and producer of LAST GIRL STANDING)
  • Jimmie Gonzales (director of THE RED MAN)
  • Richard Mogg (director of BIGFOOT ATE MY BOYFRIEND)
  • Cast and crew of VALLEY OF THE RATS

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Continuing our platform of sexy, cerebral, funny, and erotic genre films, we are expanding our programming this year to incorporate a majority of independent feature films from all over the globe that quite literally nail this concept, while we lightly contextualize these exciting new films with a couple of our old-school favourites, including a 1983 arthouse vampire opus that will serve as a little tribute to the late David Bowie.

Some of the exciting independent films that we’ll be screening and celebrating this summer are Anna (Viva) Biller’s The Love Witch, the Japanese/US Slit-Mouthed Woman in L.A., veteran indie filmmaker Ron Bonk’s latest revenge-horror comedy She Kills, the new erotic Lovecraftian sci-fi horror Harvest Lake (which co-stars Vancouver’s Tristan Risk); plus one of the best horror films to come around in the last decade (we mean that!) in director Benjamin Moody’s head-flipping Last Girl Standing, and as if that weren’t enough, we’ll also be screening one of the best Christmas exploitation films we’ve ever seen: Todd Nunes’ All Through the House. But what can we say? – these are only half of the amazing films that we’re fortunate enough to have participating in Cinemafantastique 2 this summer! Seriously (see our serious face?😐 …) the lineup this year is pretty effin’ special (in an orgasmic way) and you’ll walk away wide-eyed and starry-brained, we guarantee it. And we’ll back that guarantee. How’s that?  Well, firstly, because Cinemafantastique 2  will be awesome, and secondly, if you see any flick (feature film or full short-film block) that you 100% dislike then we’ll offer you free merch on the spot, no questions asked.
The opening night screening will be a gala celebration for Vancouver filmmaker Richard Mogg as we world-premiere his latest opus of kitsch, bad taste, and wild humour titled Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend. Richard will also be on-hand for a Q&A, to be followed by a Friday night celebration at The Pit Pub (on the premises).

Want to know more about the perks? Easy. This isn’t so much a donation campaign as it is a ticket pre-sale  campaign, and with each ticket (PERK) you get a totally fantastique bang for your buck. Each perk provides either an all-day pass ($10 – cheap!); an all-day pass with an exclusive Cinemafantastique 2 T-shirt ($25); an ALL-ACCESS PASS (all three days) ($30); or all three days with said exclusive T-shirt ($45). Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy. Nobody said we weren’t dirt cheap.

FRIDAY, JULY 8th:
Blind Alley
Valley of the Rats*
Slit-Mouthed Woman in L.A.
Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend (Gala premiere/party)*
*Featuring Special Guests and Q&A session.

SATURDAY, JULY 9th (Licensed/Cheap beer!):
The Red Man*
She Kills
Hell Town (a.k.a. “Debbie Rochon presents: Hell Town”)*
The Love Witch
The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man
Last Girl Standing*
*Featuring Special Guests and Q&A session.

SUNDAY, JULY 10th (Licensed/Cheap beer!):
Cinemafantastique’s Short Film Block (1 hr. 25 min)
Harvest Lake
All Through The Night
Holy Hell*
*Featuring Special Guests and Q&A session.

Plus… the Vampiros Lesbos Psychedelic Dance Party!

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New guest added to NCFD panel – APRIL 20th

We are VERY pleased to announce the addition of special guest Tristan Risk to our amazing panel line-up for the Q&A/Schmooze before and after our NCFD event with Women in Film & Television Vancouver APRIL 20 (7:00pm) at the NORM THEATRE – DOORS @ 6:00pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/909898079107739/

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Join us for a CINEMAFANTASTIQUE pre-festival event in Vancouver!

Announcing the OFFICIAL GUESTS/ FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE on APRIL 20th for NCFD #CanFilmDay:
Katja De Bock from Women in Film & Television Vancouver
Gigi Saul Guerrero from Luchagore Productions
Actor/Filmmaker Ariel Hansen
Filmmaker Carolyn Williams Makeup
Filmmaker Copland from Shivers Film Society
 
Plus the OFFICIAL LIST OF 13 genre shorts screening that night!
 
1. COWBOY KILL CLUB (by Jessica Parsons)
2. EGO NOXA (by Mercedes Coyle)
3. HALLOW (by Leigh Powis)
4. COTARD (by Kaz Nakajima)
5. NIGHT TERROR (by Melanie Coleman)
6. MADRE DE DIOS (by Gigi Saul Guerrero / Luchagore Productions)
7. O NEGATIVE (by Gigi Saul Guerrero / Luchagore Productions)
8. BRUISED (by Jennifer Campbell)
9. ARMS (by Carolyn Williams)
10. S.I.D.S. (by Turner Stewart/dir. & Dionne Copland/producer)
11. DON’T LOOK DOWN (by Dionne Copland)
12. (SECRET FILM – don’t worry, you’ll totally dig it!)
13. DEMONS IN THE DARK (by Jason William Lee/dir. & Dalj Brar/producer)
 
 
Join us for a spectacular 4/20!
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