So for our 3rd year, we decided like the 1st year, to have the films duke it out in competition! There are going to be 4 categories, the winners of those 4 categories will then go into competition for BEST SHORT & BEST FEATURE at Cinemafantastique 3. They will be announced on the day of the festival at the Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver on Saturday August 26! We have some pretty cool judges that I will let you know about below ↓↓↓↓. For all those awesome individuals who are getting their asses in seats, your voices will be heard…Why? Because we think every competition fest should have an AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD! The winners of those will be announced a few days after the Cinemafantastique 3
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So let’s introduce you to the judges….
First up we have Rob Carpenter; we have known Rob for like a thousand years, he has acted in many Creepy Six Films, as well as wearing numerous other hats: Producer, casting director, and the title that EVERY indie filmmaker knows: ‘do what it takes to get shit done’ person. Rob has also directed the award-winning short Dirty Bill of Health, and completed his 1st feature film Nutshells (which is doing the festival circuit right now) with his film company Random Dude Films.
Next up is Paul Denis, he is a lover of movies and comics and a truly awesome individual! He was the cool cat that brought us Empire Fan Favorites on 35mm at the now-defunct Granville 7. (Thank you, Sir). You wanna talk movies over beer with an awesome individual, Paul is your guy. He knows his shit and delivers it with a big smile and zero ego; well maybe a little bit, it’s just hidden behind the charming British accent.
We also have the honour of having the multi-award-winning director Jennifer Campbell, whose body-horror short films Bruised and Hike have made audiences squirm all over the world. We are grateful for her taking the time away from producing her first feature film to be with us at this year’s festival. Side note — If there are any producers out there looking for talented individuals, with an incredible story, you have to look this women up!
Last but not least, we have the incredible women behind Blue Girl Productions, Nadine L’Esperance. Nadine has grossed out many an audience with her award-winning short films No Pets Allowed, Granny Fuckers and Out of My Skin. She will be treating us to some Punk Rock shenanigans right before Troma’s Return to Return to Nuke’ Em High Aka Vol. 2 at this year’s festival with the banned-on-social-media music video she directed for the Gnar Gnars called Hooker Piss!
We are very grateful to all the judges for making the hard decisions they are going to have to make. The easy part will be watching the films, now they — and you — must choose. There can be only one… Well, two if you count both categories.