Cinemafantastique 4 Award Winners!!!

Thank you again to all the film makers for their submissions to this year’s festival! Here are this year’s winners…

BEST FEATURE

KYRSYÄ-TUFTLAND

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Directed By: Roope Olenius


BEST SHORT

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO

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Directed By: Laurel Vail


DIRECTOR’S SELECTION

THOSE WHO CAN DIE – (CEUX QUI PEUVENT MOURIR)

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Directed By: Charlotte Cayeux


AUDIENCE CHOICE

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO

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Directed By: Laurel Vail


SPECIAL JURY AWARD

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POPSY

Directed By: Julien Homsy


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HEARTLESS

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Directed By: Kevin Sluder



Let’s Introduce you to the Short Films!

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We have a great mix of films at the festival this year. Some of these films have been around the film festival circuit, some are new to it, some are very well deserved award winners, and those who haven’t won something yet are sure to as they make their way around the globe. We hope that you will come out to support independent film makers and see these films in Vancouver this summer because they are not to be missed. You can get your tickets now on FilmFreeway


1. HEARTLESSPoster d94eb4de2f-poster

Run time: 12 min 24 sec
Country of Origin: United States
Director: Kevin Sluder
Starring: Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros, Ron Morehouse

Synopsis: Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.

 

Trailer: Coming Soon!

Website: https://www.heartlessmovie.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeartlessMovie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeartlessHorrorMovie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heartless_movie

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6977666


2. HOPE IN A BOXHope_in_a_box_new

Run time: 6 min 52 sec
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Mick Dow
Starring: Becky Black, Richard Gittins

Synopsis: On Sunday morning the council offices were empty apart from two employees. At 9.20am they were abducted and taken to an unknown location. Kidnapped, tied up and locked in a box, unlikely heroes Ally and Mark have to make a decision. Do they stay or get out? A darkly comic film noir in a box.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShortFilmHopeinaBox

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MickDowDirector

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6187142/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


3. LIVING WITH A MONSTERMONSTER poster 6

Run time: 3 min 59 sec
Country of Origin: Canada
Director: Joffrey Saintrapt
Starring: Tyler Lionel Parr, Kyle McDonald

Synopsis: After losing his wife and son, John became a recluse alcoholic haunted by his past. One night, a Monster pays him a visit.

 

 

Website: https://www.lwamseries.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LWAMseries/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LWAMseries

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lwamseries/?hl=fr


4. MARÍA FERNANDA IN TIMEPoster 98553a1d55-poster

Run time: 9 min 20 sec
Country of Origin: Spain
Director: Xavier Pijuan
Starring: Pere Costa, Mercè Carrió

Synopsis: An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where her son works.

 

Website: https://laboinaproduccions.com/2015/03/02/corto-maria-fernanda-in-time-2015-03/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Laboina-Produccions-319674751732791/?ref=bookmarks

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6356498/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


5. NTA (NUKE THEM ALL) AfficheLauriers290518

Run time: 13 min 34 sec
Country of Origin: France
Director: Olivier Nelli
Starring: Shelly D’inferno, Héléna Mogelan, Céline Berti, Nikita Klosewood, Dame Elixir, Cédric Alamargot, Nayan Chauveau

Synopsis: After the apocalypse, within the confederacy “NEW-ROPE”, the mutants worship an atom bomb. Three héroïnes were recruited to defuse it smoothly.

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projet.NTA

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7169836/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


6. PAINT THE TOWN REDPhoto 7 PtTR_Poster_2_no_credits

Run time: 5 min 15 sec
Country of Origin: Canada
Directors: Ariel Hansen, Christopher Graham
Starring: Alison Klause, Ariel Hansen, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Jesse Inocalla

Synopsis: After receiving a pair of tickets in the mail, Andie and Josephine visit a mysterious new club, only to find things a little unusual…

 

Website: http://www.badcookiepictures.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadCookiePictures/https://www.facebook.com/BadCookiePictures/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/badcookiepics?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BadCookiePictures/

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6749924/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


7. POPSYPoster affiche_Popsy_FR_FINAL_extra-small

Run time: 18 min 00 sec
Country of Origin: France
Director: Julien Homsy
Starring: Patrick Haudecoeur, Vincent Grass, Gilles Detroit, Kate Homsy, Jane Landrey

Synopsis: In this adaptation of Stephen King’s short story, Weber’s addiction to poker leads him into deep trouble. Forced to cover his debt to Mr. Rudy, he takes a highly risky way out.

 

Website: https://popsymovie.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Popsy-132448137223368/

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6632782/


8. STUDDED NIGHTMARE (CAUCHEMAR CAPITONNÉ)cauchemar_capitonne_poster01

Run time: 9 min 20 sec
Country of Origin: Canada
Director: Jean-Claude Leblanc
Starring: Sébastien Huberdeau, Maude St-Pierre

Synopsis: When J.-F. is inexplicably drawn to the chair in which a man committed suicide, style isn’t the only thing the leather antique brings to his home. Suddenly overcome by fantasies both nightmarish and erotic, he gets rid of the chair immediately, only to have it claimed by his friend Aly, who soon finds herself spellbound by shocking visions of her own violent death. As the horror escalates, it’s up to J.-F. to save his friend before she is driven to a very gruesome fate.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cauchemarcapitonne

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5846580/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


9. THIRD WHEELThirdWheel_Poster_01

Run time: 4 min 09 sec
Country of Origin: United States
Director: Daniel DelPurgatorio
Starring: Kristen Magee, Andrew Goetten

Synopsis: Susan has more than just skeletons in her closet.

 

 

Website: http://www.wecantallbeperfect.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThirdWheelMovie

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6744226/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


10. THOSE WHO CAN DIE (CEUX QUI PEUVENT MOURIR)Poster 0faf01210c-poster

Run time: 18 min 33 sec
Country of Origin: France
Director: Charlotte Cayeux
Starring: Zoé Garcia, Lilas Richard

Synopsis: Zoé, 15 years old, enters a strict boarding school. Around her, pupils are playing and attending classes with faded eyes. Through their obsequious facade, the supervisors’ violence lurks. One day Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for.

Website: http://athalieproductions.org/?p=937

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ceux-qui-peuvent-mourir-803423413142637/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AthalieProd

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6585272/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


11. TIME HEALS NO WOUNDSTime_heals_no_wounds-poster

Run time: 11 min 15 sec
Country of Origin: Canada
Director: Jordan Barnes-Crouse
Starring: Kallie Jean Sorensen, Gabriel Carter

Synopsis: Toiling away in a makeshift lab, Dr. Barry Slater has finally made a breakthrough: THE CHRONOSPHERIC RE-OSCILLATOR, a device able to transmit artifacts across time. But when he materializes a recording from his future self, he decides to become his next test subject, despite the cautioning of his young wife Georgina. When the experiment goes awry, Georgina suddenly finds herself transported to another time, and the man resembling her husband may no longer be who, or what, he seems.

Website: https://www.offworldpictures.com/time-heals-no-wounds

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offworldpictures

Twitter: https://twitter.com/offworldpics

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offworldpictures/

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8071680/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


12. WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTOPoster e06a9d6de7-poster

Run time: 15 min 30 sec
Country of Origin: United States
Director: Laurel Vail
Starring: Matt Mercer, Laurel Vail, Chelsea Blechman, Kari Assad, Torrey Drake, Aaron Leddick

Synopsis: Three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.

 

Website: http://www.outofspiteproductions.com/WMGAI/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatMetalGirlsAreInto

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WMGAI_film

IMDB: http://imdb.com/title/tt7204704


 

Official Selections For Cinemafantastique 4

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SHORTS

What Metal Girls Are Into
Dir. Laurel Vail
United States

María Fernanda in Time
Dir. Xavier Pijuan
Spain

Dark Wake
Dir. Abdul Ali
Canada

Those Who Can Die (Ceux qui peuvent mourir)
Dir. Charlotte Cayeux
France

Hope in a Box
Dir. Mick Dow
United Kingdom

Time Heals No Wounds
Dir. Jordan Barnes-Crouse
Canada

Popsy
Dir. Julien Homsy
France

Living with a Monster
Dir. Joffrey Saintrapt
Canada

NTA (Nuke Them All)
Dir. Olivier Nelli
France

Paint the Town Red
Dir. Ariel Hansen, Christopher Graham
Canada

Third Wheel
Dir. Daniel DelPurgatorio
United States

Studded Nightmare (Cauchemar Capitonné)
Dir. Jean-Claude Leblanc
Canada

Heartless
Dir. Kevin Sluder
United States

FEATURES

Kyrsyä- Tuftland
Dir. Roope Olenius
Finland

Doubleplusungood
Dir. Marco Laguna
Belgium

The Theta Girl
Dir. Christopher Bickel
United States

THE WINNERS ARE…

Once again I’d like to thank all the filmmakers that submitted their films! Congratulations to the winners!!

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HELL HAUNT


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HOPE


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DON’T FUCK WITH ENGLAND


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PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER


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POOL PARTY MASSACRE


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HOPE


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PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER


BEST HORROR NOMINATIONS

HADA
READY TO BURST
VEXED
MONSTERS
HELL HAUNT


BEST HORROR-COMEDY NOMINATIONS

THE BARBER’S CUT
STICK TO YOUR GUN
BUN IN THE OVERN
BUzZ
HOPE


MOST INNOVATIVE NOMINATIONS

SYNCHRONOUS
LA FOLIA
BESTIA
DON’T FUCK WITH ENGLAND


MOST FANTASTIQUE NOMINATIONS

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WITCHING HOUR
THE ROOM
ALPHAMEM
PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER


BEST FEATURE FILM NOMINATIONS

REVERIES OF A SOLITARY WALKER
WHO’S WATCHING OLIVER
PICTURE OF BEAUTY
POOL PARTY MASSACRE

Wowza! What a great day! Thank you!,Thank you!, Thank you! to EVERYONE!!

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Thank you to the audience for attending! Thank you to the people who came up to us to tell us how much you enjoyed the films. Thank you to the people who came all DAY. Thank you Mom. Thank you to my long time friend Danielle, who isn’t a fan of the horror genre, who came just to support and didn’t leave her seat because she liked the films so much. Thank you to the Troma fans who came out to say HI to Lloyd, and a special thank you to Joanna and Brian for making the fucking incredible Toxie Cake! Thank you to Will, Rob, Krista for working your asses off, to make the day easier for us. Thank you to Shane for taking pictures and video (can’t wait to see them!) Thank you to Daphne and Francis from The Vancity who made sure everything was running smoothly out front of house and the projectionists Jurgun, Tim, and Ron for making sure the films looked awesome up on the big screen! Thank you to Tom, J and Kathy also from Vancity for the opportunity to have the festival at this great theatre. Thank you to the Darryl from Netherworld and Monique and Peter from Cranium of Curiosities for selling your wares and support at the fest. Thank you to Brenin from Shivers Entertainment, who came all the way from Kelowna who wasn’t selling his wares, but jumped in to help us and Lloyd at the tables. Thank you to Darryl from Netherworld, David from Generativity Productions, Gigi, Raynor, Luke from Luchagore, Rob and Tom from True Confections (Mmmm cheescake), Hassan and Mo from Victoria’s health (Best damn smoothies in Van and North Van), Brenin Barrow, Drew Marvick, and Warner Bros. Canada for contributing to the prize giveaways. Thank you to our Community Partners Vancouver Short Film Festival and submissions coordinator, programmer Zlatina for coming out to support us. Thank you Dulcie and Jeremy from PDXtreme Fest for coming up from Portland. Thank you to our festival judges Nadine, Jennifer, Paul, and Rob, we know the filmmakers didn’t make it easy on you because they were all so good, so thank you for your time. Thank you to the filmmakers Jono Freedrix, Magan Wiles (Bun in the Oven), Drew Marvick (Pool Party Massacre) who came from far and away to support their great films. Thank you to the local filmmakers Ariel Hansen and Topher Graham (Bad Cookie Pictures), Jordan Barnes-Crouse (Bad Cookie Pictures), Richard Lukacs and Samantha Lukacs (Crone Cult Pictures), David Aboussafy (Generativity Productions), Gigi Saul Guerrero, Raynor Shima, Luke Bramley (Luchagore Productions), Nadine L’Esperance (Blue Girl Productions), Richard Mogg (Rick Moe Productions) for making awesome genre films in Vancouver! Thank you to all the filmmakers for making your art and putting it out for the world to see, you are all really talented so please don’t ever let the ‘Industry Crap’ way you down and stop you from putting awesome things out there! Thank you to Mr. Lloyd Kaufman for you are the King of Indie Genre Filmmaking, you are the kindest most generous person and I can’t say it any better than Richard said last night but you really do inspire so many people! So all aspiring filmmakers out there do as Uncle Lloyd says and go Make your Own Damn Movie, you might surprise yourself.

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