ATTN: FILMMAKERS, on AUG 3rd bring your trailers on USB/DVD/Blu-ray and we’ll screen ’em at this Bar & Screen event! Intermixed with selected shorts from this summer’s ‪#‎Cinemafantastique‬ fest and closing with Martin Scorsese’s not summer nights in NYC movie BRINGING OUT THE DEAD! Brought to you by Shivers Film Society and VIFF — we’ll be there all day! FREE ENTRY and CHEAP BEER! Hope to see you there!

And a HUGE congratulations to Lari Teras’ BLOOD RIDERS: THE DEVIL RIDES WITH US, Shane Nasmeth’s SAY WHAT?! and Turner Stuart & Dionne Copland’s COMPUTER HEARTS, all winners of the Canadadrome Audience Choice Awards at Cinemafantastique this summer!!!


The next round of early bird Cinemafantastique & Tromafest tickets are now LIVE!


Purchasing you tickets early from our Indie-go-go campaign will get you the cheapest prices, and we have EXCLUSIVE MEGAPASSES available!


And check out the NEW PROGRAM!

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APRIL 29 @ the NORM THEATER: NCFD with the Early Works of David Cronenberg! 6:00 PM (National Canadian Film Day event)

MAY 4 @ the BACKSTAGE LOUNGE (Granville Island): Alex Cox’s REPO MAN! 7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30 – part of the new VIDEO-DROME bar & screen series with VIFF!)

JUNE 1 @ the BACKSTAGE LOUNGE (Granville Island): Jack Hill’s SWITCHBLADE SISTERS! 7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30 – part of the new VIDEO-DROME bar & screen series with VIFF!)

JUNE 20-21 @ CALGARY HORROR CON! Come and see us at Calgary’s premiere horror event! We’ll be at the SHIVERS table!

JULY 9-12 @ the NORM THEATRE: CINEMAFANTASTIQUE! Our first film festival dedicated to films of the fantastic from all over the world, with featured LGBT Midnite Madness screenings!

JULY 18 @ the NORM THEATRE: Vancouver’s First-Ever TROMAFEST! Featuring Lloyd Kaufman in person delivering his 90-minute filmmaking master class and a career retrospective of his cinematic Tromasterpieces! Featuring The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet, Citizen Toxie, and Poultrygeist!

 Pre-purchase Tickets for National Canadian Film Day, April 29th, 6:00pm, at the NORM THEATRE @ UBC

Tickets are just $12 for all films (plus a SECRET Cronenberg short film!) – and include the Shivers Annual Membership!


Tickets will be available for pickup at the theatre.


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I Am Monster headlines the Cinemafantastique short film section.

Lori Bowen & Shannon Lark’s gory/sexy/amazing (and award-winning!) I AM MONSTER will headline the Short Film Programme at Cinemafantastique this summer! July 11th – afternoon. Want a teaser…?

Got giallo…?

Giallo fever this summer at Cinemafantastique:

Brivido Giallo’s GLASS will be making its world premiere on the opening night of Cinemafantastique Friday, July 10th — Brivido Giallo is an independent production company that was started in the UK and Italy in 2011. Their first film, Reversed, has screened theatrically in London, Milan, Rome, and Vancouver, and will also be making return screenings at the Rome Independent Film Fest and Cinemafantastique later this year. GLASS is the second neo-giallo/experimental/erotic/thriller in the production company’s planned trilogy.

Renaud Gauthier’s DISCOPATH, the amazing, bloody and clever neo-giallo from Quebec, will be making its Vancouver premiere at Cinemafantastique this summer – Sunday, July 12th!


(with MEGAPASSES only available online at our Indiegogo campaign)