Here’s the list of our LIVE and PRE-RECORDED times for our filmmaker Q and A’s!! **Please note the Live Presentations will be on our main facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CinemafantastiqueFest/NOT on our event page, because FB/or us are stupid and could not get it to work** If you like and follow our page you should be notified when we go live. Don’t worry if you miss the live broadcast as it will be available on both our main and event page to watch later that day, as well as our Darkside Video YouTube page next week.
SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH, 2020
1PM (PDT): Matt Storc – PRE-RECORDED (Director of Take Back the Knife)
1:30PM (PDT): Emi Electra and Amber Anne – LIVE (Director and Lead Actor of SOMATIKA)
2PM (PDT): Marcella C. De Finis – LIVE (Director of Incredible Tale of the Spiritless Man)
2:30pm (PDT): Baptiste Rouveure – PRE-RECORDED (Director of anonymous animals)
3pm (PDT): #FilmedInBCwith 6 filmmakers: LIVE
Carolyn Irwin and Jon Flahr (Producer and Director of Deleted) Ariel Hansen – (Director of Nepenthes) Sharai Rewels – (Director of Ramshackle Blues) Chris Beaubien – (Director of Siren) Topher Graham – (Director of Devil and I)
3:45pm (PDT): TBC – LIVE Our community partner Vancouver Short Film Festival.
SUNDAY AUGUST 30th, 2020
12PM (PDT):Emmanuel Bonami – PRE-RECORDED ( Actor in French Blood 1. Mr. PIG)
12:30PM (PDT): Ryan LaPlante and Tom McGee – LIVE ( Director and Producer of Don’t Sneeze) Matt Parks – LIVE (Director of The Minister)
1PM (PDT): Ryan Irving LIVE – (Director of Bark)
1:30PM (PDT): William Davis and Kyle Wilson – LIVE ( Producer and Director of Look Twice)
2PM (PDT): Tony Reames – LIVE (Director of Playtime’s Over)
2:30PM (PDT): Mark Beal – LIVE (Director of Bloodsucker’s Planet)
4PM (PDT): AWARDS!!!
Best Feature Film Best Short film Best BC Film Best Horror Film Best Horror Comedy Film Most Fantastique Film Director’s Choice Film
Bloodsucker’s Planet | Runtime: 1hr 7min. Country: USA Written & Directed by: Mark Beal Starring: Joel Jeremy Herrera, Jessica Bell, Joe Grisaffi, Leni Mex, Adrienne Dobson, Allen Menefee, Logan Hooks, Catalina Querida, Charles Pitman, Cory W. Ahre
In this ’60s retro prequel to the bizarro-noir Bloodsucker’s Handbook, Bloodsucker’s Planet follows the crew of the space ship Argosy as they respond to a distress signal from the industrial Planet Mara only to discover the planet is ruled by the sinister Mother Vampire. Along the way, they encounter disease-carrying Mara bats, a talking space roach, and Adrianna, the gynoid whose developing self-awareness is aided by her collection of vintage romance comics.
French Blood 1 – Mr. Pig | Runtime: 1hr 21min. Country: FRANCE Written & Directed by: Rodolphe Bonnet Starring: Leslie Carles, Emmanuel Bonami, Sophie Chamoux, Yannick Laurent, Guilhem Tigny
FRENCH BLOOD is the first anthology horror films franchise ever produced in France. FRENCH BLOOD will be presented in ten chapters, ten 80 minute-long films. It tells the story of a woman who was raped and left for dead by a gang of five men hiding behind masks: Mr. Pig, Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Frog, Mr. Sheep and Mr. Wolf. Now she’s the one to take up the mask and her revenge…This is the thread that leads from one movie to the other: HER revenge. In the first five chapters, she finds each one of her five abusers, and so wearing her mask she lets her anger and hurt loose. Every chapter of FRENCH BLOOD includes three to four short films, all of them dealing with the single storyline of the main character. It is neither necessary to watch the films in any specific order, nor to watch them all to understand what’s going on. For those who want to take the long ride, each feature film has to be considered as one piece in the puzzle.
Incredible Tale of the Spiritless Man (A Incrível História do Homem Desalmado) | Runtime: 29min. Country: BRAZIL Written & Directed by: Marcella C. De Finis Starring: Joana Caetano, Tarcius Guedes, Rebeca Pieroni, Leidiane Marcelino, Vilma Melo, Flávia Espírito-Santo, Aníbal Trindade, Sophie Saphirah
It’s true that he wasn’t aware of it yet, but when Julio woke up that morning, he was already spiritless. Bruna, the clever lady from the department store, on the other side, knew at the moment she laid eyes on him what was going on. Across town, it was already nighttime when a handful of lost spirits met in a pub, and a little girl just wanted to go back home. Somewhere between those places, a gypsy was waiting for the arrival of her niece accompanied by a spiritless man.
Siren | Runtime: 16 min. Country: CANADA (BC Local) Written & Directed by: Christopher Beaubien Starring: Dalit Holzman, Erin Morgan, Eryka Alanna, Madison Isolina
Driving on a highway late at night, distracted driver April (Dalit Holzman) and her combative lover Brooke (Erin Morgan) are pulled over for speeding by two sinister police officers (Eryka Alanna and Madison Isolina). During a strange and increasingly frightening interrogation, the two women find themselves under the power of a supernatural force that changes everything they ever knew about themselves… and each other.
Somatika | Runtime: 29 min. Country: USA Written & Directed by: Emi Electra Starring: Amber Anne, Lance Waithe, Michaela Pace, Theo Kemp, Louis Tomani, Hunter Andrews
Nera, a young artist/ sex worker with chronic nightmares, visits a sleep clinic in search of treatment – only to find herself trapped in a dark underworld of ritual “therapy” and abuse.
Bark | Runtime: 6 min. Country: CANADA Written & Directed by: Ryan irving Starring: Ryan Irvi, Anna Barker, Keith Kollee, Alexia Levigne
Two women desperately try to escape a stalking axe murderer through a city park. Unfortunately for them their only eye witness isn’t human… and he’s completely useless.
Blink | Runtime: 3 min. Country: SPAIN Written & Directed by: Carlos J Matos Starring: Carolina Meijer, Christian Caner
Darkness hides in all of us.
Cashed Out | Runtime: 12 min. Country: CANADA Written & Directed by: Michael Trainor Starring: Ryan Robbins, Nicole Leier, Sharon Taylor, Tyler Burrows
A slew of questionable characters meet for an underground poker game; the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Deleted | Runtime: 5 min. Country: CANADA (BC Local) Written & Directed by: Jon Flahr, Benjamin Schuetze Starring: Fraser Amyott, Carolyn Irwin, Adam Green, Jon Flahr, Benjamin Schuetze, Leo Hynes, Mike Laing, Sarah Devlin, Matt Hayashi, Adam Green, Geoff Livingston, Jeanne Nicolas-Sutter, Ira Hardy, Ashley Glover
You know those emails from the 90’s? The classic chain mail that promises everyone you love will die if you don’t forward it to 15 people within 24 hours…? This is the story of one such email. A Vancouver video production office explodes in chaos and terror before your eyes as keyboards and paper cutters become lethal weapons and friends and coworkers become blood thirsty killers.
The Devil and I | Runtime: 9min. Country: CANADA (BC Local) Written & Directed by: Christopher Graham Starring: Ariel Hansen, Jesse Inocalla, James Kingstone
Set in 1845 Western Canada, the Devil and I follows Hannah as she finds herself making a dark deal to alleviate her feelings of heartbreak.
Dolls of the Void | Runtime: 8 min. Country: UK Written & Directed by: Tavarna Caris Garvey Starring: Rachel lightfoot, Anna Moomin, Claudia Taylor, Tavarna Caris Garvey, Graveyard girl
In this psychedelic melodrama, three desperate women attempt to fill the void inside themselves with lies, terror and treachery. A Dazzling web of Drama! Decadence! and Death!
Don’t Sneeze | Runtime: 2 min. Country: CANADA Written & Directed by: Ryan LaPlante Starring: Adam McNamara, Tom McGee
Brian, a guy enjoying some “alone time”, sneezes at an inopportune moment and is shocked by the consequences.
Look Twice | Runtime: 8 min. Country: USA Directed by: Kyle Wilson Written by: William Davis, Kyle Wilson Starring: Darren Lee Campbell, Rick Montgomery Jr., Troy James
A night surveillance security guard spots a trespasser on the property; then regrets grabbing their attention once he realizes the intruder is paranormal.
The Minister | Runtime: 14 min. Country: CANADA Written & Directed by: Matt Parks Starring: Matt Parks, James Mullinger, Shannon Parks, Rick Keleher, Kayla Hache, Eric Braun, John Forward
In a futuristic 1999, a highly trained Vietnam veteran, now evangelical minister, goes on a mission of holy vengeance after his wife and child are brutally murdered.
Nepenthes | Runtime: 5 min. Country: CANADA (BC Local) Written & Directed by: Ariel Hansen Starring: Ariel Slack
Max is desperate to make a meaningful connection, but when she decides to meet an online dating match at home she gets herself into a painfully sticky situation.
Playtime’s Over | Runtime: 11 min. Country: USA Directed by: Tony Reames Written by: Todd Jacobs Starring: Haley Leary, Evan Reames
The only thing Dee loves more than classic horror movies is terrorizing the babysitter. It’s New Years Eve, Dee’s parents are looking forward to one of the rare nights without their angel. Little does Laurie, the new babysitter know, the fifty bucks an hour won’t cover the years of therapy needed after spending one night with Dee and her stuffed friends.
Ramshackle Blues | Runtime: 12 min. Country: CANADA (BC Local) Written & Directed by: Sharai Rewels Starring: Joel Dagenais, Nora Clarke, Mercedes Gendron, Louise Robinson
Buckshot and Pearl are two serial killers on the run from the law, they are also in love. When they cross paths with a small town whore-house and its crazies, will their love be enough to save them from themselves?
Once again we are excited to Community Partner with the Vancouver Short Film Festival, who are bringing their great line-up (as always) of short film, video and animation from West Coast Canadian filmmakers!!
The 8th annual festival event will once again be at the Vancity theatre, and will kick things off Friday Jan 24, 2020 with a 10 year retrospective screening at 7pm, followed by the Opening Reception at 9pm; for ticket and pass holders. ( There will be wine and snacks too!!)
Saturday is a full day starting at 1:30pm and ending with the ever popular After Dark Programme at 10pm. (we will be in attendance for that!). Sunday programme starts a little later in the day at 3pm and the last programme starts at 6pm. If you are a ticket or pass holder you are invited to their Awards Ceremony and Closing Party at 9pm!!
Wishing the filmmakers, attendees, and organizers all a great festival!!!
Here is a breakdown of the films appearing in this year’s After Dark Programme:
DIRECTOR JOHN HOLLANDS / RUN TIME 7:30 MIN
Newfoundland, 1840’s. In a house, perched on the edge of the world, a destitute but hopeful young man cares tirelessly for his bedridden mother. As her condition worsens, the boy is plagued with feverish visions as he is forced to confront the dark presence that has descended on the house.
DIRECTOR FREDDY CHAVEZ OLMOS / RUN TIME 9:30 MIN
On an unsettling night in the 1940s, Alma, a religious mother of newborn twins, is constantly awakened by the disturbing sound of her crying babies. Using a new radio monitor to check on them from her bedroom, Alma encounters a series of unsettling events that might jeopardize even her own beliefs.
KILLING FOR SPARK
DIRECTOR MICHAEL SANGALANG / RUN TIME 10:40 MIN
Two thirty-somethings find themselves in a rut. Work. Groceries. Laundry. Rinse. Repeat. Another mundane day. Another trip home from the grocery store. Another meaningless fight in the car and an accident impacts their lives forever. Reigniting their passion for life and one another in bloody love. First comes loathe, then comes murder.
DIRECTOR IVAN LI / RUN TIME 7:00 MIN
A Coming of Age Sci-Fi Film about Lost and Found
DIRECTOR STEPHANIE IZSAK / RUN TIME 5:00 MIN
Chani has been streaming her party all night, enticing reluctant friend Keara to come. When their app starts glitching and an unexpected guest arrives, technology’s dark effect on our lives and our minds comes into a horrifying new light. Based on real technology found in our everyday lives, Livefeed is a playful cautionary nightmare giving new meaning to the work ‘cyberattack’.
DIRECTOR DUNCAN CARR, TYLER GILBERT / RUN TIME 7:00 MIN
A novice horror screenwriter is confronted by his own genre.
DIRECTOR DANIEL DAVID STEWART/ RUN TIME 7 MIN
A comedy-horror about a woman finds a seemingly innocent balloon outside her front door. She brings it inside. Things get weird.
DIRECTOR LEE SHORTEN, KATRINA SALISBURY / RUN TIME 5 MIN
A young man moves into a college sharehouse only to find his new roomates aren’t what he expected.