CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 4 – AUGUST 25th, 2018

Cinemafantastique 4 will be at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver, Saturday AUGUST 25th. This year’s 10 hours of genre film mayhem includes a block of short films guaranteed to slay and three insane feature films including our opening films KYRSYA TUFTLAD and a wild adaptation of Stephen King’s “POPSY”, and the new cult fan-favourite festival closer THE THETA GIRL. Local filmmakers from Bad Cookie Pictures and last year’s horror-short winners, Richard and Samantha Lukacs, along with several other guests including Jimmie Gonzalez (director of 2016’s The Red Man) who will be our “Cinema Therapy” DJ throughout the day. More local filmmakers will be in attendance, along with the Vancouver genre film distribution company Darkside Releasing, who will be soft-launching their newest release, Rob Grant’s 16mm zombie gore-a-thon Yesterday on blu-ray, and David Aboussafy from the annual Vancouver BADASS film festival! This all-day event is a must for all local indie and genre filmmakers, a chance to get out and network with peers, filmmakers, actors, and to celebrate amazing genre cinema and thrilling grindhouse-style feature films, which have never before been seen in Western Canada! Prizes, giveaways, raffle tickets at the door, and one cheap-ass entry free that gets you in ALL DAY – everything starts at noon on the 25th! (Doors at 11:30am). $18 at the door or to get cheaper tickets ahead of time just go here:

https://filmfreeway.com/Cinemafantastique4/tickets

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Full itinerary and info here: https://cinemafantastique.org

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Cinemafantastique 4 is Open for Submissions!!!

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Hello Everyone! Just a quick post to let all you awesome filmmakers know that submissions are open over at our FilmFreeway site page. Early Bird rates run from September 15 – October 13 (Yes! a Friday the 13th in October!) We had so many great submissions last year, and are looking forward to what crazy, bloody, awesomeness will be submitted to this year’s!

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We will only be selecting films that have gone through our  Cinemafantastique 4 FilmFreeway site page and not via our company/personal emails or social media platforms, and we are very pleased to offer hugely competitive submission rates! As a non-profit all money goes into making the festival the best it can be. We’re looking forward to seeing your films this season!!

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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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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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Get your Judgy pants on!

judgy-pants-to-be-worn-at-all-timesSo 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 mania dies down… after we count all the ballets.

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.

Enjoy!

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