Cinemafantastique 5 Line-up

Feature Films

anonymous animals (Les animaux anonymes) | Runtime: 1hr 4min.
Country: FRANCE
Written & Directed by: Baptiste Rouveure
Starring: Thierry Marcos, Aurélien Chilarski , Pauline Guilpain , Emilien Lavaut

produced by: anonymous animals films

The balance of power between man and animal is reversed.
In a remote countryside, any encounter with the dominant can become hostile.

CF5 anonymous animals – trailer from Darkside Releasing on Vimeo.


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

produced by: Mark Beal

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

produced by: Contrepoint Production / Cedric Bellut

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.


Mid-length Films

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

produced by: Sergio Magraner, Guinevere Gaspari, Thereza Levenhagen

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

produced by: Noah Penner, Christopher Beaubien

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

produced by: Emi Electra

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.



Short Films

Bark | Runtime: 6 min.
Country: CANADA
Written & Directed by: Ryan irving
Starring: Ryan Irvi, Anna Barker, Keith Kollee, Alexia Levigne

produced by: Ryan Irving

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

produced by: Irene Montes

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

produced by: Michael Trainor, Nicole G Leier, Brendan Uegama

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

produced by: Ashley Glover, Carolyn Irwin

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

produced by: Selena Raskin, Ariel Hansen

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

produced by: Slime House

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

produced by: Ryan LaPlante, 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

produced by: William Davis, Kyle Wilson

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

produced by: Shannon Parks, Rick Keleher, Eric Braun

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

produced by: Selena Raskin, Christopher Graham

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

produced by: Glenna Reames, Dion Liverpool, Ian Burke

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

produced by: Sharai Rewels

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?


Wrecked (Les Naufragés) | Runtime: 15 min.
Country: BELGIUM
Directed by: Mathieu Mortelmans
Written by: Cécile Delberghe
Starring: Cécile Delberghe, Babetida Sadjo

produced by: Paul Méranger et Giuseppe Conti

Amane is a lawyer. At a federal prison she questions Nina, who just started serving time. Each of them struggles with her own conscience and their meeting quickly takes an unexpected turn.


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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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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