I would like to thank everyone who has been inquiring into when we will be accepting entries into Cinemafantastique 5! Some of you may be aware that we started an indie, genre distribution company Darkside Releasing and we are trying really hard to get the filmmakers films that have signed with us out to the world to see via Blu-ray , VOD etc. and well to be frank it is a shit ton of work for 2 people; one of those still working their full time ‘day’ job.
So unfortunately for 2019 we haven’t been able to plan for a festival that would be able to showcase the films in the way we would like. That being said we are hoping to be back in 2020 for the full day or two festival, and we are still toying with ‘Pop ups’ at smaller venues because we are crazy like that. We will let everyone know when we open on FilmFreeway for entries as we no longer accept through email or another platform at this time.
We would still love to promote any other festivals and events that are happening out there, so please drop us an email to email@example.com or be in touch through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter if you would like us to shout out your event!!
We are delighted once again to be Community Partners with Women In Film + Television Vancouver for this awesome festival showcasing the very talented female filmmakers from around our globe. The festival is running March 5-10 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, as well as film screenings, the festival offers a variety of ancillary programming including workshops, pitch sessions, panel discussions, artist talks, receptions, an awards ceremony and more. You can check out the full film line-up and schedule over at Women In film + Television Vancouver.
For our Community Partner film this year, we have a talented director that has played numerous times at Cinemafantastique Film Festival over the years….drum roll please….!
Alejandra’s life is about to change forever on the night of her quinceañera, a coming of age ceremony held on a girl’s fifteenth birthday. In this daring revenge tale, a young girl will learn the limits of resilience and strength as she is thrust into the most extraordinary of situations over the course of 24 hours. The director has been praised for innovative work in the horror genre and this work reflects her recognizable style of Tex-Mex grit with a touch of grindhouse and gore.
Don’t miss this BC PREMIERE screening on Saturday, March 9, 9:30 pm. There will be a Q&A with Gigi after the screening as well!! Checkout the trailer below. We will also be giving away 2 TICKETS to the screening via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to like and follow so you know when that is happening!
Cinemafantastique 4 will be at the Vacnity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver, Saturday AUGUST 25th. This year’s 10 hours of genre film mayhem will also include some amazing special guests, producers, distributors, and filmmaker Q&As with Vancouver’s own Bad Cookie Pictures, Off World Pictures, Darkside Releasing, David Aboussafy from Vancouver’s BADASS Genre Film Fest, and we’ll also be premiering the trailer for Darkside Releasing’s upcoming Canadian release of James Bickert’s Amazon Hot Box (scheduled before the kick-ass closing film, THE THETA GIRL). Our on-site vendors (yes, you can purchase things other than alcohol and popcorn there!) will include Cranium of Curiosities, Netherworld Collectibles, Darkside Releasing, and Shivers Entertainment – and this will all be tied together by the beats of our very special guest DJ, Cinema Therapy. People from our past Cinemafantastique fests may recognize our special guest DJ as the director of the film The Red Man, which was screened to a fantastically receptive audience at Cinemafantastiqique 2 in 2016. We are so pleased to welcome Jimmie “Cinema Therapy” Gonzalez back to Vancouver to be a part of this year’s wild genre film fest! Please, come and join us on August 25th at the Vancity Theatre for this single-priced all-day event, featuring film awards and raffle prizes – doors open at 11:30am, the event begins at noon sharp! (Please note that this event will be LICENSED, so 19+ only… sorry, kiddies.)
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: