29th Vancouver Queer Film Festival!

Vancouver Queer Film Festival is almost upon us! Running August 10-20, 2017, this years festival theme is ‘LOVE. RESIST.’ #VQFF2017

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We are once again delighted to be a Community Partner, and thank Out on Screen and the festival organizers for having us.

 

We have a great little block of shorts for our partnered film(s) this year! Really looking forward to seeing them.

DTF: Down to Fright

9:30pm, Friday August 11, at the International Village

 

Tonight It’s You    Tonight it's you

Dominc Haxton/ USA / 18min

A late night on a hook-up app leads CJ to a backwoods farmhouse.


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Blake Mawson/ Canada / 15min

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Pyotr is online catfished by a violent anti-gay group, but he has a diabolical surprise of his own for his attackers.

 


The Night Cleanerthe night cleaner

Blair Fukumura/ Canada / 5min

The Cleaner at Canada’s busiest bath house has some harrowing work to do.


Sauna the Dead – A fairy TaleSauna the dead

Tom Frederic/ UK / 21Min

The men at this sauna are hungry…really hungry! Who will live to see the dawn? Who will still find a hook-up in the midst of a zombie outbreak?

 

Facebook: VancouverQFF

Instagram & Twitter: @queerfilmfest

#VQFF2017

-N


 

CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 3 LINE UP

 

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We have a great lineup of films for this year’s festival! We wanted to have a bit of fun for this year, so most of the films will hopefully make you laugh, but don’t worry we will still be taking you to the darkside. There is a ton of great talent here, and we’d like to share a bit about them so you get as excited as us for SATURDAY AUGUST 26th at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver BC, Canada!!

This is NOT going to be the screening order, we will keep you posted on that at a later date.

Thank you again to all the filmmakers for submitting their work, and putting their art out into the world!!


ALPHAMEM

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Run time: 10 min 45sec

Country of Origin: Canada

Director: Jason William Lee, Marc Boily

Starring: Tristan Risk, Jason William Lee, Robert Leaf, Momona Komagata, Brian Johnstone,Natalie Moon, David Aboussafy, Ariel Hansen

Synopsis: In 2033 when much of humanity is equipped with neural implants that allow them to play back their memories in perfect fidelity, one man must fight to fulfill a promise to his dead wife before a solar magnetic pulse wipes out all memory of her forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE BARBER’S CUT

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Run time: 11 min 40 Sec

Country of Origin: UK

Director: Mark Brocking

Starring: Lewis Georgeson, Alisa Arnah, David Whitford

Synopsis: Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.


BUN IN THE OVEN

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Run time: 7min 45sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Jono Freedrix

Starring: Laren Miller Rogen, Magan Wiles, Mj Rodriguez

Synopsis: Janelle and Sydney are hungry for a baby… but they have zero interest parenting. For them, this is truly a LABOR of LOVE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BUZz

BuZz

Run time: 6min 24sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Niccolo Bello

Starring: Mark Kelly

Synopsis: No-dialogue dark comedy with a man and a drone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DON’T F*CK WITH ENGLAND

Don't Fuck with England

Run time: 2min 15sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Rocket Ear

 

 

 


 LA FOLIA

La-Folia

Run time: 13min 5sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Adam Grannick

Starring: Tina Motoki, Milan Williams, Tessa Stokes, Gregg DaCosta, Rosanne Rubino, Anna Schon, Yeman Brown, Lynn Berg, Adriel Choo Tung, Tenzing Tsepak, Andrew Reynolds Cooksey, Maria Romano, Michael Simon Hall, Joe Sullivan, Naomi Lewin, Mekhi Lee, Kiyoko Kashiwagi, Calum Reid, Omayra Amaya , Ryann Weir, Diane Chen, Silvana Jakich, Kurt Grube, Matthew Bovee, Jayna Katz, Andrew Dunn, Mona Depena, Jaden Amistad

Synopsis: La Folia is a visual anthology of twenty-four short stories, from the imaginations of over a dozen different people and all inspired by variations on the same ancient melody. The thematic story that links La Folia’s stories begins and ends the film, returning its protagonist full circle, yet changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 HADA

HADA

Run time: 9min

Country of Origin: Spain

Director: Tony Morales

Starring: Eva Isanta, Fernando Boza, Michel Hérraiz, Silvia Casanova

Synopsis: Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn’t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.


HELL HAUNT

Hell Haunt

Run time: 12min 10sec

Country of Origin: Canada

Director: Richard Lukacs

Starring: Samantha Lukacs

Synopsis: A deranged stalker turns the sets of an eccentric premiere event into twisted art pieces, using the talent’s flesh and blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 HOPE

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Run time: 11min 44sec

Country of Origin: Norway

Director: Adam A. Losurdo

Starring: Herman L. Opedal, Tonje Brattås

Synopsis: A senseless wandering ghoul roaming through a world of the hunger-less undead and accepting yet resentful humans will soon discover a craving that leaves him completely and utterly without hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 MONSTERS

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Run time: 13min 38sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Steve Desmond

Starring: Caitlin Carmichael, Iona Skye, Christopher Wiehl, Joey Luthman

Synopsis: Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WITCHING HOUR

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Run Time: 7 min 43 sec

Country of Origin: UK

Director: Tarvana Garvey

Starring: Tasmin Leona, Roxanne Bordeaux

Synopsis: A spellbinding journey into the mind of an insomniac, as she spends each night haunted by hallucinations from another world.

 


PICTURE OF BEAUTY

Picture of Beauty

Run time: 1 hour 11 min

Country of Origin: Poland

Director: Maxim Ford

Starring: Taylor Sands, Daniela Rose, Pawel Hajnos, Magdalena Bochan-Jachinek, Joanna Mazewsla

Synopsis: Our story is set in Eastern Europe before the First World War, a time of change at a crossroads of nations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER

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Run time: 27min 16sec

Country of Origin: France

Director: Holy Fatma

Starring: IIsabelle Carlean-Jones, Carl Malapa, Annick Christiaens, Kmel Abdelli, Corrine Valancogne, Thirukulasingam Thiruchchothi.

Synopsis: In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother Claudie (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her…

**Trailer is in French, sorry no subtitles, the festival screening will have subtitles***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 POOL PARTY MASSACRE

Pool Party Massacre

Run time: 1 hour 21min

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Drew Marvick

Starring: Kristin Noel McKusick, Margaux Neme, Destiny Faith Nelson, Crystal Stoney, Jenifer Marvick, Nick Buyer, Mark Justice with LeeAnna Vamp and Alexis Adams

Synopsis: What started out as a relaxing summer day by the pool for a group of high maintenance young socialites quickly becomes a nightmare when an unknown killer begins stalking and murdering them one by one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 READY TO BURST

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Run time: 10min 48sec

Country of Origin: Canada

Director: Ariel Hansen

Starring: Lee Shorten, Ariel Hansen, Malcolm Stead, Gigi Saul Guerrero

Synopsis: Kate and Dylan have been dying to have a baby. When they finally find success what follows is Kate’s struggle with the early stages of an unusual pregnancy as it takes a horrific turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REVERIES OF A SOLITARY WALKER

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Run time: 1hour 27min

Country of Origin: Italy

Director: Paolo Gaudio

Starring: Luca Lionello, Lorenzo Monaco, Nicoletta Cefaly, Domiziano Christopharo, Fabiano Lioi, Angelique Cavallari

SYNOPSIS: Three characters from three different epochs are joined by a dream of freedom and a small masterpiece of literature. A mysterious and timeless journey through the aspirations, the sufferings and the “fantasies” of a poet, a young student and a lost child in the woods.

**Trailer is in Italian, sorry no subtitles, the festival screening will have subtitles***

 

 

 

 


 THE ROOM

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Run time: 15min 55sec

Country of Origin: Italy

Directors: Silvia Cremaschi and Stefano Etter

Starring: Sara Drago, Gigio Alberti

Synopsis: Making hats has always been Anna’s passion. Something more too: a foothold, a way of escaping her oppressive, repetitive daily routine – that room, shaken by passing trains, that voice with its announcements. Anna has used her creativity like armour, and has survived. But now, the lure of the outside is growing more powerful. And in breaking out of her imprisonment, Anna discovers the truth about the room…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STICK TO YOUR GUN

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Run time: 9min 38sec

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Director: Joe Hitchcock

Starring: Jodie Rimmer, Levi Holley

Synopsis: A gun-loving woman aspires to cook breakfast for the man handcuffed to her bed, but first she has to stop a wild chicken from destroying everything.

 

 

 


 SYNCHRONOUS

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Run time: 13min 39sec

Country of Origin: Columbia

Director: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez

Starring: Juan David Salcedo, Alieth Vargas, Edgar Duran Jr

Synopsis: Hilbert’s consciousness can be in two worlds at the same time. An amazing skill which allows him to help a gangster win fifty-fifty bets. But Hilbert wants out, and it could be the perfect opportunity when he meets Ana. Using split screen, we delve into Hilbert’s double universe–full of strange, exciting visual effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VEXED

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Run time:12min 49sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Marc Cartwright

Starring: Baker Chase Powell, Nosheen Phoenix

Synopsis: A romantic date night goes horribly wrong when a couple questions the validity of horror film plots.

 

 


WHO’S WATCHING OLIVER

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Run time: 1 hour 27min

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Richie Moore

Starring: Russell Geoffrey, Sara Malakul

Synopsis: Who’s watching Oliver tells the story of a mentally unstable loner lost in a life forced upon him. By night Oliver aimlessly wanders the streets and bars on what can only be described as a truly shocking and humiliating killing spree. His only savior and possible way out of a life he is desperate to escape comes in the form of the beautiful Sophia with her sweet eccentricity and naivety to the danger she has put herself in.

 

 

 

There is another film surprise yet to come…

-N