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:
We have a great mix of films at the festival this year. Some of these films have been around the film festival circuit, some are new to it, some are very well deserved award winners, and those who haven’t won something yet are sure to as they make their way around the globe. We hope that you will come out to support independent film makers and see these films in Vancouver this summer because they are not to be missed. You can get your tickets now on FilmFreeway
Run time: 12 min 24 sec Country of Origin: United States Director: Kevin Sluder Starring: Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros, Ron Morehouse
Synopsis: Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.
Run time: 6 min 52 sec Country of Origin: UK Director:Mick Dow Starring: Becky Black, Richard Gittins
Synopsis: On Sunday morning the council offices were empty apart from two employees. At 9.20am they were abducted and taken to an unknown location. Kidnapped, tied up and locked in a box, unlikely heroes Ally and Mark have to make a decision. Do they stay or get out? A darkly comic film noir in a box.
Run time: 9 min 20 sec Country of Origin: Canada Director: Jean-Claude Leblanc Starring: Sébastien Huberdeau, Maude St-Pierre
Synopsis: When J.-F. is inexplicably drawn to the chair in which a man committed suicide, style isn’t the only thing the leather antique brings to his home. Suddenly overcome by fantasies both nightmarish and erotic, he gets rid of the chair immediately, only to have it claimed by his friend Aly, who soon finds herself spellbound by shocking visions of her own violent death. As the horror escalates, it’s up to J.-F. to save his friend before she is driven to a very gruesome fate.
Run time: 18 min 33 sec Country of Origin: France Director: Charlotte Cayeux Starring:Zoé Garcia, Lilas Richard
Synopsis: Zoé, 15 years old, enters a strict boarding school. Around her, pupils are playing and attending classes with faded eyes. Through their obsequious facade, the supervisors’ violence lurks. One day Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for.
Run time: 11 min 15 sec Country of Origin: Canada Director: Jordan Barnes-Crouse Starring:Kallie Jean Sorensen, Gabriel Carter
Synopsis: Toiling away in a makeshift lab, Dr. Barry Slater has finally made a breakthrough: THE CHRONOSPHERIC RE-OSCILLATOR, a device able to transmit artifacts across time. But when he materializes a recording from his future self, he decides to become his next test subject, despite the cautioning of his young wife Georgina. When the experiment goes awry, Georgina suddenly finds herself transported to another time, and the man resembling her husband may no longer be who, or what, he seems.
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!
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!!