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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All right people, here is the Film ‘menu’ for the day! We realize it might be a bit early for some, so we will start you off with a light brunch, to ease your palate. But don’t think for a minute things will stay that way!

Brunch

11am starts with a short film that isn’t horror but is captivating, it’s music is hypnotic and will keep your eyes on the screen. Our first feature takes you on an adventure that every filmmaker has struggled with. You might be laughing when the 1st short film block starts at 12:45, but I can guarantee you will not be by the end of it. – We have a little surprise for you – By 2pm we think everyone will be ready for some blood and gore!

Tea Time

OK, now it’s time for the main short film block, we are going to take you all over the place with this one! A great sampling of films from all over the world. We will be following this up with Awards and Prize Giveaways!

The Main Course

Mmmmm, the main course. You like camp? You like blood? You like boobs? Then my friends you will love the main course! We kick things off at 6pm so be in your seats, because you won’t want to miss the mayhem that ensues for the next 4hrs!! At 10pm we will try to bring you back to reality, and then end the evening with an erotic feature.

If you need a little sampling before you join us for the day check out the post CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 3 LINE UP . Many filmmakers will be in attendance, and the one and only Mr Lloyd Kaufman from Troma.

I bet by now your wondering how the hell you can get tickets!! Well for those individuals who want to get their tickets online at a discount, they are available now at Indiegogo and FilmFreeway , until Friday August 25th. On the day of the festival they will be available at the door for $20.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

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Lloyd Kaufman and TROMA joins Cinemafantastique 3 this August…

Cinemafantastique3_8.5x11 - Updated_TromaVol2This is the Official Announcement that #Cinemafantastique 3 has the great honour of screening the #canadianpremiere of TROMA‘s Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol. 2 on August 26th, 2017 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Tickets are available at our Film Freeway and Indiegogo pages.

Cinemafantastique 3 is an all-day genre film extravaganza (film festival!) featuring some of the most innovative and crazy genre films from all over the world, and director Lloyd Kaufman will be there in person for an audience Q&A and to sign autographs and sell Tromerchandise throughout the day! Remember, Cinemafantastique 3 will be screening VOL. 2 of Lloyd Kaufman’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High, so if you need to brush up on Vol. 1 prior to this summer’s event we suggest you get your ducks in a row and get yourself re-schooled before witnessing the film that Rogerebert.com critic Simon Abrams called “everything exploitation fans want” and “Kaufman’s angriest polemic yet, and it’s consequently his looniest.”

Saturday, August 26th at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC. Doors open at 11 AM!


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

Reveries of a solitary walker

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…

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Another Great Year for Cinemafantastique

Cinemafantastique 2 was what indie filmmaking is all about, genuine ass-kicking passion for what you love. There was such a great energy flowing through the theatre that I’m sure I was not the only one inspired to start the ‘next one’ sooner rather than later. We wish all the filmmakers the very best with their projects! Some of the films are still running the film fest circuit and others have started to get picked up for distribution, please do yourself a favour and track these films down (by legit means please), you will not be disappointed!

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Thank you so much to everyone who donated, participated, and came out to Cinemafantastique 2! We had a great bunch of films and a truly awesome group of people in attendance. Thank you to UBC and the UBC Film Society for letting us use the Norm Theatre, and in fact be the last ones in the theatre for 2 years while everything is torn down and rebuilt.

Cinemafantastique 3 will be opening for submissions shortly, so stay tuned to Twitter and the like for updates!

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