Welcome to Cinemafantastique 5!

Welcome to the 5th installment of the Cinemafantastique Film Festival!

This year, Cinemafantastique 5 will take place Saturday, August 29th to Sunday, August 30th this year in co-presentation with VIFF (Vancouver International Film Fest) and with the stellar community partnership of VSFF (the Vancouver Short Film Festival). We are of course disappointed to announce that due to COVID-19 social restrictions, for the first time ever, Cinemafantastique will be an online film event. However, we are extremely pleased to announce that in light of this, Cinemafantasatique 5 will be a free event this year for global audiences. VSFF will also be sponsoring the local #filmedinBC -produced short film block and Best Local Film Award (airing an Sat. Aug. 29th).

Audiences will have until Monday to stream Cinemafantastique 5, and all “Blocks” can be paused & restarted during the entire weekend, should you want to break off and view or participate any of the LIVE Q&As and DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS happening all weekend on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CinemafantastiqueFest/

On the flipside, the LIVE PORTIONS will be kept posted on our FB page for the entire weekend as well, so you can view them at any time.

All film presentations are 18+ only.


Block #1 (Aug. 29th, 1:00PM PDT): “Social Horror”

Wrecked – Directed by: Mathieu Mortelmans – Belgium

Dolls of the Void – Directed by: Tavarna Caris Garvey – UK

Somatika – Directed by: Emi Electra – USA

Incredible Tale of the Spiritless Man – Directed by: Marcella C. De Finis – Brazil

Anonymous Animals – (Feature Film) – Directed by: Baptiste Rouveure – France

Block #2 (Aug. 29th, 4:00PM PDT): #FilmedinBC

DELETED – Directed by: Jon Flahr and Benjamin Schuetze – Canada

The Devil and I – Directed by: Christopher Graham – Canada

Cashed Out – Directed by: Michael Trainor – Canada

Nepenthes  – Directed by: Ariel Hansen – Canada

Siren – Directed by: Christopher Beaubien – Canada

Ramshackle Blues – Directed by: Sharai Rewels – Canada

Block #3 (Aug. 30th, NOON, PDT): #WeLoveGenreFilm

Blink. – Directed by: Carlos J Matos – Spain

Bark – Directed by: Ryan irving – Canada

Don’t Sneeze – Directed by: Ryan LaPlante – Canada

Look Twice – Directed by: Kyle Wilson – USA

The Minister – Directed by: Matt Parks – Canada

Bloodsucker’s Planet – (Feature Film) – Directed by: Mark Beal – USA

French Blood 1 – Mr. PIG – (Feature Film) – Directed by: Rodolphe Bonnet – France

FILM FESTIVAL ACCESS (AUG.29-30) https://cinemafantastique.org 

Please go to our Event Page Aug.29-30 for Live Stream Q&As and Awards! https://www.facebook.com/events/2557493227898330/

Cinemafantastique will also maintain its annual competitive film categories and awards, and we intend to provide a future theatrical exhibition for the winners (likely to be connected with next year’s festival), should the health regulations regarding any theatrical exhibitions relax by that time.

After the August Cinemafantastique/VIFF online event, the entire program will also be re-run, for three days this October, at UBC (University of British Columbia) exclusively for their third-year Film Studies Class, “Cult Film and Cinema”, which will reach international UBC cinema-studies students and offer them the chance to academically appreciate and exchange ideas on every film in the Cinemafantastique 5 programme.

The entire Cinemafantastique team is looking forward to the opportunity to present this year’s films to a widely expanded audience of genre film fans in this new 2020 Digital Cinema realm; and then further forward where we can present the best selections to theatrical cinephiles and audiences as soon as possible.

Very truly,
Cinemafantastique Film Fest.