Festival 2020

2020 was the year shit went sideways in the spring. Our dear fest got screwed over and we had to think outside the box to make shit happen. The only option was clear, as we were all on lockdown. We had to go live, but none of that boring PRESSING PLAY on a film playlist. Recreate the live experience.

We built a set that resembled a makeshift medical tent, invented a new drink called SPLOOSH JUICE, and the rest is mothafucking HISTORY!

HOBO SEWER SLAUGHTER - Vanessa Gudgeon, Duncan Shaw (Australia)

The tittle says it all!

MARCEL BEAUSEJOUR - Cédric Senécal, Sam Proulx (Qc)

3 amis vont au chalet pour faire un film et ils sont victime d’une vielle malédiction.

BOOKAKA - KOKOFREAKBEAN (USA)

A trans-dimensional warrior seeks to attain the cure-all, BOOKAKA, by participating in a deadly dance-off.

NINO DOCTOR - Sinhué F. Benavides (Mx)

Mila, a little girl whose fate is fatal, receives a second celestial opportunity for her and her family, or at least that’s what it seems…

CLICHÉ - Miguel Plante (Qc)

Three friends, a cabin next to a dark lake, an old and mysterious horror tale… You already know how it’s gonna end. And you’re probably right.

CHOW BOYS - Astron-6 (Canada)

Three idiots are lost in the woods on the coldest night of the year.

DEATH'S TOLL - Spencer Hetherington (Canada)

When the bells toll, the heads roll. A bell tower becomes the harbinger of death at the hands of an ancient creature, Mortuus.

 

STAR TRASH - Gabriel Spatulus (Qc)

Trailer for the upcoming trash feature film STAR TRASH.

XX VIRUS - Kimyan Flückiger (Switzerland)

A group of young adventurers led by a brutal, charismatic and with a morality disorder leader are looking for their missing teammate. They roam post-apocalyptic campaigns infested with zombie women to reach their goal. The journey of these warriors will subvert their beliefs, strengthen their bonds for the better and the worse. Some will have to show courage and face their fears, others will have to be firm and determined.

WRONG DAY - Nina Romain (UK)

A knock on your door at midnight reveals a strangely-dressed Killer Clown. But there’s no need for alarm as it’s just a crazy Halloween prank…or is it?

After being taken “Trick-or-Treating” in the Deep South in the ’80s as a sugared-up tiny ghoul, writer/producer Nina Romain has never stopped being obsessed with Halloween.

Shot in the grimy streets of South London’s Peckham, “Wrong Day” shows why you should always be cautious about those October 31 sweet treats. They may turn out to be tricks!

 

THE PARADIST: SPACE CRUSADER - Michael Mersereau (USA)

Experimental short with a blow up flamingo.

HORRORSCOPE - POL DIGGLER (ESP)

An ordinary schoolgirl’s life unravels after an evil creature takes over her body. Only her mother, with the help of a strange doctor, will be able to save her.

RO-BOOB: THE FARTING ROBOT MONSTER - Logan Fry (USA)

Ro-Boob is a lonely robot monster, cruising the galaxy and destroying everything in his path with his atomic ray gun, and noxious farts. He desperately wants to find a girlfriend — a girlfriend with boobs. Will Ro-Boob ever find love?

CUCUL LA PRALINE - Gabriel Auclair-Doucet (Qc)

Raphaël et Gaétan garent leur voiture dans un stationnement désaffecté. Lorsque Raphaël ouvre le coffre arrière de la voiture, il s’aperçoit que Gaétan n’a pas kidnappé la bonne personne…

WILD AS -Olivier Bonenfant (Qc/Australia)

An Aussie is walking in the bush with an enthusiastic tourist. The tourist is thrilled but also scared of the prospect of seeing dangerous Aussie animals in the wild of Victoria. The Aussie on the other hand doesn’t think anything is dangerous. We’ll see who’s right.

BUMPS IN THE NIGHT - Matt Barrett, Delanie Gilliss (USA)

Sudden, stubborn pimples are the least of a girl’s problems. It ain’t her imagination, there are other bumps in the night.

GO BACK - Matthew Barber, Nathaniel Barber (USA)

In the fall of 1978, a distraught commuter travels down a haunted country road only to discover that its inhabitants have other plans.

ROOM FOR RENT - Fernando Simarro (Esp)

Aphrodite Bunny, a young actress, is left with her car on a secluded road, after driving for hours and decides to take refuge in a hotel on the road run by the pleasant Lady Montalvo, who does not expect to visit.

THE MINISTER - Matt Parks (Canada)

In a futuristic 1999, a highly trained Vietnam veteran, now evangelical minister, goes on a mission of holy vengeance after his wife and child are brutally murdered.

RISING - Stefan-Manuel Eggenweber (Austria)

Let the Puke rise.

MANEATER - Sandra Isacsson, Caroline Wallén (SWEDEN)

A group of men participates in a music video shoot. The female directors instruct them to eat bananas. But as simple as it may seem, the cast soon find themselves trying to fulfill the gradually more bizarre and challenging requests from the directors. How far are these men willing to stretch their boundaries? It’s just bananas!

MAELSTROM - Carlos Gómez-Trigo (ESP)

Karl spins the spoon from his coffee. Something spins even faster inside Tony’s head.

SLICE OF LIFE - Dino Julius, Luka Hrgovic (Croatia)

Story about a low-life drug dealer who tries to turn his life around, but finds himself at the mercy of fate when he encounters a cop with an agenda of his own.

DOCKING - Trevor Anderson (Canada)

Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.

WHISPERS -Max Isaacson (USA)

A man begins to unravel as he ritualistically hunts and murders the rats that infest his basement, and his mind.

THE PROCEDURE - Calvin Lee Reeder (USA)

A man is forced to endure another strange experiment.

EVSTRÖNGER - SYLVIA CONESA (ESP)

Marta and David are a couple politically committed and somewhat anti-capitalist. They try to do things right, like everyone else, being consistent with their values.
In spite of it, the parents of Marta have given them a practical piece of furniture of a well-known Scandinavian brand that they must mount themselves. However the “Evströnger” assembly manual will order them to do something else …
Will they follow the instructions to the letter? Or, on the contrary, will they escape from the diabolical capitalist loop that grips us all …?

SOUS LA MOUSSE - Ollivier Briand (Fr)

Ivan, five years old, is forced to take his bath by his babysitter. Once in the water, he discovers with horror, hidden under the lather, a frightful creature that he will have to face …

PEOPLING - Lucas Amann (USA)

George Moody, who at nearly forty still lives at home with his doting mother, doesn’t need a mate to produce offspring; he must be meticulous about bleaching his ejaculate and snuffing out the burgeoning life, because otherwise, his ejaculated sperm cells blow right up into tadpoles, sprout legs, and grow into full-sized doppelgängers that vie for his mother’s affection. Usually, he’s careful, but accidents happen.

L'ATTAQUE DES TAMPONS VOLANTS - Cyrille Daclinat, Fabrice Sese, Alexis Robert (Fr)

“The Earth worst menstruation ever”
This movie is a fake feature film trailer.

PARTY MONSTRE - Christian Lemieux, Michael Ouellette (Qc)

A party goes bad, horribly bad.

DEATH MAZE - BRYCE WILLIAMS (USA)

An A.I. horror video game programmed to kill you with your worst fears, loosing the distinction between virtual and reality, unleashes hell on earth. “Would you like to play a game? Please select your worst fears.”

THE ANIMATOR - TRENT SHY (USA)

An animator takes his anger out on the source of his frustration… his puppets.

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR - D.M. Night Maire (USA)

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.