Saturday Film Festival Schedule - Room 360A
General Short Program - Saturday May 13, 2017 11:00 am to 11:40 am
My Friend Max: After the loss of her father, young Thea has lived a secluded life without any friends, except for one. Her imaginary friend, Max, is a cause for concern for Thea's mother, who drastically intervenes with Thea's solitary social life. As a result, Max finds himself competing for Thea's attention, and his own existence.
Wonderful: "An old man, struggling with an ageing body and a fading memory, is convinced that he used to be the much loved superhero Mr Wonderful. As fears for his health grow, no one around him believes his story. Real or not, he feels he must don the cape once more in order to stop his arch nemesis and save the day..."
The Adventures of Lucy: In order to defeat the dark manifestation of her cancer, a young girl must use the power of imagination to overcome her fears.
Faery Tale: After a young mother's daughter slips into a coma from a freak accident, the mother must face her past mental health troubles to save her daughter. Fantasy, Drama Embers & Dust : As the radio broadcast of War of The worlds travels across the airwaves, a young boy's imagination is sparked, sending him on his own kind of vision quest, deep into the neighboring forest.
Night Encounter : Vincent, a lighthouse technician, move to a lighthouse of the French coast to check the installations following an electronic disruption. While communicating by radio with the mainland, he witnesses strange signals of light coming from the sea.
Time To Fade : Billy's imaginary friend struggles to bring up the news that tonight is the last time the will ever see each other.
Bring me out the Dark : Josh Real Official Music Video A teenage girl is unhappy with her life. Tired of seeing her parents fighting, she runs away from home and goes to a party where she puts herself in danger. The music video shows her running away and the events that take place at the party. She is then saved and brought home by a mysterious person who protected her throughout the night without her knowing. She is reunited with her family realizing that her solution was not the answer she was looking for.
What the hell! ; A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is. Then they start to imagine and to tell a story...
MarÌa Fernanda in Time : An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.
Nephilim - Saturday May 13, 2017 11:45 am to 12:55 pm
Nephilim is a supernatural action-thriller following an atypical young priest, Markus, into a mystical world of blended realities as he is cast between the ultimate confrontation between good & evil.
Animated Shorts (PG) - Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm
Dear Death : Stewball, a bipedal horse, is being stalked by Death, from his dreams to his cubicle job. Stewball writes a letter to Death, asking why he's being followed; Death replies, inviting Stewball to meet in the park. There, Stewball plays with a girl who reveals an unexpected perspective on life.
SHORTSEEING : Who is that hooded figure "painting" all the buildings around with his dry brushes? Why does he keep repeating the same actions on different walls in other areas? The work of the mysterious artist starts to bother a policeman, since his routine always ends with an awkward encounter with the bizarre individual.
The Pioneers of Fear : "In this comedic parody, a group of famous film icons meet for a weekly dinner party, where they reminisce about the past"
Revelation - the City of Haze: Marketed Collecting :Cheap collectibles (also known as manufactured collectibles) are objects made for one purpose only: to be collected. It could seem that the decision to purchase a collectible is only influenced by a peer or through a random find at a flea market, but in a lot of cases marketing has stepped in. Fake limited edition buttons try to persuade consumers to buy quickly; misleading articles on the rising value of a certain collectible promise instant profits; eBay alerts remind potential buyers of auctions about to close: all these incentives awaken competitiveness, just like a video of someone opening of new package of Poke'mon cards on YouTube wets the appetite of other collectors.
Light at the End of the Tunnel : A music video featuring the 3 person band, Bel Heir, portrayed as animal characters who travel through forests, western towns, aboard trains on a search for the West Coast and the light at the end of the tunnel. Along the way leave the woods behind and find their way to the Southwest, along railway rides through the the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains and finally they reach the West Coast just off Malibu, California. The light at the end of the tunnel is the journey, the glowing sun that follows them along the way - and the final arrival at the Pacific Ocean.
Seeking : I am a pessimistic person, I always struggle and stressed everyday, however, the more thing I have experienced, I discovered that there is lots of good thing in the world. This short animation is to show my dark side in my mind and how I feel towards the world like the universe and nature, it is a way for me to express my emotions and release my stress. I hope this short film can help not only me but the viewers to think in different ways, the world is so beautiful so there are so many meaningful and inspirational things to see and do, so try to stay optimistic and seek new ways.
The Velvet Abstract : A Short Film About the Environmental Age from a Team Spanning Six Continents.
Fowl Play : Inspired by the poor condition of where chicken live before they are eaten. The film is about a chicken having fantastic dream before it is killed. No matter how bad the situation it is, he always indulges in love dreams.
Kansay's Glorious Death : "Kansay the Spider faces the demigod Tesshin at the Iron Gate. The Spider is one of 99 assassins sent to unleash Hell upon Earth from beyond the grave. ""Kansay's Glorious Death"" is the first chapter in Kansay's quest for power and revenge. Hell 99 follows the separate stories of 99 assassins. Each negotiate a variety of terms to perish from their mortal existence and descend into the many hells to seek out a target so big that it may unravel reality as we know it."
Curse of the Wolf : A wolf searches for his daughter who disappeared mysteriously.
Watchcat : Who is Watchcat? He's the crime fighting cat who protects your neighborhood.
Film Shorts Program 3 - Saturday May 13, 2017 2:30 pm to 3:25 pm
The Cat : A petty thief named Jimmy is bound and punished when he double crosses his mysterious boss known only as 'The Cat.'
The Cask : Jack Montresor, a quiet and calculating young man, feels he has been irreparably betrayed by his friend, Charles Fortunato. To make Charles pay for his crimes, Jack lures his friend to his unclear bar with the offer of spirits to seek the ultimate revenge . . . but only one of them will leave the bar alive.
Monsters : 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
Committed : In this DC Comics fan film, The Joker and Harley Quinn take a time-out from battling Batman to explore their own issues... in couples' therapy.
Corporate. : A group of employees compete for a promotion. Satire, Dark Comedy Vampire! : A classic love story between a girl and a boy on a first date. Well, not really. That's kind of misleading.
The Lurking Man - Saturday May 13, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:10 pm
Cailean' is on a path of self destruction trying to forget a childhood trauma. She has been manipulated all her life and in her deathbed is coerced to accept a chance to redeem herself if she accepts the thankless job of 'Death'. Award winner screenplay (2015) explores the forces that manipulate and consume the soul. With Dorian Gregory of TV 'Charmed' playing 'Emerson' the enabling boyfriend. The role of 'Cailean' is played by international award winning actress Maritza Brikisak. NOTE: English CC, Spanish and French subtitles ready.
The Prequels Strike Back - Saturday May 13, 2017 5:15 pm to 6:40 pm
The “Star Wars” Prequels Trilogy is the most debated chapter in cinema’s greatest franchise. But what if moviegoers were only examining the films from a certain point of view? Filled with commentary from passionate fans and scholars of cinema, “The Prequels Strike Back” follows the travels of a bewildered fan as he attempts to unlock the method behind cinema’s most controversial trilogy and George Lucas, the even more controversial man behind them. He must unlearn what he has learned and look at the polarizing saga like never before.
Comic Book Crazy - Saturday May 13, 2017 6:45 pm to 7:55 pm
Comic Book Crazy is an in-depth and dramatic look at what it takes to work the third largest comic book convention in North America. Celebrating the 20th year of Fan Expo, DorVal Films has captured the experience of being a vendor from the other side of the table. Through the eyes of four comic book stores and the 900 plus exhibitors, we follow the five days of crazy that will see close to 130,000 people participate in the convention. Come watch these crazy convention commandos trade sandbags for an estimated 3,000 boxes of comic books and collectibles as the sea of comic book culture fans leave the real world behind and enter into the comic book crazy zone!
The Space Between : Film Screening and Q&A with Amy Jo Johnson - Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Space Between is a heartfelt indie comedy written and directed by actor turned director Amy Jo Johnson (Flashpoint, Power Rangers, Felicity) When Mitch (Michael Cram), a proud new father, discovers that his baby isn’t his, he leaves his small-town and sets out on a journey to find the baby’s true daddy and ultimately what it means to be a father. Meanwhile, Jackie (Sonya Salomaa), the baby momma, reeling from her decision to take her pregnancy into her own hands, convinces her best friend to help her find Mitch and save their marriage. The journey they all take is a heartfelt, coming of age (a slightly older age) through backwoods burlesque festivals and small town funeral-home larceny. Filled with a hilarious and moving cast of supporting characters, The Space Between is a film about acceptance, family, love... and a few dirty diapers. Tickets are: $10 at the door
Film Shorts Program 4 (PG-13) - Saturday May 13, 2017 10:05 pm to 11:00 pm
Furple Reign : The "Furple", a lonesome furry alien is on its way across the vast emptiness of space. Accompanied only by a tiny robot called "Arnold" the two of them fight evil aliens and have to occupy themselves during the endless journey... Their destination: Earth! Their mission: Top Secret!
ChronoCeption : If time travelers told you that your firstborn son would be the next Hitler, would you still fall in love? One young virgin seeks an answer in this VFX-enhanced comedy about love, sex, and paradox.
The Icebreaker : Icebreaker' is a short dark comedy about a super hero who can break the ice in any social situation.
TREK OR TREAT : When two girls wear the same costume to a Halloween party, all hell breaks loose. Hard Times : The great thing about the end of the world is that you can eat and wear whatever you want. The shitty part is: it's really hard to get laid. Or at least that's the philosophy of Shay, the happy-go-lucky last woman on earth. That's why when she comes upon a sex shop in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, she's willing to do whatever it takes (including facing down a hoard of Mean Girl Zombies) to get her satisfaction.