Select Page

Frightening and fantastical short films of every kind at Montreal’s Fantasia

Friday, June 29, 2018 | Fantasia International Film Festival, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

In addition to the many exciting feature films screening at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival next month, a host of short movies will be showcased as well. Read on for the full lineup.

Fantasia, which runs July 12-August 2, will screen the shorts in the following showcases:

AFROMENTUM, highlighting black cinema from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas:

  • C.J. “Fiery” Obasi’s HELLO, RAIN
  • Alain Bidard’s BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLES: A NEW BEGINNING
  • Naledi Jackson’s THE DROP IN
  • Jean-Charles Mbotti-Malolo’s MAKE IT SOUL

BORN OF WOMAN, from female filmmakers:

  • Hanna Bergholm’s PUPPET MASTER
  • Jiwon Moon’s NOSE NOSE EYES EYES!
  • Kate Dolan’s CATCALLS
  • Kjersti Helen Rasmussen’s VOYAGER
  • Manon Alirol and Léo Hardt’s PETITE AVARIE
  • Ida Joglar’s THE GAZE
  • Chelsea Lupkin’s LUCY’S TALE
  • Faye Jackson’s THE OLD WOMAN WHO HID HER FEAR UNDER THE STAIRS
  • Marie Dvorakova’s WHO’S WHO IN MYCOLOGY

CIRCO ANIMATO, devoted to animation of all kinds:

  • Park Yena’s LOVELY GIRL
  • Seo Ji-hyeong’s CRAZY CAT
  • Winnie Cheung’s ALBATROSS SOUP
  • Rick Trembles and Raph Bard’s BUILDING 108: BARNACLE BILL THE TAILOR
  • Toon Loenders and Paul Driessen’s THE ORIGIN OF SOUND
  • Lei Lei’s I DON’T LIKE THE COMICS YOU DREW
  • Kim JiHyeon’s ISLAND OF THE DECEASED
  • Samuel Bradley’s SPACE BETWEEN STARS
  • Claudia Cortés Espejo, Lora D’Addazio and Mathilde Remy’s THE VOICE OVER
  • Rocio Álvarez’s SIMBIOSIS CARNAL
  • Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas’ ONE SMALL STEP
  • Pablo Gostanian’s THE RICOCHET SPLENDID

DJ XL5’S OUTTASIGHT ZAPPIN’ PARTY, a mix of the weird and outrageous:

  • Simon Tofield’s SIMON’S CAT, POLISHED PAWS, PURRTHDAY CAKE (A 10TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL) and KITTEN CRAZY TIME
  • Lee Hardcastle’s THE SIMPSONS COUCH GAG (RESERVOIR DOGS) and RICK AND MORTY GO TO THE MOVIES (THE NON-CANONICAL ADVENTURES)
  • Chris McInroy’s WE SUMMONED A DEMON
  • Daphne Leduc-Laprise’s 135 BANANAS
  • John William Ross’ GREGORY
  • Phil Brough’s FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY
  • Travis O’Neill’s T.T.A.
  • David Burrowes’ GRANNY
  • Rémi Fréchette’s A NIGHT OF SWEAT
  • And more!

INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE-FICTION SHORT FILM SHOWCASE:

  • David Jermyn’s BE MY GUEST
  • Andrea Ashton’s GREATER GOOD
  • Joe Lueben’s ONE DAY THE SUN TURNED BLACK
  • Travis Bible’s EXIT STRATEGY
  • Meritxell A. Valls’ THE FLAPPING OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
  • Lukas Schrank and George Thomson’s THEY WAIT FOR US
  • Leticia Belliccini’s SPIN
  • Magali Magistry’s EXHALE

SMALL GAUGE TRAUMA, featuring cutting-edge, shocking horror shorts:

  • Heidi Lee Douglas’ DEVIL WOMAN
  • Marcos Mereles’ THE DEAD MAN SPEAKS
  • Mateo Márquez’s THE INVADERS
  • Mael Le Mées’ AURORE
  • Aurélien Digard’s BESOIN DEAD
  • Joséphine Hopkins’ THE DAY MY MOTHER BECAME A MONSTER
  • Mike Marrero and Jonathan Rhoads’ RILEY WAS HERE (pictured above)
  • Ryan Oksenberg’s DAMAGE CONTROL
  • Marinah Janello’s ENTROPIA

In addition, the following shorts will be shown before Fantasia feature presentations:

  • Jill Gevargizian’s 42 COUNTS with THE RANGER
  • Benjamin Swicker’s A/S/L with THE DARK
  • Valérie Leclair’s BACKSTORE with HEAVY TRIP
  • Kieran Wheeler’s BLOOM with BROTHER’S NEST
  • Jordan Michael Blake’s CLEAN BLOOD with PIERCING
  • Reiko Tsuno’s CRYING BITCH with ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
  • Bobby Miller’s END TIMES with ARIZONA
  • Jérémy Comte’s FAUVE with SUMMER OF 84
  • Renaud Lessard’s FLORIDA-MONTRÉAL with MON GARÇON
  • Frank Appache’s GARDIENNAGE DE L’ENFER with LES DOUTEUX
  • Kim Minhye’s THE GREAT HAND AND THE BULGASARI with TRUE FICTION
  • Frédéric Chalté’s LE OTTO DITA DELLA MORTE with BLOOD AND BLACK LACE
  • Adam-Gabriel Belley-Côté’s HOOLIGANS with LÔI BÁO
  • Tim Koomen’s MEET JIMMY with PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH
  • Santiago Menghini’s MILK with DANS LA BRUME
  • Ghislain Ouellet’s THE MONSTER WITHIN with THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD
  • Michael Middelkoop’s NETFLIX & CHILL with ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE
  • Frédéric Chalté’s NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU with DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS
  • Pierre-Marc Drouin’s POISSON DE MARS with WHAT A MAN WANTS
  • Fernando Lopez’s SPACE/TIME CONTINUUM with PARALLEL
  • Anthony Sneed’s SUCK with RONDO
  • Daniel DelPurgatorio’s THIRD WHEEL with PLEDGE
  • Ashlea Wessel’s TICK (see exclusive trailer here) with LA QUINCEANERA
  • Anna Mastro’s URCHIN with BUYBUST
  • Shinya Sugai’s WALKING MEAT with ARAGNE: SIGN OF VERMILLION

For more info on all these shorts and the fest overall, head over to Fantasia’s official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.