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Worldcon 76 Film Festival Screening Schedule

(Film Festival/Cartoons/Creature Features)

Room LL21EF / August 16 – 20, 2017 / San Jose, CA



Thursday, August 16th

Alternate Realities -1

4:00pm

8:20 – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Patrick Rippman

A scientist's telescopic invention changed the world by allowing people to look back in time through old light waves, giving authorities an advantage in capturing criminal suspects. His most recent discovery wasn't as well accepted though. The organization he worked for fired him and tried to silence him. He's now making a last ditch effort to reveal what he discovered to the world, as the organization uses his first invention to find him and stop him before he goes public.

 

4:08pm

The Ghosts of Highway 20 – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Tony Jonick

A musician meets a mysterious stranger at the crossroads, at midnight. This is the story of the stranger.

 

4:18pm

The Tesla World Light – SF&F – Canada – PG-13

Director:  Matthew Rankin

New York, 1905. Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one last appeal to J.P. Morgan, his onetime benefactor. THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT is a tragic fantasy about the father of alternating current, inspired by real events such as the inventor’s run of bad luck as a businessman and his affection for a pet bird, which he loves “like a man loves a woman.” Tesla’s words to the banker form the backdrop of this moving film about the man who blended science and art in his attempts to create the utopia of unlimited energy for all.

 

4:26pm

What If – SF&F – Germany – PG-13

Director:  Linda Gasser

How will Big Data eventually effect our individual freedom?  It’s the year 2184 and big data is omnipresent. A sophisticated system has been developed to analyze people. Perfect partner recommendations have become the norm. But Achille wants to find a partner by himself. However, in a society where matchmaking has been systematic for generations, it seems impossible to convince a woman on his own. People would rather rely on big data than their own potentially faulty intuition. But Achille’s human desires seem absurd in this efficiency-oriented world. When he goes in search of that spontaneous, authentic connection, he finds challenges at every turn. By a chance happening, a young lady, Eleni, ends up in his workshop.The closer he tries to get to her, the more afraid she becomes of him. The situation escalates and Achille’s mother attempts to bring him to reason. He finally gives up and sets Eleni free, but apparently he has changed something inside of her.

 

4:42pm

Mission Backup Earth – SF&F – Germany – PG-13

Director:  Alexander Pfander

In the near future, a cosmic catastrophe hits us without warning. Unforeseen by any scientist, the Sun transits rapidly into a red giant. Having no choice, Mankind desperately tries to escape the solar system. The survivors become space nomads, seeking a viable replacement for Earth.  The series follow the struggle of humanity to colonize a habitable exoplanet.

 

5:00pm

Irinyi – SF&F – Hungary – PG-13

Director:  Nikol Cibulya

A magical story about the friendship between a famous Hungarian inventor and a young journalist who would like to finish his science fiction novel. The first Hungarian steampunk short film.

 

5:25pm

It Came from Above – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Jimmy Martin

A science fiction enthusiast discovers an alien robot near his secluded home, but his dream encounter doesn't go as expected.

 

5:36pm

The Replacement – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Sean Miller

On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…

Feature Film - 1

 

6:00pm

Derailed – Horror Feature – Canada – PG-13

Director:  Thorsten Nesch

Two men from vastly different backgrounds and generations awaken beneath the rubble of a train that has derailed off the coast. The threat of being crushed from above and drowned from below kicks off a journey of survival that is also a metaphor for our increasingly complicated and empty lives.

Fright Night Begins…

 

7:30pm

Delivery Boy – Horror – Australia – PG-13

Director:  Alex James La-Chiusa

Making deliveries in 30 minutes or less should be easy. But not in this town. Not on this night. What starts as another mundane job turns into a fight for survival.

 

7:45pm

Experiment TC-9585 – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Todd Redenius

When a mad scientist tests his new cure, he accidentally transforms himself into a monster and terrorizes a girl who breaks into his house and things go horribly wrong.

 

7:54pm

Sound from the Deep – Horror – Finland – PG-13

Director:  Antti Laakso

An international research group is searching natural resources from the Arctic Ocean. They pick up a strange underwater sound from far north, and start to follow it to the uncharted waters. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

 

8:25pm

Bloody Glove Box– Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Cindy Zhang

A psychopathic robbery killer wearing a hoodie is now fleeing in the city and committing crimes constantly. At this moment, a man wearing a hoodie is carrying a girl in red. When all the traces in his car reveal that he is the murderer, he is killed by the girl. It turns out that the girl is the killer.

Feature Film - 2

 

8:30pm

The Doctor’s Case – SF&F Feature – Canada – PG-13

Director:  James Douglas

The Master of Horror meets the Master Detective. When a diabolical English lord is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Watson must unexpectedly exchange roles in order to solve 'the perfect locked room mystery.' Based on the short story by Stephen King.

 

Friday August 17th

Cartoons

10:00am – Noon

Cartoons and Classical Music

2hrs of classic cartoons from various studios where the cartoon soundtrack is a well-known classical piece.

Fan Films Follies -1

Noon

Star Wars: Dresca - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Jessica Champneys

When Dresca - an injured imperial pilot - is rescued by rebels after the Battle of Endor, she must choose between her loyalty to the Empire and the kindness of strangers she once thought of as monsters.

 

12:08pm

Frankie and Jude: Star Wars – Situation Normal - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Lauren Myers

An unfortunate miscalculation has thrown Frankie and Jude's annual tradition of seeing the midnight showing of Star Wars into chaos. So Jude calls in backup. Lots of backup.

 

12:18pm

Joker’s Vacation - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Tyler Falbo

A fan film that sees Harley Quinn attempt to pull Joker out of a funk.

 

12:35pm

Blade Runner: Blackout 2022 - Fan Film - USA

Director: Shinichirô Watanabe

In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.

 

12:50pm

Vengeance in the Outer Rim - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Frank Romano

Lone Jedi Zaalia Ven finds herself marooned on a distant planet in the outer rim territories. Who or what shot her down? And how will she defend herself and pilot Kal from the threat that lurks within the forest?

 

1:04pm

Voldemort: Origins of the Heir - Fan Film - Italy

Director: Gianmaria Pezzato

A fan made prequel to the Harry Potter series based on Tom Riddle and his progression to becoming The Dark Lord.

 

Animation from Around the World

2:00pm

Tapping Tango – Animation – Canada – PG

Director:  Nancy Snipper

Meet Henry and Abigail, two pay phones in a Montreal metro station who tap dance and tango their way into love.

 

2:04pm

Who is Mr. Peepers? – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Maciek Albrecht

Magikworld presents a heartening animated tale written and told by Susan Master - “Who Is Mr. Peepers?”. Jump into the colorful and awe-inspiring world of Mr. Peepers, an adolescent rooster in search of a place to call home. Along the way, Mr. Peepers interacts with a colorful cast of characters as he strives to find his way in the world. Upon reaching adulthood Mr. Peepers is banished from the Count Family’s farm house, and ends up in the farmyard. There he interacts with his fellow farmyard companions. One day Mr. Peepers stumbles upon a Hen named Penny living in a brand new chicken coop. Mr. Peepers seems to have finally found a home. “Where Is Mr. Peepers?” Is a collaborative animated effort features a mixture of animation styles - everything from 3D animation to cut-out animation crafted by animators stationed all around the globe.



2:15pm

No Hop – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Atton Paul

A pack of playful bunnies defy their protective Mama Bunny when told not to hop and they do it anyway's all because of a simple little thing called joy.

 

2:20pm

Revelation – The City of Haze – Animation – China – PG

Director:  Mao Qichao

After his mother dies, Mai wanders the streets of a polluted city plagued by corruption, war, and pollution. Then a friendship with a young girl gives Mai a new sense of hope. However, it will take a desperate act of sacrifice for them to remain together. An epic tale about the power of love in difficult times.

 

2:34pm

A Drawing – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Brad Condie

A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother. Through his deep desire to reconnect to her and the beneficence of the universe he is allowed to see her again. A drawing done by the boy is his final gift to her.

 

2:40pm

Corky – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Ty Primosch

A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.

 

2:46pm

Retimer – Animation – Canada – PG

Director:  Robin Tremblay

We are in 3020, war, poverty and diseases are no longer a part of our daily lives. A world order whose roots go back to antiquity have learned to control time and used its power to create a perfect Society.
They do this by sending agents in the past, the RETIMER who are tasked to modify specific events and through ripple in times, create the perfect future they live in.
One member of this elite team begins to question the ethics of his action through the canvas of time...

 

Feature Film -3

3:00pm

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future – Documentary Feature – USA – PG-13

Director:  Douglass M. Stewart Jr.

Chesley Bonestell was an architect and painter who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge and the Chrysler Building. He worked on famous movies like Citizen Kane as a matte artist, and his mesmerizing paintings of planets and star systems helped inspire America's space program. Why is it that no one knows who he is today?

Q&A after screening


The Bob Wilkins Creature Features Show

5:00pm to 10pm

Worldcon 76 is pleased to present a collection of clips and films of and featured on our gHost of Honor Bob Wilkins' late night movie show Creature Features. At a time when the late night horror hosts made themselves up to be ghoulish creations, Wilkins was just a friendly man, in a rocker, smoking a cigar and warning us that tonight's film was just awful and that we'd best turn to another program. Come and see what made Bob Wilkins the jewel in the Bay Area's broadcasting schedule, and our source for fannish information at a time long before the internet. We'll also present short films that Wilkins championed, as well as a cheesy horrofdrr film that we were definitely warned about...


Saturday August 18th

Cartoon Track

10:00am – Noon

World War II Cartoons

Classic Cartoons from various studios that focus on World War II

Theses cartoons contain lots of ethnic humor

 

Adventures in Time and Space

Noon

A Crimson Man – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Mike Pappa

In a war-torn land of man vs. machine, a young runaway slave searching for his father must ally with a troubled war-robot or be hunted down by his brutal overseers.

 

12:22pm

After We Have Left Our Homes – SF&F – UK – PG-13

Director:  Marc Adamson

Under a dictatorship that has banned music, a man hides a recording until he is caught and imprisoned. Whilst paying for his crimes he stumbles across a repository of confiscated items, leading to a series of events that will forever change the city.

 

12:30pm

Control CE – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Chad Bolling

Clare+94 enlists the help of an unwilling Lena225 to rebel against a rigidly controlled society.

 

12:45pm

Einstein-Rosen – SF&F – Spain – PG-13

Director:  Olga Osorio

Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him... at least not for now.



12:54pm

DUST – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Logan K. Triplett

Dust is a short science fiction film set in the not-so-distant future where technology exists to “bring someone back to life” as a "Synth" or synthetic human. Sydney, a young synth journalist, sets out to investigate a rumored black market software upgrade that promises to restore emotions to synths. This quest leads her down a dark path where she finds herself trapped between those who oppose synths, those who want to help, and her own deep desire to become more human.

 

1:18pm

Lunatique – SF&F – Brazil – PG-13

Director:  Gabriel Kalim Mucci

Lunatique is a sci-fi short film about a lonely woman who fights daily for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

 

1:33pm

Osiris – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Kathryn Ferentchak

When their wind farm breaks down, the fate of humanity's last survivors rest squarely on the over-burdened shoulders of one young engineer. Natasha must work with her tech-obsessed brother Lysander to bring the power back online and save their settlement from the effects of a world torn by nuclear fallout. In the process, Natasha learns the truth about what it really is she is fighting for.

 

Feature Film - 4

2:05pm

Behind the Blue Door – SF&F Feature – Poland – PG-13

Director:  Mariusz Palej

For 11-year-old Lukas, an incredible adventure begins the moment he and his mom set off on a long awaited summer holiday trip. The joyful travel is suddenly interrupted by a car accident that results in the boys and his mom hospitalization. When it turns out Lukas’ mom is in a coma, the boy must be taken care of by his only relative – Aunt Agatha, whom he gets to meet for the first time in his life. Agatha brings the boy to her own guesthouse by the seaside, and places him in a room his mom used to live in. It’s the room where Lukas accidently discovers a secret passage to a different dimension and soon learns what amazing and yet frightening mysteries the newly disclosed world hides.
The blue door in his room is a gate to different reality. There he meets a dangerous creature, which he will have to face.

 

3:25pm

Te Makutu, the Curse – Drama/Thriller – New Zealand – PG-13

Director:  Jonathan Zsofi

Two star-crossed lovers in colonial New Zealand incur the wrath of a deadly spirit that follows them into the present where they must decide between lives apart or love and death.

 

3:45pm

Stine – Drama/Thriller – UK – PG-13

Director:  Kat Wood

Set in the near future, an end-of-life-care robot called STINE tends to his patient Lizzie in the last few days of her life.

 

Feature Film - 5

4:00pm

Unterwelt - The World Beyond– Horror Feature – Germany – PG-13

Director:  Ralf Kemper

After a photoshooting for gothic fashion in an old bunker, the entrance key gets lost. The three models and the photo team are desperately searching for another exit. While seeking they are getting deeper into a labyrinth until they are covered by insanity and hopelessly. Not all of them manage to find an exit and one of them has to face a horrifying discovery…

 

5:24pm

Lovely Legs – Drama/Thriller – USA – PG-13

Director:  Abby Thompson

In a desperate attempt to start anew, a man living in the not-so-distant future transports his secret sex robot companion to a secluded forest for disposal.

 

5:34pm

Strowger’s Revenge – Drama/Thriller – USA – PG-13

Director: Nat Saenz

When a husband and wife purchase a rare antique telephone, their lives and the life of their young daughter, become disrupted in ways they could never have imagined.

 

Strange New Worlds

6:00pm

The Dragon’s Scale – SF&F – New Zealand – PG-13

Director:  James Cunningham

In an ancient world a warrior and his son are on a quest to fix the son’s voice but the forest conspires the stop the father. The boy decides to go on alone to face the unknown creatures that await. On his journey he discovers his own inner strength and must now convince his father to accept him as he is.

 

6:10pm
Fugazi – SF&F – Belgium – PG-13

Director:  Laurent Michelet

2039: ADELE has been working for more than 3 years on ORBIT DEFENCE, a space station in charge of Earth security using drone pilots. Today, is her last routine mission, before she returns home to meet her family, especially her daughter. Without taking Murphy’s Law into account…

 

6:39pm

Outpost – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Justin Giddings

When the last Citizen on the furthest outpost in space makes first contact with intelligent life, he's forced to not only protect humanity, but that which makes him human: love.

 

6:57pm

Saving Mercury – SF&F – Australia – PG-13

Director:  Ali Kadhim

In the not too distant future, a young woman carries the key to humanity's survival.

 

Feature Film - 6

7:05pm

EMIKO – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Justin Robert Vinall

An affable caregiver, Thomas watches over a mysteriously ill young woman, Emiko. As the two develop their relationship with one another, strange occurrences unravel a far more sinister hand underneath the surface of both Thomas and Emiko.

 

7:20pm

Black Wake – Horror Feature – USA – PG-13

Director:  Jeremiah Kipp

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous -- and far older -- than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity?



Sunday August 19th

10:00am – Noon

Hanna-Barbara Shorts

Hound and Quck Draw McGraw2 hours of cartoons featuring characters for the Hanna-Barbara Studios such as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry

 

Fan Film Follies - 2

Noon

Fury - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Michael Yadvish

An Underground Lightsaber Distribution Company is in for a rude awakening when a notorious saber ends up in their possession.

 

12:05pm

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Toy Story - Fan Film - USA

Director: Raymond Montemayor

Craving the attention of her busy father, a 7-year-old Star Wars fan disobeys him and unknowingly starts a rebellion with his Star Wars toy collection that has surprising consequences.

 

12:11pm

The Dark Resurgence: A Star Wars Story - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Michael McCumber

At the fall of the Galactic Empire, an old Sith Empire emerged from the shadows to seize control of the galaxy.

 

12:23pm

Indiana Jones and the Crown of Thorns - Fan Film – Spain – PG-13

Director: Jonatan Jiménez

1934. A decade after being accused and unjustly involved in a robbery in Iraq, the young archaeologist Henry Jones gave his first classes as a professor at the Marshall University of Connecticut. The quiet life on campus is shaken with the arrival of a letter originating from Jerusalem, which refers to the possible discovery of a sacred relic. Indy will be forced, once again, to fieldwork activities.

 

1:20pm

The Wild Wolf - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Ciaran Mc Ilhatton

The short takes place around 15 years before the first episode of Game of Thrones and is based around the events prior to Robert's Rebellion. "Brandon Stark, Ned Stark's older brother and heir to Winterfell, has been betrothed to Catelyn Tully in an effort to unify the houses Stark and Tully. A young Petyr Baelish, living as a ward at Riverrun under the care of House Tully, has challenged Brandon to a duel for the Lady Catelyn's hand in marriage. Brandon is answering the challenge to put young Littlefinger in his place…"



1:36pm

Gremlins Recall - Fan Film – USA – PG-13

Director: Ryan Patrick

A company by the name of Wing has created Mogwais that can be adopted as family pets with no ill consequences -- or so they thought. Tiny terror is unleashed at a local diner when a teenage girl interferes with a Wing driver's live cargo.

 

International Animation Shorts

2:00pm

Curpigeon – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Dmitry Milkin

A heartwarming story about the power of community support during a time of grief, this action-oriented CG-animated short film centers around a group of park pigeons and their old men pals who come together to help one of their own get through a great loss.

 

2:10pm

Mary & Marsha in the Manor of Madness – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Kris Theorin

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent's gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated 'one shot' film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness. Our goal with this film was to combine the creeping horror of H.P. Lovecraft with the wacky action of classic Saturday morning cartoons. This bizarre juxtaposition of styles helps emphasize both the weirdness of the horror and the silliness of the humor. Also the idea of "Scooby-doo chases in H.P. Lovecraft" is just inherently funny, to us at least. The "side-scrolling" cinematography both suited the 2D animation and helped emphasize the eerie atmosphere of the mansion surroundings. It also makes it easy to understand where everything is in relationship to each other during the chaotic chase sequences.

 

2:13pm

The Fox – Animation – Iran – PG

Director:  Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh

A young fox on the verge of experiencing the first love got trapped by a hunter. The Hunter ties his dog collar bell on the fox’s neck and leaves her in the wood. And then the fox begins his effort to survive and love and revenge.

 

2:23pm

Panic Attack! – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  Eileen O'Meara

You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

 

2:26pm

Grounded – Animation – Myanmar – PG

Director:  Nyan Kyal Say

An animated music video that is going to blow your feelings out, and make you miss something, someone or some moment in your life.

 

2:29pm

Cazatalentos – Animation – Spain – PG

Director:  JOSÉ HERRERA

Dominique had been the most prestigious talent scout in París. Now, he is only the shadow of his past until he discovers Sofía, an Spanish flamenco dancer who emigrates to France because of the Spanish civil war and who hides the secret of the greatest talent in history.

 

2:36pm

Agent 327: Operation Barbershop – Animation – Netherlands – PG

Director:  Colin Levy & Hjalti Hjalmarsson

This three-minute teaser for a full-length animated feature is based on Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk's classic comics series Agent 327. The Blender Animation Studio is currently developing the story and seeks for funding to bring this adventurous comedy animation film to an international audience.

 

2:39pm

There – Animation – Brazil – PG

Director:  RENATO LEPSCH RAMIRO

A punishment boy imprisoned in his room, uses his imagination to free himself and travel far away, somewhere else, there.

 

2:48pm

Black Holes – Animation – USA – PG

Director:  David Nicolas, Laurent Nicolas & Kevos Van Der Meiren
Dave Nicholson is a distinguished astronaut entrusted with humanity’s most important leap into the future—the conquest of Mars and outer space.  On the eve of Mission Mars Premium, Dave discovers he’s being teamed up with a sentient melon who outshines him in intelligence and charm. Not only a brilliant strategist but also the reincarnation of a fashion designer, the melon encroaches more and more on Dave’s jurisdiction, driving him to the brink of paranoia and insanity.



Journey’s to the Unknown

3:00pm

Overtime – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Craig D. Foster

It’s getting late on a Friday night and Ralph is keen to get out of the office, but the boss won’t let him. No big deal, right? It’s just that the full moon is rising and Ralph is kind of a werewolf.

3:09pm

Seam – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Rajeev & Elan Dassani

In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested when synthetics begin spontaneously exploding. A military-led search for these unwitting suicide bombers begins, sending a terrified machine woman and her human partner on the run.

 

3:30pm

The Trolls – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Liz Anderson

The final days of WWII. While mourning the loss of his wife at sea, Corporal Wes Morris confronts a mysterious stranger who has infiltrated his base. The intruder possesses a top secret S.S. technology which transports them to a Nazi occupied San Francisco. Here, Wes will put the lives of millions at risk in order to re-unite with his lost love.

3:50pm

Undetectable – SF&F – Spain – PG-13

Director:  Javier Lozano Sánchez

Finder has located a new objective. But his mission won't be easy because something else looks for the same thing.

 

Feature Film - 7

4:00pm

Bloggers – SF&F Feature – Spain – PG-13

Director:  Angel M. Chivite

YEAR 2078. All the Earth energetic resources are exhausted. The main world countries are suffering the worst crisis known by humanity. Meanwhile, The Company- lobby made up of multinational energy companies- discover large coltan deposits in Mercury. Coltan becomes the only possible power source, which makes The Company gain a political and economic control never before seen throughout history.

 

4:15pm

Justice Served – SF&F/Thriller – USA – PG-13  

Director:  Patrick Rea

A young man is in jail and is awaiting trial. Accused of pushing a small girl in front of a moving vehicle, he’s approached by a lawyer who begins to encourage him to play along with the trial and coaxes him in to admitting what he’d done.

 

4:28pm

Time Enforcer – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Jimmy Nickerson

A Time Enforcer must stop illegal time travel at any cost.

 

3:40pm

Dandelion – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Chance White

In a not too distant future, an inmate at a mysterious prison must fight to unlock her mind in order to find the key to her escape.

 

Fright Night Begins Again…Best of TRIFI Film Festival

4:00pm

Agatha – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Timothy Vandenberg

The orphan train comes daily, spilling hundreds of children onto the streets of Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. Desperate and alone, the penniless 7 year old Sophie, entrusts an older woman who hires her to bring food each night to someone living in her attic. There is just one rule: Do not pass the serving table….EVER.   As time passes, the child’s curiosity grows bold; drawing her closer to discovering the truth behind the prisoner.

 

4:08pm

Blight – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Brian Deane

A young priest is sent to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community.

 

4:24pm

Cleansing Hour – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Damien LeVeck

Two failed filmmakers, Lance and Drew, have found success running a webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms. However, each episode is an elaborately staged hoax, created to dupe their global audience. But, when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, they are forced to reckon with their online charade– live in front of millions of viewers.

 

4:43pm

Dawn of the Deaf – Horror – Canada – PG-13

Director:  Rob Savage

When a sonic pulse infects the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.

 

4:55pm

The Maiden – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Michael Chaves

A real estate agent tries to sell a haunted house.

 

5:04pm

The Smiling Man – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  A. J. Briones

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil.

 

5:12pm

The Stylist – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Jill Gevargizian

Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

 

5:27pm

Born Again – Horror/Comedy – USA – PG-13

Director:  Jason Tostevin

When five bumbling Satanists have their summoning ceremony go horribly right, they're left to deal with the decidedly holy shit consequences.

 

5:35pm

Grave Dangers – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Patrick Rea

A woman wakes up in a coffin....

 

5:37pm

Something in the Darkness – Horror – Spain – PG-13

Director:  Fran Casanova

Veronica is a 6 year old girl who is trying to overcome her fear of the dark.
Every night, her mum gets her to sleep with the reading of her favorite story. However, this time something is different…this time there is something in the darkness.

 

6:00pm

The Bride of Frankie – Horror/Comedy – USA – PG-13

Director:  Devi Snively

In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

 

6:18pm

Made You Look – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Justin Zimmerman

A boy. A garage. A monster. In the film MADE YOU LOOK, nothing is as it seems. Better keep your eyes wide open! Written and directed by Justin Zimmerman, featuring special effects by Academy Award-winner Chris Wales, and co-written by and introducing Kian Doughty, MADE YOU LOOK is simply spooky fun!

 

6:21pm

Marian – Horror – Philippines – PG-13

Director:  Brian Patrick Lim

There’s a haunting in the house. However, things are not what they seem. Marian soon finds out that the horror inside is more familiar than she thinks.

 

6:36pm

Stay – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  David Mikalson

Some men demons. A cult of women summon a demon, but one rogue member, Carol, gets in the way of their plans.

 

6:44pm

Three Skeleton Key – Horror – USA – PG-13

Director:  Andrew Hamer

Set in 1921, an American lighthouse crew on the small island of Three Skeleton Key become unnerved when a ship ignores their beacon, running aground on the reefs surrounding the island. They soon discover that something is on board the ship, and it's not human.

 

Feature Film - 8

7:00pm

Reclamation – SF&F – USA – PG-13

Director:  Alison Kohlhardt

A determined young woman embarks on an epic adventure to reunite her family, torn apart and spread across the solar system ten years ago by an all-powerful global company that, in 2151, has the power to "recruit" anyone who owes it a debt.  This cautionary tale juxtaposes our economic inequality, corporate power, and basic freedoms against a realistic, potential dystopian future.

 

7:18pm

Occupants – SF&F Feature – USA – PG-13

Director:  Russ Emanuel

'Occupants' is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a '30 Days of Clean Living' documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.



Monday August 20th

10:00am - 11:00am

Cartoons

Superman Cartoons/ Dave & Max Fleischer

Cartoons from the Fleischer Studios featuring the man of steel

 

11:00am - 12:00 Noon

Justice League TV Series  - Twiligt (2003)

The League is tricked into defending Apokolips, Darkseid's homeworld, against the threat of Brainiac.

 

Noon

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future – Documentary Feature – USA – PG-13

Director:  Douglass M. Stewart Jr.

Chesley Bonestell was an architect and painter who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge and the Chrysler Building. He worked on famous movies like Citizen Kane as a matte artist, and his mesmerizing paintings of planets and star systems helped inspire America's space program. Why is it that no one knows who he is today?