November 10th 2017

November 10th 2017

09:00 PM

11:00 PM EST

Thriller Shorts!

27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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Thriller Shorts!
$10.00

General Admission to Thriller Shorts, Fri nov 10th, 9pm, Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N

THRILLER SHORTS

Scales (Jessica Lea Fleming / Canada / 8m)

Scales is an otherworldly interpretation of missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. When Ayeeiahchia', a mystical water-creature from Lake Huron, is captured by Jones, a psychopathic hunter and recluse, it seems her fate is sealed. With help from the spirits of victims past, she must use the power of her voice to disarm her captor before it's too late.

Forest of Echoes (Luz Olivares Capelle / Germany / 30m)

A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon. On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. Games, lies and rituals unfolding into a circular time in which death loses its ultimacy. What is real and what is a mirage? Who is dreaming and who is being dreamed?

Suffer (Filip Terlecki / Canada / 14m)

An ageing teacher confined to a hospital for the criminally insane reveals the sinister plot that provoked her violent actions.

Demonoid 1971 (  Juan F. Moctezuma II, Mexico  / 16)

A group of friends camps in the jungles of Mexico (shot on location in Las Pozas in San Luis Potosí, México) but the vacation turns to horror when one by one members of the group goes missing. When Julian (Jorge Karlóz) discovers it's his own girlfriend, Erika (Gabi Mayorga, star of "Las Fieras 1969"), killing people off he can't believe it; he's right it's the demon, Itzpapalotl, possessing the innocent Erika. Now those left living with the help of an Aztec priest (Antonio Monroi of "Apocalypto") must perform the ancient Aztec new fire ceremony in order to save Erika, their own lives and all of humanity, but it all depends on whether or not Julian truly loves Erika.

Baby's Crying (Bob Pipe / UK / 2m)

It's night, the baby's crying... but not all is as it seems...

Alfred J. Hemlock (Edward Lyons / Australia / 14)

When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock

Fun ( Greg Kovacs / Canada / 3m)

Anna and Ellery discover different interpretations of the word “fun”.

The Swelling ( Tom Bewilogua / Germany / 15m)

In the near future. Surveillance is omnipresent. Cameras and drones belong to the common cityscape like traffic lights. The sky is gray and environment seems dead. Here “X-33“ lives in a rundown apartment complex, where strange things occur. A peculiarand pulsing bulgelike object in the wall follows him permanently at every turn. Increasingly “X-33“ falls into a nightmarish paranoia. Is his follower real? And if so, will he get rid of him?

Hamilton Film Festival

“This fest is sure to become the next TIFF it is keeps up this caliber of cinema heaven.” - John Nicol / Filmmaker The 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important up-and-coming film festivals. This year’s festival will feature over $25,000 in prize value, plus the opportunity to network with, and pitch your films, scripts and projects. Distributors actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival for titles and we will be releasing a list of films acquired during the 2016 festival. Guests have included Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers, Daniel Baldwin, Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), Tony Rosato (SCTV), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Robert Miano (Donny Brasco), Frank D’Angelo (Red Maple Leaf), Fred Fuchs (Godfather III Executive Producer, Milton's Secret) Art Hindle (Black Christmas), Doug McGrath (Goin’ Down the Road), Lynne Griffin (Curtains), Julian Richings (Superman: Man of Steel), Kirsten Bodenstedt (COO and Co-Owner of Peregrine Labs) Academy Award® winner Colin Doncaster, Bob Munro (VFX Supervisor), Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III) Lisa Langlois (Class of 1984) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers attended from Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the USA and all across Canada. We have 14 prize categories, including Jury, Feature, Short, Doc, Actor, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Screenplay (x2), Music, Student, Truly Independent local award and the legendary Sparquie the Squirrel award! As a “Truly Independent” festival, we are not run by a Board of Directors and we don’t pre-program or pick themes and genres. We let YOUR submissions and selections dictate what we show each year as we accept all genres and lengths! The festival is as diverse as our alumni, who come from over 50 countries around the world. Filmmakers globally are looking to the Hamilton Film Festival as an accessible event with multiple chances to screen, win awards and gain post-festival promotion as our Alumni is our family and your movie never has a shelf life with us. In 2016, we screened 175 films out of 700 submissions so if you have a great film, your chances are very good! We are a festival that is very proud of screening films made by female filmmakers. Last year we screen 45 films by female directors! We are proud to offer, for the second year, the Canadian Film Market which runs the final weekend of the festival and will include Industry Development events, quality networking, pitches and private screenings for industry. Over 25 countries participated in 2016. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a major destination for film and television productions. Films like Spotlight, Crimson Peak, Suicide Squad, The Hulk and Robocop are just a few films that have taken advantage of Hamilton’s many incredible locations. Producers love the additional tax credits, Directors love the “anywhere is here” look of the city, and people love seeing it on screen! Filmmakers around the world are choosing the Hamilton Film Festival as a required stop, and we want YOU to be a part of this growing scene that is on the verge of expanding into a not-so-hidden gem! See you and your film in Hamilton this November!

Location

Staircase Theatre

27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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