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DEAD ANT

DEAD ANT

Please Note>>Venue change-Dead Ant will premiere in the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Bvld. Pick up your tickets at the Will Call table in front of the theater.
Introduction by Selma Blair
Opening Night Party after the screening!

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 27 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When the "one-hit-wonder" glam-metal band "Sonic Grave" embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an "unworldly" vicious attack, and they must "rock" themselves out of harms way.
Directed by: 
Ron Carlson
Produced by: 
Ron Carlson and Stephanie Hodos
Executive Producer(s): 
Ron Martino, Fleur Roberts, Mark Hodos and Matt Luber
Written by: 
Ron Carlson
Main Cast: 
Tom Arnold, Sean Astin, Jake Busey, Ryhs Coiro, Leisha Hailey, Cameron Richardson and Danny Woodburn

About the Director

Ron CarlsonRon Carlson was born and raised in the small town of Placerville, California. He graduated with a BFA in Painting from the University of Utah and then moved to NYC to continue his passion of the Arts. He then moved to Los Angeles where he began his career in film and television. Ron has done several films leading up to Dead Ant. Ron has also received an Emmy Nomination for his Television work and is also well noted for his cult film Midgets Vs Mascots. Ron's vision for Dead Ant was to take everything great about B movies and Glam Metal to create a movie going experience that makes you feel at the end like you've just finished a great rock concert.

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2017 OPENING NIGHT PARTY

2017 OPENING NIGHT PARTY

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:30pm

Join us for a full-blown Hollywood event as we kick off the 2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL with the OPENING NIGHT PARTY. The Party following the screening of DEAD ANT will have it all, enjoy bites, beverages and bowling at LUCKY STRIKES (located in Hollywood & Highland.) Hear the cast perform LIVE with their band SONIC GRAVE! This ticket includes admission to the PARTY ONLY. Must be 21+ to attend. Bring your mobile phone Screamfest or Paypal receipt to the WILL CALL table located on the 3rd level to pick up tickets and a party band.

Lucky Strikes
6801 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets are not refundable

ant.jpgGoing to the DEAD ANT screening too? Get the combo ticket $62.00 for the screening & party HERE.

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Trench 11

Trench 11

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 31 mins
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Northern France, 1918. Canadian tunneller ABRAHM BERTON (Rossif Sutherland) specializes in tunneling under enemy lines and exploding their trenches from below. It’s brutal, claustrophobic work – even more deadly than life above ground in the trenches. As World War One approaches its bloody conclusion, Berton allows himself the luxury of dreaming about a life after war with his French fiancé, VERONIQUE (Karine Vanasse). Berton’s superiors CAPTAIN JENNINGS (Ted Atherton) and DR. PRIEST (Charlie Carrick) have other plans. They need his unique expertise to lead a team of Allies below ‘Trench 11’ inside a secret underground German base they suspect to be the home of REINER’s (Robert Stadlober) weapon laboratory. World War One was a violent era for the development of lethal force. ‘Mustard gas’ and the machine gun were both invented during these unforgiving years. Reiner has lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon – a parasite which was intended to destroy Allied livestock, but has an even more profane effect on humans. Despite profound apathy towards his commanders and all forms of authority, Berton has to confront this sophisticated and profane evil to survive.
Directed by: 
Leo Scherman
Produced by: 
Producer: Tyler Levine Co-Producer: Phyllis Laing Co-Producer: Isaac Clements
Executive Producer(s): 
Martin Katz, Walter Gasparovic, Francois Dagenais, Devan Towers, Jeff Beesley, James Aitken, Anders Palm, Andrew Thomas Hunt, James Fler, Michael Paszt, Jane Tattersall, Peter Gibson
Written by: 
Matthew Booi, Leo Scherman
Main Cast: 
Rossif Sutherland, Robert Stadlober, Charlie Carrick, Shaun Benson, Karine Vanasse

About the Director

LEO SCHERMAN
LEO SCHERMAN trained under David Cronenberg and Paul Schrader and previously wrote and directed two feature films: the indie thrillers 'White Knuckles' and 'Never Forget'. Scherman has written and directed for NBC, Vice, History, Discovery and SyFy including two seasons of the hit series 'Scare Tactics'. Scherman has directed commercials for Expedia, McDonald’s and Gatorade and is co-creator of the Canadian Screen Award winning television series 'Cock'd Gunns'.

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Alone

Alone

BASED ON THE COMIC BOOK «Alone»BY FABIEN VEHLMANN AND BRUNO GAZZOTTI

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 38 mins
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
Leïlais 16. She wakes up late, like any other morning. Except that today, no one is here to tell her to get moving. Where are her parents? She gets on her bike and rides through the neighborhood: it's all empty. Everybody has disappeared. Thinking she's the sole survivor of an unexplained disaster, she eventually crosses ways with four other teenagers: Dodji, Yvan, Camille and Terry. Together they will try to understand what has happened and to learn to survive in a world that has become hostile... But are they really alone?
Directed by: 
David Moreau
Produced by: 
Abel Nahmias
Executive Producer(s): 
Aude Cathelin
Written by: 
David Moreau, Bruno Gazzotti, Guillaume, Fabien Vehlmann Moulin,
Main Cast: 
Sofia Lesaffre, Stéphane Bak, Jean-Stan Du Pac, Paul Scarfoglio, Kim Lockhart & Thomas Doret

About the Director

David MoreauI'm a big fan of fantasy, sci-fi and horror. Unfortunately these genres are hard to find in French films today. I directed a horror movie, ILS, in 2006. At that time, there were still some bold and courageous producers willing to embark on this kind of adventure. With a tiny budget, the movie did rather well, selling more than 250,000 tickets. A small wave of genre films (known as the French Fright) followed, but by 2010 it was dead because it rather failed commercially.It's a shame because France is as fond of this kind of movie as the next country.They just have a hard time projecting themselves into such universes within a French context and with French actors.

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Tigers Are Not Afraid

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Q&A moderated by Jace Anderson

"...this is one terrific film, both tough and touching. Two minutes in, I was under its spell.", Stephen King

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 23 mins
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
We are in a Mexican city turned into a ghost town by the drug-war. Estrella is 11, and when her mother vanishes, she makes a wish: she wants her mother to come back. And mom does return—from the dead. Terrified, Estrella escapes and joins a rag-tag gang of other children orphaned by the violence, all escaping their own past. But she learns that in a city ruled by death, you can’t simply leave the ghosts behind; they walk with you wherever you go.
Directed by: 
Issa Lopez
Produced by: 
Marco Polo Constandse, coproducer Tania Benitez
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos Taibo, Francisco González Compean
Written by: 
Issa Lopez
Main Cast: 
Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Ianis Guerrero, Rodrigo Cortes, Hanssel Casillas, Nery Arredondo, Tenoch Huerta Mejía. 

About the Director

Issa LópezIssa López is a Mexican writer and director. López has won several literature awards, including the National Novel Award granted by Mexico’s Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.[1] In addition to her literary work, she penned multiple TV shows, some of them reaching the highest audience ratings in Mexican prime-time TV, and wrote the scripts for several film features, three of them produced in Mexico by the Major Hollywood Studios, and two of those directed by herself; Efectos Secundarios (Warner Bros., 2006) and Casi Divas (Sony Pictures, 2008). In 2015, López shot her third feature as a director, and tenth as a writer, Tigers Are Not Afraid. As of June 2016, she's finishing post-production of the movie, and starting pre-production of 'Moctezuma & M...read more

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Vidar the Vampire

Vidar the Vampire

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 22 mins
Country: 
Norway
Synopsis: 
Vidar Haarr is a 33 year old, sexually frustrated bachelor farmer who leads a Christian, monotonous and strenuous working life on his mother's farmstead in the Western outskirts of Norway. In a desperate attempt to break free from routine, Vidar prays to a higher power to grant him a life without boundaries. Unfortunately, his prayers are heard and Vidar wakes up one evening as the Prince of Darkness in sin city, Stavanger.
Directed by: 
Thomas Aske Berg and Fredrik Waldeland
Produced by: 
Thomas Aske Berg, John Iver Berg, Fredrik Waldeland
Executive Producer(s): 
Brigt Skrettingland
Written by: 
Thomas Aske Berg and Fredrik Waldeland
Main Cast: 
Thomas Aske Berg, Brigt Skrettingland, Kim Sønderholm, Marit Sanden

About the Directors

Thomas Aske Berg is a trained actor and an autodidact filmmaker from Stavanger, Norway. He studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York (2003 - 2005), and has starred in several films, both in Norway and the USA. In 2012 he co-founded UFOh! with partner, John Iver Berg and together they have made several short films and music videos, most noticeably, 'BELIEVEtheDANCE', a fantasy-horror-dance-comedy-short which screened at festivals all over the world, winning four 'best short film' awards along the way. 'VampyrVidar' (aka 'Vidar the Vampire') is their debut feature film. Thomas is the CEO of UFOh! and works as a screenwriter, producer, director and composer/sound-designer. Fredrik Waldeland is a director and editor from Stavanger, Norway. He has written, produced and directed award-winning short films such as "Skattens Pris" and experimental short "Forever Alone" and is currently making finishing touches...read more

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Leatherface

Leatherface

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 30 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.
Directed by: 
Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo
Produced by: 
Carl Mazzocone, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Les Weldon
Written by: 
Seth M. Sherwood
Main Cast: 
Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Sam Coleman, Vanessa Grasse

About the Director

JULIEN MAURY and ALEXANDRE BUSTILLOJULIEN MAURY and ALEXANDRE BUSTILLO (Co-Directors) are French filmmakers who have worked together on their projects since 2006. They share a lifelong passion for the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror and terror and list their cinematic influences as Dario Argento, Roman Polanski, Clive Barker and John Carpenter.

Their first film was Inside, a controversial horror film about a pregnant woman stalked by a madwoman who wants her child for herself. Both men co-directed and Bustillo wrote the script. The film was cited as an example of the new wave of French horror films and was a critical success that brought the filmmaking duo international acclaim. The films Livid and Among the Living followed as well as a ...read more

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The Funhouse

The Funhouse

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 36 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.
Directed by: 
Tobe Hooper
Produced by: 
Steven Bernhardt
Executive Producer(s): 
Mark L. Lester & Mace Neufeld
Written by: 
Lawrence Block
Main Cast: 
Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson & Jeanne Austin

About the Director

Tobe HooperHonored with many awards for his films and achievement in the horror genre, Tobe Hooper is truly one of the Masters of Horror. On The Funhouse (1981)] "Well, it wasn't the film I expected to be doing. I actually thought I'd come off of "Salem's" and do something like Eyes of Laura Mars (1978). But this was available and they really wanted me to do it. The writer, Larry Block, talked me into it over the course of 48 hours. It wasn't the film I expected. It surprised me, so my approach to it was probably lighter, less stressful." Tobe Hooper died on August 26, 2017, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles and will be missed greatly.

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Run Runner Run

Run Runner Run

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
11m 6s
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Run for health, Run for fitness... Run for your life. Laura, a young and attractive mother, gets out to run as she does every morning through out the woods nearby her house. She could’t imagine this time will be the run of her life when she got attacked by some mysterious strangers.
Directed by: 
Karim Shaker
Produced by: 
Karim Shaker, Omar Shaker
Executive Producer(s): 
Karim Shaker, Omar Shaker
Written by: 
Karim Shaker
Main Cast: 
Mónica Miranda, Javier Batanero, Ibai López, Carla Scirpo, Boris Martínez, Saladina Jota

About the Director

Karim ShakerKarim Shaker was born in Madrid and spent all his life focused on developing creative stuff. Always self tought, first as music composer and producer, and lately in cinema and visual arts. He is in love with the genre and Sci-Fi since he was a child and his mother obligated him to watch horror films. With his new thrilling short 'Run Runner Run' he gets his second selection at Screamfest (first was 2016 with his first short 'La Cena').

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They Make You Grow A Beard

They Make You Grow A Beard

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
11m 22s
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
A young father must fight to save his son when he finds his friends have been replaced by bearded replicants. A chilling, absurdist horror the film looks at the changing nature of the modern man.
Directed by: 
Anthony Kinsella
Produced by: 
James Galvin
Written by: 
Anthony Kinsella
Main Cast: 
Patrick Murphy, Paul Quinn Jr, Brendan Farrell.

About the Director

Anthony Kinsella was born in Dublin in 1983. His first short, directed at 15 won the Fresh Film Festival in 2000. A trained actor he acted in, wrote and directed The Man in the Boot in 2009 which won a number of festivals in Ireland and the UK. They Make You Grow A Beard is his fourth directorial effort and first time screening in the United States.

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Creeper

Creeper

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
11m 58s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
After a night out, a young woman is unknowingly followed into her home by her “ride-share” Driver – resulting in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that explores the lengths people will go to connect in the modern world.
Directed by: 
Drew Macdonald
Produced by: 
Chloe Hume
Written by: 
Drew Macdonald
Main Cast: 
Harry Piaggio, Melanie Zanetti

About the Director

Drew MacdonaldDrew Macdonald is a Brisbane based filmmaker whose work crosses over from narrative film and television to documentary. He Produced The Wanderers; a documentary series for ABC & Ovation Networks which will air in 2017 and Associate Produced the AACTA award-winning and Emmy Nominated feature Documentary; Only The Dead.
His graduation short film Heart’s Atlantis screened at dozens of film festivals across the globe; including Byron Bay Film Festival and he has written and Directed a wide range of content - including music videos and online content. In 2016, he was selected by Screen Queensland to work with the emmy award winning Hoodlum Entertainment to develop a one hour television show and he has Directed E.P.K content for a number of feature film...read more

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Crave

Crave

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
8m 38s
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
After some awkward pleasantries and an exchange of cash Rob presents Edmund with an old, creased photo of a girl. As a queue of clients continue to wait outside, Rob has to decide whether to indulge his fantasy at whatever cost.
Directed by: 
Carl Shanahan
Produced by: 
Emma Richardson
Executive Producer(s): 
John Panton
Written by: 
Carl Shanahan
Main Cast: 
Joe Hancock, Kris Fisher, Muireen Brady, Katie Villa

About the Director

Carl ShanahanCarl Shanahan is an award winning director, DOP and editor based in the UK. Having dropped out of University to film bands within London's punk rock scene, his first 'proper job' was in TV where he spent three years developing his post production skills. After this, he decided to pursue his main goal: directing.

Recently, Carl has been filming in the UK and Africa for Oxfam GB, creating a series of short films about the droughts in East Africa, corporate tax avoidance, gender equality and Oxfam's work across the globe.

Carl's first short film, 'Eat', premiered at the London Short Film Festival in Jan 2016 followed by screenings at Aesthetica SFF, Shriekfest and The Portland Horror Film Festival. It was also featured on BloodyDisgusting.com.

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REDENCIÓN

REDENCIÓN

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
13m 25s
Country: 
SPAIN
Synopsis: 
Mr. Ferre leads a life of pleasure and luxuries until the destination will make him known in an ancient and lavish mansion to an enigmatic butler, who keeps the most unconfessed of his secrets.
Directed by: 
Luis Utges
Produced by: 
Luis Utges
Written by: 
Luis Utges
Main Cast: 
Luis García y Juan Rueda

About the Director

Luis UtgesLuis Utges was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1979 and studied at the prestigious school of Cinema of San Antonio de Los Baños (Cuba) where he studied screenplay and direction. He continued his studies at the Ecam School of Cinema of reference in Spain. During which he began to make his first short films. He collaborated on the web series: “Bloody justice”, as scriptwriter and cameraman, awarded in Baja and Miami webfest in 2014. Later he made his first foray into festivals with: “Mi Esencia”, a short film tribute to Alfred Hitchcock., in the Mombasa Gin Festival. “Redención” is second short film in competition in festivals, being Screamfest first world presentation.

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SEE YOU TOMORROW

SEE YOU TOMORROW

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
10m 7s
Country: 
MÉXICO
Synopsis: 
Mexico City has gone through an epidemic where infected people become terrible beings. In the middle of the chaos, Beatriz gets orphaned and finds interesting to break into abandoned homes because of the virus’ outbreak, no matter how dangerous her actions are.
Directed by: 
Isac Betancourt Valladares
Produced by: 
Adriana Enríquez Oliver
Executive Producer(s): 
Isac Betancourt Valladares, Ignacio Betancourt; Daniel Pizá Ruíz
Written by: 
Isac Betancourt Valladares
Main Cast: 
Dana Karvelas, Terry Zavala, Dafne Uribe

About the Director

Isac Betancourt Valladares About the Director:Isac Betancourt Valladares was born in San luis Potosi S.LP. Studies theater and works as an actor in different theater companies, in the world of cinema begins in a self-taught way in 2002 founds with his father the writer Ignacio Betancourt TEQUIO PRODUCCIONES where he made 9 shorts some of these with national awards, currently creates CARNICEROS CREW Together with Daniel Pizá, a production house dedicated 100% to the genre of terror, is currently preparing his first feature film.

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KEPT

KEPT

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
18m
Country: 
COLOMBIA
Synopsis: 
Scientists have discovered a way to record dreams, and those with ulterior motives waste no time exploiting those whose dreams are the most powerful.
Directed by: 
JAIME D. GONZÁLEZ
Produced by: 
DIANA RAMOS JUAN ESTEBAN CADAVID ALEXIS DURAN
Executive Producer(s): 
PAULA GIRALDO
Written by: 
JAIME D. GONZÁLEZ
Main Cast: 
JAIRO CAMARGO MANUEL SARMIENTO

About the Director

Jaime D. González
Jaime D. González is a Colombian award winning film director and screenwriter with fifteen years of experience writing and directing short films, music videos and TV commercials. Known for his visual dynamism and experimentation, he’s always interested in the application of new technologies and breakthrough narrative. His unrelenting curiosity is always searching for new challenges and innovation that can be applied to his body of work. Jaime graduated from the Pontifician Javeriana University in 2003 with a communications degree. He began his career in advertising directing his first ad in his early twenties, gaining notoriety for his use of visual effects. Since then he has enjoyed representation by some of the major production companies of his...read more

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Apostles

Apostles

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
13m 55s
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
Alone in his dark abode, a man with no head carefully prepares a large supper in front of a camera. Alert to the lunar calendar on his wall, he must find one last element to stage the gloomy picture he has in mind. Over the fireplace, he bears a strange collection: heads in jars named after the biblical apostles. But one is still missing; Judas. And to get it before the full moon rises, the man will have to do something unthinkable.
Directed by: 
Marcos DeBrito
Produced by: 
Adriano Lírio
Executive Producer(s): 
Adriano Lírio, Marcos DeBrito, José Said de Brito
Written by: 
Marcos DeBrito
Main Cast: 
Gabriel Muglia as JUDAS, Marcelo Argenta as MATTHEW, Jesus Machanoscki as JESUS, Thaty Taranto as MARY MAGDALENE, Francisco Gaspar as JOHN

About the Director

Marcos DeBritoMarcos DeBrito is a well-known author and filmmaker in Brazil. “Massacre County” (2015) was his first feature after an awarded career in shorts. The movie had its theatrical release (after running festivals worldwide) and is being sold to several countries. The anthology film “Stranger Tales” (which Marcos participates with the short “Apostles”) is expected to debut later this year. His 4th novel will be published in early 2018 while the previous ones are in search of investors to become feature films or TV series.

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Mainline

Mainline

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
10m 53s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Confined to his makeshift lab, a reclusive bioengineer must grapple with the gruesome and deadly consequences of his time-traveling serum.
Directed by: 
Eric Kleifield
Produced by: 
Eric Kleifield, Michael Rich
Executive Producer(s): 
Kevin Sluder, Jennifer Sluder, Bruce Corwin
Written by: 
Eric Kleifield
Main Cast: 
Blaine Vedros, Chris Orlandi

About the Director

Eric KleifieldEric earned his bachelors degree in Communications with a minor in film production at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. He held numerous development internships in the industry, having worked at Sony Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Valhalla Entertainment, and Bona Fide Productions. Currently, Eric works as a creative coordinator at BH Tilt, a marketing and distribution division of Blumhouse Productions.

During high school, Eric wrote, directed, and edited four short films, each in the horror/thriller genre. Eric’s college horror film DESCENSION premiered in November of 2014 at the International Student Film Festival- Hollywood. Since then, he has spent his time developing numerous horror and sci-fi projects, one of which evolved ...read more

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Caravan

Caravan

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
10m 3s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Caravan is a cautionary tale following a young family on a road-trip. As night falls the family pull in for a routine rest-stop where their caravan is invaded by a malevolent intruder.
Directed by: 
Nathan Lacey
Produced by: 
Sarah Brims
Written by: 
Sarah Brims
Main Cast: 
Sarah Filippi, Daniel James, John McPherson

About the Director

Nathan LaceyNathan Lacey is a director and editor living in Sydney, Australia. His fascination with horror started at a young age when he would peruse the horror aisles of his local video store. His debut horror short Caravan is inspired by his early childhood memories, though he claims they weren't as horrific. He is currently working on his first horror feature film.

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Dead Cool

Dead Cool

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
19mins 25secs
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
A dinner party with a difference: meet loner Maurice as he struggles to entertain his new friends. His party is in full swing when a routine search brings the police to his front door. Unfazed by this interruption the party continues, but it isn't long before Maurice is keen to say goodbye to all his guests except Sally. Romance is in the air but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems.
Directed by: 
Simon Ross
Produced by: 
Tessa Beazley Oliver Brown
Written by: 
Simon Ross
Main Cast: 
Rob Witcomb Mia Austen Brian Bovell Juan Pablo Jepez Elizabeth George Oscar Blend Ben Adams Bradley Taylor

About the Director

Simon Ross
Simon started his career shooting documentaries, including the flagship series, Cutting Edge, on UK’s Channel 4. During this period he also edited Hollywood movie trailers for iTunes. This mix of shooting and editing, along with his developed interest in CGI and VFX combined with live action work, led to directing opportunities on promos and commercials.

Living and working in London, he is now working on getting his first feature made.

Simon graduated with an MA in Film and Television Production from Bristol University, after completing an MA in Politics at the University of Edinburgh.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:
I’ve always been fascinated with serial killers… the notion that they are living amongst us, camouflaged beneath a veil...read more

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Bloodyback

Bloodyback

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
33m 3s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In the bloody heart of the French & Indian War, an undead plague strikes! Former enemies must join and fight to survive the horde.
Directed by: 
Daniel Byers
Produced by: 
Jim Dandee
Written by: 
Daniel Byers
Main Cast: 
Harry Aspinwall, Holly Schaff, Maija D'Amico Blomquist, Alexander Cooke, Steven O Broin

About the Director

Daniel ByersDaniel is a villainous knave who grew up in the jungles of Africa and the mountains of Nepal before attending Brown University and launching his New England-based film studio, Skyship Films. With a penchant for adventure and environmental action, he's tracked cartels along the rivers of Honduras, chased the elusive snow leopard through the mountains of Afghanistan, and rafted through the icebergs on unstable glacial lakes in the shadow of Everest. His documentary films have been featured at numerous international festival screenings including the Banff Mountain Film Festival and International Wildlife Film Festival.

When not in the field, Daniel has a love for crafting dark fantasy films with his narrative film studio, Dark Tower films. This includes...read more

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The Candle

The Candle

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
10m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Ryder makes a wish for her dreams to come true. She didn't realize it included her nightmares.
Directed by: 
René Ashton
Produced by: 
Richard Joel and René Ashton
Executive Producer(s): 
Tina Patel, Mo Chahine, Kameron Krause, Joseph Ciolli
Written by: 
René Ashton
Main Cast: 
Abbie Cobb, Eliane Hendrix, René Ashton

About the Director

René Ashton
René Ashton is a woman of multiple talents and interests. Her passion for acting has landed her more than 100 commercials dozens of network television shows including RAY DONOVAN, SHOOTER, NCIS, SUPERGIRL, JANE THE VIRGIN... (See IMDB for a full list of credits.)
Not only does René act, she writes her own material. Her first film, the romantic comedy, “Be My Baby,” starring herself and Lacey Chabert is available on DVD and television worldwide. In 2010 she had three features optioned which lead her to form her own production company, Abundant Media, LLC. René has joined the WGA and written and produced three television pilots that have all swept the festival circuit with numerous wins for either best pilot or best actress.
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Child's Play

Child's Play

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 27 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Directed by: 
Tom Holland
Produced by: 
David Kirschner
Executive Producer(s): 
Barrie M. Osborne
Written by: 
Don Mancini
Main Cast: 
Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent & Brad Dourif

About the Director

Tom Holland Tom Holland is an American director, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for directing and writing horror genre movies like Psycho II (1983), Fright Night (1985), Child's Play (1988), and Thinner (1996).

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Slaughter At Lonesome Rock

Slaughter At Lonesome Rock

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 40s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
A solitary outback police woman investigates two abandoned cars on an isolated road in the dead of night. Searching for clues she is drawn into the surrounding wilderness. One by one she discovers the cars' missing occupants in horribly mutilated states. Shocked and confused she soon becomes doomed to the same dark end, without answers or hope.
Directed by: 
Lucas Thyer
Produced by: 
Caitlin Johnston and Jeff W. Tseng
Written by: 
Simon Jeffares
Main Cast: 
Niki-J Price, Chris Sommers, Ashlee Lollback

About the Director

Lucas ThyerLucas Thyer is an award-¬winning filmmaker based in Brisbane, Australia. His strong visual style, editorial skills and focus on performance-based storytelling has taken him around the world; creating compelling content for clients both big and small. His commercial work covers all formats; spanning TVCs, documentaries, music videos and online campaigns, though recently a focus on drama has seen his films broadcast and win awards across the globe. Passionate about the projects he works on, he brings a creativity and enthusiasm to everything he creates.

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Birthday

Birthday

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
15m
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
Night. An abusive nurse wanders through the halls of a nursing home. She integrates her salary by secretly selling prescription drugs to junkies and stealing from the most vulnerable patients. The only thing she hates more than her job is old people. Upon entering room 12, occupied by three sisters, she discovers that one of them has just turned one-hundred years old: there must be a birthday present somewhere… that will change their lives forever.
Directed by: 
Alberto Viavattene
Produced by: 
Claudio Bronzo, Lorenzo Lotti e Alessandro Regaldo
Written by: 
Alberto Viavattene
Main Cast: 
Roxane Duran Sydne Rome Stewart Arnold Viola Sartoretto Giulia Luna Mazzarino Stella Clozza Erika Piroscia Alina La Costa Loredana Armanni

About the Director

Alberto ViavatteneAlberto Viavattene was born on September 21 of 1986 in Turin. He took part in the camera department of Paolo Sorrentino’s productions like “Youth” and the more recent “The Young Pope” HBO tv series. As director he made music videos (like Rockin'1000 Learn to fly video, that reached more than 30 million views on YouTube), commercials and five short films released all over the world in festival circuits, video on demand and home video.

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It Began Without Warning

It Began Without Warning

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
5m 45s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
'The time has come,' the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row. From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT. Co-­Producer Efren Ramirez. Official Selection: SXSW 2017, Fantasia International Film Festival 2017 (Winner Silver Prize Audience Award for Best International Short).
Directed by: 
Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright
Produced by: 
Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright
Executive Producer(s): 
Couper Samuelson
Written by: 
Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright
Main Cast: 
LESLIE GLADNEY, JENNA JOHNSON, JESSICA LADIAN, LINDSAY LEWIS, TOM MARTIN, MARC MUNGUIA, and SKYLE PHILLIPS

About the Directors

Tapia / Curtright
Tapia / Curtright co-­direct/write/edit & produce. Santiago's a first generation Peruvian­American from Brooklyn who attended Harvard University. Jessica hails from Miami with a background in design for theater, ballet, & opera in the States & abroad. Growing up on a steady diet of Hitchcock, Twilight Zone, Lovecraft, & King, they're rabid lovers of the thriller/horror/sci-­fi genres. Their latest short film, Executive Produced by Couper Samuelson (EP of GET OUT), premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival as one of 15 shorts in the Midnight Shorts Program and most recently was an award winning short at the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival.

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Lunatique

Lunatique

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
15m
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
Lunatique is a sci-fi short film about a lonely woman who fights daily for survival in a post apocalyptic world.
Directed by: 
Gabriel Kalim Mucci
Produced by: 
Paulo Geraissate
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos G. Gananian / Bruno Gottardi
Written by: 
Gabriel Kalim Mucci
Main Cast: 
Lila Guimarães / Rony Koren / Paulo Geraissate / Diogo Magal

About the Director

Gabriel Kalim MucciGabriel Kalim Mucci was born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1982 where he graduated at film school (FAAP). Soon after he opened with some friends a production company where he worked as a director and DP. After that Gabriel worked a few years as cinematographer freelancer shooting commercials to such brands as Nike, Samsung and Honda. He also directed three shortfilms: Lunatique (2016) is a post apocalyptic sci fi and printemps (2012) and Autumn (2014) two little love stories shot in Paris and NY, respectively. Now he's been represented by Zeppelin Filmes (Brazil) and Ground Control (USA).

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Hobby Shop

Hobby Shop

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
8m
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
After getting herself into a spot of trouble, young Sophia finds sanctuary in a mysterious Hobby Shop. Letting her curiosity get the better of her, she ventures through the store where she encounters a kind and frail man with a peculiar passion for marionettes. Following the man into the depths of his basement workshop, Sophia is confronted with not just the secrets of his craft, but also the tragedies of his past. She must make a desperate attempt to escape the horrors lurking in the basement before she earns a more permanent residency in Mr Hotchkins’s Hobby Shop.
Directed by: 
Stephanie Liquorish & Isabel Stanfield
Produced by: 
Isabel Stanfield & Ryan Greaves
Written by: 
Stephanie Liquorish, Zac Loy and Jacob Irvine
Main Cast: 
Milly Walton, Emily Gruhl & Hugh Parker

About the Directors

Stephanie Liquorish & Isabel StanfieldWhilst studying a BA in Film and Screen Media at Griffith Film School, Isabel became the first student to have two graduate films selected to represent the university at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Upon graduation, she has spent the last few years pursuing as many opportunities in the industry as possible, working freelance in both Brisbane and Sydney.
Aside from full-time work, Isabel’s graduate documentary, Gokanosho - Lost In Time, has enjoyed a successful film festival run and premiered on ABC iView whilst her current web series, ‘Two Weeks’, has just scored Best Web Series & Best Student Series at Long Beach Indie International FF and Melbourne WebFest respectively.
Isabel is tall and loud, and will judge if...read more

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Post Mortem Mary

Post Mortem Mary

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
9m 59s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
A mother and a daughter who suffers from a crippling fear of death run a post-mortem photography business in 1840's Australia. They arrive to a small farmhouse to find devastated parents grieving over the death of their ten-year-old daughter. The mother and daughter photography team quickly get to work but when the mother is required to comfort the grieving parent, the frightened daughter is forced to work alone for the first time. As the young girl confronts her phobia she must do all she can to make the dead look alive…
Directed by: 
Joshua Long
Produced by: 
Daniel Schultz
Written by: 
Joshua Long
Main Cast: 
Stella Charrington & Melanie Zanetti

About the Director

Josh LongJoshua Long first became interested in film after watching Ray Harryhausen movies on repeat as a child. This developed into a love of exploitation cinema. He started making his own horror films, his first major short being the 30-minute backyard zombie epic AXED (2010). Joshua was extremely fortunate to have his script 'Post Mortem Mary' chosen to be funded by Screen Queensland and have it's world premiere at Screamfest. It is a dream come true as he is a massive horror nerd. 'Post Mortem Mary' is a love letter to the works of Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento.

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Laboratory Conditions

Laboratory Conditions

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
16m 48s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment.
Directed by: 
Jocelyn Stamat
Produced by: 
Joe Russell
Written by: 
Terry Rossio
Main Cast: 
Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, Paulo Costanzo, Lisa Renee, Robert Scheid, John Kearney, Casey Strand, Laura Maccabee, Gayla Goehl, Bob Bancroft, Jenny March, Samba Schutte

About the Director

Jocelyn StamatJocelyn Stamat, M.D. is currently adapting the LEAGUE OF LEGENDS online game as an animated series for Riot Games. She created the webseries TURBO DATES, featuring Whitney Cummings and Elisa Donovan, received her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine,is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, also a graduate of Harvard University, and member of the Harvard Lampoon.

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The Baby Whisperer

The Baby Whisperer

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
16m 30s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Two years after the death of her mother, ten-year-old Ruby still struggles with the loss, long after her father Aaron remarries Grace. With the arrival of newborn step-brother Archie pushing the family into a sleep deprivation limbo, Ruby’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic. Withdrawing further into her world of fairy tales, Ruby's relationship with her beloved doll takes on a sinister dimension when she comes to believe she can be reunited with her dead mother. Out of desperation, Grace employs the assistance of a Baby Whisperer - Nina, a woman with a preternatural ability to sooth the sleepless Archie, and return some sanity to the family. But Nina's true motives become clearer as Ruby connects with her on a level of understanding deeper than anyone will suspect.
Directed by: 
Sean Gilligan
Produced by: 
Lucas Thyer, Caitlin Johnston, Sean Gilligan and Jeff W. Tseng
Executive Producer(s): 
Nathaniel Eaton
Written by: 
Sean Gilligan
Main Cast: 
Milly Walton, Lauren Jackson, Flloyd Kennedy and Jason Klarwein

About the Director

Sean GilliganSean is an award winning filmmaker whose body of work traverses music videos, film and documentary. He has directed more than 40 music videos for many of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians including Missy Higgins, Silverchair, The Sleepy Jackson, The Living End, Tim Finn, The Birds of Tokyo and Gin Wigmore. His feature documentary Fantome Island screened at The Brisbane International Film Festival, won Best Australian Film at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and recently received it’s first national broadcast on Australian television. Sean’s short films have won accolades and screened internationally. It’s his passion for storytelling, performance and fresh creative ideas that means the most to him and the challenge of how those muscles can be f...read more

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1922

1922

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 41 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
After murdering his wife with the help of his teenage son, Wilfred James' life unravels, and he is haunted by visions of what he has done.
Directed by: 
Zak Hilditch
Produced by: 
Ross M. Dinerstein
Written by: 
Zak Hilditch
Main Cast: 
Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Bob Frazer, with Brian D'arcy James, and Neal McDonough

About the Director

Zak HilditchZak Hilditch is a director and writer, known for These Final Hours (2013), Transmission (2012) and Plum Role (2007).

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Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End

Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 20 mins
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Continuing where the cult TV series left off, Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End: The Animated Feature Film returns to Crowley Heights to find Todd, Jenny and Curtis grieving the loss of their dear friend Hannah. The three must reunite to fight evil when the Book of Pure Evil returns to Crowley High, bringing with it some familiar faces as well as some new foes. But these enemies are merely warm-ups to the final battle with their greatest nemesis yet: The New Pure Evil One.
Directed by: 
Craig David Wallace and Rich Duhaney
Produced by: 
Andrew Rosen, Sarah Timmins, Jonas Diamond
Executive Producer(s): 
Anthony Leo, Craig David Wallace, Jamie Brown, Mark Gingras, Michael Paszt, James Fler, Andrew Hunt
Written by: 
Charles Picco & Craig David Wallace
Main Cast: 
Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman, Jason Mewes, Chris Leavins

About the Directors

Craig David WallaceCraig was the Co-Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner of the live action half-hour supernatural-comedy high school series for Adults, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, which ran for 26 episodes on THE SPACE CHANNEL in Canada, CHILLER in the US, and internationally.
Rich DuhaneyAn animation generalist working with a small but mighty team of artists at Smiley Guy Studios, Rich is also director/co-producer of the Furry Force short series (for College Humor and "Fox Kids").

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I Love Eva Marsh

I Love Eva Marsh

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
24m
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
Summer 1996. A small town nestled in the shadow of a gigantic factory. Ben, a shy eleven year old boy, lives there alone with his mom when she leaves him to strike. The coming of the troubling Eva in his bunch disturbs him a little bit more, especially when she mentions the legend of a mysterious creature hidden under a nearby lake’s pontoon. As a game, Eva challenges Ben : walk through the "pontoon of the death”, and come back. But Ben fails miserably. At night, the Creature appears to him.
Directed by: 
Remy Rondeau
Produced by: 
Origine Films and Les films de Rita et Marcel
Written by: 
Remy Rondeau and Myriam Dupuis
Main Cast: 
Jaouen Gouevic, Elyne Craipeau, Morwenna Spagnol, Devi Couzigou ,Gwendal Micault,Joseph Martin, Derhen Têtu,Yaël Lacoua, Anouchka Csernakova

About the Director

Rémy RondeauAfter studying at ESRA (Ecole Supérieur de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) where he directed 3 short films that Rémy Rondeau began his work as a light electrician on feature films like "un poison violent" of Katell Quillévéré ( Cannes 2010) ; "La conquête" of Xavier Durringer ( Cannes 2011), and short films. At the same time, he wrote the screenplay for the feature film Dawn of the old Men, selected at the PITCH Festival of the Henry Langlois International Film Festival, for its original and unusual universe.
He made three short films: "Puzzle" in 2014, "The Leaf Collector" in 2016 and "I Love Eva Marsh" in 2017. He is currently working on his first feature film.
Rémy Rondeau is also a composer and has written music for his own films.

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The Night Delivery

The Night Delivery

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Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
14m 44s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When grocery delivery employees Max, Bryce and Rich go on the last run of the day, their motives are anything but sincere. As they begin the theft at the Ramsey residence, they quickly discover an evil entity has already taken control of the home and its occupant. In a last ditch effort to escape, the co-workers find themselves hunted, unknowingly drawing the monster through past and present actions. With time running out and the body count rising, they are faced with one final choice. Will it be the right one?
Directed by: 
Scott O'Hara
Produced by: 
Ann Lommori, Kurtis Lee Hermes
Executive Producer(s): 
Cindy Tseng, Bryan Bihari, Steve & Stacey Durant
Written by: 
Scott O'Hara
Main Cast: 
Maxwell Renner, Jordan Potch, Ross Murray, Berkeley Pickell, Sherman Koltz

About the Director

Scott O'HaraScott O'Hara was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was introduced to filmmaking at a very young age. Shooting movies on his parent's 8mm camera, Scott developed a love for classic monster films and creature features, which broadened his understanding of what was possible in the world of cinema. In 2006 Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary's College of California, which of course, he did not use.

After working several jobs devoid of film, Scott packed up and moved to Southern California to pursue his filmmaking career in Los Angeles. Once there he completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA and currently freelances for production companies as a writer, director and editor. He is the foun...read more

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Imposter

Imposter

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Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
13m 37s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
A teenager isolated on her family's maple farm investigates her mother's eerie behaviour following the unexplained disappearance of her father.
Directed by: 
Adam Goldhammer
Produced by: 
Natalie Novak & Julie Baldassi
Written by: 
Molly McGlynn & Katie McMillan
Main Cast: 
Abigail Winter & Philippa Domville

About the Director

Adam GoldhammerAdam Goldhammer is a Toronto-based filmmaker whose work aims to explore the lives of marginalized protagonists struggling with their conception of reality. More recently, his short film Easy Girl played at Cannes 2016 as an Official Selection of the Coup de Cour program. Goldhammer’s additional credits include the short films Jesse, staring Degrassi’s Jake Epstein (finalist, CBC Short Film Face Off); 1-800- CHOICES; and Worst. Day. EVER., as well as the comedy web series Little Cat Version of Me, a semi-finalist in Los Angeles’ NexTV Web Series Competition.

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Real Gods Require Blood

Real Gods Require Blood

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
19m 55s
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
Manchester 1990. Alice is new in town, alone and trying to kick an addiction. One hot summer’s afternoon she is roped into babysitting for her hysterical neighbour. Meeting the two children, Isaac and Suzanne, she learns about their mysterious uncles and a creature called Bells-a-bus that must be fed when the lights go out. As she struggles with withdrawal and is visited by unwelcome guests, Alice must decide whether to abandon her new wards or stay the night.
Directed by: 
Moin Hussain
Produced by: 
Michelle Stein
Executive Producer(s): 
Paul Ashton, Alice Ramsey
Written by: 
Tom Benn
Main Cast: 
Anna Berentzen, Ivy Mattingly, Alkali Reid, Gillian Waugh

About the Director

Moin HussainMoin Hussain is a London and Norfolk based director with a background in short films and music videos. After being selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain to take part in a scheme for new talent, Moin’s first short film ‘Holy Thursday’ was funded by Creative England and went on to screen internationally. His latest short ‘Real Gods Require Blood’ premiered at Cannes film festival this year during Semaine de la Critique and had its UK bow at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Crowded House (Casa Cheia)

Crowded House (Casa Cheia)

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Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
14m 18s
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
Abandonment: Action of leave something, a person, a role, a place: family abandonment, abandonment of post; desertion. Forgetfulness, renunciation: self-abandonment.
Directed by: 
Carlos Nigro
Produced by: 
Nahsom Filmes, Sabiábaleia Filmes
Executive Producer(s): 
Anny Fernandes, Leandro Siqueira
Written by: 
Carlos Nigro
Main Cast: 
Inês Maia, João Victor Morais Muniz

About the Director

Carlos Nigro
Carlos Nigro was born and raised in Recife, a northeastern Brazil city. He graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Publicity, but always sought to complement his studies in cinema. Crowded House is his third short film and he is already planning to shoot his first feature film in the next 2 years.

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Totem

Totem

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
7m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
The howl of a predator interrupts an ancient ceremony. The tribal leader summons the youngest boy to join his brothers in the hunt. They descend into a snowy forest where the boy finds himself alone. Lost and afraid, he plunges into the fight of his young life. Will he survive?
Directed by: 
Alex Cannon
Produced by: 
Alex Cannon
Written by: 
Alex Cannon
Main Cast: 
None

About the Director

Alex Cannon was a basketball fiend growing up. He got cut from his high school team, so in his misery, he started drawing and painting. 20 years later, he choreographs action sequences for Hollywood directors like Gore Verbinski, Ron Howard, Sam Raimi and Bryan Singer. Totem is Alex's directorial debut.

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Ouroboros

Ouroboros

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Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
4m 13s
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
Someone is banging on the door. It's the least expected visitor.
Directed by: 
Semyon Voinov
Produced by: 
Erin Jones
Written by: 
Semyon Voinov
Main Cast: 
Tom Beedim
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The Passenger

The Passenger

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
11m 3s
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
Cosmonaut Nikolay Valeryevich Basov, the hero of USSR, is trying to recover from the tragedy that darkened his life. He leads a reclusive way of life, isolating himself in his own apartment. Nikolay hardly perceives the world around him and is no longer able to treat life the same way he did before the accident - those fateful 36 hours left an indelible mark on his life after that forced landing in taiga. Mysterious things begin to happen around Basov after a crucial event - people start disappearing. He suddenly realizes: getting rid of the enigmatic influence of Space will not come easy.
Directed by: 
Egor Abramenko
Produced by: 
Hype Production
Executive Producer(s): 
Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Igor Abramenko
Written by: 
Roman Volobuev
Main Cast: 
Artur Smolyaninov

About the Director

Egor AbramenkoEgor Abramenko – film and commercial director working all over the world. In 2009 graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov. While studying directed a few short films, which were later awarded by international festivals. Since 2010 works in advertising and music video industry. 'THE PASSENGER' is a proof of concept short of the upcoming full-length feature film.

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Killer Spacemen From Outer Planet X

Killer Spacemen From Outer Planet X

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Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
6m 52s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Three brave, intergalactic explorers find themselves in uncharted celestial territory when their ship runs critically low on their much needed fuel source – plutonium. Fatefully, they discover a nearby planet that hosts a wealth of plutonium reserves. Follow the crew on their descent into the unknown as they venture onto the mysterious landscape inhabited by… Killer Spacemen From Outer Planet X!
Directed by: 
Peter & Thomas Campbell
Produced by: 
Peter & Thomas Campbell
Executive Producer(s): 
Phil Cormier & Bill Moulton
Written by: 
Thomas Campbell
Main Cast: 
Ranin Brown, Sarah Kennedy, Dalton Slade Kimball, Patrick Molloy, & Thomas Campbell

About the Directors

Peter & Thomas Campbell
Thomas and Peter Campbell are brothers from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. They co-write and co-direct all of their work; they both act. Peter received a BA in Music from the University of Southern Maine and is currently attending Columbia University to complete an MFA in Film Directing. Thomas also went to the University of Southern Maine, majored in Theater, and is now working professionally as an actor and writer in New England. They are actively pursuing a life and career in film.

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Dublika

Dublika

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
11m 23s
Country: 
Sweden
Synopsis: 
Terribly late, the prominent scientist leaves the laboratory. She's stressed and absent-minded when she arrives home. Her boyfriend has prepared a special dinner for them. He tries to cheer her up, but her mind is elsewhere. What happened in the lab? Her experiment will have unexpected consequences for her and her boyfriend. "Dublika" is a science-fiction thriller produced in Sweden, in the fictitious german language brzni. A scientist whose life is suddenly threatened, finds herself literally to be in the way of her own happiness.
Directed by: 
Gustav F Andersson & Henric Wallmark
Produced by: 
Henric Wallmark
Written by: 
Gustav F Andersson & Henric Wallmark
Main Cast: 
Suzanna Dilber Jude Ehiwe

About the Director

Gustav F Andersson & Henric WallmarkGustav F Andersson, born 1988, is a Swedish journalist and comic book artist based in Stockholm. He works as a editor at the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter and his comics has been published in magazines and books in Sweden and Norway. ”Dublika” is his debut as a director and screen writer.

Henric Wallmark, born 1982, is a Swedish artist and short film director, residing in Selånger. He received his BA in character animation from the Animation Workshop/VIA University, Denmark, in 2008. He has made over 50 short films and music videos.

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Alfred J Hemlock

Alfred J Hemlock

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Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
14m 8s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
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. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.
Directed by: 
Edward Lyons
Produced by: 
Melissa Lyons, Edward Lyons, Lucas Newton
Executive Producer(s): 
Robert Raymond
Written by: 
Edward Lyons, Melissa Lyons
Main Cast: 
Tristan Mckinnon, Renaye Loryman, Christian Charisiou

About the Director

Edward LyonsEdward started his career as an actor, graduating from the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts. He went on to obtain a degree in English from Sydney University and a Master of Media Arts and Production from the University of Technology, Sydney. His first short film, 'Can I Call You', premiered at the Academy Award ® Qualifying Chicago International Film Festival and was sold for distribution to ‘Fangoria’ magazine. He went on to write and direct the short films ‘Delusion’ (2012), ‘Thylacoleo’ (2013) and ‘Puncture’ (2013). At this time the Australian Writers’ Guild honoured him with an AWGIE nomination for his short screenplay ‘Drive-By’. His previous short film, ‘A Man On The Edge’ (2014), played in over 50 international film festivals, winning ...read more

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What Metal Girls Are Into

What Metal Girls Are Into

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
15m 30s
Country: 
United States of America
Synopsis: 
A darkly comedic thriller about three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert who find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.
Directed by: 
Laurel Vail
Produced by: 
Laurel Vail
Executive Producer(s): 
Julia Wolf
Written by: 
Laurel Vail
Main Cast: 
Laurel Vail, Chelsea Blechman, Kari Assad, Matt Mercer, Torrey Drake, Aaron Leddick

About the Director

Laurel VailLaurel Vail hails from the 208*, went to college in Boston, and calls LA home. She's been acting for around 10 years and starred in 2 feature films so far: Leading Ladies and Delivery. This is her first crack at producing and directing her own material.

*Southeast Idaho

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The Boogeys

The Boogeys

DOUG JONES in attendance!

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
20m
Country: 
Canada / USA
Synopsis: 
On a future Earth transformed into a planetary ghetto by alien overlords, Dawkins, a cop-turned-pickpocket, tracks down a missing child about to be sold to the ‘Boogeys.’ The encounter will determine the child’s fate and his redemption.
Directed by: 
Sanjay F. Sharma
Produced by: 
Trip Hope, Sanjay F. Sharma, David Eberts, John Lipsz
Executive Producer(s): 
Sanjay F. Sharma, Marc Côté, John Lipsz, David Eberts, Artashes Toumanov
Written by: 
Sanjay F. Sharma
Main Cast: 
Andrew Troy, Doug Jones, Douglas Tait, Ron Roggé, Trip Hope, Jordu Schell, Cathleen Mason, Tyler Johnson, Dustin Quick, Kyle Mason

About the Director

Sanjay F. SharmaDirector Filmography: Sanjay F. Sharma - Director of THE BOOGEYS (short, 2017) and ARCANUM (feature, 2009)

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Marian

Marian

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
15m
Country: 
Philippines
Synopsis: 
There's a haunting in the house. However, things are not what they seem. Marian soon finds out that the horror in the household is much more familiar than she thinks.
Directed by: 
Brian Patrick Lim
Produced by: 
Levi San Luis
Written by: 
Brian Patrick Lim
Main Cast: 
Johanah Basanta, Astarte Abraham

About the Director

Brian Patrick Lim
Brian Patrick Lim is a freelance cinematographer and director, based in Manila, Philippines. He often works closely with production house, Runaway Robot. He’s worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, L’Oreal, PLDT, Lady’s Choice, Merck, Unilab, Mondelez, Jollibee, and KFC. His short film, The Harvest, recently won 3rd place at a local film festival sponsored by one of the largest telcos in the Philippines called, The Globe Independent Film Festival. His feature, Chasing Fire, participated the Fandependent Film Festival in 2016 and won best screenplay at the Barcelona International Film Festival in 2013. A short film he worked on as a production designer, entitled, Crossroads, premiered at Cannes Short Film Corner in 2015. He’s worked on a number of ind...read more

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The Plague

The Plague

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
10m
Country: 
Uruguay
Synopsis: 
Rosa's father escapes from a nursing home and comes back to his former house. He hides a secret, and he's not coming alone.
Directed by: 
Guillermo Carbonell
Produced by: 
Gonzalo Silva
Executive Producer(s): 
Pedro Lafferranderie / Guillermo Carbonell
Written by: 
Guillermo Carbonell
Main Cast: 
Gabriela Freire Rafael Soliwoda Walter Rey

About the Director

Guillermo Carbonell
Guillermo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He's been directing commercials for more than a decade, working all over the Americas. At the same time, he's been developing various personal projects, like music videos, documentaries, TV episodes and short films.

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Please Love Me Forever

Please Love Me Forever

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
26m
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother CLAUDIE (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. Scared by so much love, Lyesse rejects Lili. Devastated, she decides to take his heart out to understand why he doesn't love her...
Directed by: 
Holy Fatma
Produced by: 
Mathilde Le Ricque
Written by: 
Romain Compingt & Holy fatma
Main Cast: 
Isabelle Carlean-Jones, Annick Christiaens, Carl Malapa, Corinne Valancogne, Kamel Abdelli

About the Director

Holy FatmaHoly Fatma is a humanoid life form based in Paris who directs surreal movies about real feelings. She studied cinema in Rome and surrealism in the winding avenues of Hollywood & her imagination. With a quick stop by CSU Monterey Bay. Her influences range from Tim Burton and Guillermo del Toro to Alejandro Jodorowsky, Terry Gilliam and David Lachapelle. She also looks to Frida Kahlo and Jean Pierre Jeunet for inspiration.

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Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
9m 22s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A road trip takes a turn when a group of young concert goers stumble onto Old MacDonald's abandoned farmhouse.
Directed by: 
Sam Milman and Peter Vass
Produced by: 
Sam Milman and Peter Vass
Executive Producer(s): 
Sam Milman and Peter Vass
Written by: 
Sam Milman and Peter Vass
Main Cast: 
Madison Iseman, John Shartzer, James Morosini, Daved Wilkins, Kelsey Gunn, and Tennessee Luke

About the Director

Sam Milman and Peter VassSam Milman and Peter Vass are a comedy writing and directing duo also known as Bad Weather Films. Their short films on YouTube have amassed over 10 million views and include an array of comedy content starring some of the biggest digital talent on the Internet.

After building an online fanbase of nearly 100k subscribers, the high school friends from Chicago completed their first feature film entitled "Laid in America" in 2016, distributed by Universal Pictures. "Old MacDonald" is their first jump into the horror genre as their aim is to merge the digital and traditional worlds of talent to create memorable and hilarious films and content.

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Man in Box

Man in Box

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
5m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Trapped in a box with no memory, a man must escape his confines before it's too late. As time runs out he comes closer to the truth of his identity.
Directed by: 
Joel David Santner
Produced by: 
Ron Trejo
Written by: 
Joel David Santner
Main Cast: 
Jerry Richardson, Carolyn DiLoreto

About the Director

Joel David SantnerJoel David Santner has written and directed several short films and one feature, Bare Knuckle. His short script, A Craftsman, was produced by USC School for Cinematic Arts in Spring 2017. His feature script, Tunnel Rat, was a Semifinalist in Screencraft’s Action and Thriller Competition and was a Quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Joel is a recipient of the 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant for his project, Hanger’s Limb.

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JULKITA

JULKITA

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
18m
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
Against gender violence and inglorious mexican bastards, here comes JULKITA and her monthly period… If she could be brave to destroy his household enemy.
Directed by: 
HUMBERTO BUSTO
Produced by: 
MAPACHE FILMS, MONKEY HEAD FILMS, INFIRE HOUSE FILMS
Executive Producer(s): 
HUMBERTO BUSTO, YUSSEF TRAD LAGUNO
Written by: 
ALBERTO WOLF, HUMBERTO BUSTO
Main Cast: 
HAYDEE LEYVA, ALBERTO WOLF

About the Director

HUMBERTO BUSTOHUMBERTO BUSTO (México, 1978) is a graduated student of Dramatic Arts at Universidad Autónoma de México (CUT). He´s a Berlinale Talents attendant of studio programmes and workshops with Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Alan Parker, Wolfgang Becker and Frances McDormand.Has worked as an actor in more than 20 films screened at international film festivals in Cannes, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Berlin and Vancouver, such as Amores Perros,Morirse en Domingo, Después de Lucía, Abolición de la Propiedad and The Incident. He has studied filmmaking in Los Angeles at CSUN in an interchange programme with Catedra Bergman UNAM 2015. And directing and writing workshops with Beatriz Novaro, Naomi Uman, Ignacio Ortiz, Jorge Ayala Blanco, Victor Gaviria, Roland Schimmelpfenn...read more

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AVULSION

AVULSION

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
9m 50s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
A White Collar worker sees an escort with an unusual gift to grant his deepest fantasy.
Directed by: 
Steve Boyle
Produced by: 
Steve Boyle Mark Reedy Michael Reedy
Written by: 
Steve Boyle
Main Cast: 
Erica Field Cameron Hurry

About the Director

Seve BoyleBorn in Brisbane, Australia, Steve has had a long and successful career in Special Makeup FX. His company, Steve Boyle Studios has created the FX for films such as Daybreakers, Predestination, Jungle, Guardians Of The Tomb, and most recently Winchester. Steve has continued his love for Filmmaking by moving into writing and Directing. His previous film MULLET GUT premiered in Screamfest in 2013. AVULSION is his second short to screen at the festival and allows him to combine his love of writing, directing and Special FX. He is currently prepping his directorial debut, THE OPPRESSION.

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The Laplace's Demon

The Laplace's Demon

Q & A with director Giordano Giulivi. Moderated by Lydia Hearst
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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 49 mins
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
Eight people are imprisoned in a secluded mansion on an uninhabited island. After waiting in vain for the host, they find a model with eight self-propelled pawns that reproduces the movements of each group member in real time...
Directed by: 
Giordano Giulivi
Produced by: 
Duccio Giulivi, Silvano Bertolin, Ferdinando D'Urbano, Giordano Giulivi
Written by: 
Duccio Giulivi, Giordano Giulivi
Main Cast: 
Alessandro Zonfrilli, Carlotta Mazzoncini, Duccio Giulivi, Ferdinando D'Urbano, Silvano Bertolin, Simone Moscato, Simone Valeri, Walter Smorti

About the Director

Giordano Giulivi
Giordano Giulivi is born in Rome (Italy). From 1998 he works as editor for the Italy's national public broadcasting company. He is a film director and screenwriter, active in the production of independent videos and movies from 1990. His first feature film, “Apollo 54”, a sci-fi comedy, won the Spirit Award and the Best Editing Award at the 2008 Brooklyn Film Festival and it was in competition at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival. The second feature film, “The Laplace’s Demon”, completed after seven years of work, is inspired by some classic American thrillers.

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Tragedy Girls

Tragedy Girls

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 30 mins
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, then realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?
Directed by: 
Tyler MacIntyre
Produced by: 
Armen Aghaeian, Tara Ansley, Anthony Holt, Edward Mokhtarian, Craig Robinson, Cameron Van Hoy
Executive Producer(s): 
Ray Borderau, Alexander Ferguson, Eric Fischer, Tyler W. Konney, Kerry Rhodes, Traceigh Scottel, Richard Switzer, Gregory Thomas, Anthony Thorne, Viviana Zarragoitia
Written by: 
Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre, Justin Olson
Main Cast: 
Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid, Craig Robinson

About the Director

Tyler MacIntyreTyler MacIntyre is a Los Angeles-based writer and director. Originally from Canada, Tyler began his professional career as an film editor, relocating to the U.S. to attend the American Film Institute where he graduated with a MFA in 2010. Since then he has been mentored by industry legends including Peter Bogdanovich and Roger Corman, which helped shape his passion for crafting genre films with a unique voice. Tyler’s feature debut, the horror-comedy PATCHWORK won awards at film festivals around the world and is available through The Orchard. His follow-up feature TRAGEDY GIRLS premiered at SXSW in 2017 and will be released theatrically through Gunpowder & Sky in October.

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Ruin Me

Ruin Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 27 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive.
Directed by: 
Preston DeFrancis
Produced by: 
Rebecca G. Stone
Executive Producer(s): 
Trysta A. Bissett, Preston DeFrancis, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, David Hendleman
Written by: 
Trysta A. Bissett & Preston DeFrancis
Main Cast: 
Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Chris Hill, Eva Hamilton, John Odom, Cameron Gordon, Sam Ashdown

About the Director

Preston DeFrancis
Growing up, Preston was famous in his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia for hosting movie marathons in his parents’ basement. It was therefore only natural for him to move to Los Angeles to earn his MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has worked in television writing, most notably on QUARRY for Cinemax and MANHUNT: UNABOMBER for Discovery. He hopes that his feature directorial debut RUIN ME will someday be watched in parents’ basements everywhere.

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Vampira: About Sex, Death & Taxes (FREE)

Vampira: About Sex, Death & Taxes (FREE)

Free Screening!

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 4 mins
Country: 
USA/Finland
Synopsis: 
An exploration of the unlikely and dynamic career of the outrageously subversive Finnish actress Maila Nurmi, whose flamboyant personality and claim to notoriety was as presenter of midnight horror movies on L.A. station KABC--notwithstanding the conservative climate of the '50s.
Directed by: 
Mika Ripatti
Produced by: 
Mika Ripatti
Written by: 
Mika Ripatti
Main Cast: 
Maila Nurmi

About the Director

Mika Ripatti was born in 1966 in Finland. He is a director and editor, known for Out-takes (2013), Hollywood out-takes (2004) and Hope (2006).

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To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

A Q&A with Kane Hodder moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death. follows the screening.

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 48 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Featuring interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story peels off the mask of Kane Hodder, cinema’s most prolific killer, in a gut-wrenching, but inspiring, documentary. To Hell and Back is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.
Directed by: 
Derek Dennis Herbert
Produced by: 
Andrew Barcello Derek Dennis Herbert
Executive Producer(s): 
Andrew Barcello, Derek Dennis Herbert, Judy Fox, Kane Hodder
Written by: 
N/A
Main Cast: 
Kane Hodder Robert Englund Bruce Campbell Cassandra Peterson Adam Green Mike Aloisi John Carl Buechler Sean S. Cunningham

About the Director

Derek Herbert
Derek Dennis Herbert is the co-founder of Masterfully Macabre Entertainment. Herbert is a filmmaker and director, with years of filmmaking experience and several financially successful independent documentaries under his belt. His keen vision and directing abilities captured the rawest moments and brought this documentary to life.

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THE LODGERS

THE LODGERS

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 33 minutes
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland - but they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.
Directed by: 
Brian O’Malley
Produced by: 
Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde
Executive Producer(s): 
Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson, Macdara Kelleher, Rory Gilmartin
Written by: 
David Turpin
Main Cast: 
Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, David Bradley Moe Dunford, Deirdre O'Kane, Roisin Murphy

About the Director

Brian O'Malley
Before moving into Directing, Brian studied Sculpture in the DIT School of Fine Art. Whilst there his fascination with the exploration of three-dimensional space inevitably led to him picking up a video camera and creating his first experimental short films. Through these experiments, he discovered visual directors like Sergio Leone and Martin Scorsese, and his desire to be a highly visual commercial film director was born. His video work in college got the attention of his fellow students and before long he was making no-budget music videos for college bands. He considered abandoning art school in favour of film school, however, he felt compelled to complete his studies. After leaving college Brian worked internationally as a snow, ice and sand ...read more

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Like.Share.Follow

Like.Share.Follow

Q&A with director Glenn Gers, Keiynan Lonsdale, Ema Horvath and Abraham Benrubi. Moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death.

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 30 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Q & A with Glen Gers, Keiynan Lonsdale and Emma Horvath moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death Garrett is a rising YouTube star. Shell is a deeply emotional fan. When they begin a romantic relationship, he’s forced to question whether opening your life to strangers online is an invitation community and rescue…or stalking, obsession and madness.
Directed by: 
Glenn Gers
Produced by: 
Adam Hendricks, John Lang and Greg Gilreath
Executive Producer(s): 
Michael Joe & Floris Bauer
Written by: 
Glenn Gers
Main Cast: 
Keiynan Lonsdale , Ema Horvath, Nate Hartley, Abraham Benrubi

About the Director

Glenn Gers Glenn Gers has been a screenwriter for over 20 years, with credits including FRACTURE, MAD MONEY and the the Emmy-winning Showtime Original Family Movie OFF SEASON. In 2000 he wrote, directed and edited an ultra-low-budget independent feature, THE ACCOUNTANT, which was an official selection of the Atlanta Film Festival, and won the Discovery Award/Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. His second ultra-low-budget indie feature as writer/director was DISFIGURED, the story an unexpected friendship between two women: one obese, the other anorexic. It was an official selection at six film festivals, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the deadCENTER Film Festival. DISFIGURED was nominated as “Best Picture - Mental Health” by the PRISM Awards, ...read more

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Double Date

Double Date

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 30 min
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30. He and his cocky friend Alex think they've hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night. But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity - Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.
Directed by: 
Benjamin Barfoot
Produced by: 
Maggie Monteith & Matthew James Wilkinson
Executive Producer(s): 
Chris Reed
Written by: 
Danny Morgan
Main Cast: 
Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha & Kelly Wenham

About the Director

Benjamin BarfootBenjamin Barfoot is a self taught filmmaker from Devon whose path to this festival started early when as a geeky child he started making stop motion animation films using plasticine. At school and then college he moved into film - creating shorts with the seemingly impossible dream of one day becoming a film director.

Straight out of college Ben started his TV career as an editor, cameraman and VFX artist whilst continuing to make his own films "It's hard to find anyone to work on your films in the beginning so you just do it yourself. Before you know it, you're a bit of a one man band". Ben worked at MTV and Vice and most regularly for the BBC - travelling to Israel, Palestine, Egypt and the Calais jungle to make documentaries. “It’s all s...read more

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Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead

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Showtime: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 36 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
Directed by: 
George A. Romero
Produced by: 
Karl Hardman & Russell W. Streiner
Written by: 
John A. Russo & George A. Romero
Main Cast: 
Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman

About the Director

George RomeroNight of the Living Dead was completed on a $114,000 budget and premiered October 1,1968. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, as a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Night of the Living Dead led to five subsequent films between 1978 and 2010, also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in 1990, directed by Tom Savini.

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 36 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. The Dead have waited. The day has come.
Directed by: 
George A. Romero
Produced by: 
Richard P. Rubinstein
Executive Producer(s): 
Salah M. Hassanein
Written by: 
George A. Romero
Main Cast: 
Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander and Joseph Pilato, with Richard Liberty and Howard Sherman

About the Director

George A. RomeroLegendary filmmaker George A. Romero was born on February 4, 1940, in the Bronx, New York. He started out making commercials and short films before moving on to feature films. His iconic movies, including Night of the Living Dead and Day of the Dead, he combines horror with social commentary and satire. This film features Sherman Howard in an early appearance as Bub, and make-up artist Gregory Nicotero playing Private Johnson and assisting Tom Savini with the make-up effects. The Godfather of Gore departed this world on July of this year.

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Creepshow

Creepshow

A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
2 hour 10 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
THE MOST FUN YOU’LL EVER HAVE… BEING SCARED! Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Directed by: 
George A. Romero
Produced by: 
Richard P. Rubinstein
Executive Producer(s): 
Salah M. Hassanein
Written by: 
Stephen King
Main Cast: 
Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver

About the Director

George RomeroWhen horror was made by people who loved horror. Romero teamed up with author Stephen King for the film Creepshow (1982), which was inspired by the horror comics of the 1950s. It did well at the box office and produced a sequel, Creepshow 2 (1987). Romero also has participated in the remakes of some of his classic works. He was an executive producer on the 2010 version of The Crazies starring Timothy Olyphant. Romero also served as an executive producer on the 2012 documentary Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film. Romero has contributed to several video games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops. The legendary father of the modern zombie movie died in his sleep on July 16, 2017 at the age of 77. According to a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Romero died "while...read more

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Closing Night Awards & Reception

Closing Night Awards & Reception

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00pm

Join us for CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS & RECEPTION as we celebrate the filmmakers of the 2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL. The reception will commence at 9:00PM, enjoy bites & beverages at Teddy's located inside of the historic Roosevelt Hotel. This ticket includes admission to the CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS & RECEPTION only. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol. Bring your smartphone Screamfest or Paypal receipt to the WILL CALL table located in the lobby of the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters on the 3rd level or meet us at Teddy's located inside the Roosevelt Hotel at 9:00PM.

Teddy's located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets are non-refundable

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