Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Toronto After Dark 2010: Shorts to Creep Us Out!



The Toronto After Dark Film Festival opens in just a few days and I wanted to take a special look at the shorts that are coming to the festival this year. There are two short programs: Canada After Dark which showcases Canadian shorts before each feature film and Shorts After Dark, and International Short Film Showcase that plays on Saturday August 14, 2010 at 4:15pm.

I'm thrilled to see the creepy short Chloe and Attie and spectacular science fiction short Pumzi included in the roster, I've had a chance to see them and they are freaking fantastic short films. I'm looking forward to seeing Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer, because with a title like that how can you go wrong? Also really looking forward to 2010 BAFTA Best Short Film Nominee Off Season, scifi short Primer Contacte / First Contact and cryptography goodness with The Thomas Beale Cipher. Festival goers will also be the first to see several world premieres with Canadian shorts The Other Side, Sock Tease & The Pickles Shane along with Deus Irae from Argentina & United Monster Talent Agency from the USA.

Canada After Dark - Canadian Short Film Showcase

Chloe and Attie
Dir: Scooter Corkle
Canada, 8 min
Screens Wednesday August 18, 2010 at 9:45pm, in front of Heartless

Fireman!
Dir: Adam Brooks
Canada, 2 min
Screens Monday August 16, 2010 at 7pm in front of The Last Exorcism

Game Night
Dir: Geronimo Deadly
Canada, 6 min
Screens Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 7pm in front of Phobia 2

Haunt
Dir: Kevin Doherty
Canada, 10 min
Screens Sunday August 15, 2010 at 4:15pm in front of Cargo

Inferno of the Dead
Dir: Jeremy Gillespie
Canada, 8 min
Screens Saturday August 14, 2010 at 7pm in front of Doghouse

Junko’s Shamisen
Dir: Solomon Friedman
Canada, 11 min
Screens Sunday August 15, 2010 at 7pm in front of Robogeisha

King Chicken
Dir: Nicolas Bolduc
Canada, 8 min
Screens Sunday August 15, 2010 at 9:45pm in front of High School

Massacrator
Dir: Pierre Ayotte
Canada, 4 min
Screens Monday August 16, 2010 at 9:45pm in front of Alien vs. Ninja

The Necronomicon
Dir: Joseph Nanni
Canada, 2 min
Screens Friday August 13, 2010 at 7pm in front of The Last Lovecraft

The Other Side
Dir: Robin Veret
Canada, 15 min
Screens Thursday August 19, 2010 at 7pm in front of Black Death

The Pickles Shane
Dirs: Adam Brodie & Dave Derewlany
Canada, 5 min
Screens Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 9:45pm in front of All About Evil

Pleasure Dome
Dir: Alison S.M. Kobayashi
Canada, 12 min
Screens Friday August 20, 2010 at 7pm in front of Rubber

Re-Wire
Dir: David-James Fernandes
Canada, 14 min
Screens Friday August 20, 2010 at 9:45pm, in front of The Human Centipede

Sock Tease
Dir: Aaron Kopff
Canada, 12 min
Screens Wednesday August 18, 2010 at 7pm in front of Centurion

They Shall Pay with Rivers of Blood
Dir: Buck Anderson
Canada, 7 min
Screens Saturday August 14, 2010 at 9:30pm in front of Evil: In the Time of Heroes

Plus One More Short TBA screening in front of I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

Shorts After Dark - International Shorts Program
10 Short Films, 92 mins in Total, screens Saturday August 14, 2010 and 4:15PM

Barcelona Venice
Dir: David Munoz
Spain, 5 min

DemiUrge Emesis
Dir: Aurelio Voltaire
USA, 3 min

Deus Irae
Dir: Pedro Cristiani
Argentina, 13 min

Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer
Dir: Andrew Jones
USA, 8 min

The Library
Dir: Levi Macdougal & David Dineen Porter
Canada, 4 min

Off Season
Dir: Jonathan Van Tulleken
USA/UK, 13 min

Primer Contacte / First Contact
Dir: Pau Escribano
Spain, 9 min

Pumzi
Dir: Wanuri Kahiu
South Africa/Kenya, 23 min

The Thomas Beale Cipher
Dir: Andrew Allen
USA, 13 min

United Monster Talent Agency
Dir: Greg Nicotero
USA, 7 min

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 runs from August 13 - 20,2010 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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