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Goosebumps (Horror+Thriller Shorts) 
72 minutes, 19+ screening w/ beer & wine bar

  • BLACK DRAGON (RỒNG ĐEN) directed by Alexander Thompson (USA) - Vietnam, 1968. A feared American colonel nicknamed Black Dragon by Vietnamese locals must face his inner shadow when his platoon presents him with a captured Vietcong girl who harbors some very unusual powers. 

  • THE TRUNK directed by Travis Laidlaw (Canada) - A father and daughter find a chained up old chest hidden in the woods. They bring it home with plans to sell its contents, but quickly discover that what's inside was locked up for a reason..

  • GNAW directed by Rosalee Yagihara (Canada) - A pesky hangnail sends Cote into an obsessive state while creating a disconnect in her relationship with her girlfriend resulting in an unsettling terror. 

  • VICINAL directed by Andrew David Osborne (Canada)  - Thom and Romina have just scored the coolest apartment in the city. The only part they aren't crazy about is the little square doorway in the bathroom that leads to a cavernous attic.When a former tenant shows up and asks for a tour, things start to get really strange. 

  • TRANSYLVANIE directed by Rodrigue Huart (France) - Ewa, an odd, lonely child, is convinced she’s a vampire. Fascinated by Hugo, 15, she dreams of turning him into a vampire too. When Ewa opens up to him, she gets bullied by neighborhood teenagers. Hurt in her body and soul, she's ready to act in the creepiest, sickest ways to prove her identity to the world. 


Guts & Gags (Horror+Thriller Shorts)
76 minutes, 19+ screening w/ beer & wine bar

  • OLDTIMERS directed by Brian Quintero (Canada) - Two associates finally get together during the holiday season to reminisce on their past glory days, hash out their differences, and rejoice by embracing a new, disturbing legacy.

  • SECRET SANTA directed by Lynn Kristmanson (Canada)  - It's Christmas Eve and Robin has hatched a plan to stow away in Santa's sleigh and hitch a ride to the North Pole. Won't Santa be surprised! But it's Robin who’ll be getting the surprise. Robin is about to find out that you should never meet your heroes. 

  • DAMNED SUPPER directed by Ariel Hansen (Canada) - On Halloween a group of wannabe witches conjure up more than they bargained for during their dumb supper. 

  • VRDLK: FAMILY OF VURDULAK directed by Samuel Chou (Canada) - VRDLK: (pronounced Vor-Du-Lac) centers around a traveling diplomat that is caught in a snowstorm and forced to take shelter with a poor Serbian family. When the family warns him of “beasts” that hunt in the night, he is quick to dismiss their fears as superstition and fairy tales - a mistake he may not have a chance to make twice. Based on acclaimed Russian writer, Aleksey Tolstoy's 1839 gothic novella, "The Family of The Vourdulak" 

  • BUZZKILL directed by Peter Ahern (USA) - Tune in to the blind date woes of Rick and Becky. 

  • THE MAGES OF RAGE AND THE DESECRATION OF THE HOUSE OF MIMICRY directed by Jason Sheedy (USA) - A loud ass punk band faces off with a demonic mime intent on stopping them from finishing their music video. 



Kid's Cartoons (Animation Shorts)
65 minutes,r5 all ages screening

A mix of modern & classic shorts for everyone in the family to enjoy, featuring a selection from the National Film Board archives.


Tales from British Columbia (Documentary Shorts)
77 minutes, 18+ screening as films have not yet been rated
*This program will be followed by a Q&A w/ filmmakers Chad Townsend & Elton Hubner!

  • A COMMON THREAD directed by Rosalee Yagihara (Canada) - Featuring Vancouver based slow clothes artisans and their reasons for creating clothes in a more mindful way, this film examines Ghandi's key concepts from his powerful Khadi movement which are as vital today facing global issues and climate change as they were in liberating India from British rule in 1947. 

  • BROTHER RICK directed by Elton Hubner (Canada) - How a member of the Quw’utsun First Nation is bringing people of different backgrounds and generations together as brothers and sisters.

  • NOMOTO - A BC TRAGEDY directed by Chad Townsend (Canada) - How did one of the first Japanese Canadian UBC graduates, Kyuichi Nomoto, until 1942 a successful Steveston church minister, suffer a breakdown deep in the BC Interior and die just two years later back in the Vancouver area from where his community had been displaced? 

  • CROSSING THE DIVIDE directed by Jeremy Williams (Canada) - A photographer and a filmmaker embark on a personal and spiritual quest for 14 days in the mountains. 

  • WHEEL LOVE directed by Ryan Tebbutt (Canada) - Love, babies and wheelchairs! A unique couple struggles with infertility and navigating the ups and downs of becoming an inter-abled family. 


Lonely Planets (Sci-Fi+Fantasy Shorts)
79 minutes, 19+ screening w/ beer & wine bar
  • WEST WINDS directed by Matthew Thomas Ross (USA) - Follows anonymous Jane Doe as she arrives at a beach where the steady flow of the west winds keeps the air clean from an ice-nine like toxic air. Before she can decide whether or not to stay, the tide comes in and takes her gas mask, forcing her to stay indefinitely. At her darkest moment something enters her life; a stray dog. Their connection quickly brings joy and purpose to her life as this dog becomes a buoy of hope for someone who had none. Reminding them of what it means to be alive. 17 MINS


  • RED GAIA directed by Udesh Chetty (South Africa) - Alone on the dying red planet, among the ruins of human civilization, one last android desperately guards the last essences of life. In her pursuit for meaning, she finds her own soul hanging in the balance. Red Gaia is a tone-poem meditation on life, death and rebirth, destruction and creation and the cycles of existence, drawing inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita, Dante's Purgatorio, the Kabballah, the Tibetan Bardol Thodol as well as the legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. 13 MINS


  • FIELDTRIP directed by Soren Bendt & Paul Arion (UK) - A short movie about a man in a robotic spacesuit, who crashes into his own minefield and has to navigate through it. A dark comedy about the ‘collaboration’ of man and machine. 21 MINS


  • STATIC SPACE directed by John Klein & Kate Black-Spence (USA) - Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart. 29 MINS


Dark Timelines (Sci-Fi+Fantasy Shorts)
100 minutes, 19+ screening w/ beer & wine bar
*This program will begin with a short awards ceremony
  • DARKSIDE directed by Spencer Zimmerman (Canada) - After a devastating tragedy, an astronaut struggles to complete his interstellar mission to rescue a lost crew. 


  • THE SPRAYER directed by Farnoosh Abedi (Iran) - In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers don't even know how plants grow or what they look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary 


  • TISTLEBU directed by Simon Matthew Valentine (Norway) - As a young urban couple on a working holiday hopes to connect with nature at Tistlebu farm, a primordial power comes into play, changing them both forever. 


  • PALLIDUS directed by Chelsea McEvoy (Canada) - In the midst of the breakdown of their relationship, the crew of the spaceship Hiraeth discover they are hauling a deadly cargo. Taryn and Myfanwy are thrown into a life and death emergency and each must decide whether to sacrifice themself to save the other. 


  • DRAGON FRUIT directed by J.Brown (Canada) - In a terrifying, dystopian future, fraught with violence and deception at every turn, a single mother desperately tries to grow a tiny dragon fruit sprout in the hope she can one day sell it for enough money to take a small vacation. 



Kid's Cartoons (Animation Shorts)
1 hour, all ages screening

A mix of modern & classic shorts for everyone in the family to enjoy, featuring a selection from the National Film Board archives..

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