October 17-24, 2008 - 8 Nights Of Thrilling New Movies!

2008 Program

Shorts After Dark (International Short Film Showcase)

10 Short Films, 102 Mins
Sunday, Oct 19 2008, 3.45 pm, Bloor Cinema
Note: Screens at same time as Zombie Walk
$12 ($10 Students)



SHORTS AFTER DARK
comprises 10 absolutely mind-blowing new horror, sci-fi, action, and cult short films from around the world, including a number of international award winners.  Highlights include SHUT-EYE HOTEL the latest twisted hilarious short from double Oscar Nominee Bill Plympton (whose feature IDIOTS & ANGELS also screens in the fest).  Co-presented with the Worldwide Short Film Festival.

The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5 (2008)
Spain / Sci-fi
Chema Garcia Ibarra
6 min
Almost everybody is going to die very soon. One man knows this and no one is listening.

Doxology (2008)
USA / Experimental
Michael Langan
5 min
Musical tennis balls, orbital toothbrushes, tangos with cars… These are just a few of the episodes in this hysterical and visually astounding experimental sketch comedy.

The Goblin Man of Norway (2008)
Jay Cheel
24 min
In this marriage of Errol Morris and John Carpenter, a Norwegian crew of filmmakers document the extraordinary discovery of a 100,000 year artifact buried beneath a glacier.

I Live In The Woods (2008)
USA / Animation, Musical, Horror
Max Winston
3 min
Your mouth will hang open in ludicrous awe as a guy with a purple coloured beard bellows out his song of cheer and bloody destruction.

Kingz (2007)
German / Sci-fi, Horror, Action
20 min
Benjamin Diez and Marinko Spahic
Two dealers are planning one last job, pity it had to involve brain-sucking, kung fu fighting aliens!

Martians Go Home: The Revenge of Sara Clockwork (2008)
Spain / Sci-fi, Horror
Dani Moreno
20 min
Aliens, zombies, sonic head explosions, and bucket loads of 80s nostalgia accompany this short about a boy and his love for the theremin.

Notes from the Acrid Plain (2008)
USA / Sci-fi
Jonathan Ashley
15 min
An informative examination of those who dwell on the mysterious Acrid Plain. Hosted by renowned naturalist Burton Hoary.

Shut-Eye Hotel (2007)
USA / Animation, Horror
Bill Plympton
7 min
Award winning animator Bill Plympton (I Married a Strange Person, Idiots and Angels) invites you to spend an evening at the Shut-Eye Hotel. We’d provide testimonials, but all their customers keep ending up dead!

Transrexia (2008)
USA / Animation
Aurelio Voltaire
1 min
Ahh, the escapades of a fleeting romance.

The Queen (2007)
USA / Animation
Walter Krudop
1 min
A brief, but beautiful look at the plight of a kingdom mourning the disappearance of their queen.


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