October 17-25, 2013 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
DECEMBER 10, 2013: That’s a Wrap! Toronto After Dark Film Festival wrapped up its thrilling 8th Annual showcase of new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies at its exciting new venue, the Scotiabank Theatre, with over 10,000 enthusiastic attendees taking in screenings and events over nine amazing nights, Oct 17-25 , in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada!
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED ZOMBIE NIGHT, BIG FOOT ON STAGE, A MONSTERIFIC NEW FESTIVAL TEE, THE FESTIVAL’S FIRST MASCOT AND 8 FUN BUMPERS FROM FESTIVAL ALUMNI!
Highlights of Toronto After Dark 2013 included numerous sell out screenings, including Festival Opener the Cannes and Sundance hit horror sensation, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, lots of zombie-themed fun at the theatre for the festival’s ever-popular Zombie Appreciation Night, Big Foot on stage with filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwaite for WILLOW CREEK, a fantastic new exclusive KING KONG inspired Festival t-shirt design from award-winning artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin, the festival’s first-ever Mascot TADDY Bear, given away to a lucky fan after the fest, plus some Fun 8th Anniversary Bumpers played in front of all the films, made by festival alumni filmmakers!
For a look back at the complete lineup of films that screened visit the Festival Schedule. Relive the festival by seeing all the pictures taken at the 2013 event at our 2013 Facebook Albums Page. To see all the 2013 film trailers, including the Festival’s 1-Minute Sizzle Reel trailer, check out our YouTube Playlist below:
ZOMBIE MOVIE, THE BATTERY, AND FLY REVENGE FILM, EEGA, THE BIGGEST AWARD WINNERS!
Post-apocalyptic indie zombie road trip movie THE BATTERY may have had a small budget but it won audiences over big time at Toronto After Dark 2013 to win the festival’s Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, GOLD. In the Specialty Categories, THE BATTERY also scored wins for BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST MUSIC and BEST POSTER. But the biggest specialty winner was Indian housefly revenge movie EEGA which was left buzzing after winning a festival record 9 Awards from fans including BEST ACTION, BEST COMEDY and MOST ORIGINAL FILM. For the complete list of award winners, including Best Short Films and other Specialty Category Winners, Visit the 2013 Festival Awards Page.
MASSIVE PRESS COVERAGE & INDUSTRY DEALS!
Films screening at Toronto After Dark 2013 also benefited from the over 100 press and industry representatives in attendance. The result was a staggering 300-plus published reviews and editorial pieces for our 19 feature films and 28 short films, and the festival overall. Even more importantly for our selected filmmakers, multiple sales deals to distributors occurred around and during the festival itself!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS FROM TEAM AFTER DARK!
Finally, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the filmmakers, fans, volunteers, sponsors, co-presenters, supporters, partners, press and industry representatives that helped make Toronto After Dark 2013 such a huge success! Especially our lead sponsors, Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, Cineplex Entertainment, Rue Morgue and SPACE, and our lead hospitality partners, The Office Pub, Holiday Inn Bloor-Yorkville and Amsterdam Brewing Company. We could not have done this year’s event without all your support, and look forward to thrilling you all again in 2014! Until next year, from all of us at the festival,
See You After Dark!