Short Films

Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival loves to bring in short films from around the world for our audience. This year’s festival will highlight many local, Canadian and international short films. We will be screening many short films in front of our feature film line up.

Amy
Friday, November 17, 2017 Midnight
Screens with Housewife
USA / 2017 / 7 mins / English
Director: L. Gustavo Cooper
Set against the backdrop of the deadliest heatwave in recorded history and inspired by America’s most prolific female serial killer, L. Gustavo Cooper’s AMY provides a surreal and distorted glimpse into a killing spree that captivated a nation in the early 1900s.

Born of Sin
Friday, November 17, 2017 7:45 PM
Screens with The Honor Farm
USA  / 2017 / 14 mins / English
Director: William Boodell
A father leaves his eight-year-old daughter in their car while he enters a bar for a drink. Little do either of them know what awaits her.

The Box
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00 PM
Screens with Euthanizer
Ireland / 2017 / 10 mins / English
Director: Adam Collins
Driving down a dark country road, Niall picks up a strange man who’s cradling a mysterious cardboard box.

Creswick
Friday, November 17, 2017 Midnight
Screens with Housewife
USA / 2017 / 10 mins / English
Director: Natalie James
Sam’s fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.

Express Delivery
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Midnight
Screens with Bad Black
UK / 2017 / 12 mins / English
Director: Beau Fowler
When a Bounty Hunter drags Swifty, a street-wise New Yorker from the back of his trunk, Swifty manages to slyly uncover his true identity. The Bounty Hunter must now ‘dispatch’ him before the clients arrive. Unfortunately for him, Swifty’s fists are as fast as his mouth, and as the frantic battle of martial artistry erupts, it quickly becomes apparent that things aren’t quite as they seem.

A Father’s Day
Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Screens with Les Affamés
UK / 2016 / 10 mins / English
Director: Mat Johns
Today is special. Apocalypse or not. Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

Flow
Friday, November 17, 2017 9:30 PM
Screens with The Villainess
UK / 2017 / 5 mins / English
Director: Shelagh Rowan-Legg
When two women rebels are involved in a skirmish, they have more to argue about than the enemy…

Fun
Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM
Screens with Dave Made a Maze
Canada / 2017 / 3 mins / English
Director: Greg Kovacs
Anna and Ellery discover different interpretations of the word “fun”.

Girl #2
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Screens with Tragedy Girls
USA / 2016 / 9 mins / English
Director: David Jeffery
“Hell Week” takes on a whole new meaning when a terrifying killer is on the loose and sorority sisters Jenn and Stacey must fight to survive a night of horror. Will they become victims? Or come face to face with another evil?

Imbroglio
Thursday, November 16, 2017    7:30 PM
Screens with Beyond Skyline
USA / 2017 / 15 mins / English
Director: Christopher Zatta
“IMBROGLIO” is a short action film starring Zoë Bell in which a prisoner swap escalates into all out carnage. On one side, KYLE wants his brother back. On the other, DAVID wants to free his girlfriend. And ANNA (Zoë Bell), fueled by a history of bad blood, just wants revenge. As their standoff unfolds, everything goes south for everyone.

Invasion Day
Thursday, November 16, 2017    7:30 PM
Screens with Beyond Skyline
France / 2016 / 2 mins / French with English Subtitles
Directors: Vincent De Bellis, Milos Erastotene, Terence Guilpin, Léo Lefebvre, Raphaël Leylavergne, Arthur Loiseau, Mohamed Oumoumad, Dimitri Trouvé
A huge spaceship starts troubling the city of Paris, sucking up everything on its way…

Lost Face
Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:30 PM
Screens with November
Canada / 2016 / 14 mins / English
Director: Sean Meehan
Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave.

Meow
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:00 PM
Screens with Bitch
USA / 2016 / 13 mins / English
Director: Chris Jopp
MEOW is a bloodstained genre mash offering life lessons in demonic cats, dubious landlords and overbearing mothers. Samantha is a strong willed young woman in her 20s, who ignores her landlord’s strict No Pets policy and takes in a stray cat from the alleyway behind her newly settled apartment. She grows attached to the kitten she dubs Meow, but amidst a series of shockingly bloody occurrences begins to think the sweet kitten may be capable of murder. Meow gleefully employs familiar elements of horror, comedy, and film noir that all unite in a genre defying twist that challenges viewers’ typical expectations.

Mouse
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Midnight
Screens with Lowlife
USA / 2017 / 11 mins / English
Directors: Celine Held & Logan George
Vanessa and Danny are down on their luck, so when an unlikely can of Unica brand beans falls to their kitchen floor, they aim to squeeze out every penny.

The Night I Dance With Death
Friday, November 17, 2017 7:45 PM
Screens with The Honor Farm
France / 2017 / 6 mins / No Dialogue
Director: Vincent Gibaud
Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic drug. With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as the evening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannot get rid of.

Rites of Vengeance
Friday, November 17, 2017 9:30 PM
Screens with The Villainess
USA / 2017 / 4 mins / English
Director: Izzy Lee
A trio of nuns take matters into their own hands when a priest commits a terrible sin.

Paul’s Bad Day
Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Screens with Les Affamés
USA / 2017 / 2 mins / English
Director: Phil Bucci
After blacking out, Paul wakes to find his world changed forever.

Shortcut
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Midnight
Screens with Lowlife
UK / 2016 / 5 mins / English
Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Bad boyfriend. Sleeping girlfriend. Fast car. Full moon. When Kurt takes a shortcut he enters a supernatural realm and is forced to sacrifice a little part of himself.

Stick to your Gun
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00 PM
Screens with Plan B
USA / 2016 / 9 mins / English
Director: Joe Hitchcock
A gun-loving woman aspires to cook breakfast for the man handcuffed to her bed, but first she has to stop a wild chicken from destroying everything.

Worm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Midnight
Screens with Poor Agnes
USA / 2017 / 9 mins / USA
Director: Ilya Polyakov
A lonely woman falls in love with a mysterious stranger, only to learn he has a very deep, dark secret.