Experience a curated program of horrific and hilarious short films from around the world as we put a freaky and fun spotlight on local and international filmmakers working in the fields of cinematography, animation, special effects, makeup, and script-writing. (Approx 104 min.)

SHOW TIMES: Saturday, Mar 25, 2017: 3:30pm (Main Theatre)

CHEWED (CAN) - World Premiere
Dir. Mike Trebilcock

An anthropologist seeks to settle the score using the powers of an ancient Aztec god with an appetite for revenge. Written and directed by Hamilton's own Mike Trebilcock (leader of the Canadian 90s Juno-winning punk-pop band, The Killjoys) and starring John Migliore (The Friday Night Death Slot).

JASON (CAN) - World Premiere
Dir. Greg Kovacs

A little boy gleefully journeys into darkness only to discover his true calling. From the director of O CHRISTMAS TREE (Winner: Best Short Audience Choice - Fall 2016)

KASKA (GERMANY) - International Premiere
Dir. Alexander Dannhauser

A ghastly shadow creeps through the ruins of a dark postwar city. A small, spider-like robot sneaks into the few remaining houses, in search for victims. A dark fantasy with a lot of heart -- literally.

YOUR DATE IS HERE (USA) - Canadian Premiere
Dir. Zak White & Todd Spence

After dusting off an old Mystery Date-style board game, a mother and daughter realize the game holds more evil than amusement.

PEEPHOLE (CAN) - Hamilton Premiere
Dir. Doug Cook

A shady motel manager films his guests through a peephole in the wall of suite 12. On one particular night, he gets in over his head when he witnesses something sinister on the other side.

THE FISHERMAN (SPAIN) - Hamilton Premiere
Dir. Alejandro Suárez Lozano

Mr Wong is a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggling to keep this tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of Victoria Harbour, and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he makes a monstrous catch of something that does not belong to this world.

PYOTR495 (CAN) - Hamilton Premiere
Dir. Blake Mawson

Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for.

(CAN) - Hamilton Premiere

Dir. Jean-Claude Leblanc

The chair of a man who committed suicide induces nightmarish and erotic fantasies in its new owners and rives them to live out shocking visions of her own violent deaths. Winner Best Short (Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2016)

CURVE (AUSTRALIA) - Hamilton Premiere
Dir. Tim Egan

Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death. A terrifying, white-knuckle experience, especially for those afraid of heights.