Prepare to embark on a cinematic journey into the depths of mystery, horror, thriller, and experimental storytelling from around the world. This is an extraordinary short film showcase of works from over 12 countries that promises an unforgettable evening of spine-tingling suspense, mind-bending intrigue, and visionary experimentation. Taking place outdoors under the canopy of twinkling stars, on the historic Bank Street at Snider Plaza, just a few blocks from Parliament Hill, this event is destined to be a thrilling Friday the 13th experience like no other.
Join us for an evening of film under the moonlit skies in Canada's Capital in Snider Plaza on Bank Street downtown Ottawa. 140 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9
Check out our film lineup below!
Since this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately.
Gates open at 7pm. Films run from 7:30 - 10pm.
The first 45 minutes of films are child friendly, PG rated. We will then have intermission and the rest of the 2 hour period are rated R.
Concession stands will be selling snacks and beverages.
The event is accessible from bank street
Minimum $5 donation
If you do not reserve a chair, we cannot guarantee a chair will be available for you. Please bring a blanket just incase!
There are rituals to open doors to other worlds beyond our own... but you can't control what comes in from the other side.
MIGUEL DELGADO, DANIEL LAVÍN GONZÁLEZ
Rosemary, a young fairy, leads a boring life at the fairytale castle. She’d rather be a witch so she can scream and get really messy. Her mother doesn’t allow that, so Rosemary takes her stuff and sets off to the mysterious witch forest.
CEDRIC IGODT, DAVID VAN DE WEYER
Disconnected is student work which is a 3D animation that aims to show how technology, makes people more lonely, isolated and disconnects them from the real world as well as creates a fake sense of reality and delusion. It also sheds light on the concerning issue of oversexualization of women through modern technologies.
Feride Eylül Ünal
A woman who attempted to destroy the camera was attacked.
A peaceful night envelops a father's slumber, disrupted by the light switch in his room, heralding the end of tranquility. His 10-year-old daughter is afraid and cannot sleep. What begins as an ordinary situation quickly turns into a complete nightmare.
An animation film about a writer who is threatened by government officials to stop writing. For this reason, he is in constant fear in reality and fantasy and is no longer able to write. In the end, he ignores his fears and starts writing.
A thief breaks into an empty house and strange things happen
Alvin is excited about the romantic dinner he has with the girl he just met, to his surprise the romantic dinner turns out to be an endless horrific night.
A visual poem told entirely in Kanien'keha (Mohawk language) that examines the impacts of underage drinking in Indigenous communities.
Rachel, a young Mohawk woman struggles with the aftermath of a terrible drunk-driving incident, forcing her to confront her trauma and mistakes in order to heal.
Jonathan was the 2018 artist-in-residence for the imagineNATIVE/CSV development program. He was selected as one of the Emerging 20 artists at the Reel World Film Festival and has been the recipient of grants through the Toronto Arts Council, imagineNATIVE and Art With Impact to produce his work.
One full moon evening, Joy decides to follow her older sister, Léane. For some time now, Léane has been running away at night to join a gang of women who spread terror in the streets and among men. They call themselves the "She-Wolves".
A girl with sleep paralysis struggles to awake while she sleeps.
An exhausted single mother is trying to put her baby to sleep. When the child calms down mom leaves the room. This is when a creature that wants to steal the baby appears in the room.
Alexey Belyakov, Пётр Иванович Маркичев
A woman obsessed with the possibility of being infected, collides with the unpredictable fatality of life.
Michele Clerici, Lorenzo Clerici
A short film about the most important decision in everyone's life.
Peace or no peace.
Alexander Rammerstorfer, Niko Nopp
During a zombie apocalypse, Candace digs up the corpse of her former lover, Sarah, in hopes that she can rehabilitate her when she's reanimated...
Tyrel Lougheed is a non-binary Indigenous 2Spirit Screenwriter, Story Editor, Actor, Director, and Producer. Tyrel was born in Kingston, Ontario, but grew up in Chilliwack, BC.
Absurd comedy about a lonely man who lives inside a cuckoo clock. Every hour he straps himself into his ejection seat and shoots through the doors of the clock. "Cuckoo!" He yells, "Cuckoo!" His work is of vital importance. The old lady who sits under the clock needs to take her medication exactly at the top of every hour. One day things go horribly wrong!
Helena has just become a widow. During the wake at her home, her friend Icía offers her the chance to bring her closer to her deceased husband in a way that Helena would never expect.