Venue 2018

cropped-silvermill-building3

The 2018 Videodrunk Film Festival will take place at the Silver Mill in Toronto.

The Silver Mill is devoted to creating a transdisciplinary space serving Toronto’s East End’s creative community that bridges the gap between traditional artistic practices and technology, and where the exploration and realization of unique projects can flourish.

We are pleased to be working with them.

In addition the 2018 edition will be dedicated to the memory of our friend Madeline Scheur.

Seeking 2018 Volunteers

Volunteers_Needed.png

Videodrunk is seeking volunteers to help with the 2018 festival. Must be in either Toronto or Hamilton and have some film experience. This job is ideal for students.

Duties include
– Assisting with film judgement
– Assisting with promotion
– contacting filmmakers, venues and sponsors

Please share if you know someone who might be interested

Email videodrunkfest@gmail.com for more info

Videodrunk Tour: Boston Info

818eb511e4cb664d72b1c6da3ed661a5

If you’re in the Boston-area come check out February Dispatches: The Best of the Videodrunk Film Festival of Toronto on February 1st at the Somerville Theater. The event will be the second stop on Videodrunk’s Winter tour. This show will be a condensed version of our Hamilton show with the following films:

  • byefurnow (Michael Elliott Dennis/USA) – 2016
  • Hey Superman (Jonathon MB Hunter/Canada) – 2015
  • Technicolor Angst (Ketchup Freeland/USA) – 2016
  • One Hell of a Party (Austen Payne/Canada) – 2017
  • McDavid (Conor McNally/Canada) – 2016
  • Virtual Reality (Rob White/Canada) – 2017
  • The Jerry Show (Stephen Stull/USA) – 2017
  • Craig, the Loneliest Man in the World, Makes a Friend, Loses a Friend and Subsequently Learns the Value of Solitude (Ted Stenson/Canada) – 2015
  • Lady and the Tooth (Shaun Clark/UK) – 2014

This show is part of Dispatches From The Underground, a series of features or curated shorts block presented every month at the Somerville Theater by the Boston Underground Film Festival.

Tickets are $5 and can be bought on Eventbrite
RSVP on Facebook

We dedicate this screening to Tony Hunt and Johnny Bower

Videodrunk – the best of tour 2018

tour

Because Videodrunk has been able to last this long, we’ve been able to make some nice friends who like what we’re doing. As a result they’ve asked us to throw together a best of playlist of sorts and hit the road. Meaning we’re driving an hour to Hamilton and then flying an hour to Boston.

The “best of” tour will include a Canadian heavy line-up of past audience favourites and prize winners and will take place on Jan. 6 at Hamilton’s Casino Artspace and Feb. 1 at Boston’s Somerville Theater (ok it’s in Somerville, not Boston), presented with the aid of Boston Underground Film Festival.

The line-ups will not be announced because surprise!

Hamilton Facebook Page

Videodrunk 2017

IMG_9125

Sorry for the delay….we needed a detox. Videodrunk 2017 has come and gone and boy was it swell. We want to thank Farside, Sweetgrass, Fa-Rael, Troi, Pile of Bones, BUFFFilm Freeway, Made of Worms, Lex Corbert, Dayaan and Dayna Edwards, Michael E. Dennis, Ryan Wicks, Emil Terziev, Joseph Zambri and all our our patrons for coming out. Most of all we want to thank the filmmakers for making the event one of our strongest programs yet! You are all wonderful and talented and we at Videodrunk adore you.

We want to thank those who travelled into too attend, it means the world to us that you value you events like this enough to come to Toronto from L.A., Chicago, Hamilton, VA and Hamilton, ON. It melts our hearts to see that kind of love for film.

We again got to offer films that would otherwise not be seen by the city of Toronto and we take pride in doing so no matter where they originated (Afghanistan, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Finland, Brazil). It’s fucking awesome that an event as tiny as Videodrunk was given the chance to show such a global array of talent by you and we thank you.

We are thankful to the filmmakers from Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Regina and Dawson City allowed us the chance to show some of the best works Canadians are currently making. Thank you.

With all festivals we have some prize winners and they were

KING VIDEOR: FULL WAVEFORM INVERSION (David Nast Cole/USA
BEST CANADIAN FILM: POOR MAN’S EVIL DEAD (Kristine Kleist, Kevin Buessecker and Zach Bryson/Canada)
WOODEN SPOON: THE POWER (Jacob Smith/USA)

It’s getting late here and we’re drunk and there are likely typos in the message so we want to close by saying THANK YOU, we had a lot of glitches this year but this event was worth every minute of it. We hope to see you next year with some big news.

2017 Videodrunk Films

We are pleased to announce the films for Videodrunk 2017’s main program and Late Night Heavymetalweight Extremedgey Somewhereoutthere Mircofest

  • Robo Greaser by Dakota Arseneault (Canada)
  • WHAT’S REVENGE by Kat Hunt (USA)
  • Your Date Is Here by Zak White and Todd Spence (USA)
  • Donkey by Marc Wiltshire and Sangchul Lee (Canada)
  • Death Count by William Dio (Canada)
  • Sydney I Love You by Yiani Andrikidis (Australia)
  • Midnights by Rita Ferrando and  Solange Desrochers (Canada)
  • Osteopathy by Alastair Train (UK)
  • Go to Hell! by Charlie Tyrell (Canada)
  • Circles of Confusion by Jason Britski (Canada)
  • Minotauress by Diana Galimzyanova (Finland)
  • One Hell of a Party by Austen Payne (Canada)
  • Pretty Empty by Grace Cannon (USA)
  • Mary Mother by Sadam Wahidi (Afghanistan)
  • Poor Man’s Evil Dead by Kristine Kleist, Kevin Buessecker and Zach Bryson (Canada)
  • A Spark in the Dark: Tinder Users in the North by Christopher and James Healey (Canada)
  • The Pooka by Luke Boyce (USA)
  • Full Waveform Inversion by David Nast Cole (USA)
  • As Cool As A Cucumber by David Starr (Australia)
  • Transmission by Varun Raman and Tom Hancock (UK)
  • Empty Cans by Darcy Fitzpatrick (Canada)
  • Troll: A Southern Tale by Marinah Janello (USA)
  • Virtual Reality by Rob White (Canada)
  • Bubblegum by Rose Hendry (UK)
  • I.D. by Dana Jacobs (USA)
  • Above the Mist by Gabriel Galand (South Korea)
  • Slowville by Alex Meunier (Canada)
  • Undone by Lyle Kash (USA)
  • Wax Poetic by Sara Heathfield (Canada)
  • Love-in-idleness by Kim Noce (UK)
  • Up and Arise by Raanan Berger (Israel)
  • Infinite by Connor O’Hara (UK)
  • A Short Film About Perverts by Ted Stenson (Canada)
  • The Traps by Carolina Cortella (Argentina)
  • Neck and Neck by Shaun Clark (UK)

Late Night Heavymetalweight Extremedgey Somewhereoutthere Mircofest

  • Elliot by Craig Jacobson (USA)
  • The Last Song for a Rude Heart by Marco Antônio Pereira (Brazil)
  • The Jerry Show by Stephen Stull (USA)
  • Fried Barry by Ryan Kruger (South Africa)
  • Croak by Matt Barrett (USA)
  • The Power by Jacob Smith (USA)
  • The Contract by CHRZU (Finland)
  • The Bachelorette Party by Micah Vassau (USA)
  • Banshee by Adam O’Brien (Canada)
  • Fangs & Claws 2 by Francisco Lacerda (Portugal)
  • Something To Save You by Vis Vitalis (Russia)
  • Kromax (AKA Real State) by Daniel Nickel (Canada)

Reminder Videodrunk 2017 will take place November 30th and December 1st at Farside in Toronto. Preshow starts at 7 and will be announced on October 25th along with the proper line-up.

Presented by Sweetgrass Brewing Co.

Also….we’re doing a limited run of t-shirts with Fa.real Clothing.