Thank you to all the filmmakers, sponsors, and guests who made 2021 rock. 5 Paddles and Whitby made us feel very welcome.
King Videor: Home Movie by Tal Alperstein Evangeline Canadiana Prize: The Phone Interview by Kassy Gascho and Melissa Jones Intertoto: Tape End (Thursday), Flora & Fauna and Resignation Cove (Friday), For Roger (Saturday), P (Sunday)
The 2021 Videodrunk Film Festival will take place in Whitby, Ontario on November 18th to 21st at 5 Paddles Brewing with support of Exclaim, Absolute Underground, Festivee and Troi Mailing Services.
Since 2014, Videodrunk has prided itself on presenting the finest in underground, experimental, alt-comedy, horror, and B-movies to audiences in the GTA. After 6 years in Toronto and 1 online, Videodrunk is finally ready to make Durham Region its home.
This year’s event will feature 4 days of short films, features, video art, and live stand-up comedy. The perfect way to celebrate the odd side of life in these unusual and trying times.
All provincial COVID protocols will be in place for this 19+ event.
This event is for adults only as some films contain the following: violence including that of a sexual nature, coarse language, sexuality, disturbing imagery, strobe effects, and drug and alcohol use. Viewer discretion is advised.
All kinds are welcome at Videodrunk but we expect respect to be shown to all. Acts of disrespect to others in attendance, especially harassment, hate and violence, will result in ejection.
We are pleased to announce that, pending COVID regulations, we will be hosting the 2021 Videodrunk Film Festival at Whitby’s acclaimed5 Paddles Brewing Company. Established in 2013, 5 Paddles has become an adventurous staple of Ontario’s craft beer scene.
This is the start of what we hope will be a fruitful partnership for both parties.
The 2020 edition of Videodrunk took place on Festiveeand was a smashing success. We would like to thank all the filmmakers involved for making it an amazing experience in spite of how things are right now.
With that we would like to acknowledge our 2020 Videodrunk Award winners
King Videor: Cold Blooded by Kidd Tommy Best Canadiana: When You Are Wild by Greg Hemmings Pop Film Prize: Betty June Gloom by Autumn Perrotta Feature Film Pick: Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at its Lowest & Best by Andrew J. Morgan and Nick Nummerdor Pop Feature Film: Ninja Badass by Ryan Harrison Special Mention for Individual Achievement: Heather Heinrichs for her work on The Clog
Intertoto (Programmer’s Pick of Each Block) Millions of Dead Canadians: Lifelike Modern Sounds in Screams: Serious Matters in the Middle of the Night It’ll End in Tears: Black Jeans WHOA and See the Animal (shared) Peaceful Viewing: The Speed of Time The Real World: Februarium!! Mind Eraser, No Chaser: Humanity’s Wing
Videodrunk Regulars Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Festival Virgil Widrich (co-director of tx-reverse) Gabrielle Lenhard (director of Garage Sale)
Special thanks to Festivee and Exclaimfor everything this year.
We would also like to announce that work has begun on the 2021 edition and submissions will be opening soon on FilmFreeway. Also on our Facebook page and YouTube channel we starting our own mini-talk show so keep and eye out for those!
Fall Back Down (Sara Beth Edwards, Canada) – running December 2-6 Ninja Badass (Ryan Harrison, Australia) – running December 3-4 Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at its Lowest & Best (Andrew J. Morgan, Nicholas Nummerdor, USA) – running December 4-5 Sister Tempest (Joe Badon, USA) – running December 5-6
Short Film Blocks (all running 12/02-06)
Millions of Dead Canadians: A Canadiana Horror Show Raw Milk (Ronan Nanning-Watson, Canada) Melody (Mitchell LeBlanc, Canada) The Clog (Heather Heinrichs, Canada) Lifelike (Jay Reid, Canada) Hard Ground (Samuel E. Mac, Canada) Nico Lives (Travis Welowszky, Canada)
Modern Sounds in Screams: Fear from the Outside Wild Eyes (Nina Prange, Germany) Betty June Gloom (Autumn Perrotta, USA) Serious Matters in the Middle of the Night (Josh Copeland, USA) Livin’ After Midnight (Joe Mitchell, USA) Pretty Bonnets (Mick Dow, UK) Karaoke Night (Francisco Lacerda, Portugal) In Your Eyes (DT Kofoed, USA) Keys (Cameron Berkman, USA) Cold Blooded (Kidd Tommy, USA)
It’ll End in Tears: The Funniest Show on Earth Super-Cahuete (Nicolas Gueniot, Réunion) CATATONIC (Brian Zahm, USA) Little Smokies (Brett Smith, USA) Isolation Art – Recreating Masterpieces (Katharina Dietl, Germany) The Millionaire’s Burger (Rob White, Canada) Garage Sale (Gabrielle Lenhard, USA) Til Life Do Us Part (Aaron Goldenberg, USA) Black Jeans WHOA (Bob Rose and Michael C. Stettes, USA) See the Animal (Calum Marshall, UK)
The Real World: Documentation Februarium!! (John Summerson, USA) When You Are Wild (Greg Hemmings, Canada) The Magician (Matthew Kaundart, USA) Adele (Joe DiBenedetto, Canada) It’s Not For You (Jordan Green, Australia)
Peaceful Viewing: Films for Everyone Girls to the Front! (Erin Richardson, Canada) The Speed of Time (William J. Stribling, USA) IT’S DESMOND (your misguided tour guide) (Daniela Di Salvo, Canada) No Nuts (Iara Rachel, USA) An Evening of Cocktails and Calamity (Rowan Landaiche, Canada) Layover (Olivier Frigon, Canada) And Then God Laughed (Sonya Z. Dagata and Carlos Robles-Gil/Czech Republic) The First Jellyfish (Sébastien Pesle/France) i still call it home (Cassandra Tytler/Australia)
Mind Eraser, No Chaser: Experiments in Cinema Because Time (Nicole Rayburn, Canada) Only Tomorrow (Cecil Selwyn, USA) Alaska (Josh Deane, USA) A Very JNCOS Movie (Zoe Katz, USA) Humanity’s Wing (Tiz (Daniel Tysdal), Canada) tx-reverse (Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich, Austria)
King Videor: Pate by Matthew Emery
Best Canadian Film: NOVA by Andréanne Germain
Best Under 2 Minute Canadian Film: He and Me by Michele Kaye
Wooden Spoon: Spurlock. by Vincent Masson and Crypto by Charles A Townsend (tie)