Videodrunk 2017

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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.

Submissions Closed. Selections Begin.

We’ve official closed our submission period and would like to thank all the filmmakers who have sent their works in and FilmFreeway for making the process easy. We will now begin our selection process.

If you want to watch our selection process keep in mind we will be streaming this over Periscope and Twitter so keep an eye out. We’ll try to be entertaining.

Also over the next several days will be announcing some big developments.

Anyways let’s look at the submission make

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Announcing PreShow and Periscope projects

The Videodrunk Film Festival is pleased to inform everyone we will be presenting a half hour long pre-show consisting of more experimental and ambient short films and video art pieces prior to our main show each night.

This program will be part of our pre-show broadcast via Periscope which will include a QnA with local filmmakers showing at the festival. We will also be broadcasting our selection meetings and other key events prior to the festival and our award announcements. We will be experimenting with the platform over the coming months so keep an eye out.

Shameless Plug for our Hosts

Quick shout out to our 2017 hosts Farside in Chinatown East. They do these great video shows every single week and they might just be the must attend weekly event in Toronto’s East End.

We highly suggest you check them out and grab a Sweet Grass while you’re there 🙂

If you don’t believe us read this.

Videodrunk at Farside

We’re pleased to announce the 2017 Videodrunk Film Festival will be taking place at Farside (600 Gerrard Street East) this coming November and December!

Farside is bar/art space in Toronto’s Chinatown East, that has earned praised from various Toronto news outlets since its opening last year. The space continues Videodrunk’s tradition of using a venue that isn’t a traditional cinema.