It’s that time of year again! The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has come to an end, so now we can look forward to the return of the Bloody Mary Film Festival, which is back for its 3rd year! The festival will be held November 8th – 9th, 2018 at the Imagine Carlton Cinemas in Toronto and they’ve just announced their lineup. As per their press release:
Highlights include the feature films DARKEN (2017) and BROWN GIRL BEGINS (2018) by Toronto-based filmmakers Audrey Cummings and Sharon Lewis, respectively. Two programmes of short films will close out both festival days, featuring the quirky black comedy GLITTER’S WILD WOMEN (2018), the colonialist vampire fable TiCK (2018), the delightfully weird puppet opera THE VIEW FROM HERE (2017), the fantastical Quebecois period piece WILD (2018), and CC (2018), a chilling sci-fi thriller about motherhood.
The Bloody Mary Film Festival is also thrilled to screen films that showcase the ways in which genre filmmaking can be used to interpret real-life horrors. From the unsettling exploration of Mexico City’s housing crisis in DULCE HOGAR (2018) to THEY WILL KNOW YOU BY YOUR FRUIT (2018), which illustrates anti-blackness through an experimental lens, The Bloody Mary Film Festival is committed to being a platform for diverse voices in genre film.
We’re excited to have the chance to give away two all-access passes for this year’s festival! The winner and a friend will be able to enjoy all four screenings over the two days. Want a chance to win? Answer the following trivia question via our contact form or Twitter DM (@aoas_xx). The winner will be randomly selected from the pool of correct answers.
Who is the Canadian filmmaker who directed the segment titled ‘The Box’ in the all-female anthology XX (2017)?
Best of luck!