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2011 Montreal Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 11, 2011

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The 6th annual Montreal Underground Film Festival presents 3 nights of wild and wooly short films from around the world at various venues around the city on May 12-14.

The fest kicks off with a lineup of 8 short films, plus the World Premiere of Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare’s Main Attraction, about a magician and his resident freaks fending off an eviction from their home. DeGiglio-Bellemare is a member of the Montreal media arts collective Volatile Works and features special effects by underground artist Rick Trembles and Andy Mauro. Also in the Opening Night kick-off is the not-to-be-missed hilarious music video Goths! On the Bus by Karen & Jaimz Asmundson.

Then, the fest continues on the 13th and the 14th with several programming blocks of short films hailing from Canada, the U.S., Germany, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Finland, the U.K. and other countries.

Some standouts in the fest include Zachary Epcar‘s retro-futuristic look at people disconnected from their urban environment, A Time Share Unlimited; Leslie Supnet‘s quietly introspective animation How to Care for Introverts; Kevin Lonano‘s dark and surreal circus romance Carny; and his brother Brian Lonano‘s low-fi sci-fi hit Attackazoids!.

For more info, including screening locations, please visit the official Montreal Underground Film Festival website. The full film lineup is below.

May 12

7:00 p.m.: “The Main Attraction”
Fiesta Brava, dir. Steven Woloshen
Kinetosis, dir. Allan Brown
Strips, dir. Félix Dufour-Lapérrière
Ginkgo, dir. Glenn Gear
Hangman, dir. Lamathilde
Nothing Ever Happened, dir. Jessica MacCormack
Goths! On the Bus, dir. Karen & Jaimz Asmundson (Watch online)
Never Drive a Car When You’re Dead, dir. Gregor Dashuber
Main Attraction, dir. Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

May 13

6:00 p.m.: “Carte Blance: A 52 Pick-Up” (special presentation by Dayna McLoed)

7:30 p.m.: “Video Fun”
Bien Sûr, dir. Sylvie Laliberté
Bathing in Milk, dir. Jenna Fieldman
The Hémisphères, dir. Vanessa Tolkin Meyer
Joan, dir. Jessica MacCormack
Sapins Rachmaninov, dir. Diane Obomsawin
Semiotics of My Fridge, dir. Jonathan Lemieux
A Time Shared Unlimited, dir. Zachary Epcar (Read the review)
Boredom, dir. Patricia Rivas
How to Care for Introverts, dir. Leslie Supnet
Love Is a Hunter, dir. Jessica MacCormack

9:00 p.m.: “Anxiety Express”
Knife, dir. Nancy Baric
(Tamara) Teskoba Express – Anxiety Express, dir. Marina Gonzalez & Sinisa Dugonjic
Sunset From a Rooftop, dir. Marinus Groothof
Siemiany Philip, dir. James McGoldrick
Baba, dir. Zuzana Spidlova

10:30 p.m.: “Friday the 13th Terror”
Score for a Duel, dir. Curtis L. Wiebe & Marlon Wiebe
Lambs, dir. Stephen Huff
Carny, dir. Kevin Lonano (Watch online)
Attackazoïds!, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
2072: La Mort – 5ième épisode, dir. Simon Lacroix
The Day Will Come, dir. Toly A.K.
Saddie’s Last Dance, dir. Sandy Depretz
The Devil Wears a Paper Hat, dir. Curtis L. Wiebe
Girls of Prey, dir. Esther Splett & Jamie Ross

May 14

4:30 p.m.: “Dear Diary”
Subway, dir. Mark Mamalakis
Singh, dir. Sunny Sidhu
Sailbreak, dir. Eeva Siivonen
Yaya / Ayat Shimby, dir. Zegeye-Gebrehiwot
Naoko-San: An Immigration Story in Three Acts, dir. Rika Moorhouse
Rachki, dir. Kandis Friesen
Time of Breadth, dir. Ali El-Darsa

6:00 p.m.: “Dancy Animation”
Portrait Serie – Jonas Mekas, dir. Olivier Dekegel
Le Muscle à cinq pattes, dir. Guillaume Vallée
The Stone That Went in Circles, dir. David Barlow Krelina
Follow Your Skin, dir. Ocusonic aka Paul O Donoghue
A New Ecology for the Citizen of a Digital Age, dir. Nick Briz
Zoone, dir. Michaël Cros
Les Enfants de Schrödinger, dir. Raphaël Lorand
Refractions, dir. Paul Neudorf
Gleem, dir. Clint Enns
A Graphic Life, dir. Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
Mutus Floris, dir. Richard Ashrowan
Spider Antartica, dir. Daniel S. Hrishkewich
Black Moon, dir. Brandon Blommaert
The Strangers, dir. Darcy Fehr
Hydromorphone 8 ms, dir. François Miron

7:30 p.m.: “Portraits and Archvies”
Socks, dir. Gudrun Lock
Etrangère, dir. Christophe Hermans
Ja ja, nein, nein, dir. Ulrich Schaffner & Peter Volkart
Mam, dir. Adelheid Roosen
Emozioniere, dir. Simon Baumann & Andreas Pfiffner

9:00 p.m.: “Suburban Anxieties”
Jalkeilla Taas ( Up and About Again ), dir. Maarit Suomi-Väänänen
Brune Renault, dir. Neil Beloufa
Losing Ground, dir. Isabelle Hayeur
Maison/The House – Fast Forward, dir. Elaine Frigon
Strands, dir. Paul Neudorf
Les Barricades mystérieuses, dir. Stuart Pound
Yulia, dir. Antoine Arditti
Juste la lettre T, dir. Ann Sirot & Raphaël Balboni