|The Canadian horror film Dys- screens at Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival |
with director Maude Michaud in attendance on Nov. 8.
Readers may see the full line-up with synopses and trailers here and at CDFF's website. The inaugural edition of CDFF features an exciting range of new perspectives on speculative cinema, for each of the four films in the feature presentations of Cellar Door are first features from innovative voices from around the globe. Catch the very first horror film ever to emerge from Bulgaria when Martin Markariev's Roseville screens on opening night (Nov. 7) with the local short Beauty Sleep from director Andrew Robinson. Saturday brings the feature presentation of Dys-, a very exciting and visceral debut from Montreal's Maude Michaud. Anyone advocating to see more female filmmakers behind the camera really needs to see Dys-, and Michaud will be here herself, along with Dys- star Alex Goldrich, when the film screens with the Canadian short We Wanted More on Nov. 8. Equally notable as an emergent voice on the international scene isThanos Kermitsis's The Dragonphoenix Chronicles: Indomitable, which is the first epic fantasy film from Greece, and Till Kleinert's wild queer thriller The Samurai, which recently screened to a great reception at Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinema.
Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival runs Nov. 7-9 at Club SAW.
Please visit www.cdff.ca for more information on this year's festival.
Tickets are available to purchase here.
All screenings are generously supported by CDFF’s presenting sponsors, The School for Studies in Art andCulture at Carleton University and the SPARTA Film Challenge as well as supporting sponsors the Alumni Association of Carleton University, GNA Heating and Cooling, The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and Used Ottawa.