Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2018 Schedule
102 Films: 22 Features & 80 Shorts
Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Foreign, Horror & Science Fiction!
Friday, Nov. 2nd – Thurs, Nov. 8th
Dipson’s Eastern Hills Cinema
Located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road
World Premieres, US Premieres, NYS Premieres!
POST APOCALYPTIC COMMANDO SHARK
I DARE YOU TO OPEN YOUR EYES
Over 40 Visiting Filmmakers
$9.75 per block
$8.25 for students, seniors and military ID
Day Pass only $20.00
All Festival Pass ONLY $70
Advance tickets at:
Friday, Nov. 2nd Kickoff
12:30 PM ASSORTED SHORT FILMS ( 1 hr. 35 mins)
Six shorts of all genres from around the world. #Selfie (Germany, Thriller, 5 mins). Hold Your Peace (USA, Musical/Student, 17 mins). Halim (Austria, Drama, 30 mins). Nadine (USA, Horror, 3 mins). A Pair of Horns on Female Homo Sapien (Iran, Drama/Student, 10 mins). Annabelle Crane (USA, Drama/Thriller/Student, 21 mins). Backstory (Germany, Drama, 8 mins).
2:30 PM CLOSER THAN WE THINK (86 mins)
USA, Documentary, NY Premiere. A look at the life and work of “imagineer”
Arthur Radebaugh, who visualized the future in the “Closer Than You Think”
comic strip. Watch Trailer
4:30 PM SCI-FI SHORTS (1 hr. 45 mins)
Six short science fiction films from around the world. Andromeda (USA, Science Fiction, 15 mins). The Shipment (Canada, Science Fiction, 25 mins). Caronte (Spain, Science Fiction, 15 mins). Through Her Eyes (France, Science Fiction, 23 mins). Paleonaut (China/Japan/Singapore/USA, Science Fiction, 16 mins). Prenatal (USA, Science Fiction, 11 mins).
6:45 PM I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD (83 mins)
Horror, NYS Premiere. Outstanding horror film from Black Fawn Films (Bite,
The Heretics) about a man who disposes of human corpses, his daughter
who speaks with the dead, and the woman puts their lives in jeopardy. Watch Trailer
Short: Within the Woods (Western New York, 13 mins).
9:00 PM POST APOCALYPTIC COMMANDO SHARK (83 mins)
WNY, Comedy/Action/Sci-Fi – World Premiere. Local filmmaker Sam
Qualiana (Snow Shark) wrote and directed this hilarious comedy in which the
US is taken over by Russian troops led by humanoid sharks. Watch trailer. Q&A with Qualiana. Short Feature: Slimoids (49 mins)
Saturday, Nov. 3rd
12:00 PM I DARE YOU TO OPEN YOUR EYES (89 mins)
WNY, Horror, Festival Premiere. Young Niagara Falls filmmaker Hope Muehlbauer directed this nihilistic slasher film about bullying. A smashing feature film debut! Q&A Short: Inked (7 mins). Watch trailer
2:00 PM THE NEXT KILL (80 mins)
Action, live action/animated – US Premiere. Bold, Innovative tale about a masked avenger and a serial killer will appeal to fans of Sin City. Q&A with director Mike McCutchen. Short: I Am the Doorway (UK, 20 mins) Adaptation of Stephen King’s classic sci-fi/horror tale from his “Night Shift” collection. Watch Clip
4:30 PM CLICKBAIT (80 mins)
USA. Satire/Horror/Thriller – NY Pemiere. Excellent horror satire about a serial killer, social media, and the quest for celebrity. Q&A with directors Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola. Short: Melatonin (Canada, Horror, World Premiere, 11 mins). Watch trailer
7:00 PM JOHNNY GRUESOME (87 mins)
WNY, Horror, WNY – Festival Premiere. Local filmmaker Gregory Lamberson’s long awaited adaptation of his award-winning novel about a murdered teenager who returns from the dead for revenge. Short: Murder House (USA, Horror, 20 mins). Directed by authors Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar. Watch trailer
9:30 PM THE CHILD REMAINS (1 hr 47 mins)
Canada, Horror/Suspense – WNY Premiere. First rate supernatural chiller about a vacationing couple who discover their secluded country inn was once a maternity home where unwanted mothers and infants were murdered. Terrifying! Short: Good Bye Old Friend (USA, Horror, 6 mins). Watch trailer
Sunday, Nov. 4th
11:30 am FAMILY FILMS (60 mins)
Short films for and by young filmmakers. The Girl Who Talks to the Moon (Canada, animated, 6 mins). Lily Goes Fishing (USA/Young Student, 18 mins). The Hood (WNY/Young Student, 15 mins). The Friend (WNY, 6 mins) by Alana Costner
12:45 PM MURDER IN HIGH HEELS (63 mins)
Canada, Thriller, US Premiere. US Premiere of Brett Kelly’s ode to classic Film Noir. When a bartender falls for a sultry lounge singer, murder ensues. Watch trailer. Shorts: New York Song Series (18 mins)
2:45 PM BATRATICUS (80 mins)
USA, Comedy/Horror, WNY Premiere. Camp comedy about a Bronx community facing a zombie outbreak and a giant, mutated bat-rat hybrid. Q&A with writer director Jerry Landi. Short: Pumpkin Bitch (WNY, Horror, 11 mins). Watch trailer
DREAMER AWARDS PRESENTATION
IN THE WBBZ TV STUDIO
5:15 PM STRIKE, DEAR MISTRESS, AND CURE HIS HEART (72 mins)
USA. Offbeat Comedy/Drama/Horror. NY Premiere. The lives of a Newlywed couple that just bought a hotel are interrupted by the arrival of an unusual mother-in-law and her guest. This surreal story builds to a shuddering climax. Watch trailer
7:00 PM RED SPRING (1 hr. 45 mins)
Canada, Action/Horror, NY Premiere. Action packed supernatural yarn about a small band of survivors battling a horde of vampires that has overrun the planet. Q& A with writer-director Jeff Sinesac, who also stars. Short: Ernesto – (WNY, Science Fiction/Horror, 11 mins). Watch trailer
9:20 WTF: FRAMED (80 mins)
Spain, Horror – NY Premiere. Extremely violent and gory film combining the home invasion and found footage genres, in a story reminiscent of The Purge. Not for the squeamish! Short: Pappy’s World (CNY, Horror, 8 mins). Short: The Devil’s Due (Canada, Horror/Comedy, 4 mins). Watch trailer
Monday, Nov. 5th
12:30 PM SHORT FILMS: IRAN & BELGIUM (1 hr 52 mins)
Seven short films of different lengths and genres. Limit (Iran, Drama, 7 mins). Isolated Crows of Solitude (Iran, Drama/Student, 20 mins). Swimming in Gold (Germany, Documentary, 13 mins). Utopia (Iran, Drama, 17 mins). Salmon (Iran, Horror, 16 mins). Family for Sale (Belgium, Comedy, 15 mins). Caducea (Belgium, Horror, 25 mins).
2:30 PM MATTY FRESNO AND THE HOLOFLUX UNIVERSE (92 mins)
USA, Sci-fi/Comedy/Drama, WNY Premiere. Why does Matty Fresno get kidnapped three times in one day? A charming mystery involving theoretical physics. Starring Orson Bean and Carol Alt. Watch trailer
5:00 PM THE NECROPATH & FOUR SHORT FILMS
The Necropath (US, Horror, 51 mins) – violence, gore. Alice (Spain, Thriller, 10 mins). The Patient – Act One (German, Thriller. 11 mins). Road Trash (US, Horror, 6 mins) Hands Free (UK, Comedy, 7 mins).
7:00 PM WILL O’ THE WISP (60 mins)
WNY, Experimental/Thriller, World Premiere. Mick O’Keefe’s bizarro tale of a man against the norms of his time fighting to save his daughter. A striking first film that will leave people talking long after the festival ends. Q&A with the artist. Short: One Shot – (USA, Drama, 12 mins). Short: How Do You Type a Broken Heart (USA, Drama, 13 mins). Short: The Coffeemaker – (USA, Crime, 13 mins). Watch trailer
9:20 PM DERELICTS (74mins)
USA, Horror, WNY Premiere. Violent, subversive and outrageous tale of derelicts who turn a family’s Thanksgiving dinner into a nightmare. Short: What Metal Girls Are Into (USA, Horror/Comedy,16 mins). Watch trailer
Tuesday, Nov. 6th
12:30 PM SHORT FILMS: SPAIN, MEXICO, BRAZIL (87 mins)
Five films of different lengths and genres from around the world. Fortune Teller (Spain, Fantasy, 20 mins). Reflections Devour You (Spain, Fantasy, 19 mins). Sol (Brazil, Horror, 14 mins). The Peephole (Mexico, Horror, 8 mins). Caronte (Spain, Science Fiction, 15 mins).
2:30 PM INGENIUM (88 mins)
German, Sci-Fi/Thriller, NY Premiere. Inventive and surprised filled action tale that begins as an international thriller and takes a sharp detour into science fiction. Watch trailer
4:30 PM ANIMATION & MUSICAL SHORTS (87 mins)
Seven fantastic shorts from around the world. BANG! BOOM! POW! (USA, Musical/Student, 21 mins). Our Wonderful Nature (Germany, animated, 4 mins). Run Rostam Run (Iran, animated, 12 mins). Fanman’s Basement (USA, animated, 7 mins). The Fox (Animated, Iran, 12 mins). When Counting Flamingos to Sleep (USA, animated, 11 mins). Aftercare (WNY, animated/ student, 5 mins, Mature) Plus One! (USA, Musical/Student, 23 mins).
7:00 PM TOMMY BATTLES THE SILVER SEA DRAGON (2 hrs 10 mins)
USA, Musical, NY Premiere. When a man finds himself on trial in a courtroom haunted by his own demons, he must reckon with the guilt of his mother’s death before it destroys him and the one he loves. A dramatic, full blown musical from first-time writer-director-producer Luke Shirock. One of the “best of the fest.” Watch trailer
9:30 PM LOCAL SHORTS (82 mins)
Support your local filmmakers! Q&A’s. Welcome to Space Force (WNY, Comedy, 8 mins). Once Around Is Never Enough (WNY, Documentary, 26). Aftercare (WNY, animated/student, 5 mins, Mature). Unbridled (WNY, Horror/Comedy, 6 mins). Test of Faith (WNY, Science Fiction, 36 mins).
Wednesday, Nov. 7th
1:00 PM SHORTS: UK, FRANCE, GERMANY, USA (1 hr 36 mins)
Songbird (UK, Fantasy, 14 mins). The Last Drop (Germany, Comedy/ Horror, 10 mins) The Dark Room (France, Fantasy/Student, 19 mins). Doppelganger (USA, Horror/Student, 3 mins). Night (USA, Drama/ Student, 10 mins). Dreamwisher (USA, Family/Fantasy, 8 mins). The Quiet Room (USA, Horror, 28 mins). Heimlich (USA, Thriller, 14 mins).
3:15 PM STRIKE, DEAR MISTRESS, AND CURE HIS HEART (72 mins)
USA, Offbeat Comedy/Drama/Thriller. USA.
Offbeat Comedy/Drama/Horror. NY Premiere. The lives of a Newlywed couple that just bought a hotel are interrupted by the arrival of an unusual mother in-law and her guest. This surreal story builds to a shuddering climax. Watch trailer
5:00 PM JASPER (86 mins)
Switzerland, Fantasy, subtitled in English, NY Premiere. In an undetermined time and place, Jasper, a solitary soul, rescues a young woman left for dead in an alley and takes her home to look after her, unaware that this will change his life. Watch trailer
7:00 PM THREE MUST SEE SHORT FILMS (84 mins)
Kaya: Taste of Paradise (USA, Musical/Student, 25 mins). Locke (WNY, Science Fiction, 29 mins). Sound from the Deep (Finland, Horror, 29 mins).
9:20 PM LIEUTENANT JANGLES (1 hr. 44 mins)
Australia, Action/Comedy, NY Premiere. A hilarious, over the top, politically incorrect spoof of 80s buddy action films. Watch trailer
Thursday, Nov. 8th
12:30 PM BEST OF THE FEST ENCORE – TO BE ANNOUNCED!
An opportunity to re-watch, or catch if you missed it, the festival directors’ choice for the best film of the festival, announced at our Sunday Dreamer Awards presentation.
3:00 PM SHORTS: US & CANADA (76 mins)
Silence Please (USA, Fantasy, 11 mins). The Dryad Tree (USA, Horror, 18 mins). Living Nightmare (USA, Horror, 17 mins). Kiss the Devil in the Dark (USA, Horror, 30 mins). Starring Doug Jones.
5:00 PM JIMMY (78 mins)
USA, Dark Comedy, NY Premiere. A confused couple facing the prospect of marriage must endure a prolonged visit from the potential bride’s troubled brother. Short: Be My Guest (German, Comedy, 11 mins)
7:00 PM EULLENIA (2 hrs 9 mins)
Thailand, Thriller, NY Premiere. A stylish, hypnotic, and beautifully filmed thriller about a wealthy banker-serial killer who preys upon desperate young women in Bangkok. For fans of TV’s Dexter. Watch trailer
9:30 PM THE FEAR FOOTAGE (72 mins)
USA, Horror NY Premiere. This year’s found footage movie is terrifying! On April 19th, 2016, Deputy Leo Cole vanished. The next morning, his body camera was found…Short: Trespass (USA, Horror, 6 mins). Watch trailer