GeekFest Toronto Program 2017

[Block 1] – [Block 2] – [Block 3] – [Block 4] – [Block 5] – [Block 6]

February 14, 2017 – 4PM to 2AM

Full Day Ticket and Bar – $30 :

CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto (Down The Lane) [Map]


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BLOCK #1 Time Start: 4:00PM

So, What Would You Little Maniacs Like To Do First?

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Block One Only- $12 :

LENR Revolution
Music Video 04:16
Dir. Thomas Florek – New Jersey, United States

This is a Revolution! Music video featuring exclusive footage from inside of Andrea Rossi’s facilities. The song ponders the process of abandoning older assumptions about science to embrace the exciting new truth that is being discovered. It just so happens that our culture is about to experience such a paradigm shift with the coming development of LENR, a clean and reliable energy source.

Biohacking: We Need An Upgrade
Short Documentary 21:07
Dir. Floor Brock, Dir. Laura Okkersen – Utrecht, Eindhoven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Enhancing the human body with technology, adding new functions and senses, becoming a cyborg. These things seem to come straight out of a science fiction movie, but they are already happening in real life right now. The documentary follows a group of Biohackers. These people who are working in basements and piercing shops to implant self-designed technological implants. They think that humans are imperfect and limited. Technology evolves so much faster than humans do, so why wouldn’t you merge them to help speeding up evolution?

Keywords: Body Modification, BioHacking, Implants, External Devices in Humans

Epigenetics. The Memory Of The World In Our Body
(Epigenetica. Come il nostro corpo memorizza il mondo)
Short Documentary 25:00
Dir. Paolo Turro – Rescaldina, Milano, Italy

«Epigenetics» is an educational science documentary, especially addressed to young people. This is the first Italian documentary about a growing sector of the scientific research. Epigenetics investigates how environmental experience chemically influences gene expression, without changes in the DNA sequence. In other words, epigenetics investigates how DNA behaves and responds to the environment, allowing every living being to rapidly adapt to external influences. The “game” metaphor links the entire documentary. Thank to Lego, flipper, billiard, origami, and other games, the documentary tries to explain a complex matter and the creativity that lies at the bottom of scientific research.

Keywords: Genetics, Science, DNA, Environment, Lifestyle, Chromosomes

BLOCK #1 Time Start: 5:00PM
TALKS: The Geeks Guide to The Future of Food and Fitness

BLOCK #2 Time Start: 6:00PM
Can You Search Google Maps? I Know I Passed a Bar Called “Arcane Spells” But Can’t Remember How To Get There…?

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Google Maps
Short Documentary 06:00
Dir. Ruby Cogan – Sydney NSW Australia

An interview with Australian Noel Gordon, the co-inventor of Google Maps, an incredibly inspiring person who has made a huge difference to our world. This film is made by a ‘Tweenager’…

Keywords: Google Maps, Social Media, The Internet, Noel Gordon, Australia

Goodbye at the End of the World by Sci-Fi Romance
Dir. Vance Kotrla – Music Video 4:22 Los Angeles CA, United States

A couple in a stale relationship have to put their breakup on hold when aliens invade, and they’re the only ones who can stop them. Created for the Sci-Fi Romance song “Goodbye at the End of the World.”

Keywords: Relationships, Girls vs. Boys, Sci-Fi, Romance, Alien Invasion, Animation

Dungeons and Drama
Short Film 13:46
Dir. Chris Rencavage – United States

Dungeons and Drama is a tabletop action comedy about a college student named Elliot and his friends, as they spend a night playing Dungeons and Dragons. When Elliot’s girlfriend Sarah joins the game, tension between the couple builds as Sarah plays the game in a way that challenges Elliot’s thinking.

Keywords: Dungeons and Dragons, D&D, Alternative Reality Games, CosPlay, RolePlay, Relationships, Girls vs. Boys

Trolls & Antechambers: The Comeback
Short Film 17:04
Dir. Tom Sanchez Prunier – Midlothian VA, United States

A fantasy card game tournament comes down to a David-vs.-Goliath matchup.

Keywords: Dungeons and Dragons, D&D, Alternative Reality Games, CosPlay, RolePlay, Nerds, Geeks, Social Acceptance, Revenge of The Nerds

BLOCK #3 Time Start: 7:00PM
Geeks In Spain

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Bow shock
Arco de choque

Short Film 16:23
Dir. Javier Diez Botet – Manises, Valencia, Spain

An object that appears in a series of recent telescope images will drive a young astronomer and her colleages to a shocking discovery.

Keywords: Space, The Final Frontier, Intergalactic, Galaxies, NASA

We Don’t like Captain Sausage! (No nos gusta Capitán Morcilla!)
Feature Documentary 01:01:40
Dir. Angel Tirado, Dir. Antonio Garcia Jimenez – Sevilla, Spain

A journey back to the 80’s, to the origins of the videogames industry, through the story of a group of teenagers in their quest to create the most original game ever.

Keywords: 80’s, Videogames, Teenagers, Create Original Games, Gamers, Gaming, 8-Bit Technology, Spain

BLOCK #4 Time Start: 8:30PM
Malem Me Pakeno! Translation: “This Must Be Where Pies Go When They Die.”

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A David Lynch Movie
Music Video 20:13
Dir. Francine Daveta – Brooklyn NY, United States

A short film inspired by the works of David Lynch featuring a music video by Schaffer the Darklord. Features the cast of The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque.

Keywords: David Lynch, Twin Peaks, Wild At Heart, Mulholland Drive, Coffee, Pie, Log Lady, Special Agent Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer

Special Note:

GeekFest Toronto will be serving Coffee, Pie and Banana flavored Goodies before the Screening as a treat to this fun homage to Twin Peaks and David Lynch and King Kong!

Long Live the King
Short Documentary 01:07:02
Dir. Frank Dietz, Dir. Trish Geiger – North Hollywood CA, United States

The 8th Wonder of the World! The name King Kong immediately brings to mind images of the mighty Beast whose legendary love for a Beauty was his undoing. Since 1933, this majestic, tragic character has enthralled moviegoers and inspired creativity. LONG LIVE THE KING is a documentary that explores our fascination with the great ape, and his impact on pop culture throughout the world. Featuring interviews with dozens of celebrated writers, actors, artists and filmmakers, this is a highly entertaining celebration of the greatest monster movie icon of all time. Directed by Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger, creators of the award-winning BEAST WISHES. This film is dedicated to the memory of special FX master Ray Harryhausen.

Keywords: Film History, Film Philosophy,Original King Kong Movie (1933), King Kong’s Impact On Filmmakers, SFX Artists, Animators and Audiences, Early Film Animation, Animatronics

BLOCK #5 Time Start: 10:00PM
O Canada, We Stand On Guard For Geeks

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Short Film 14:38
Dir. Matthew Read – Toronto, ON, Canada

Jen, a surveillance expert specializing in total, 24-hour coverage is being driven mad by the banality and predictability of her target, Chloe. When Chloe breaks routine and is momentarily lost, Jen is forced to choose between self-preservation and morality. Eventually her operation’s hierarchy is revealed.

Keywords: Surveillance Technology, Spy Technology, Paranoia, Crime, Voyeurism

A Perfect Vacuum
Short Film 05:52
Dir. Becca Johanson – Vancouver BC, Canada

Four walls and an abusive owner stand between this tiny robot and his quest for adventure. The Littlest Hobo? More like the Littlest Robo!

Keywords: Relationships, Independence, Interdependence, Technology, Roomba

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Heroes Manufactured
Feature Documentary 01:10:17
Dir. Yaron Betan – Toronto ON, Canada

A documentary about Canadian Independent Comic Artists trying to break into the comic book industry while facing some of Pop Cultures biggest challenges. In the obvious world of Mass Production and celebrity Media craze, we exploit the reality of producing Super Heroes in a market saturated with Artists, Writers, Celebrities, Cosplayer’s and everything else the comic-con markets have to offer. At its core, Heroes Manufactures explores the struggles independent artist face when publishing their work. While it is set in Canada, the film explores a variety independent artist that show the importance of their work through multiculturalism and their gender. Heroes Manufactured highlights artist from a variety of backgrounds including Mexican, Jewish, Feminist and French-Canadian backgrounds. Cameo appearances include: The mighty Stan Lee, William Shatner, Kevin Smith, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Momoa, Norman Reedus, Christian Slater, Mike Tyson, Tia Carrera, Neal Adams, Rob Liefeld, Chris Claremont, Ty Templeton, Darryl McDaniels – Run DMC, Richard Comely
and many others…

Keywords: Comics, Comic Book Artists, Cosplay, ComicCon, Cons Culture, Canadian Artists and Publishers, Graphic Novels, Cap’t Canuck, Female Voice In Comics, Stan Lee

BLOCK #6 Time Start: 11:45PM
What Happens To Geeks In Vegas, Stays In Vegas

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Short Film 15:29
Dir. Crash Buist – Los Angeles CA, United-States

A short Sci-Fi thriller about a fourth-dimensional artifact, the thief who steals it, and the man who will kill him to change the past.

Keywords: Supernatural, Time Travel

Space Detective *Official Closing Film*
Feature Film 1:12:00
Dir. Antonio Llapur – Las Vegas NV, United States

An exiled space detective returns to help an old flame but finds himself tangled in a web of interstellar intrigue, galactic gangsters, and a sinister scheme that threatens the very fate of the entire galaxy!

Keywords: Sex, Murder, Betrayal, InterGalactic, Blade Runner, Space Noir, Animation

*Post Screening*
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