Quebec premiere
Septentrion Shadows

Demon Box

Directed by Sean Wainsteim

Hosted by Director Sean Wainsteim.


Official selection

Tampere Film Festival (2023)
Salem Horror Fest (2023)
Atlanta Film Festival (2023)
HÕFF - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (2023)
Toronto Jewish Film Festival (2023)


Salem Horror Festival - Best Short Film - Jury Winner

Landshut Short Film Festival - Dräxlmaier Innovation Award - Honourable Mention

Toronto Jewish Film Festival - NextGen Award: Best Short

Seattle Jewish Film Festival - Audience Choice Award

Canadian Society of Cinematographers - Best Cinematography in Dramatic Short


Sean Wainsteim


Misha Skoric, Simone Stock


Aurora De Peña, Sean Wainsteim


Richard Cole, JJ Greenberg, Liam Hill, Michael Jordan, Vince Mayer


Brendan Steacy, CSC

Sound Designer

Armen Bazarian


Geoff Ashenhurst, Sean Wainsteim


Sean Wainsteim


Gogol Mogol Films

Canada 2023 14 mins OV English Subtitles : French
Genre HorrorDocumentaryFamilyFantasyExperimental

After getting rejected from film festivals, a filmmaker reconstructs an old film into a magical-realist meditation on generational trauma and coping with demons of the past and present. Ten years in the making, Sean Wainsteim’s DEMON BOX is a semi-autobiographical documentary hybrid that tackles trauma, suicide, and the Holocaust in one of the most profoundly honest explorations of generational trauma to be put to film! – Vincenzo Nappi