Selection 2019

DJ XL5’s Nine Lives Zappin’ Party

90 mins 22 films Australia, Canada, France, Quebec, United Kingdom, USA
Thu July 25, 2019
9:30 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)

For his sweet 16th program, DJ XL5 has selected a plethora of short films, jamming between them bursts of static and dubious movie clips, to simulate a festive zapper party with the gang in front of the TV. In total, 22 short, including three World Premieres and many Montreal premieres. This program notably marks the return of many collaborators and friends of the DJ. The iconic SIMON'S CAT by English filmmaker Simon Tofield is unmistakably back with three new episodes, ARMCHAIR FAN, STAIRCASE and CAT SPOOKED. The master of plasticine gore, Lee Hardcastle, hits us with the third part of his series THE SIMPSONS COUCH GAG, FABULOUS SECRET POWERS. Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero are back with CALL FOR A GOOD TIME, a terrifying World Premiere. Daphnée 4000 and MSHL offer the bizarre SUPER TITRE; Simon Beaupré offers an ingenious mash-up, EVIL JAMES BOND VS WORLD WAR Z; while Quebec animator François Mercier returns with CINEMA CUBISM 2.

Our American neighbours send us the intriguing Brandon Daley's TECHNOLOGY LAKE: MEDITATIONS ON DEATH AND SEX; the hilarious PIG by Evan Powers, presented in Canadian premiere; Sydney Clara Brafman's appetizing THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING, also premiering in Canada; the eccentric UNDER COVERS by Michaela Olsen; and the clever GREAT CHOICE by Robin Comisar. From Australia comes the phenomenal IRONY by Radheya Jegatheva. France representswith two micro-shorts of rare effectiveness, H.B. by Gaspar Palacio and LUCKY DAY by Julien Léo Wolfenstein. Canadian directors Cody Kennedy & Timothy Rutherford offer us the delirious THE VIDEO STORE COMMERCIAL. La belle province surprises us with UN HOMME ÉTERNUE ET MEURT by Charles Parise, a World Premiere; L’ATTAQUE DES CLOWNS by Frederick Lavigne & Max Cormier; Kevin de Laval’s OCCUPÉ; SHOWER PARTY by Pierre-Luc Gosselin & David Gagné; and LET’S TALK ERGONOMICS by Rachel Samson.

DJ XL5 is the only programmer at Fantasia who starts 20 minutes before the scheduled time. Retro trailers and musical discoveries await you as soon as you enter the theatre. Arrive early! – Translation : Rupert Bottenberg

With appearances by: Simon Beaupré, Kevin de Laval, Pierre-Luc Gosselin & David Gagné, Cody Kennedy & Timothy Rutherford, Frederick Lavigne & Max Cormier, François Mercier, Charles Parisé, Evan Powers, Daphnée 4000 & MSHL, Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero, et Rachel Samson

Un Homme éternue et meurt

Charles Parisé

Man sneezes and dies!

Quebec 2 mins

Technology Lake: Meditations on Death an...

Brandon Daley

A dog and her owner navigate the perils of modern technology.

USA 8 mins

Super titre

Daphnée Leduc-Laprise, Julien Sicre

The films presented in this cinema are more and more surprising.

Quebec 1 mins


Gaspar Palacio

The one minute tale of a survivalist. When the siren rings in the distance, a family has to get inside the shelter... Nothing will ever be the same again.

France 1 mins


Radheya Jegatheva

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

Australia 8 mins

Simon's Cat Armchair Fan

Simon Tofield

Simon's plan to watch the Football World Cup is ruined by his four legged armchair fan.

United Kingdom 2 mins

Simon's Cat Spooked

Simon Tofield

Simon's Cat is seriously spooked by a presence

United Kingdom 2 mins

Simon's Cat Staircase

Simon Tofield

A mischievous cat likes to play a dangerous game with his owner on a staircase

United Kingdom 2 mins

The Video Store Commercial

Cody Kennedy, Timothy Rutherford

A desperate video store owner hires a crew to shoot a commercial in his shop. But when they accidentally destroy a cursed VHS, suddenly, all their lives are in danger.- and worse yet, the commercial may ne...

Canada 4 mins

Parlons Ergonomie

Rachel Samson

Let's Talk Ergonomics.

Quebec, Canada 1 mins

L' Attaque des clowns

Frédéric Lavigne

Clowns are not scary until you find them hidden in the back of the hall in the middle of the night.

Quebec 4 mins

Evil James Bond vs World War Z

Simon Beaupré

Evil James Bond strikes again! Mashup of disaster movie where James Bond is the actual treath.

Canada 3 mins

Lucky Day!

Leo Wolfenstein

Alone on a remote island, a plane crash survivor finally gets a chance to contact the outside world.

France 3 mins


Kevin De Laval

Quebec 8 mins


Robin Comisar

A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.

USA 7 mins

Call For a Good Time

Jon Rhoads, Mike Marrerro

A stoner finds out why you never call the numbers scrawled on the bathroom stall.

USA 5 mins


Evan Powers

A self-conscious psychopath struggles with his body image while terrorizing a group of unsuspecting campers.

USA 8 mins

Shower Party

Pierre-Luc Gosselin

When a "baby shower" degenerates ...

Quebec 3 mins

Cinema cubisme 2

François Mercier

Animation of 53 references of films in cubism graphics.

Quebec 6 mins

The Only Thing I Love More Than You Is R...

Sydney Brafman

USA 1 mins

The Simpsons couch gag [FABULOUS SECRET ...

Lee Hardcastle

"Hey, don't take it out on me. Nothing's free. We know that it's the truth. Here's the proof. Don't turn your back on me. Wait and see. I'll go to hell with you. Here's the proof."

United Kingdom 2 mins

Under Covers

Michaela Olsen

On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns and everything in between, this stop motion animated film c...

USA 7 mins


Thu July 25, 2019
9:30 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)