7:00 pm - BITS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE:
(Dir. Victoria Angell)
In order to stop her abuse at home, Amanda decides to summon a demon for help. What she gets is not what she wanted, but it is exactly what she asked for.
(Dir. Clint D'Souza)
A couple having a fight in parallel timelines, but what is really happening?
A QUIET MOMENT
(Dir. Steve Villeneuve)
A mother learns that, even on a quiet night, parenthood can be full of dark surprises.
IT WANTS TO BE BORN
(Dir. Fil Santos)
Following a traumatic incident, a young woman embarks on a journey of sex, violence, and self-discovery.
(Dir. Jay Randall)
An overweight man, obsessed with shedding some pounds and calorie counting, has his sanity destroyed by evil fitness freaks on the jogging trail with horrific results. This oddball comedy will make you question ever going for a jog again.
STORM OF THE CENTURY
(Dir. Renaud Gauthier)
From the Director of BITS14 Best Feature, Discopath, a young manís tropical dreams are shattered by a violent change in the weather.
MRS. RAFFERTY'S RED RED ROSES
(Dir. Greg Kovacs)
The Post-Lifers team are back in their record 5th entry in BITS. Mrs. Rafferty meets an intriguing door-to-door salesman who might help her to solve a little problem.
(Dir. Nick Pusic)
A young boy who has lost his brother, wishes him back to life.
(Dir. Samuel E. Mac)
A woman with a dark secret preys on prowling single men through dating apps. Body horror meets hook-up culture.
EVERYBODY KNOWS ME
(Dir. Reuben Ward)
Struggling with the realities of marriage, fatherhood and the spectre of his past, Don Biggs does all he can do maintain his reputation, and his sanity.
(Dir. Tyler Williams)
A short snapshot of a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, where 3 engineers conduct an experiment... on a dead body. An ode to the silent era of horror, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
WHAT DO YOU SEE
(Dirs. Charlie Hamilton and Zach Ramela)n
A damaged, young woman visits a hypnotist to get answers for a recent string of hauntings.
MADRE DE DIOS (MOTHER OF GOD)
(Gigi Saul Guerrero)
A woman wakes up bound to an altar, helpless as she is transformed into a flesh and blood statue of Santa Muerte by two elderly Brujos whose sole purpose is to conjure the anti-Christ into our plane of existence.
9:30 pm - THE UNSEEN
(Dir. Geoff Redknap) TORONTO PREMIERE
A man who abandoned his family now risks everything to find his missing daughter, including exposing the secret that he is becoming invisible.
with the short film INGRID AND THE BLACK HOLE
(Dir. Leah Johnston) TORONTO PREMIERE
Ingrid and her best friend Conrad experience a lifetime of memories together when they imagine what it would be like to travel through a black hole.
12:00 am - BITS UNDERGROUND AT MIDNIGHT: STREAMER
(Dirs. Jared Bratt & Vincent Pun) WORLD PREMIERE
A loner develops a mind-bending obsession with an online cam girl.
with the short films GLIMPSE
(Dir. John Nicol) TORONTO PREMIERE
A madcap horror short exploring the damaged mind of a cinephile and the madness he succumbs to.
(Dirs. Ian Pozzebon & Kevin Prystanski) TORONTO PREMIERE
Following a break-up with long-term boyfriend, Sam moves into a basement apartment with a friend. A series of terrifying dreams and sleepless nights leave Sam exhausted, disturbed and determined to figure out what exactly is in her bedroom wall.
Sunday, November 27th
2:00 pm - KIDNAP CAPITAL
(Dir. Felipe Rodriguez) TORONTO PREMIERE
Illegal immigrants to the United States are kidnapped, tortured, and forced to call home for ransom money.
with the short film TIK TIK
(Dir. Larica Perera) TORONTO PREMIERE
Fearful villagers gather at the bedside of a woman nearing labour as they prepare for the presence of a sinister creature.
4:30 pm - INSPIRATION
(Dir. Jason Armstrong) WORLD PREMIERE
When a young author moves to an isolated town to return to her horror roots, bad things begin to happen. An accident leaves her questioning her grip on reality, but perhaps something more sinister at work?
with the short film TAKING POSSESSION
(Dir. Peter Campbell) TORONTO PREMIERE
Powers within an isolated century-old farmhouse force its new owner to battle his mind, his conscience, and the memories of the house itself.
7:00 pm - CLOSING FILM: THE SUBLET
(Dir. John Ainslie) TORONTO PREMIERE
Joanna, a new mom coping with her baby in an odd sublet apartment as her husband neglects her to focus on his career. Joanna begins to question her sanity as she suspects that the building is haunted. As the walls literally close in on her, she discovers a violent past to the apartment, but is it postpartum depression or does this building want Joanna to give the most ultimate sacrifice?
with the short film CAUCHEMAR CAPITONN…
(Dir. Jean-Claude Leblanc) TORONTO PREMIERE
When J.-F. is inexplicably drawn to the chair in which a man committed suicide, style isnít the only thing the leather antique brings to his home.
10:00 pm - CLOSING PARTY & AWARDS
@ Dukeís Refresher + Bar (382 Yonge Street, Unit 8 - near Yonge & Gerrard)