PROGRAM

 
December 7, 2019
Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220



Please note that times listed are estimates and may run a few minutes early or later, depending on Q&A participation length at end of the film blocks. 




2:00pm   DOORS  OPEN 
Concessions and vendors tables will be available throughout the day. 




2:30pm   WELCOME  SPEECH
Opening the show with Festival Director Lowrie Fawley.




2:35pm   FILM  BLOCK  ONE


THE EXORCIST BOOK.  When teen Alice buys an old copy of The Exorcist book at a yard sale, strange things begin to occur in her suburban D.C. home 
 
JEKYLL HYDE GRAY.  Film trailer.

GUEST HOUSE.  While on a weekend away in a guest house, a couple play a game that has supernatural consequences  See the trailer. 

THE COLLECTOR.  Film trailer.

TERRORDACTYL.  Three longtime friends go camping in the woods, but the fun and games end when one of them takes a "fossil" from a nearby abandoned nuclear power plant. 

THE DOLL.  After finding an old doll in the attic of his new home, James is slowly stalked by this malevolent being.  See the Trailer.

UNKNOWN VISITOR Film trailer.

FULL MOON.  A quick-witted high schooler must fend for her life when the curse of a Full Moon brings out the primal nature of those closest to her.

SHED.  Film trailer.
 
NIGHT TROUBLE.  Stella comes home from her stay in Arizona expecting to hang with her old time best friends. she is caught off guard when her world is turned sideways right in front of her eyes. Her blood runs cold as she watches new girls seemingly take over the life of her hometown best friend. Her blood runs all over when she watches her own life taken in the same way.  See the Trailer.
 
FIVE COURSE MEAL Mark and Jenny agree to take part in a mysterious experiment for money. Things get exceptionally messy.  See the Trailer.


 
4:20pm   BLOCK  ONE  FILM-MAKER  Q & A 
Attending film-makers answer audience questions and talk about their next projects.





4:30pm   INTERMISSION





4:45pm   FILM  BLOCK  TWO

LOVE SICK Charles puts a hex on his ex girlfriend Dora to try winning her back. The demons have other plans than fixing his love life.


DONORA man goes in for surgery but something goes wrong and he becomes a donor. But is the patient still alive? 

THAT VERY SPECIAL NIGHT.  A couple are parked on a dark country road. Are they there to relive a past romantic encounter or are other factors involved that will make this a night to remember ?

VOLKOV.  Film trailer. 

SUCCUBI SCRY.   After losing his wife, Brad begins to suspect that the local church group might have played a role in her death. He turns to black magick scrying practices to communicate with his lost lover one last time. 
 
CARDINAL.  Haunted by visions of his recently deceased mother, Peter believes that she is sending him a message from beyond the grave, awakening violent urges within him.  See the Trailer.

THE CERVIDAE Film trailer.
 
THREE IN A COFFIN.  Vampire Jami and her keeper Bo are happy together... until the young, cute vampire Teagan crashes their world and everything changes. See the Trailer.
 
CERNUNNOS.  A violinist's devouring insecurity of her musical greatness ravages her body and soul as she begrudgingly calls to the Horned God that behooves her. See the Trailer.

THE WAITING. Film trailer. 




6:35pm   BLOCK  TWO  FILM-MAKER  Q & A  
Attending film-makers answer audience questions and talk about their next projects.



6:45pm   INTERMISSION



7:00pm   FILM  BLOCK  THREE


THE DIFFERENCE.  The younger sister Vanessa is sheltered by her older sister Zoe during her childhood. They have a strong and loving relationship. Although they live together, after Zoe found a job, their relationship starts to sour.

THE CONDUIT.  While delving into trans dimensional sleep experiments a young man opens a portal to another dimension filled with creatures from beyond.

ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE.  Film trailer. 

THE REHEARSAL.  A young actor prepares for an upcoming role, tormented by the persistent taunts of his harshest critic.

HERE COMES EDDIE.  Through a late night encounter with an odd Craigslist ad, a woman is introduced to Eddie. And Eddie likes to play with knives. 

REDLINING.  A young couple relocating to an upscale neighborhood faces discrimination from an aggressive real estate team.



7:55pm   BLOCK  THREE  FILM-MAKER  Q & A 
Attending film-makers answer audience questions and talk about their next projects.


 
8:05pm   SCRIPT  TALK
Attending writing finalists talk about their screenplays.



8:20pm   AUDIENCE  CHOICE  VOTING
Collection of ballots for the Audience Choice awards.



8:30pm   NON-COMPETITIVE  FILM  BLOCK

FATHER OF LIES.  A horror film based on Norse mythology and the events leading up to Ragnarok. See the Trailer.

COMPASSION.  After receiving an odd message from her estranged father, Lorena returns home and finds herself reconnecting with him.

THE GUILD.   Strange things happen when a man tries to murder an entire family in order to gain membership into a union for serial killers. See the Trailer.

DANGEROUS PEOPLE.  Film trailer.

THE FAMILY WAY: COMING HOME A teen-aged killer terrorizes a town, unaware that he's being followed by a family who takes a special interest in serial killers. See the Trailer.



9:30pm   NON-COMPETE  BLOCK  FILM-MAKER  Q & A 
Attending film-makers answer audience questions and talk about their next projects.




9:40pm   AWARDS  CEREMONY

See which films, trailers, and screenplays have won the awards!  Audience Choice awards will also be announced.
  










 






























































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