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SFFF Announces Lineup for their 2021 Edition

The schedule for this year’s Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival, which runs November 22nd-27th at Saskatoon’s Broadway Theatre, has been announced, and as usual, it’s a strong one. This year’s theme is Folk Horror, and they’ll be screening the epic documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror and two new features, Don’t Say Its Name and The Feast s well as two retro titles, 1991’s Clear Cut and the criminally underseen 1983 film Eyes of Fire which I’ll finally get to see on a big screen.

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Eyes of Fire

Other titles screening at this year’s festival will include Prisoners of the Ghostland, Coming Home in the Dark, The Sadness, Baby Assassins and a short film block. You can see the full schedule as well as get ticket info at the festival’s website. You can also read the press release below.

12th Annual Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is Live this Month at the Broadway Theatre

Saskatoon – November 1, 2021 – The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival, Saskatchewan’s largest feature film festival, returns for its 12th edition at the Broadway Theatre on November 22-27, and will bring the best in international independent cinema to Saskatoon.

“We heard from our fans that they want to have the theatre experience, but safety is our number one priority again this year,” said Festival Director John Allison. “All of the movies will be in-person at the Broadway Theatre, and the theatre’s COVID protocol will be in effect to ensure everyone has a safe and happy festival experience.”

The Broadway Theater will have reduced seating capacity, all attendees will need to be double vaccinated or show proof of a negative test, and everyone will need to wear a mask.

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Don’t Say Its Name

“This year’s theme is ‘folk horror,’ so movies with elements including rural settings, themes of isolation, and the power of nature will be featured,” adds Allison. “On Saturday at noon, we have the definitive documentary on folk horror, WOODLANDS DARK DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR and the new Welsh folk horror THE FEAST playing Friday evening.  We have two retro folk horror movies, CLEARCUT and EYES OF FIRE on Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday we’re excited to have Saskatchewan filmmaker Rueben Martell participate in a live Q&A along with actors Sheena Kaine and Sera-Lys McArthur after their new movie DON’T SAY ITS NAME.”

The festival also features movies outside of the folk horror movie genre, including comedies, the documentary ALIEN ON STAGE, and the Nicolas Cage film PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND opens the festival.

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The Sadness

“We are also thrilled to have Canadian filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy participate in a video Q&A after her new film SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE,” says Allison. “Danishka’s first movie screened at our first festival, so it’s great to have her involved again 12 years later.”

This year’s festival features 21 feature-length and many short films from around the world. For information on the full film lineup and festival passes, visit www.skfilmfest.com

For more information contact Jeff Drake, Assistant Festival Director, at  jeff@skfilmfest.com.

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