Saturday, September 10, 2011

MIFFF 2011

Our good friends the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (MIFFF) have announced their 2011 festival line-up.  MIFFF is a three day international showcase of genre films often overlooked by other film festivals.  This year the festival runs from September 16th ti 18th at SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall in Seattle Washington...

...and the Filmfreak Mafia's recommendations are:

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Boy Wonder
A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night.

The Selling
A too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent has to sell a haunted house before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.

A Penny Earned
Young honeymooners learn a hard lesson while investigating a 'haunted' inn. Some ghosts don't like having their story told.

Director: Ethan Seneker, USA 8 minutes
Home is the safest place, unless, you're alone.

Stop-Motion animated Sci Fi short film inspired by the myth of the Sphinx as told in Oedipus Rex.

Call of Nature
Just another typical day for an Elder God whose current day job is hanging out on a fireplace mantle looking ominous...

Cosas Feas (Nasty Stuff)
Director: Isaac Ezban, Mexico 30 minutes
The story of the sexual discovery of Kriko Krakinsky, an 11-year-old boy living in a strange and bizarre family of immigrants that share mysterious and surprising behaviors around sexual issues.

Fitness Class Zombie
How to lose weight the UNDEAD way!

An astronaut stranded on a now dead Earth struggles with his sanity and a botched mission to initiate a mechanism that will cleanse the atmosphere.

A teenager dabbles in witchcraft, which doesn't work out, he escapes to the cemetery and meets Death in an dark and little frequented arcade. Amidst metaphysical dialogs and pinball records, he tries to cheat Death and get another chance in the game.

District of New Minsk: the democratic Government is crumbling under the pressure of the economic Guilds. While the population assists the coup d'etat of Prime Minister Deckard via cable, three stories intertwine in a race against time.

Sleeping Madien (La Doncella Dormida)
Inés sees herself in a 19th century painting called "Sleeping maiden" but her boyfriend Simón plays the issue down. Inés’s nightmare starts when she finds out there are some more parallelisms between their lives apart from the physical resemblance.

In the near future social networking has moved out of the virtual world and into the physical. A confronting portrait of a world we may soon know too well. Welcome to the evolution.

Toy House
A young boy is inspecting an abandoned carnival one night when it is suddenly lured through the gates by an entrancing pixie.

When Alfredo dies not revealing his wife the hiding place of the fabulous fortune that they both won in the lottery, Vicenta will look for everywhere up to assume that the only way to find it, is asking to her deceased husband.

Check out the official 2011 MIFFF trailer and photos stills for even more.

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