Isabel Bader Theatre Lineup
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Blood in the Snow Film Festival + Deadly Exposure 2022


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Films will screen on with Q&A to follow.

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12:00 am EST (9:00 pm PST)
MOURNFUL MEDIUMS (total program 88 mins)
Not too short, not too long! A shorts film program of the best in Canadian medium length shorts:

VICINAL (Dir. Andrew David Osborne) 19:59 mins
Thom and Romina have just scored the coolest apartment in the city. When a former tenant, an eccentric older man named Walter Severich, shows up and asks for a tour, things start to get really strange

SPARK (Dir. Camille Hollett-French) 18:55 mins
When a disillusioned woman is implicated in the disappearance of a lonely aging scientist, she must convince the police that hope has the power to bridge dimensions.

ALIENATION (Dir. Ray Raghavan) 13:57 mins
A young Mexican girl and her mother, separated in the forest, are hunted by Border Patrol agents and something even more sinister.

THE FORE-MEN (Dir. Adrian Bobb) 14:32 mins
Weeks after a mysterious time-compression event violently splices environments from the past into the present, two survivors encounter the foreboding figures responsible for the event and experience firsthand their sinister nature.

ANGAKUSAJAUJUQ - THE SHAMAN'S APPRENTICE (Dir. Zacharias Kunuk) 20:57 mins
A young shaman must face her first test—a trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, she must trust her mentor and grandmother's teachings and learn to control her fear.


12:00 am EST (9:00 pm PST)
EMERGING SCREAMS (total program 88 mins)
A feature length program of new or first time Canadian genre directors:

GNAW (Dir. Rosalee Yagihara) 7:10 mins
A pesky hangnail sends Cote into an obsessive state while creating a disconnect her relationship with her girlfriend resulting in an unsettling terror.

LECON DE CONDUITE (DRIVING LESSON) (Dirs. Maxime Girard) 10:58 mins
Looking for adrenaline during a driving lesson, Léa and Florence decide to spy on their friend's mother.

FOLK (Dir. Gabriel Miron) 13:00 mins
Late on Halloween night, a girl is harassed by young trick-or-treaters with a sinister agenda.

SMILEY FACE (Dir. François Ricard-Sheard) 9:22 mins
Three young women experience the nightmare of being devoured by a humanoid creature.

444 (Dir. Alexandre Nachi) 16:40 mins
Inside a house he doesn’t recognize, with a family he doesn’t know, a young man tries to make some sense of what is happening to him. Everything keeps changing, his mind is sick. ''Trust the protocol'' is all he can do.

L'ABATTU DES VENTS (THE WIND DOWN) (Dir. Félix-Antoine Garneau-Chouinard) 5:25 mins
Alone on a secluded island, a lightkeeper is a prisoner of his own madness.

(Dir. Keisha James) 4:51 mins
Two friends find themselves in a fight for their lives when a sewing machine comes to life.

(Dir. Sam Rudykoff) 6:44 mins
We’ve all received scam phone calls, but what about the person making the calls? Cruise is a dark workplace satire about a hapless telemarketer trying mightily to give away a free cruise. And if he fails, there will be dire consequences.

(Dir. Massimo Meo) 3:28 mins
An angry mob interrupts a witch as she prepares breakfast for her collected children.

(Dir. Spencer Zimmerman) 10:52 mins
After a devastating tragedy, an astronaut struggles to complete his interstellar mission to rescue a lost crew.


12:00 am EST (9:00 pm PST)
THE RESIDENTS OF ARCADIA (Dir. Dom Cutrupi) 83 mins
Steve and Anika are two social media influencers and entrepreneurs, living an accomplished and ideal life. One night, a man breaks into their backyard, disrupting the peaceful life they had created. The ensuing fear culminates with the appearance of a mysterious countdown on screens and mirrors throughout their home. As the countdown approaches zero, it reveals the true nature of what is hiding behind their perfect lives.

Opening with the short film:
VIEWFINDER (Dir. Tiffany Wice) 4:30 mins
During a night time photoshoot, a photographer encounters a mysterious entity.


12:00 am EST (9:00 pm PST)
SHIFTED (Dir. Adrian Konstant) 89 mins
Strange murderous creatures roam the streets. A group of neighbors are trapped inside a house. Leaving means certain death. How are they going to survive when someone inside the house starts killing the others? Trapped between a monster inside and monsters outside. Who is going to save you when the world has Shifted?

Opening with the short film:
ZOMBIE CRISIS HOTLINE (Dirs. Nathaniel Goselwitz, Jarred Datu) 10:51 mins
Zombie Crisis Hotline follows a group of agents who undergo hilarious misadventures of operating a call center during a zombie apocalypse. While the newest agent, Sam, tries to find success in the twisted corporate landscape or face termination.


12:00 am EST (9:00 pm PST)
THE DEVIL COMES AT NIGHT (Dir. Scott Leaver) 98 mins (World Premiere)
A washed up boxer searching for his inheritance must fight for his life when he is trapped in his deceased father’s farmhouse by a local cannibal cult.

Opening with the short film:
MINDFUL MEDITATION (Dir. Louie La Vella) 2:24 mins
A woman connects with an entity during a guided meditation.

2:00 am EST (11:00 pm PST)
CRYO (Dir. Barrett Burgin) 108 mins
Trapped in an underground facility, five scientists wake from cryogenic sleep with no memory of who they are or how long they've been asleep for. They soon make a shocking realization: a killer is hunting them down there, and even may be hiding among them.


12:00 am EST (9:00 pm PST)
FOLLOW HER (Dir. Sylvia Caminer) 94 mins
Jess Peters, a struggling actress and live streamer, has finally found her hook: secretly filming creepy interactions she encounters via online job listings, and using the kinks of others to fuel her streaming success. For her next episode, she’s been hired to write the ending of a screenplay in a remote, lavish cabin. Once there, the alluring self-proclaimed screenwriter hands her a script in which the two of them are the main characters. This client isn’t what he seems, and even though the money is great… the real payment here could cost her life.

Opening with the short film:
CONSUMER (Dir. Stephanie Izsak) 12:13 mins
Tortured by toxic beauty standards, thirteen-year-old Rein discovers an unconventional and disturbing way to lose weight. She thinks she's found a fast track to perfection...but ends up biting off more than she can chew.

2:00 am EST (11:00 pm PST)
CURSE OF AURORE (Dir. Mehran C Torgoley) 90 mins
A “Dark Web” thumb drive reveals footage of three American filmmakers in rural Quebec researching an historic child murder case. After witnessing several disturbing paranormal occurrences, they attempt to communicate with the spirit of the child.

For the schedule of our industry events please go to: deadly exposure

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BITS 2022 Horror Development Lab

We are thrilled to announce the talented filmmakers who have been chosen to participate in the 2022 Horror Development Lab!
Accepted participants will meet with top industry professionals during the Blood in the Snow Film Festival from November 21 to 26, 2022. Horror Lab participants will have scheduled workshops with established industry professionals focusing on developing their projects.

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2022 Bloodies - Nominations

Congratulations to all of our award nominees! Awards will be announced and given out in person throughout the festival Nov 21 to 26, 2022 at the Isabel Bader Theatre.


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Tickets are now on sale for screenings at the Isabel Bader Theatre for Blood in the Snow 2022!

Tickets and Festival Passes are on sale for the Blood in the Snow Film Festival 2022, that will be at our NEW location at the Isabel Bader Theatre for 12 screenings November 21 to 26, 2022.

The theatre is just steps away from the Museum station (across from the ROM) and is fully wheelchair accessible. The theatre seats 500 combined on the floor and balcony and is outfitted with a Christie IMB 2200 Digital Cinema projector.

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The Blood in the Snow Film Festival is a unique and imaginative showcase of contemporary Canadian horror, genre and underground cinema that exists to challenge social boundaries, explore artistic taboos and support and exhibit independent Canadian genre media artists. BITS takes place in Toronto, Ontario and brings together audiences, media coverage, community partnerships and the filmmaking industry to exhibit and celebrate Canadian genre film. BITS began in 2012 and was registered as a not-for-profit in 2015.



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