The YoungCuts Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has selected Adam Bagatavicius' short film Foodsploitation as one of our Top 100 International Short Films for 2011. The film is also shortlisted for consideration as Best Quebec Film.
|Foodsploitation Title Card|
The Official Final Deadline of the YoungCuts Film Festival was June 15th. While we will only announce our full selection of our Top 100 around July 15th and while there is still an opportunity for films that we haven't received yet to trickle in after the deadline, we thought that we would begin announcing some of the films that we know will be included in our Top 100.
These won't be announced in any kind of order and they should not be interpreted as any kind of ranking, just that we have all the material for this particular film and that we do consider it one of the Top 100 short films by filmmakers 25 and under that we have seen (and will see) out of more than a thousand films that we have screened from more than 30 countries.
Directed and Written by Adam Bagatavicius
Foodsploitation is the best kind of experimental film.
It tells a coherent story. It's fun and funny. It rather gently satirizes horror films while simultaneously asking a serious question about how much we think about the food we eat and how we prepare it.
Our only mild criticism is that the film is just over one minute too long. Not that it isn't entertaining at 6 minutes, But if it was 5 minutes, it would be one of our 5 nominees for Best Short Short film and have an excellent chance to win the category.
|The Chef: Hallway Horror|
Runtime: 6 min : 6 sec
Completion: April 2011
Country of Origin: Canada (Quebec)
Ligne du Film: Une fantaisie de nourriture exploitée. Spécialiste de cuisine crue et d'humiliation gastronomique, aucun ingrédient n’est à l’abri du Chef.
Tag Line: A food exploitation fantasia. Specializing in cringe cuisine and gastronomic humiliation, no ingredient is safe from The Chef.
|The Chef: The Gripping Hand|
Synopsis: Le Chef prend les aliments d’un sac d'épicerie en otage et les pousse au-delà de leurs limites de douleur et de plaisir. Filmé du point de vue de chaque ingrédient, le niveau de l’utilisation fluctue de la terreur à la titillation; la Noix de Coco est empalée, la Carotte subit une circoncision malpropre, l'Oignon pleure à cause du chatouillement torturé et les Bleuets sont écrasés sous une pression extrême.
Présentant Tante Jemima à ses débuts dans le film Blaxploitation et mettant en valeur Le Chef dans son plus grand rôle au retour de son incarcération à la suite de ‘Pains sur le Bunsen Burner', préparez-vous pour une conclusion explosive qui laissera vos yeux avec une infection intestinale et incapable à tout jamais de regarder la nourriture de la même façon. Où a dormi VOTRE épicerie la nuit dernière?
|The Chef's Egg Guillotine|
Synopsis: The Chef holds a bag of groceries hostage, and pushes them to the furthest reaches of pain and pleasure. Shot from the perspective of each ingredient, the exploitation meter ranges from terror to titillation as Coconut is impaled, Carrot undergoes a sloppy briss, Onion weeps from tickle torture, and Blueberries crack under the pressure.
Introducing Aunt Jemima in her Blaxploitation film debut, featuring The Chef's biggest comeback role since his incarceration following 'Buns on the Bunsen Burner', get ready for an explosive ending that will leave your eyes with gastro, and never able to look at food the same way again. Where did YOUR groceries sleep last night?
|Chef the Ripper|
Filmmaker Statement: The Chef's Twitter Account
|The Chef Decapitates Ginger|
|The Chef Slices, Dices, He Julienne Fries|
The 2011 YoungCuts Film Festival will begin on Thursday, September 29th. Screenings will be at the Guzzo Spheretech beginning on Friday, September 30th. Stay tuned for details on how to enjoy the amazing films that we will be presenting including Foodsploitation!
|The Chef's Taste Test|