TADFF19: Wrap-Up

Toronto After Dark 2019

My eleventh year of attending the Toronto After Dark Film Festival has come to a close. This turned out to be a bit more of a hectic year for me and for the first time since I first became accredited media in 2012, I ended up missing one of the films, that being The Mortuary Collection, which I hope to catch up with some time in the near future. In the meantime, here are my favourite films of the festival.

Top Five Feature Films (First Time Watches)

  1. Extra Oridinary
  2. 8
  3. Werewolf
  4. James vs His Future Self
  5. Mutant Blast

Top Three Feature Films (Saw at Fantasia)

  1. Come to Daddy
  2. The Wretched
  3. Paradise Hills*

*Ranked by default, despite not really being a fan of the film.

Top Five Shorts – International

  1. La Noria
  2. Maggie May
  3. Turbo Killer
  4. Bar Fight
  5. Eject

Top Ten Shorts – Canadian

  1. Alaska
  2. Moment
  3. The Lightsabre Maker
  4. Schism
  5. Best Friends Forever
  6. Plainsong
  7. Make Me a Sandwich
  8. The Changeling
  9. We Three Queens
  10. Hearth
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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).