Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Animation Premieres at CELLUDROID ’23 (Cinema and Streaming)

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Updated Press Release

07 December 2023

There are still four days left of our exciting HORRORFEST sister-event, the CELLUDROID Film Festival, with streaming movies & short films, and the last cinema slots including two unmissable shows: Legendary B-movie classic PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (tonight, Thur 7 Dec) and wild new A24 Nicolas Cage starring DREAM SCENARIO (Sun 10 Dec – for this show you’ll get free popcorn & drink if you arrive in your PJ’s or watched any other Celludroid movie – More info at https://qkt.io/13mHe8 )
Below you’ll find all the CELLUDROID details or head straight to: 
Regards,
Paul & Sonja

CELLUDROID Film Festival

1 – 10 December ‘23
Streaming at Quicket & In Cinema at The Labia Theatre
 
Our dimension defying 2023 CELLUDROID Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Animation Film Festival will light up 1 – 10 December once again! With premieres and advance screenings of mind-blowing movies, classics and short films from around the galaxy (which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else), both in cinema at The Labia Theatre (Cape Town) and streaming across South Africa via Quicket.  Other genre variants from Horror and Action, to Thriller and Drama also filter through many of the titles.

All booking / info / trailers at

Official website: www.celludroid.net
Festival Trailer: https://youtu.be/zt3so7pNwEs
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1042019180179900

THE MOVIES IN CINEMA – Labia Theatre:

Info / Trailers / Tickets:  

Remaining Cinema Shows (Streaming line-up below)


PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

(THUR 7 DEC)

Tickets: https://qkt.io/9OWoXS
Trailer: https://youtu.be/xSb800z3JWQ
Ed Wood’s original So-Bad-It’s-Good B-movie riot!
Aliens, Eros and Tanna, arrive on Earth and try to raise the dead in 
hopes of overtaking the planet while the military tries to keep the 
aliens’ activities a secret.
An annual treat everyone should experience wit an audience.
Starring Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Maila Nurmi (Vampira), Tor Jonson

DREAM SCENARIO (SUN 10 DEC)

Tickets: https://qkt.io/13mHe8
Trailer: https://youtu.be/eoh7k267whs
New A24 movie starring Nicolas Cage.
“An Instant Classic” – The Hollywood Reporter
Hapless family man Paul Matthews finds his life turned upside down 
when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. 
When his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced 
to navigate his newfound stardom.
Arrive in your PJ’s or show Quicket e-ticket proof that you attended 
any other Celludroid ‘23 movies, and you’ll get your popcorn and drink 
for free!
Starring Nicolas Cage, Lily Bird, Julianne Nicholson, Dylan Baker, Jessica Clement, Tim Meadows.
Directed by Kristoffer Borgli

Original Press release

30 November 2023

Our dimension defying 2023 CELLUDROID Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Animation Film Festival will light up 1-10 December once again! With premieres and advance screenings of mind-blowing movies, classics and short films from around the galaxy (which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else), both in cinema at The Labia Theatre (Cape Town) and streaming across South Africa via Quicket.

Some of the many highlights include: the face-melting, genre-blending DIVINITY and fantastic new A24 Nicolas Cage movie DREAM SCENARIO (advance screening with free popcorn & drink when you attend the show in your PJ’s or have attended any other Celludroid movies); a fantastic anthology movie THE LAST BOY ON EARTH; and not to forget 6 hours of innovative short films; and legendary B-movie classic PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE!

THE MOVIES IN CINEMA – Labia Theatre:

Info / Trailers / Tickets: https://bit.ly/celludroid

THE LAST BOY ON EARTH (FRI 1 DEC)

“Sci-Fi at its highest level” – Admit One

In a distant future, an enigmatic boy becomes the central figure in the search for a new hope. Who is this kid? Why is everyone looking for him? Sometimes it is better not to know certain answers.

An amazing multi-style sci-fi anthology including everything from an incredible re-crafting of the Bladerunner universe as a side-story, outer space disaster, twisted robots and AI, to warped future bureaucracy, telekinesis, dystopian realms and more.

DIVINITY (SUN 3 DEC)

“You Have to See It to Believe It” – The Playlist

In this visually stunning, mind-bending retro-futuristic movie Jaxxon Pierce sells an anti-aging formula called Divinity as a designer drug, until two mysterious brothers hold him prisoner in his mansion and subject him to enormous amounts of his own formula.

  • Executive Producer: Steven Soderbergh
  • Directed by Eddie Alcazar
  • Starring Stephen Dorff (Blade), Bella Thorne (Dirty Sexy Money), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek Enterprise), Moisés Arias (Ender’s Game), Karrueche Tran (Claws), Emily Willis, and bodybuilder Mike O’Hearn
  • Soundtrack by DJ Muggs and (David Lynch collaborator) Dean Hurley

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (TUES 5 DEC)

Ed Wood’s original So-Bad-It’s-Good B-movie riot!

Aliens, Eros and Tanna, arrive on Earth and try to raise the dead in hopes of overtaking the planet while the military tries to keep the aliens’ activities a secret.

An annual treat everyone should experience wit an audience. Starring Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Maila Nurmi (AKA Vampira), Tor Jonson.

CELLUDROID SHORT FILMS: Cinema Edition (THUR 7 DEC)

Tickets: https://qkt.io/Nx6LvC

A special selection of short films from the 3 streaming volumes (live action and animation).

  • AWAKENING: The First Day
  • FUNGUS
  • MEMORY RENTAL STORE
  • PARADOX
  • ATOMIC CHICKEN
  • PRIMACY
  • RIOT DOLL
  • AWAKE
  • SUNSCREEN
  • IF BIRDS FLY
  • MARRIAGE REALTY
  • OVERGROWN
  • THE SMILE
  • KATABASIS

DREAM SCENARIO (SUN 10 DEC)

“An Instant Classic” – The Hollywood Reporter

New A24 movie starring Nicolas Cage.

Hapless family man Paul Matthews finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. When his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom.

Arrive in your PJ’s or show Quicket e-ticket proof that you attended any other Celludroid ‘23 movies, and you’ll get your popcorn and drink for free!

  • Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
  • Starring Nicolas Cage, Lily Bird, Julianne Nicholson, Dylan Baker, Jessica Clement, Tim Meadows.

THE STREAMING LINE-UP 1 – 10 DEC via Quicket

Info / Trailers / Streaming: https://qkt.io/glrPFk

CORA

After a deadly mist has wiped out most of humanity, a mysterious organization is trying to save what’s left of humankind.

Directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund

Starring Thomas Lennon (Bad Teacher, Lethal Weapon), Andreas Rylander (Star Wars: Threads of Destiny), Patrick Saxe, Felicia Rylander, Alex Fatehnia, Alec Toselli.

CELLUDROID SHORT FILMS Vol. I

Like all 3 volumes, the first head-spinning feature length short film collection includes live action and animated shorts, like:

  • ATOMIC CHICKEN
  • A PACKET OF CHEESE & ONION BUREAUCRACY
  • KATABASIS
  • MADELEINE
  • BEANBOY
  • PANDEMONIUM
  • PROJECT MYCROFT
  • RANCID CARGO
  • THE DARK ODYSSEY 2 – Ice Nexus
  • MUSINGS OF A MECHATRONIC MISTRESS (documentary)

ISAAC

After losing their first child to a genetic disease, grief-stricken parents Nicholas and Sarah enroll onto clinical trials launched by GEO Group; an established cellular meat company using its technology to create genetically modified babies. But, their high hopes turn to terror…

  • Directed by Tariq Sayed
  • Starring Johnny Vivash, Catriona MacColl, Bosco Hogan, Kathryn Louise

CELLUDROID SHORT FILMS Vol. II

The second of three short film collections include:

  • PARADOX
  • SUNSCREEN
  • ALONG CAME RUBY
  • CHILDERIC, Choosing Your Battles (Childeric, Les Nerfs de la Guerre)
  • MEMORY RENTAL STORE
  • AWAKE
  • WINTERNIGHT
  • THE SMILE
  • CCF’s SOLSTICE STORIES
  • DANCE WITH THE SEASHELLS!
  • IF BIRDS FLY
Celludroid short films volume 1-3 Streaming image.

ÁNIMA

Samuel is confronted by what looks to be his doppelgänger and begins to discover that the world around him is controlled by a superior force…

  • Directed by Alejandro G. Alegre

CELLUDROID SHORT FILMS Vol. III

The 3rd short film volume line-up:

  • AWAKENING: The First Day
  • FUNGUS
  • OVERGROWN
  • PRIMACY
  • RIOT DOLL
  • MARRIAGE REALTY
  • DEMONS IN THE CLOSET
  • MAP TO THE STARS
  • IVAN
  • THE ALCHEMISTS

If we don’t see you at the cinema, hope to have you at the virtual streaming leg of the festival!