DJ XL5’s Ultimate Zappin’ Party

123 mins 19 films United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Quebec
Thu July 28, 2022
9:30 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)

All good things must come to an end, and as the title suggests, this is the final short-film programme from DJ XL5. Indeed, DJ XL8 has come from the future to warn DJ XL5 that the mews of the crowd at his July 2023 programme, in conjunction with an alignment of the planets, will awaken an underground race of cat-people who will conquer our world and turn all humans into meow mix, and Fantasia, into a cat-film festival. DJ XL5 must sacrifice himself to save humanity. But never mind, his latest Zappin' Party will be an epic work of just over two hours, consisting of over 20 short films. This programme will feature not three, but four short films that revolve around pickles... seriously!

Of course, don't worry, Simon Tofield's SIMON'S CAT will be back with an episode about a pickle. From our American neighbours comes FRIED PICKLES by the duo Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero, making its world premiere, a film about a group of friends who recall the precise moment they learned of Michael Jackson's death. Chris McInroy, a regular at DJ XL5's parties, offers the Canadian premiere of GUTS, a plea for acceptance of all those whose guts come out of their stomachs. From France, discover the Montreal premiere of MESOZOÏQUE ALTERNATIF by Swann Boby, Lucie Laudrin, Marion Métivier, Léna Miguet, Sixtine Sanrame & Marie Schaeffer, an amusing revision of the Age of Reptiles. From Switzerland, let's celebrate the Montreal premiere of the return of Cowboy, Indien and Cheval in the latest installment of the PANIQUE AU VILLAGE franchise: LES GRANDES VACANCES by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier.

The program will showcase a number of Quebec shorts, including five world premieres: GUIMAUVE by Daniel Grenier, HOROSCOPE DE LA DUMP by Maude Morissette, ANETTE by Joe Lebreux, FELIS INFERNALIS by Margaux Caron-Théberge, and A ROBOT HAS NO HEART by Éric Lavoie, to which DJ XL5 also contributed. In addition, you will discover the eccentric BRIGITTE by Gabriel Auclair-Doucet in its Quebec premiere, and the hilarious MONSIEUR MAGIE by Pat Gauthier, a Montreal premiere. You will also see three short films by Frédéric Lavigne, FINGER DIPPER in its Canadian premiere, the baroque PICKEL and the disturbing LE TRIAMOIS. Finally, POP THE MATRIX by Valérie Leclair, LE MONDE DU JAMAIS JAMAIS by Hugo Belhassen, and MARCEL BEAUSÉJOUR by Cédric Senécal & Sam Proulx will satisfy the most demanding. Finally, short animations by Rachel Samson, Louis Bodart and Francis TIND Théberge will enhance your evening. – Translation: Rupert Bottenberg

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Mezosoïque alternatif

Swann Boby, Lucie Laudrin, Marion Métivier, Léna Miguet, Sixtine Sanrame, Marie Schaeffer

In the Mesozoic area, Rex and his dinosaur friends are going to be disturbed in their peaceful life by a tribe of annoying humans.

France 5 mins

Pop the Matrix

Valérie Leclair

Quebec 5 mins

Me And The Matrix

Cressa Beer

USA 2 mins

Monsieur Magie

Patrick Gauthier

Mr. Magic, Quebec’s star illusionist, travels to a cottage to give a private show.

Quebec 11 mins

Simon's Cat: LIGHT LUNCH

Simon Tofield

Simon takes a risk by leaving his lunch unattended on the couch.

United Kingdom 2 mins

Felis Infernalis

Margaux Caron-Théberge

The King of Hell discovers his greatest weakness the day when an unexpected foe crashes down in his lair...

Quebec 1 mins


Gabriel Auclair-Doucet

Jean-Guy is madly in love with Brigitte, his new inflatable doll. What he doesn't know, is that something wicked may come...

Quebec 10 mins

A Robot Has No Heart

Éric Lavoie

What does it mean to be human? From being objects of terror to subjects of pity, a robot just may have a heart. Another collage by Eric Lavoie paying tribute to movie androids, Cyborgs and robots of yester...

Quebec 6 mins

Spaghetter Getter

Jared Lapidus

The helpless man from late-night infomercials who uses products incorrectly begins to suspect he is in a prison of his own helplessness.

USA 8 mins


Daniel Grenier

A man, a quest, a mashmallow.

Canada, Quebec 15 mins

Finger Dipper

Frédéric Lavigne

Quebec, Switzerland 0 mins


Chris McInroy

A guy with his guts on the outside of his body really wants a promotion.

USA 8 mins

Le Triamois

Frédéric Lavigne

Quebec 2 mins

Marcel Beauséjour

Sam Proulx, Cédric Senécal

Canada 5 mins

Panique au village : Les Grandes Vacance...

Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

School is over. Indian and Cowboy are getting bored. They decide to build a boat and set out in search of adventure.

Belgium, France, Switzerland 26 mins

Le Monde du jamais jamais

Hugo Belhassen

Canada 3 mins


Joe Lebreux-Désilets

Aboard a convertible car in California, Anette experiences a fantasy adventure with a pickle-man.

Canada, Quebec 1 mins

Fried Pickles

Mike Marrero

A group of reunited friends recollect where they were when Michael Jackson died.

USA 3 mins


Frédéric Lavigne

Quebec 11 mins


Thu July 28, 2022
9:30 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)