89 mins 25 films Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Quebec, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Scotland, Canada, England, Poland, USA
Fri August 13, 2021
9:00 PM

Cinéma du musée

Sat August 14, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening

For its 18th programme, DJ XL5 unfolds a kaleidoscope of short films, interspersing them with bursts of static, film clips and other cultural samples to simulate a festive evening of TV-watching with the gang. In total, 26 short films from all over the world are included. This programme marks the return of numerous friends and co-conspirators of DJ XL5. The emblematic SIMON'S CAT by English filmmaker Simon Tofield comes back with two short films to make the crowd meow, and Spain’s David Muñoz celebrates THE LAST CHRISTMAS OF THE UNIVERSE, making its Canadian premiere (3rd part of a trilogy composed of BRUTAL RELAX, 2010, and FIST OF JESUS, 2012). This party also sees a new contributions from Sydney Clara Brafman (USA) with the world premiere of CLAUSTROPHOBIA, England’s Lee Hardcastle with PINGU'S THE THING (aka THINGU), and Rémi Fréchette with BUMS - REMAKE D'UN FAIT DIVERS (YOLANDE OUELLET). This programme also celebrates the return of some more recent American friends, Trent Shy with THE EXORCISM and FRANKY TAKES A PICNIC, and Cressa Beer with the charming TRICK-R-TREAT!

Straight from Germany, witness the international premiere of the intriguing FORGETTABLE MAN by the duo David Schuster & David Wunderlich. From Austria, Leon Stanislawski shares an amusing self-portrait, HELLO, I AM LEON. France sends us two delirious existential animations, SERVICE APRES VIE (Canadian premiere) and TALES FROM THE MULTIVERSE (Montreal premiere). The Netherlands offers the zany SHINY NEW WORLD by Jan van Gorkum (North American premiere). The United Kingdom surprises us twice, with MAN OR TREE by writer/director duo Parralel Madness, a world premiere, and SPECIAL DELIVERY by John McPhail. From our neighbours to the south, we welcome Andrew Kasch's funny HALLOWEEN IS CANCELLED, Craig Low's disturbing DON'T TOUCH (international premiere) and Brian Olliver's funny I AM NOT A ROBOT (Canadian premiere). Closer to home, discover I ROBOT? by Anthony Korkidakis (World Premiere). Louis-David Jutras shares MES PEURS NOIRES, a Montreal premiere, and there are also BILL N BACK by Olivier Brisson, MORTS DE RIRE by Maxime Lehmann, SOUND LAB by Nicolas Bertrand and TASTY by Jack Brayer. Éric Lavoie, who hypnotized you last year with WHAT GOES UP... is back with a new collage, the humanist THE RESHAPE OF WATER in its world premiere. Finally, in the creation of this program, DJ XL5 is grateful for the support of DJ Baragon, Daphnée 4000, DJ Cipaille, DJ Sans Sauce and TIND.

DJ XL5'S MIAOW MIX ZAPPIN' PARTY will have its grand premiere at the Cinéma du Musée on August 13, 2021 and will then be presented online from August 14 to 25 inclusive. Audiences discovering the new programme in theatres will be treated to an exclusive 25-minute intro. Retro trailers, mashups and musical finds await you as you enter the theatre. Get there early! - Marc Lamothe

Bill N Back

Olivier Brisson

The exciting and mind-twisting adventures of two comically conjoined twins, an enthusiastic wolf and a bossy rabbit, who must work together to adapt to a wacky world in constant change.

Canada, Quebec 7 mins

Bums - Remake Of A Miscellaneous News It...

Rémi Fréchette

Reenactment of an iconic accident that happened in Trois-Rivière involving Yolande Ouellet and some teenage bums, that brought her in front of a judge in April 2000.

Quebec 2 mins

The Exorcism

Trent Shy

A stop motion exorcism!

USA 1 mins

Forgettable Man

David Schuster, David Wunderlich

A robbery doesn't go as planned. An unusual hero story.

Germany 3 mins

Hello, I am Leon

Leon Stanislawski

This is a one minute movie about myself, about my love to filmmaking, about friends, humor, music, world peace and straciatella ice cream.

Germany, Austria, Luxembourg 1 mins

I, Robot?

AJ Korkidakis

An internet troll's failure to solve a CAPTCHA sends him spiralling down the rabbit hole. Will he ever escape?

Canada 2 mins

The Last Christmas In The Universe

David Muñoz, Adrián Cardona

December 25th of next year. Humanity has gone to hell and only a few survive by eating each other. Santa Claus comes to hand out toys, but in a world without good children, he’ll have to use them as deadly...

Spain 18 mins

Man Or Tree

Varun Raman, Tom Hancock

In the wilderness, a tree begins to question whether it may actually be a man tripping on hallucinogens.

United Kingdom 4 mins

Mes Peurs Noires

Louis-David Jutras

We are in Simons’s head, an agoraphobe who is afraid of everything. He shows us his deep dark fears.

Canada, Quebec 3 mins

Morts De Rire

Maxime Lehmann

What happens when you explore the Horror genre in 31 seconds while taking an expression literally; it gives an explosive comedy whose goal is to make the spectators die of laughter.

Quebec 1 mins

Pingu's The Thing

Lee Hardcastle

A penguin (not called Pingu) has to deal with John Carpenter's shape shifting alien.

England 2 mins

The Reshape Of Water

Éric Lavoie

Monster are people too.

Quebec 3 mins

Service Après Vie

Coline Cesar, Florent Chaput, Steven Lecomte, Claire Maury, Emilie Milcent, Sophie Payan

At the After-life service, the soul Gaspard doesn’t have enough Karma points to reincarnate into the beautiful peacock he wishes to become.

France 6 mins

Shiny New World

Jan Van Gorkum

Fifty-year-old Barry is a special kind of cleaner: he cleans crime scenes where demons have wreaked havoc. While making a corporate film about his work, a normal working day for Barry gets out of hand in a...

Netherlands 9 mins

Sound Lab

Nicolas Bertrand

SOUND LAB is an animation inviting us to visit the interior of a colorful sound laboratory where little scientists experiment with different ways of making sound.

Canada, France 2 mins

Special Delivery

John McPhail

A young delivery driver struggles with one simple direction: DO NOT OPEN THE BOX.

United Kingdom, Scotland 3 mins


Jonathan Brayer

We've all been told about the monsters under the bed, the ones we fear as we fall asleep. No one ever talks about the monster under the couch.

Canada 1 mins

Technical Hitch

Simon Tofield

The struggle is real! Watch Simon's Cat's disruptive attempts to cut in on Simon's important video call.

England 3 mins


Cressa Beer

Some friends for your socially distanced Halloween. Which one is your favorite?

USA 1 mins

Franky Takes A Picnic

Trent Shy

FRANKY is a claymation series that is FUN, silly, colorful, slightly disturbing, and funny!

USA 1 mins

Bat Cat

Simon Tofield

Will Simon’s Cat come to the rescue of a terrified Simon?

England 3 mins


Sydney Clara Brafman

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane.

USA 2 mins

Tales From The Multiverse

Magnus Igland Møller, Mette Tange & Peter Smith

God is a single parent and amateur programmer. He's working on project 'Earth' but never seems to get a break from the kids. One day though, he finally gets a breakthrough.

USA, Poland 7 mins

Don't Touch

Craig Low

When Nina removes her neighbor's laundry without permission, she quickly finds herself in a load of trouble.

USA 4 mins

I'm Not a Robot

Brian Olliver

When a job applicant struggles to complete a captcha test, his interview escalates from cordial to combative.

USA 3 mins


Fri August 13, 2021
9:00 PM

Cinéma du musée

Sat August 14, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening