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Books of Blood

Books of Blood

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
1 hour 36 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time.
Directed by: 
Brannon Braga
Produced by: 
Jason Clark and Joe Micucci
Executive Producer(s): 
Brannon Braga, Seth MacFarlane, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Clive Barker and Adam Simon Co-executive produced by Mark Miller
Written by: 
Brannon Braga & Adam Simon, based on the short story by Clive Barker with contributing original material.
Main Cast: 
Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen
 
 
Human Trash

Human Trash

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
16:39
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.
Directed by: 
Aitor Almuedo
Produced by: 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Executive Producer(s): 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Written by: 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Main Cast: 
Guillermo LLansó & Karlos Aurrekoetxea
About the Director(s): 

Aitor Almuedo was born in Madrid. He studied filmography in the CES and EFTI schools.
He has directed short films as “Mephistopheles and the cursed bag” and “Alik”. And he
has been design producer in short films as “ Durandal”, “The bellboy’s jacket” and “The
hideout”;  as well as the film “Jesus Shows you the Way”. He always directs, produces
and composes the OST and the design production in all his projects.

 
 
Hansel

Hansel

Screens with Halloween 2

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
17m
Country: 
Greece
Synopsis: 
A young boy is trapped in a Gingerbread House which underneath hides a gloomy world, while his mother is desperately trying to find the gate that will take him out of there.
Directed by: 
Vivian Papageorgiou
Produced by: 
Marni Films & Greek Film Center
Executive Producer(s): 
Mina Dreki
Written by: 
Vivian Papageorgiou
Main Cast: 
Andromachi Makridou Aggelos Karaminas Nestoras Kopsidas
Vivian Papageorgiou
About the Director(s): 

Dr. in Cinema Studies (University of Athens), has a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual & Cinema (Nouvelle Sorbonne Paris III), studied TV & Cinema Directing (Stavrakos Cinema School, Athens), English Literature (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki) and Interior Design (Dimitrelis School of Arts). So far, she created 4 short films as producer /director /screenwriter. Final Instance (2003, fiction), Inner Land (2015, fiction) (40 festivals & 20 international awards), With open wings (201...read more

 
 
Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Q & A w/ cinematographer Dean Cundey + Screens with the following short film: Sins of a Werewolf.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
1h 31min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Directed by: 
John Carpenter
Produced by: 
Debra Hill
Written by: 
John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)
Main Cast: 
Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, P.J. Soles
 
 
Sins of a Werewolf

Sins of a Werewolf

Screens with Halloween

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
22 minutes
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
When a seasoned parish priest is bitten on the arse by a mysterious animal, he begins transforming into a werewolf every full moon. The ensuing bloodshed leads to a resurgence in Mass attendances from fearful locals, much to the delight of his senior colleagues.
Directed by: 
David Prendeville
Produced by: 
Michael Byrne, Eoin Canny, David Prendeville
Written by: 
David Prendeville
Main Cast: 
Paul Kennedy, Lalor Roddy, Elva Trill, Rynagh O'Grady
About the Director(s): 

David Prendeville is an Irish film-maker based in Dublin, originally from County Kerry. He holds an M. Phil in Film Theory and History from Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in a variety of roles in the film industry since graduating from college. He has also worked as a freelance film critic. 'Sins of a Werewolf' marks his debut as writer-director.

 
 
Halloween 2 (1981)

Halloween 2 (1981)

Halloween 2 Screens with the following short films: Hansel & Human Trash.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 4:45am
Run Time: 
1h 32min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.
Directed by: 
Rick Rosenthal
Produced by: 
John Carpenter & Debra Hill
Written by: 
John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Main Cast: 
Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers
 
 
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
1h 32min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
Directed by: 
Danny Steinmann
Produced by: 
Timothy Silver
Executive Producer(s): 
Frank Mancuso Jr.
Written by: 
Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by)
Main Cast: 
Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
 
 
Initiation

Initiation

Screens with the Following Horror Shorts: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
1:36:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Teen horror is back with a vengeance in this edgy slasher about a cruel social media game that spins out of control. Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered in the wake of a hidden assault allegation, kicking off a spree of social media-linked slayings. As a masked killer targets students across campus, a trio of sorority sisters race to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets - and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point - before they become the killer's next victims.
Directed by: 
John Berardo
Produced by: 
Brian Frager, John Berardo, JP Castel, Stephanie Stanziano, Lindsay LaVanchy, Jon Huertas
Executive Producer(s): 
En-Ming Lai, Sophie Lai, Michelle Ishii, Anton Andreacchio, Nicholas Chen, Olivia Kong, Shivam Malhotra
Written by: 
John Berardo, Lindsay LaVanchy, Brian Frager
Main Cast: 
Jon Huertas, Isabella Gomez, Lindsay LaVanchy, Froy Gutierrez, Gattlin Griffth, Patrick Walker, James Berardo, Bart Johnson, Shireen Lai, Kent Faulcon, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro, Maxwell Hamilton
John Berardo
About the Director(s): 

Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, John received his MFA in Film & TV Production from USC and his BA from UCLA in Theatre Directing and Playwriting. John co-founded production company Shatterproof Films, which specializes in genre-based films with topical social messages. He screened his short film “Dembanger” at Screamfest in 2013 and “The Labyrinth” in 2015. “Initiation,” a remake of “Dembanger”, is a topical reinvention of the slasher genre for the social media generation. He couldn't ...read more

 
 
Regret

Regret

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
16 min
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Following the death of his father, a man must survive the manifestations of his inner demons over the course of a dreary night.
Directed by: 
Santiago Menghini
Produced by: 
Dominique Dussault, Santiago Menghini, Max Walker
Written by: 
Santiago Menghini
Main Cast: 
Brent Skagford, Mich Todorovic, David Nerman, Noah Turcotte, Ellen David, Anana Rydvald
Santiago Menghini
About the Director(s): 

Santiago Menghini is a director, visual effect artist, and producer. He has a film production B.A. from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal and a post-secondary degree in Cinema, Video, & Communications from Dawson College.

Santiago Menghini is known for Intruders (2014), Voyagers (2015), Milk (2018), Red Wine (2019), and Regret (2020).

 
 
Guest

Guest

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
12 minutes 20 seconds
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A young woman takes drastic measures to rid herself of a mysterious, otherworldly presence known as "the Guest".
Directed by: 
Finn Callan
Produced by: 
Ivan Veselov
Executive Producer(s): 
Joe Ireland, Scout Pearson and Ivan Veselov
Written by: 
Finn Callan
Main Cast: 
Melania Crisan as Mary, Jessica Munna as the Woman and Anna Fraser as the Guest
About the Director(s): 

Finn Callan is an Irish filmmaker who specialises in transgressive, unusual and macabre subject matter. His work has been described as bleak, cacophonous, disturbing and at times incomprehensible. His feature length experimental film 'The Garden' was described as "the loudest silent movie ever made."

His work has also been recognised and showcased by various publications including Dread Central, NME and The Verge, as well as being screened by Picturehouse, The Horse Hospital Gallery in...read more

 
 
Axe to the Face

Axe to the Face

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
16:45
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Anna and Dylan meet on a dating app, and the two begin a budding relationship. As their chemistry progresses, we begin to see there is more to this seemingly chance encounter than we were originally led to believe. One thing's for sure — someone is getting an axe to the face.
Directed by: 
Andrew Moorehead
Produced by: 
Glen Gannon, Dustin Flannery-McCoy, Reid Prebenda
Written by: 
Andrew Moorehead, Reid Prebenda
Main Cast: 
Freja Zeuthen, Reid Prebenda
Andrew Moorehead
About the Director(s): 

Andrew Moorehead and Dustin Flannery-McCoy are filmmakers based in Brooklyn, NY. They are currently working on a feature and are looking for your help.

 
 
The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
19:31
Country: 
New Zealand
Synopsis: 
As a young television news reporter, Annie Harper covered the exciting story of “Evolution 2”; the vaccine that promised to eradicate all birth defects in an attempt to achieve genetic perfection. Now, in the aftermath of a resultant global pandemic, Annie is a sole survivor who shelters in the devastatingly lonely spaces of the television studios, broadcasting a desperate message in the hope of finding other survivors. Her enormous relief at discovering she’s not alone quickly becomes a new fight for life and she is forced to question what makes a human worthy of survival. Who would you trust to be mankind’s last hope?
Directed by: 
April Phillips
Produced by: 
Godiva Productions
Executive Producer(s): 
April Phillips
Written by: 
April Phillips
Main Cast: 
Greer Phillips Shane Bartle Duncan Armstrong April Phillips
April Phillips
About the Director(s): 

British born, award-winning international writer/director April Phillips has an acclaimed history of writing for theatre and radio and since completing her Masters Degree in Scriptwriting (International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington), she has focussed on film. She is one of the most licensed playwrights in New Zealand. April has garnered numerous international awards and nominations for both stage and screen works and highlights include the Special Jury awa...read more

 
 
RAINY SEASON

RAINY SEASON

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
14:48
Country: 
Austria
Synopsis: 
A couple rents a summer house in a small village. Residents ignore all warnings from local people about upcoming mysterious things and are drawn into a story that repeats itself every seven years, claiming its victims.
Directed by: 
Patrick Haischberger
Produced by: 
Patrick Haischberger and Andre Mayerhofer
Written by: 
Patrick Haischberger and Stephen King
Main Cast: 
Thomas Stipsits, Sabrina Reiter, Inge Maux, Wolfgang Hübsch, Fritz Karl
About the Director(s): 

Patrick Haischberger (born 23 November 1984) is an Austrian award winning director, screenwriter and producer. He is widely know for directing the Stephen King film Rainy Season (2019). Haischberger has also directed Wonderland (2016) and Damnation (2018).

 
 
Fucking Ghosts

Fucking Ghosts

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
3:00
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
What if a family bought a new house that was haunted by ghosts... that had sex all over the place? What if the ghosts were just people under sheets? What if there was a Scottish priest involved? I set out to find some answers.
Directed by: 
Jason Cook
Produced by: 
Kelly Parker, Jason Cook, Ben Morrison
Written by: 
Jason Cook
Main Cast: 
Colin Ferguson, Ben Morrison, Natalie Lynch, Piotr Michael, Isabel Herrman
Jason Cook
About the Director(s): 

Jason Cook is writer/director from Los Angeles. With a background in advertising that started in design and animation, and transcended into commercial directing, Jason has a unique approach to storytelling. His love of comedy led him to join forces with SUPERFUNNY, a live comedy variety show where he wears many hats as director, producer, and brand director. Jason's sensibility straddles the line between the everyday banality of life and the surreal. Pretty much, he's always down to get weird...read more

 
 
Klaus Eats Butterflies

Klaus Eats Butterflies

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
6m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Had anybody known that Molly's DNA code was 14% butterfly, they probably would not have brought Klaus on as a guest seeing as his skin secretes (Z)-9-tetradecenol (Z9-14:OH), hexadecanal (16:Ald ) and 6,10,14-trimethylpentadecan-2-ol (6,10,14-trime-15-2-ol).
Directed by: 
Shane Aquino
Produced by: 
Shane Aquino
Written by: 
what writer?
Main Cast: 
Monica Keena, Denny Kirkwood and Debbie Kasper
Shane Aquino
About the Director(s): 

I hate writing about myself.
I am responsible for acclaimed documentary, ROAD DOGS.
I like cinnamon rolls too much.
I am a Filipino / Irish guy.
The short film, "Klaus Eats Butterflies" came from the idea that...nope. There was no idea. More like an anti idea.
I actually ate a salad for dinner tonight.
I love you L.A. Scream Fest.

 
 
Circle of Stone

Circle of Stone

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
19:29
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When rural cops respond to a call for help from one of their own, their search through the woods reveals what happened to a young girl stolen away sixty years before. They find themselves stuck in a supernatural world with their only escape to fight their way out.
Directed by: 
Mark Andrews
Produced by: 
Patricia Gatz
Written by: 
Mark Andrews
Main Cast: 
Vic Mignogna, Danielle Levine, Will Springhorn Jr, Will Lurie, John Crosthwaite, Kim Donovan, James Silverman, Gary Armagnac, Samantha Jo, Patricia Gatz
Mark Andrews
About the Director(s): 

Mark Andrews is an Academy Award Winning director of Brave the 2012 Pixar animated film. He’s worked on numerous Pixar films as Head of Story, Incredibles, Ratatouille as well as being part of the Pixar senior creative team. He Co-directed and Co-wrote the live action blockbuster, John Carter of Mars for Disney Feature. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his short animated film One Man Band. He’s received an Emmy for his writing and storyboard work on Star Wars Clone Wars the Anim...read more

 
 
MURDER FOR DUMMIES

MURDER FOR DUMMIES

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
12 minutes 38 seconds.
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
One body, two low rent strippers and a seismic “Chaingazism” of blood, guts and Splatstick fun is Murder for Dummies. After Kandy Kane kills her abusive dickhead of a husband, she recruits her BFF and fellow three dollar stripper Misty May to rid themselves of the body. As his lifeless corpse goes from trailer park to trailer park Kandy & Misty’s friendship is tested. Hiding a decomposing body is harder then red panty night at Wet Willies. “Murder for Dummies” is a guide to killing your husband without breaking a nail!
Directed by: 
Meredith Red
Produced by: 
Marie Ferro, Sonny Newman, Meredith Red
Executive Producer(s): 
Barbara Casey
Written by: 
Meredith Red
Main Cast: 
Cleo Elliott, Martha Thatcher, Doug Lane
MURDER FOR DUMMIES writer/director Meredith Red
About the Director(s): 

In 2001, Meredith wrote and co-directed a short film, Earth Day, that won several awards on the film festival circuit (including Audience Choice at Screamfest) and was featured on the IFC channel. The film was ultimately purchased by Universal Studios for online distribution, who then financed the sequel. She also developed scripts with producers and companies, including Leonard Goldberg, Disney and Gold Circle Films. Meredith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two fur babies!

 
 
An Ideal Host

An Ideal Host

Screens with the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterfiles | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder for Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
84 minutes
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Liz just wants to host the perfect dinner party but an unexpected guest sends the evening into chaos, with potentially apocalyptic consequences.
Directed by: 
Robert Woods
Produced by: 
Robert Woods, Tyler Jacob Jones
Written by: 
Tyler Jacob Jones
Main Cast: 
Nadia Collins, Evan Williams, Naomi Brockwell, St John Cowcher
Robert Woods
About the Director(s): 

Robert has been working as an editor, composer and visual effects artist for over a decade in his home town of Perth, Western Australia. After many successful musical theatre collaborations with his writing partner, Tyler Jacob Jones, they decided to try make the jump into film production using the limited resources they had available. An Ideal Host is the result of an insane month of summer holidays.

 
 
Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
9 minutes 15 seconds
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
Mind Over Matter is a short film set in the not-too-distant future that pays homage to the art scene... warts and all. We join the opening night of an anonymous Artist's new exhibition of work as he unveils his most daring collection of art to date. What price would you pay for art?
Directed by: 
Paul Cheung
Produced by: 
Alastair Eales
Executive Producer(s): 
egomunk
Written by: 
Alastair Eales
Main Cast: 
Jennifer Woodward Kevin Golding Steve Hope-Wynne
Paul Cheung
About the Director(s): 

Paul is a commercials writer/director who has built a reputation for applying innovative filming techniques with unrivalled creativity across a variety of different genres - from automotive and food to sport and lifestyle. He has produced and directed TVCs and branded content and is now taking his first steps into the world of narrative film making.

 
 
Good Head

Good Head

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
8:02
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man awakens in a strange room to discover he no longer has a body.
Directed by: 
Izzy Ezagui
Produced by: 
Sonja Mereu & Nicholas Paul Ybbara
Executive Producer(s): 
Haim Saban & Tony Ruben
Written by: 
Izzy Ezagui
Main Cast: 
Jeremy Scharf Max Faugno Rick Howland Spencer Weitzel
Izzy Ezagui
About the Director(s): 

Izzy Ezagui is the world’s only one-armed Special Forces sharpshooter. After losing his dominant arm in combat, he literally soldiered on.

When it comes to channeling resilience and beating the odds, Izzy credits his appetite for the arts. After all, the stories we tell ourselves often serve as the fuel to keep us going.

Izzy's obsession with story began when he was a kid in Miami, consuming Animorphs, The Hardy Boys, and all of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld—probably all before he...read more

 
 
The Appointment

The Appointment

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
19 min 50 sec
Country: 
United Kingdom/ United States
Synopsis: 
In this playful, supernatural tale by visual artist Alexandre Singh, a curmudgeonly novelist, Henry Salt, wakes from a nightmare to find a troubling entry in his diary: 12 o’clock at the restaurant ‘La Folie’. But whom is Henry meeting, and why doesn’t he remember making this appointment? When no one shows, Henry becomes obsessed with solving the mystery. Charging through a series of increasingly surreal encounters, Henry discovers that the truth is more disturbing than he could have possibly imagined.
Directed by: 
Alexandre Singh
Produced by: 
Natalie Musteata, Louise Palmkvist, Mike Elliott
Written by: 
Alexandre Singh
Main Cast: 
Samuel Crane, David Bamber, Harriet Thorpe, Priyanga Burford, Catherine Steadman, Ryan Kiggell
Alexandre Singh
About the Director(s): 

Alexandre Singh is a Brooklyn based visual artist, born in Bordeaux, France, to Indian and French parents. He was brought up in Manchester, UK, before studying Fine Art at the University of Oxford, UK. Singh’s work is inspired by a love of imaginative storytelling. Encompassing such diverse practices as writing, collage, installation and performance, it often consists of absurdist fables. His work has been exhibited in venues throughout Europe and the United States, including the Solomon R. G...read more

 
 
Into the Uncanny Valley

Into the Uncanny Valley

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
12 minutes 47 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
When a woman takes a new drug meant to enhance assertiveness by blocking empathy, she ends up locked in a deadly power struggle with her dismissive husband. Mousy Hana is thrilled to discover a new pill that temporarily disables the empathy center of the brain so that people who have always had trouble putting themselves first can finally get a chance to succeed in life and love. Her husband, Aleksi, calls all the shots in their marriage, largely by criticizing and manipulating her into feeling sorry for him. With the help of the drug, Hana hopes to assert herself and improve their relationship. At first, the pill seems to be paying off: she’s able to stand up for herself and meet her needs. But there’s a downside: when the drug wears off, all of her guilt comes rushing back. In order to avoid these attacks, Hana increases her dosage and, as a result, begins to lose her humanity. Into the Uncanny Valley is a psychological horror/thriller with a touch of dark comedy that explores the cost of choosing to live without empathy - a trait traditionally associated with the feminine - in order to succeed in a man’s world.
Directed by: 
Liz Fania Werner and Carlos Montaner
Produced by: 
Dreamlet Productions
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos Montaner, Liz Fania Werner, Gustavo Bowes
Written by: 
Liz Fania Werner
Main Cast: 
Kimberly Alexander, Mikael Mattsson
Liz and Carlos
About the Director(s): 

LIZ FANIA WERNER
Director / Writer
Liz earned an MFA from the University of Southern California’s Writing for Screen and Television program.
She went on to work as a staff writer on the one-hour drama series RPM MIAMI, which aired on the Mun2 network, and to pen a feature adaptation of BABYLON SISTERS, a novel by Oprah Book Club selected author
Pearl Cleage. Most recently, her feature script, KIN, won the PAGE Award Silver Prize in the Horror-Thriller category. Liz liv...read more

 
 
Mime

Mime

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
7:25
Country: 
Netherlands
Synopsis: 
A dimension-shifting mime player is disturbed in his peace by a student fraternity. His response is unexpected: by using the fourth wall, he turns their world on its head; literally. However, his powers are useless to achieve romance.
Directed by: 
Ruwan Heggelman
Produced by: 
Marijn van der Ploeg
Executive Producer(s): 
Jop Gorris, Thij de Haan & Ruwan Heggelman
Written by: 
Jop Gorris, Thij de Haan & Ruwan Heggelman
Main Cast: 
Jop Gorris Thij de Haan Olaf Wilting Max Hettema Carline Dedden Marit Golstein
Ruwan Heggelman
About the Director(s): 

Ruwan Heggelman started making short films after experiencing the amazing Shaun of the Dead way back in 2004. At the age of 13 he finished his first zombie film and his journey to become a filmdirector had started. The dark side of humanity appeals to Heggelman, because it lives in everyone and it just needs the right incentives to wake up. It is one big playground for interesting themes, stories & characters. He graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht as a writer & director...read more

 
 
My Victims of True Crime

My Victims of True Crime

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
5 minutes 6 Seconds
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
When two women search for vigilante justice, they are blind to the fact that they don't really know the woman offering the answer to their prayers
Directed by: 
Ryan Curtis
Produced by: 
Leslie Appleton, Kassidee Campbell and Vivian Davidson
Written by: 
Ryan Curtis
Main Cast: 
Leslie Appleton, Kassidee Campbell and Vivian Davidson
About the Director(s): 

A native of Vancouver, Canada Ryan is a busy Visual Effects Supervisor working primarily on set for the American television market. Coming from many years of experience in TV Ryan is now transitioning into Writing and Directing and hopes to continue to take on bigger and more challenging projects. See more at http://sigildigital.com/

 
 
Zwart

Zwart

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary | Zwart

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
7m19s
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
When a slightly naïve costplay-fan gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customised invitation from his OS in return. After accepting the offer his OS takes over his computer, forcing Ronnie to do everything in his power to keep his dark desires a secret for his approaching wife.
Directed by: 
Tommie Geraedts
Produced by: 
Liene Berina
Executive Producer(s): 
Jules Tervoort
Written by: 
Roy van Kessel & Arthur Menko
Main Cast: 
Rienus Krul, julia van de graaff, Belle Venema
About the Director(s): 

Born in 1988, Tommie Geraedts is a director working from Amsterdam. With a background in design and visual effects he weaves the fabrics of these disciplines together with live action to tell his stories. He is increasingly interested in human stories that border the metaphysical but always grounded in todays world.
He has been commissioned to direct films for the van Gogh museum, Stedelijk Museum, T-mobile, Dell and Videoland amongst many others that went on to get millions of views. O...read more

 
 
Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
10
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
While on assignment a photographer sees an old woman placing a lantern on a grave. When the photographer shoots a picture of this very private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more haunted than she bargained for.
Directed by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Produced by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Written by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Main Cast: 
Josefin Asplund, Karin Bertling
About the Director(s): 

Niels Bourgonje (1980) is an award-winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. Niels graduated with the short thriller BURN, which was selected for several international film festivals winning numerous awards. Since then, his short films have consistently been selected for Academy Award qualifying festivals like Palm Springs ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, HollyShorts International Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Odense Int...read more

 
 
Psycho Therapy

Psycho Therapy

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
7:56
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When a hot-headed therapist loses control of a group session, the newest member reveals an alarming secret that will make heads roll.
Directed by: 
Scott O'Hara
Produced by: 
Tim O'Hara Sr., Ann Lommori
Executive Producer(s): 
Bryan Bihari
Written by: 
Scott O'Hara
Main Cast: 
Michael Gene Conti “Alan”, Janna Cardia "Dr. Kirby”, James Nichols, II “Elmer”, Dahlya Glick “Sue”, Maverick Abrahm “Ferdinand”, Tiffany Dunia “Chloe”, Marqus Bobesich “Masked Man”
About the Director(s): 

Scott was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was introduced to film-making at a very young age. Shooting movies on his parent's 8mm camera, Scott developed a love for classic monster films and creature features which broadened his understanding of what was possible in the world of cinema. In 2006 Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary's College of California and subsequently realized he should have picked something else.

He is the founder and own...read more

 
 
A temporary void of reason

A temporary void of reason

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
28m
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
Chloé a young and beautiful teenager is getting bullied in school. Julia, her mother, won't be able to face the consequences of her daughter's despair. .
Directed by: 
Quarxx
Produced by: 
Sandra Ianigro
Executive Producer(s): 
Julie Manoukian
Written by: 
Quarxx
Main Cast: 
Ophelia Kolb / Sidwell Weber
About the Director(s): 
 
 
FACELIFT

FACELIFT

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
15:12 minutes
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Essie is a middle-aged, depressed woman who is unhappy with the lines and wrinkles age has brought her way. One day she receives a mysterious mask that helps her retrieve her lost beautiful, youthful looks. But there are strict rules to be followed, the violation of which may lead to sinister consequences.
Directed by: 
Virat Pal
Produced by: 
Nehal G Pal, Virat Pal
Executive Producer(s): 
Medha Jaishankar
Written by: 
Virat Pal
Main Cast: 
Cara Loften, Nell Rutledge-Leverenz, Carly Jones, Penny Orloff, Rashmi Rustagi
About the Director(s): 

Virat Pal is an Indian writer/director based in Los Angeles. A graduate in Advertising from Mumbai University, Virat began his career in marketing and sales working for Google, before making the transition to films.

After completing his education from UCLA where he did a professional program in Screenwriting and Cinematography, he wrote and directed his first short DOXPARA - a 14 min Science fiction film that premiered at FilmQuest Film Festival in Utah. Virat followed this short wit...read more

 
 
Clean

Clean

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
11:50
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man living peacefully in self quarantine discovers a troubling spot.
Directed by: 
Frank H. Woodward
Produced by: 
William Janczewski Pam Altieri Paterra Brian Kelly Jones
Written by: 
Frank H. Woodward
Main Cast: 
Brian Pope Jack Bennett Liesel Hanson Alexis DeLaCruz Kevin Palafox Vittoria Colonna
Frank H. Woodward
About the Director(s): 

Frank H. Woodward is an award-winning producer, director, and writer with over 30 years experience in film and television production.

His feature documentaries are fueled by a deep love of sci-fi, horror and fantasy. His first documentary was the award winning "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown". This chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft featured interviews with Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.

His other documentary work includes the crit...read more

 
 
Anonymous Animals

Anonymous Animals

SCREENS WITH HORROR SHORTS: Clean | The Creeping Terror | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetery

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
64
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
The balance of power between man and animal is reversed. In a remote countryside, any encounter with the dominant can become hostile. At the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, Anonymous Animals questions the place of animals in our societies.
Directed by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Produced by: 
Anonymous Animals Films
Written by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Main Cast: 
Thierry Marcos
Baptiste Rouveure
About the Director(s): 

In addition to commissioned films (clips and films promotionnal), Baptiste Rouveure continues his work in fiction, where movement and body language remain his preferred approach. His short films (HASCHISCHIN, AND THE WINNER IS, FUGITIVE TRANSIENTS, ALTERA) have been selected more than seventy times in international festivals and have won 10 awards.
ANONYMOUS ANIMALS is his first feature. The film, without words, at the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, questions the place of an...read more

 
 
The Creeping Darkness

The Creeping Darkness

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
12m 33s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An injured woman crosses the desert in an attempt to reach civilization, knowing that once the sun sets, what took her friends will surely come to finish her off.
Directed by: 
Kraig Krueger
Produced by: 
Kraig Krueger
Written by: 
Kraig Krueger
Main Cast: 
Ashley Undercuffler, Kevin Caliber, Laura Lee Walsh
Kraig Krueger
About the Director(s): 

Kraig Krueger grew up moving across the U.S., and after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he used the G.I. Bill to go to school for filmmaking. Kraig has been based out of Los Angeles since 2013 where he continues to collaborate with others on a variety of projects. Although having worked on all forms of television and movies, Kraig has always had the most fun working within the horror genre.

 
 
CAVEAT

CAVEAT

Screens With The Following Horror Shorts: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night At Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
1h 27m 31s
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
A lone drifter, Isaac suffering from partial memory loss accepts a job from his old landlord Barrett, to look after his niece Olga, a psychologically troubled woman living in an abandoned house on an isolated island. When Barrett convinces Isaac to confine his movements to the house and leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues with Isaac fighting to survive amid the terrifying resurgence of his own memory.
Directed by: 
Damian Mc Carthy
Produced by: 
Justin Hyne
Executive Producer(s): 
Mirella Reznic, Tom Black
Written by: 
Damian Mc Carthy
Main Cast: 
Ben Caplan, Jonathan French, Leila Sykes
Damian Mc Carthy
About the Director(s): 

Damian Mc Carthy is an award winning filmmaker based in Cork City Ireland. He studied Film & TV Production for 3 years at St Johns College Cork where he received a Distinction in Scriptwriting and Directing. His films to date (He Dies At The End, Hatch, Hungry Hickory, Never Ever Open It, How Olin Lost His Eye) have screened in many prestigious film festivals worldwide including Film4 Frightfest in London, Screamfest in LA, The New York City Horror Film Festival and the San Sebastien Horr...read more

 
 
Hostile

Hostile

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
14m24s
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Samsa, an Asian tourist who has just arrived in Barcelona, has rented her room through an Internet App. Upon arriving at the house where she is staying will discover a hostile place run by the tenant Gregori, an anthropologist who has traveled all over the world studying ancient tribes and their rites. Samsa will immediately notice that his intentions hide going one step beyond being a good host but here everyone keeps their own secrets.
Directed by: 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Produced by: 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Written by: 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Main Cast: 
Mi hoa Lee, Emilio Linder
About the Director(s): 

Graduated in Cinematographic Direction in C.E.C.C. ( Centre d´Estudis Cinematogràfics de
Catalumya ). Screenwriting seminars with Mitchel Gaztambide and documentary with Jose Luís Guerín,
Lighting and Cameras with Nacho Benítez, Film Laboratory Techniques in ESCAC and IMAGE
FILM (Deluxe Spain) and several seminars in Ireland (Filmbase) and USA (Portland State
University).

 
 
A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie

A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
00:06:20
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
During a stormy night in Camp Heebie Jeebie, 5 girls realize the ghost stories they are telling each other might not be just stories.
Directed by: 
Dylan Chase
Produced by: 
Dylan Chase Dave Jacobson
Executive Producer(s): 
Christopher Alender
Written by: 
Dylan Chase
Main Cast: 
Hadley Granger Leon Masuda Claire Gray Britney Rose Riley Madison-Perez
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About the Director(s): 

Dylan Chase is a Florida-grown, LA-based filmmaker with an emphasis in animation. His goal is to create content that proves to kids of all ages through media that they are capable of incredible things.

 
 
Sclera Absentia

Sclera Absentia

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
10m 6s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young married couple's evening takes a terrifying turn when they invite a very strange 12 year-old boy in from the rain.
Directed by: 
James Furlong
Produced by: 
Elizabeth Lloyd
Executive Producer(s): 
James Furlong and Wm. David Taylor, Jr.
Written by: 
James Furlong
Main Cast: 
Giselle Marie, Aaron G. Hale, Zac David Taylor
James Furlong
About the Director(s): 

A 2001 graduate of the Los Angeles Film School, James Furlong has been working in the film industry for over a decade and a half as everything from a boom operator on set, to a music composer in post production. However, writing and directing remain his true passion, and he has leapt at every opportunity to do so over the course of his career.

 
 
DAY 14

DAY 14

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
25:59
Country: 
US
Synopsis: 
Two young siblings must take care of their dangerously ill parent and protect each other from the outside world during a pandemic.
Directed by: 
Sean Tretta
Produced by: 
Sean Tretta and Tiffany Shepis-Tretta
Written by: 
Sean Tretta
Main Cast: 
Mia Tretta, Max Tretta, Tiffany Shepis-Tretta, Adam Gierasch, Cerina Vincent, featuring voice cameos by Parry Shen, Felissa Rose, Dee Wallace, and Ken Foree
Sean Tretta
About the Director(s): 

Shot entirely under quarantine. Starring the real-life children of horror-veteran Tiffany Shepis-Tretta (The Violent Kind, Victor Crowley) and written/directed by husband, Sean Tretta (writer/producer, FX’s Mayans MC and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys). Featuring socially distant cameos by Dee Wallace (E.T.), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Parry Shen (Victor Crowley), and Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead).

Day 14 began as a creative family project during COVID-19 lockdown, ...read more

 
 
You and Me

You and Me

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
4:08
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A young man notices something ominous about his mirror as he prepares for a night out with his beloved.
Directed by: 
David Willner & John Willner
Produced by: 
Russel Donahue, John Willner and David Willner
Written by: 
Russel Donahue and David Willner
Main Cast: 
Russel Donahue Abby MacInnes
David Willner & John Willner
About the Director(s): 

John Willner

John is a video producer who graduated from Cal. State Northridge with a BA in Film Production. During his time at CSUN, his interest grew to many other aspects of filmmaking, which include video/sound editing, developing skills in motion graphics, animation and VFX.

David Willner

David earned his undergraduate in Psychology at CSUN while making short videos with his brother (John) and friends. He is currently working towards his MFA in Film Production at U...read more

 
 
The Little One

The Little One

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
13:29
Country: 
Serbia
Synopsis: 
Cell phone is a teenager’s best friend, especially when he goes on a family trip with parent and an annoying kid sister. However when the zombie apocalypse begins, the friendship is put to a test.
Directed by: 
Danilo Beckovic
Produced by: 
Marko Paljic, Jordanco Petkovski
Written by: 
Dimitrije Vojnov
Main Cast: 
Onni Tommila, Slavisa Curovic, Katarina Zutic
About the Director(s): 

Danilo Bećković graduated in Film and TV directing from Belgrade Faculty of Dramatic Arts, as well as in Comparative Literature from Belgrade Faculty of Philology.

He directed two of the greatest blockbusters of Serbian cinema of the last decade: a black comedy LITTLE BUDDHO and a martial arts - romantic comedy mixture THE SAMURAI IN AUTUMN.

Danilo is currently preparing two new features: TRIALS OF CHUL is an action comedy, designed as a Serbian-South Korean-German co-productio...read more

 
 
Hellevate

Hellevate

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
4 minutes 10 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man must deal with an elevator company's incompetent customer service while stuck between floors.
Directed by: 
Dusty Brown
Produced by: 
Dusty Brown, Adam Teninbaum
Written by: 
Dusty Brown
Main Cast: 
Dusty Brown
About the Director(s): 

Dusty Brown is a filmmaker, actor and musician. Most recently he co-wrote a pilot for SHOWTIME with Glenn Kessler and currently has a project in development with Tony Hale attached to star. His short film "The Nobodies" (Vimeo Staff Pick, Funny or Die Staff Pick, Short of the Week Staff Pick) featured Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper and Sutton Foster and is being developed into a feature. As a songwriter, Dusty's first album was developed into a play called "The Ballad ...read more

 
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The History of Monsters

The History of Monsters

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
19:40
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin, an isolated woman finds a stranger in the woods and struggles between her safety and her sexual desires.
Directed by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Produced by: 
Talya Stern
Executive Producer(s): 
AFI Conservatory
Written by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Main Cast: 
Valeria González Oscar J. Peña
About the Director(s): 

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean writer-director based in Los Angeles, California where he received an MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. He is a Fulbright Scholarship Award recipient and winner of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship for diverse emerging directors. His short films and music videos have been presented at dozens of film festivals around the globe, including the New York Film Festival, the Stockholm International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film ...read more

 
 
The Chair-Maker

The Chair-Maker

Screens with these short films: The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers } The Chairmaster

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
10:30
Country: 
USA/Mexico
Synopsis: 
After receiving an anonymous letter, Marie develops an epistolary relationship with the sender who mysteriously can see everything she does.
Directed by: 
Esteban Garcia Vernaza
Produced by: 
Alejandra Mojica Reyes
Executive Producer(s): 
Jennifer Sciarra
Written by: 
Hanjie Bao
Main Cast: 
Paulina Güitron, Alejandro Mendicuti, Adriana Mojica, Ramiro Antonio Sandoval
Esteban Garcia Vernaza
About the Director(s): 

Esteban Garcia Vernaza is a Colombian filmmaker based in New York. His films usually revolve around suspense and horror. After working in Colombia as a freelance editor, Esteban moved to New York City to pursue an MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University. Esteban’s Thesis Film Silento was awarded a production grant from the Colombian Film Fund, received Jury Honors, an IFP Audience Award and the National Board of Review Student Production Grant during the past Columbia University Film Fes...read more

 
 
Necro-Men (OV)

Necro-Men (OV)

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
17:34
Country: 
Israel
Synopsis: 
A con-artist Duo, one's a Jewish the other's Muslim, performs (false) exorcisms and rituals for the religiosity naive, comes across a real live Dybbuk that confronts them with their most private sins.
Directed by: 
Tal Shmunis
Produced by: 
Hanita Yudovski
Executive Producer(s): 
Tal Sarig, Evyatar Markovich
Written by: 
Tal Shmunis
Main Cast: 
Yaniv Biton, Loai Noufi, Alona Zimberg
About the Director(s): 

Gratuated film school 2020 (Minsahr For Arts - Israel)
First time Filmmaker.
Worked on big productions as P.A - FAUDA (Netflix), Women Is Losers (2020), Big Brother Israel.
Directed Short Films and Music Videos.

 
 
The Rule Of Three

The Rule Of Three

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
14 Minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A woman haunted by her OCD and intrusive thoughts must overcome herself and face her inner demons to survive the night in the event of a terrifying home invasion by three masked slashers.
Directed by: 
Elwood Quincy Walker
Produced by: 
Elwood Quincy Walker
Written by: 
Elwood Quincy Walker
Main Cast: 
Hannah Barefoot
About the Director(s): 

Elwood Quincy Walker is a horror film director & writer living in Los Angeles. As a child his love for halloween & Blockbuster Video led to his passion for horror filmmaking. Since then he has gone on to work as a professional commercial director at age 13, making spots for Disney & TEDx, intern at Blumhouse Productions, & make several short films that have screened & received accolades around the world. After a successful run on the festival circuit, his short film “Kisse...read more

 
 
Out of Order

Out of Order

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
17 minutes, 5 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In 1946 New York City, three total strangers board their first-ever automatic elevator. When it lowers them into a strange world of darkness and danger, they must find a way to escape.
Directed by: 
Brandon & Cameron Laventure
Produced by: 
Brandon Laventure and Alexander Wiske
Written by: 
Brandon & Cameron Laventure
Main Cast: 
Aimé Donna Kelly Larry Bull Ian Unterman
Cameron & Brandon Laventure
About the Director(s): 

Brandon Laventure is a filmmaker who finds inspiration in the struggle we all share: to do right by each other in a dangerous world. While working the graveyard shift in a Michigan auto parts factory, he wrote, produced, and directed six independent films with his sister Cameron and a close team of friends, before moving on to a dual MBA/MFA program at New York University.

Cameron Laventure is an award-winning writer/director who aims to use classical narrative to tell radical stories....read more

 
 
Let the ghost pass

Let the ghost pass

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
13 min 44 sec
Country: 
USA /Shot in Sweden
Synopsis: 
A homeless man tries to keep people away from Priest Street in Stockholm every night when a furious ghost comes, but one day the man dies and becomes a ghost himself.
Directed by: 
Andreas Thelander
Produced by: 
Shelley Phillips
Executive Producer(s): 
Andreas Thelander
Written by: 
Andreas Thelander
Main Cast: 
Homeless Man - Bo G. Lyckman, Sarah - Daisy Davis, Gerton - Andreas Modig, Ghost girl Fredrika - Alma Cederquist, Jonathan - Markus Berg,
About the Director(s): 

Andreas Thelander is a Swedish film director based in Los Angeles. He is a fourth-year Graduate MFA Director at UCLA and is in postproduction with his first feature film Just like me he wrote and directed.
 2002-2003 he went to Stockholm Film School and his short film “Old in Sweden” was screened on the Swedish film channel TV1000 for almost 1,5 years. In 2010 he was part of the location team of David Fincher’s Girl with the dragon tattoo. 
Andreas has written and directed over ten short film...read more

 
 
I love Eve

I love Eve

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
16 min 36 sec
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
Nastya has only one friend called Eve. A dark creature living in a tunnel at an abandoned hydroelectric station. One day, the girl decides to escape from her mother and her new lover, but Eve comes to their house.
Directed by: 
Kristina Manzhula
Produced by: 
Vladislav Severtsev
Executive Producer(s): 
Olga Sysoeva
Written by: 
Kristina Manzhula, Marina Glushkina
Main Cast: 
Diana Shulmina, Julia Silaeva
About the Director(s): 

Kristina Manzhula - 28 year old director, screenwriter, ex-journalist based in Moscow. A graduate of the Moscow Film School. She made her debut short film, a zombie comedy called Brainsmoothie on a preparatory course at 2017.
"I love Eve" is the diploma film shot in 2020 in collaboration with a famous Russian horror producer Vladislav Severtsev.

 
 
BECKY

BECKY

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
14 Minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Becky, a bullied teen, wants to be Steph and Ariel’s friend, but when she learns that these popular girls are responsible for a nasty rumor about her father, she seeks revenge. Becky and her dad take matters into their own hands... and relish every part.
Directed by: 
Nicole Ihasz
Produced by: 
Marco De Molina
Executive Producer(s): 
Cathleen Ihasz, Alastair Ramsden, Garret Blutter
Written by: 
Nicole Ihasz
Main Cast: 
Brian Krause, Joi Liaye, Katrina Schmidt, Becca Bell
Nicole Ihasz
About the Director(s): 

Nicole Ihasz is a Writer/Director/Producer, and co-founder of Raptor Films, a boutique film-finance and production company. Through Raptor Films, Nicole has executive produced numerous films including OTHER PEOPLE, POMS, THE REVIVAL, FREAK SHOW, and EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION (coming soon).

In 2019, Raptor Films shifted focus to developing original, independent content. The company currently has a variety of features and television series under development, several of which are writt...read more

 
 
The Brain That Wouldn't Die

The Brain That Wouldn't Die

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
97 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Dr. Bill Cortner (Patrick D. Green), a brilliant but ethically-challenged surgeon, revives the severed head of his recently deceased fiancée, Jan Compton (Rachael Perrell Fosket). Ignoring her pleas for a quick death, Bill vows to find Jan a new body by any means necessary—a task that takes him through the seedy underbelly of the city in search of “the perfect body.” All the while, Jan uses her newfound psychic abilities to communicate with another of Bill’s failed experiments. Together, they plot their revenge…
Directed by: 
Derek Carl
Produced by: 
Molly Preston, Derek Carl, Hank Huffman, Daniel Treacy, Alex Tiefenthaler
Executive Producer(s): 
Molly Preston, Derek Carl, Hank Huffman, Daniel Treacy, Alex Tiefenthaler
Written by: 
Hank Huffman
Main Cast: 
Patrick D. Green, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Jason Reynolds, Mia Allen, David Withers, Robert Blanche
About the Director(s): 

Derek Carl is a director based out of Portland, OR. He was born in Seattle, Washington, and studied Civil Engineering at Gonzaga University. But after graduating, Derek couldn't help but pursue his passion for film, and later moved to Portland, Oregon where he began his filmmaking career. Derek is the co-founder of Portland-based Flagship Features, and the founder of New York-based Coalition Studios. The Brain That Wouldn't Die is Derek's feature length directing debut.

 
 
Make A Wish

Make A Wish

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
8 minutes and 28 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A light-hearted comedy about the sweetest fiancé giving her boyfriend the best present ever.
Directed by: 
Dinh Thai
Produced by: 
Diane Foster, Edward Hong, Josephine Chang
Executive Producer(s): 
Edward Hong, Alex Lai, Andrea Davis
Written by: 
Ivan Tsang, Dinh Thai
Main Cast: 
Edward Hong, Josephine Chang, Roman Moretti
Dinh Thai
About the Director(s): 

Dinh Thai is an Asian-American writer/director by way of commercial directing based in Los Angeles. Born in Vietnam, fled to France, and finally settling in Los Angeles, the 80s and 90s nurtured a fascinating cultural mix that strongly informs Dinh’s filmic approach and aesthetic. He brings a youthful, multi-cultural viewpoint to his creative and energetic productions. His work blends visual style with realism, focusing on social media influencers, dialogue, comedy, celebrities, and storytell...read more

 
 
A Wake

A Wake

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
7 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Three sisters struggle to hide how their father's death haunts them.
Directed by: 
Lauren Brown
Produced by: 
Megan Halpern & Terry Huang
Written by: 
Lauren Brown
Main Cast: 
Alexandria Collins, Savannah Jackson, Amaka Obiechie, Elester Latham
LaurenBrown
About the Director(s): 

Lauren Brown is a filmmaker and film lover from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Columbia University and started her career as a producer at Turner Classic Movies & FilmStruck. Lauren moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to pursue a directing career. She worked for Franklin Leonard at The Black List and Jill Soloway at Topple, developing pitches and navigating the realities of the industry. Currently, she is producing a film podcast for the Exactly Right Podcast Network and creating video con...read more

 
 
The Popping

The Popping

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
2 minutes 8 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A popcorn character from the “Let’s All go to The Lobby” advertisement accidentally runs off his film strip and into the world of the movie playing next, a slasher horror film. As Popcorn explores this new world he comes face to face with the villain of the story and the horrors he has left lying around. After seeing the slasher villain murder someone in a bedroom, Popcorn is frightened and runs for his life. Popcorn is able to find momentary safety in the bathroom of the house until the slasher villain breaks in the door and has popcorn in his clutches. Popcorn is able to escape the hands of the slasher by shoving his popcorn in the slasher’s mouth and choking him. As the slasher villain is choking and struggling to breathe popcorn steals his sickle off the floor and breaks through the film strip, jumping out. Popcorn is free falling on the outside the film strip until he sees the lobby world again, and he jumps back in. Traumatized from the situation Popcorn is gasping for breath back in the advertisement. As the snacks walk back in singing “Let’s All go to The Lobby” one of them accidentally bumps into Popcorn. This startles Popcorn greatly, and the other snacks run off in fear after seeing him with a sickle, covered in blood, and screaming. In a panicked fear Popcorn takes his sickle and slashes at the film revealing the end.
Directed by: 
Shelby Pogue
Produced by: 
Ringling College of Art and Design
Written by: 
Shelby Pogue
Main Cast: 
Popcorn voice acting- Ben Acevedo
About the Director(s): 

My Name is Shelby Pogue. I graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Computer Animation in May of 2020. I am currently 22 years old and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. During my senior year in college I created my senior thesis film, The Popping. In college I really developed a love for what animation can bring to the horror genre. I very much have my family and peers at Ringling to thank for helping me make it to this point they constantly motivate and inspire me.

 
 
The Teachers

The Teachers

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
9:21
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A new elementary school teacher is just trying to fit in. He's about to learn just how dark he'll have to go to join the cool crowd.
Directed by: 
Jaclyn Blythe
Produced by: 
Jaclyn Blythe and Matt Latham
Written by: 
Jaclyn Blythe
Main Cast: 
Keith Gallucci, Taylor Behrens, Andrew Blandina, Jaclyn Blythe
About the Director(s): 

Jaclyn Blythe is an actress/writer/director living in Los Angeles. All her work is strictly a product of insomnia.

 
 
The Haunted Swordsman

The Haunted Swordsman

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
16 mins 32 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In this epic handcrafted puppet film, a lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world.
Directed by: 
Kevin McTurk
Produced by: 
Kevin McTurk
Executive Producer(s): 
Lisa Henson, Heather Henson, Elias Savada, Sultan Saeed Darmaki, Jason Speer
Written by: 
Tab Murphy
Main Cast: 
Jason Scott Lee, James Hong, Franka Potente, Christopher Lloyd
About the Director(s): 

A professional creature effects artist, cinematographer, model maker, and puppeteer, Kevin McTurk has been working in the effects industry for over 20 years. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and began his career in special make-up effects at Stan Winston Studios, working on Batman Returns, Interview with a Vampire, and the Jurassic Park films. He has worked for many effects companies over the year...read more

 
 
The Infiltration

The Infiltration

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
15:00
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A professional cult infiltrator is hired to penetrate a mysterious group and extract his client's mind-controlled daughter. He quickly discovers that the undercover job is much more dark and dangerous than he originally bargained for...
Directed by: 
Flynn Falcone
Produced by: 
Flynn Falcone, Dan Wally
Written by: 
Flynn Falcone
Main Cast: 
Mitchell Edwards, Cathryn Dylan, Lindsay Elston, Jon Briddell, Flynn Falcone
Flynn Falcone
About the Director(s): 

Flynn Falcone hails from southern Illinois and has a degree in political science from the University of Chicago. An LA-based actor, screenwriter, and novelist, Flynn enjoys drinking craft beer, practicing yoga and kung fu, barbecuing with friends, and traversing space. He also wrote the explosive political thriller The Pegasus Project.

"The Infiltration" thrillingly exposes the same cult methodology and psychology poisoning our real life culture and institutions by employing a unique a...read more

 
 
Stalkers

Stalkers

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
11 minutes 3 seconds
Country: 
U.S
Synopsis: 
A story about two stalkers who are stalking each other for different purposes
Directed by: 
Dongjun Kim
Produced by: 
Jiani Zhou
Written by: 
Dongjun Kim
Main Cast: 
Jordan Carlson, Ronaldo Madera
About the Director(s): 

Writer/Director Dongjun Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea. He is currently an international student in New York Film Academy in Burbank. He recently directed the short film, "Stalkers," that is currently in circuit. He won and nominated from several international film festivals that is represented on the record list. He is currently working on another short/feature film that he hopes to shoot in 2020.

 
 
Meat Lovers

Meat Lovers

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
4 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
To satisfy her appetite, a young woman must juggle dealing with her salacious lover and a mysterious pizza order.
Directed by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Produced by: 
JT Schindler
Executive Producer(s): 
Daniel Stebbins
Written by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Main Cast: 
Shana Goodman and Edgar Eguia
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is a writer, director, and comic book creator living in New York City. He studied film at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Dan works as a freelance camera assistant on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar". He spends his free time creating his own films and comic projects.

 
 
Ten Shots

Ten Shots

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
8:43
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A hunter hidden up in his tree stand chances upon gunmen executing hostages. He jumps into action, using his rifle and limited ammo to save the victims. But unfortunately for our hunter, he soon discovers he may not have been intervening on the right side...
Directed by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Produced by: 
Elizabeth Barchi
Executive Producer(s): 
Andrew Scrivani
Written by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Main Cast: 
Lindsay Mushett, Raymond Sammak
Elizabeth Barchi and Gordon Shoemaker
About the Director(s): 

Director/Writer: Gordon Shoemaker is a very tall human (6'5") from a lovely farm in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2014 and currently lives in New York City with his producer, fiancé, and creative partner, Elizabeth Barchi.

In 2018, Gordon's first independent short film, “Lara,” screened at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, the Soho International Film Festival in NYC, and six other festivals, including the PA Indie Short Film Fe...read more

 
 
In the Mirrors

In the Mirrors

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
7:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In town for a job interview, Clara discovers she has much bigger problems than a nerve-wracking meeting when her AirBnB turns out to be haunted by invisible creatures.
Directed by: 
Merlin Camozzi
Produced by: 
Merlin Camozzi, Kris Cvijetic, Julia Swain, Molvatu Sae-Ue
Written by: 
Merlin Camozzi
Main Cast: 
Nicole Tompkins, Mia Drake, Jonathan Groves, Lize Johnston, Andy Norris
About the Director(s): 

Merlin Camozzi is a filmmaker creating work both independently and on behalf of global brands such as Sprite, Coca-Cola, Uber, Morgan Stanley and ARRI. Merlin’s work has been featured in publications including Vice, Out Magazine, Booooooom, Flaunt Magazine, and Director’s Notes, and his short films have shown at festivals around the world. Awards received include the Cirque du Soleil Emerging Artist Fellowship and the MPAA Directing Award. Recently, Merlin was selected as a directing fellow f...read more

 
 
The Mime

The Mime

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
2 mins 11 secs
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A self-involved pedestrian accidentally angers a sinister street Mime... and pays a heavy price.
Directed by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Produced by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Written by: 
Gavin Williams
Main Cast: 
The Mime – Ruth Mary Johnson/ Scowler – Daniel Watson
About the Director(s): 

Gavin Williams début feature as a screenwriter, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, was released in 2018. The film was a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times and is currently available to stream on Netflix world-wide. His short, SLEEPWORKING, won eight awards and played at over sixty festivals, including Screamfest LA. Mark Lediard has over 20 years experience directing commercials, promos and shorts. His music videos feature promos for US metal-core band ‘Of Mice & Men’ - which have been viewed o...read more

 
 
SOUND OF SILENCE

SOUND OF SILENCE

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
02 min 41 sec
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
An old radio turns on and brings much more than just a classic song... Dare to turn it on?
Directed by: 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Produced by: 
Eryde Produzioni di Stefano Mandalà
Executive Producer(s): 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Written by: 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Main Cast: 
Alice Piano
About the Director(s): 

Alessandro Antonaci, Stefano Mandalà and Daniel Lascar ("T3") directed the Italian low budget horror film "You Die - Get The App, Then Die" that premiered at Screamfest 2018 and won Best Cinematography.

Among some other horror shorts, they directed and produced "The Crying Boy", that premiered at Screamfest 2019. They are currently working on the feature film of The Crying Boy, together with some other feature projects.

 
 
Sanzaru

Sanzaru

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
87 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When a mild Filipina nurse is hired by an elderly woman declining into dementia, the walls between this world and the next crumble as she uncovers her employer’s shocking family secret.
Directed by: 
Xia Magnus
Produced by: 
Alyssa Polk, Anthony Pedone, Nathan Hertz
Executive Producer(s): 
Kenny Riches, Matt Wigham
Written by: 
Xia Magnus
Main Cast: 
Aina Dumlao, Justin Arnold, Jayne Taini, Jon Viktor Corpuz
About the Director(s): 

Xia Magnus is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. His music videos have been featured by Dazed, American Songwriter, and Paper Magazine, as well as screened at Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. His short films have been programmed on Public Television and screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including Hunter which was an official selection of the 2017 Austin Film Festival. Xia’s first feature, Sanzaru, was selected to participate in the IFP Completion Lab, U.S. in Pro...read more

 
 
A Strange Calm

A Strange Calm

Screens with Sweet River and the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:15am
Run Time: 
14:30
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When 12-year-old Rosie and Miles encounter a strange man on the 4th of July, their journey to the watch the fireworks on the outskirts of town becomes an unexpected fight for survival.
Directed by: 
Austin Rourke
Produced by: 
Jai Marquel Pellerin
Written by: 
Austin Rourke
Main Cast: 
Giovanna Bush, Jacob Sandler & Price Carson
Austin Rourke
About the Director(s): 

Austin Rourke is a Los Angeles-based writer/director currently in pre-production on his sixth short film, WITHOUT ADDRESS. His American Film Institute short film, A STRANGE CALM, is an official selection at a number of festivals around the country, and has been awarded Best Director, Best Short Film, and Best Thriller by Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles. Most recently, Austin was hired as 2nd Unit Director by Palme d’Or-nominated director, Michael Spiccia, based on the strength of his film wo...read more

 
 
Kalley's Last Review

Kalley's Last Review

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:15am
Run Time: 
9:41
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Aspiring beauty vlogger Kalley is positively determined to finish her first sponsored review video for an unknown brand’s chemical peel.
Directed by: 
Julia Bailey Johnson
Produced by: 
Julia Bailey Johnson
Written by: 
Julia Bailey Johnson
Main Cast: 
Julia Bailey Johnson as Kalley
Julia Bailey Johnson
About the Director(s): 

Julia Bailey Johnson was born and raised in Southern California. She received a B.A. in Film from Vassar College, and has worked in a variety of roles in commercial and independent film production since, from performing blood spatter tests as an art PA to catching wayward pixels as a post house creative producer. In addition to filmmaking projects like KALLEY’S LAST REVIEW, Julia also writes short stories. She is looking forward to adapting one of them for her next short film, this time with ...read more

 
 
Fragile.com

Fragile.com

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:15am
Run Time: 
23:07
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
A teenage girl with acting dreams, an empty wallet, and a broken heart is approached by a charming man who promises her fame, fortune, and affection—if she agrees to livestream herself crying for his niche website, Fragile.com.
Directed by: 
Alison-Eve Hammersley
Produced by: 
Russell Sanzgiri
Executive Producer(s): 
Lena Waithe
Written by: 
Brittany Menjivar
Main Cast: 
Carly Stewart Colin Woodell
About the Director(s): 

Alison was one of five directors chosen by Lena Waithe for AT&T's 2019 Hello Lab Mentorship Program. She received her BA in film production from Emerson College and MFA in directing from AFI. She was hired as the first female staff producer/director at media company, All Def Digital, and has been featured in publications including Vanity Fair, Deadline, and Free the Bid, which highlights female filmmakers. In addition to a number of nominations on its festival run, her short film, YOU'LL ...read more

 
 
We All Scream

We All Scream

Screens with Sweet River and the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:15am
Run Time: 
6m 48s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young boy with a sweet tooth is visited by a malicious entity in the form of a chilling ice cream man.
Directed by: 
Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff
Produced by: 
Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff
Written by: 
Jener DaSilva
Main Cast: 
Jojo Martinez Amber Medina
About the Director(s): 

Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff | Writers, Directors, Producers, Co-Owners; TREMENDUM PICTURES

Born and raised in a small Nebraska farm town, Chris Lofing’s filmmaking aspirations began when he
was 13. Immediately after graduating high school, Chris moved to Los Angeles to attend The New York
Film Academy.

Around the same time, Travis Cluff, living in Fresno, California found himself suddenly laid off when the
market crashed in 2008. Determined to turn things...read more

 
 
SWEET RIVER

SWEET RIVER

Screens with the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:15am
Run Time: 
1 hour 42 min
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Hannah's search for her son's body leads her to sleepy Billins, where her investigations uncover more than she expected and threaten to expose towns dark secrets....secrets that both the living and the dead will fight to protect.
Directed by: 
Justin McMillan
Produced by: 
Ashley McLeod
Written by: 
Eddie Baroo, Marc Furmie
Main Cast: 
Lisa Kay, Martin Sacks, Jack Ellis, Charlotte Stent
About the Director(s): 

Justin McMillan grew up in a small fishing town in the Australian State of New South Wales. He started working as an art director in Sydney’s advertising scene before moving to directing commercials and then to feature films.

 
 
Hammurabi

Hammurabi

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
10:00
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
HAMMURABI is a short about a woman on a mission in the desert with her beat-up Toyota Celica. Communication is hard, so she must use all the tools at her disposal to deliver an important message to a man she believes is her estranged father… the guy she has hog-tied in the trunk of the car.
Directed by: 
Patrick Kennelly
Produced by: 
Leo Garcia, Bethany Orr, Channing Sargent, Nikki Bohm
Executive Producer(s): 
Dennis Garcia & Patrick Kennelly
Written by: 
Bethany Orr
Main Cast: 
Bethany Orr, Joe Lando, Unati Mangaliso
About the Director(s): 

Patrick Kennelly is a Los Angeles based director, editor, producer whose body of work spans film and video, theater, live events and the visual arts. He met “Hammurabi” collaborator Bethany Orr working on his debut feature EXCESS FLESH, which toured the worldwide festival circuit in 2015. Essentially a horror film about food, it was called  "the most twisted movie at SXSW—and of the year” by The Daily Beast. In addition to developing his own projects, Patrick serves as Artistic Director at re...read more

 
 
MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

Post-screening Q&A with director Jack Bender, stars Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool and Scott Lawrence moderated by Brian Collins follows the screening. Rating: TV-MA LV
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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
hour
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) by Stephen King, MR. MERCEDES follows a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer (Brady Hartsfield, aka Mr. Mercedes) through a series of letters and emails, causing him to set out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade to protect his loved ones and himself.
Directed by: 
Jack Bender
Produced by: 
David E. Kelley
Executive Producer(s): 
David E. Kelley, Dennis Lehan, Stephen King, Jack Bender
Written by: 
Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Dennis Lehan
Main Cast: 
Justine Lupe, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Harry Treadaway, Robert Stanton
 
 
Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
7m 54s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Elisa doesn't want to go out. Vincent doesn't hear it that way.
Directed by: 
Yohann Thiou
Produced by: 
Yohann Thiou
Written by: 
Yohann Thiou
Main Cast: 
Vanessa Larose, Mathieu Lorain Dignard and Carmen Sylvestre.
About the Director(s): 

Filmmaker of French origin living in Quebec since 2015, Yohann Thiou is passionate about genre cinema.
He is the co-ideator and co-writer of the feature film Montreal Dead End, having had its world premiere at the BIFFF in 2018 and the audience award at the Montreal Fantasia Festival.
He directed the shorts Super Monsieur, A Nightmare on Chocolate and Contained.

 
 
Mourn

Mourn

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
11:03
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
A grief counselor is visited by a very disturbed man.
Directed by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Produced by: 
Ali Mashayekhi, Jessica Pontes, Joanna Tsanis
Written by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Main Cast: 
Lynne Griffin (Black Christmas [1974]) and Julian Robino (Wayne [2019])
Joanna Tsanis, Director/Writer, 'Mourn'
About the Director(s): 

Joanna Tsanis is an award-winning writer, producer, and filmmaker. Her directorial debut Imagine a World (2019), a satirical horror short, premiered at Toronto After Dark Film Festival in 2019 and screened in multiple festivals around the world including Mórbido Film Fest in Mexico City and Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio where she won the award for ‘Best Director, Short’.

Joanna wrote and produced Eleftheromania (2018), a WWII-era short film starring Academy Award Winner Ol...read more

 
 
Things We Dig

Things We Dig

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
18:46
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Lucretia, Kuni, Helge and Brynn are vampires living together under one roof and seem to be settled in rather nicely, each pursuing their hobbies and other undead pleasures. However, in order to function in today’s society and pass as mere mortals, they want to earn an honest living by offering a unique ‘cleaning and disposal’ service. Hoping to boost their struggling business, they hire a small film crew to make a commercial for the dark net. Naturally, it doesn’t take long for human and vampire cooperation to dissolve over bloody creative differences. Will the commercial ever see the light of day and will it please the vampires?
Directed by: 
Pia Thrasher
Produced by: 
Pia Thrasher, Stephen Mickelsen
Executive Producer(s): 
Jeremy Katz, J.R. Thrasher
Written by: 
Pia Thrasher
Main Cast: 
Jenn Larson, Pia Thrasher, Cat Forrest, Morgan Marlow, Marc Biagi, Stephanie Scurry, Patrick Russel Burton, Deepti Kingra Mickelsen
Pia Thrasher - director/writer/actor
About the Director(s): 

Pia Thrasher is an actor, filmmaker and visual artist originally from Germany, where she studied the arts at the E.T.A. Hoffman Gymnasium. She majored in English and graduated from the Euro Sprachschule Bamberg as a Foreign Language Correspondent. Pia's acting experience started around 5th grade in school theatre and several small stage productions in her hometown in Germany. Soon after immigrating to the U.S. she tasted 'movie blood' while working on several film sets as an extra, including ...read more

 
 
Feed Your Muse

Feed Your Muse

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
16:39
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Andrew is an aspiring but broke novelist. After acquiring a sculpture purported to be the “muse” of a famous dead author, Andrew begins waking up every day filled with creative inspiration. But, at night, he starts to experience an unsettling form of sleep paralysis.
Directed by: 
Brendan Beachman
Produced by: 
Matt Sweeney, Brendan Beachman
Executive Producer(s): 
Matt Sweeney, Jeremy Pinckert
Written by: 
Matt Sweeney
Main Cast: 
Andrew - Zachary Ray Sherman Nick - Scott Kuza Caroline - Jocelyn Hall Janice - Avital Ash Muse Creature - Kyleigh Hoye
About the Director(s): 

Brendan is a Colorado native, but has called Los Angeles home since 2009. He is a working commercial director specializing in performance heavy, cinematic and stylized comedy, dark comedy and horror. Narrative remains his main creative passion so he shoots short films in between commercial gigs.

He's making a concerted effort to transition into film/TV so he is currently pitching several feature screenplays that he also plans on directing. "THE LOOKOUT", his most recent screenplay, ...read more

 
 
A Ghost Waits

A Ghost Waits

Screens with the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
79 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Jack's job is to fix up the house. Muriel's job is to haunt it. They should be enemies, but they become fascinated by one another and eventually smitten, leading them to question everything about their work, lives, and decisions. But as the pressure mounts for them to fulfill their duties, something will have to give for them to have the time together they both so desperately want.
Directed by: 
Adam Stovall
Produced by: 
Adam Stovall MacLeod Andrews
Executive Producer(s): 
M.F. Thomas, Deborah Parag & Bill Parag
Written by: 
Adam Stovall and MacLeod Andrews
Main Cast: 
MacLeod Andrews Natalie Walker Sydney Vollmer Amanda Miller
About the Director(s): 

Adam was born in Covington, KY. He was part of the Northern Kentucky Troubadours theatre troupe, as well as a sketch comedy group called the Scott Walsh Comedy Foundation. He covered culture and politics for multiple local publications, and upon moving to Los Angeles in 2008 he began writing for Creative Screenwriting Magazine. This led to work with outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire, as well as writing acceptance speeches during award season. In 2013, he transitioned from f...read more

 
 
Theourgia

Theourgia

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
7 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
God was defeated before history by the prince of darkness, and defeated,committed as alleged devil he is doubly disprestiged given that he is attributed this calamitous universe.
Directed by: 
Jorge Jaramillo
Produced by: 
Jorge Jaramillo
Written by: 
Jorge JAramillo
Main Cast: 
Jorge jaramillo “God / Satan” Andres Gutierres “music/sound” Gonzo “music/sound”
About the Director(s): 

orge Jaramillo is a Colombian film director and animator living and working in Los Angeles, California.

From a very young age, Jorge discovered movies and animation, and this taste quickly became a passionthat led him to study and see as many animated films as he could, focused specially on Japanese anime, which still strongly influences his work.

After studying animation at Lasalle College, Jorge quickly began working on big animated productions in his country, which led him no...read more

 
 
BOS

BOS

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
9m45s
Country: 
Belgium
Synopsis: 
The forest is suspiciously quiet. The wind rustles softly through the leaves, the sun reflects on the moist soil, no animals can be seen. The only thing that disturbs this peace is the panting of two jogging teenagers. When they reach an open space, the tension suddenly arises.
Directed by: 
Steffen Geypens
Produced by: 
Steffen Geypens
Written by: 
Steffen Geypens
Main Cast: 
Mona Lahousse, Brecht Dael
Steffen Geypens
About the Director(s): 

Besides working as a Post Producer for award-winning production company Caviar, Steffen decided to return to his original passion a few years ago. His previous shorts 'Hold Back' and 'Silent Campine' got selected for more than 100 festivals worldwide and received numerous awards. His third film in four years, BOS, is an experimental fantasy short that will take your breath away. Steffen is currently developing two feature films that will further explore the mysterious horror vibe of his recen...read more

 
 
Masterpiece

Masterpiece

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
8:00
Country: 
US
Synopsis: 
A lonely girl discovers a mysterious pen with the power to bring her drawings to life. But everything she conjures… comes with a consequence.
Directed by: 
Matthew Merenda and Alex Henes
Produced by: 
Dan Asma and John Long
Written by: 
Matthew Merenda and Alex Henes
Main Cast: 
n/a
About the Director(s): 

Matthew is a trailer editor at Buddha Jones in beautiful (and burning) Los Angeles, California. He’s had the good fortune to work on such campaigns as Stephen King’s It, The Outsider, Halloween, Ready Player One, Us, and the Conjuring series. He enjoys starting screenplays and never finishing them, and also directs and scores short films when his friends let him boss them around.

Alex is a copywriter for the brilliant beans at Buddha Jones. They let him imprint his weird ideas on their...read more

 
 
Alvin

Alvin

Screens with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
14:53
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Alvin Cruz, a lonely remote network engineer, finds solace in video games and binge eating. After suffering a heart attack, he wakes to find himself held captive in a suspicious medical facility. Unflappable nurse Kathy and charismatic Dr. Miller force Alvin to comply with treatment for his addiction. Despite his protests, Alvin must overcome internal anguish and sad truths.
Directed by: 
Christy Anna Wu
Produced by: 
Sophia Gutierrez Perez
Executive Producer(s): 
Christy Anna Wu
Written by: 
Christy Anna Wu
Main Cast: 
TJ Alvarado, Kc Guyer, Sonya Davis
Christy Anna Wu
About the Director(s): 

Christy Anna Wu is a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA. With a diverse background in design, art, and engineering, she's traversed many career paths. In 2018, she led the production of her first short film, Alvin. Her art tends to be darkly emotive, rife with harsh experiences and social commentary. As she continues her career in the industry, she hopes to inspire other filmmakers with her artistry.

 
 
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Q & A with Danielle Harris follows the screening

Screens with the short film Alvin

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
1h 28min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Directed by: 
Dwight H. Little
Produced by: 
Paul Freeman
Executive Producer(s): 
Moustapha Akkad
Written by: 
Dhani Lipsius (story), Larry Rattner (story)
Main Cast: 
Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris
 
 
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Screens with the short Abracitos and Teething.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:45am
Run Time: 
1h 36min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.
Directed by: 
Dominique Othenin-Girard
Produced by: 
Ramsey Thomas
Executive Producer(s): 
Moustapha Akkad
Written by: 
John Carpenter (characters), Debra Hill (characters)
Main Cast: 
Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Corne
 
 
Abracitos

Abracitos

Screens with Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and the short film Teething

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:45am
Run Time: 
10:58
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A terrible phone call in the middle of the night shakes Laura's world. Meanwhile, little Ainara plays in her room. The appearance of an anknow being? It will test the mental and emotional stability of the two sisters.
Directed by: 
Tony Morales
Produced by: 
Tony Morales, Ignacio Lacosta, Paco Lomeña, Dylan Moreno and Jose Luis Gacal
Executive Producer(s): 
Chris Sablan, Tony Morales, Ana Revilla, Ignacio Lacosta and Dylan Moreno
Written by: 
Tony Morales and Fer Zaragoza
Main Cast: 
Beatriz Salas, Carmen Salas and Virginia Gómez
Tony Morales
About the Director(s): 

Born in Malaga (Spain). Studied Film and Video Production in Madrid (I.E.S. La Arboleda). Lover of genre cinema since very young age..

In 2014 he shot his first short film, “Ku”, with which he obtained 11 international selections.

His second short film, “Hada”, achieves more than 260 selections and 60 international awards, including: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, Fantasporto, NYC Horror Film Festival, Nightmares Film Festival, Les Enfants ...read more

 
 
Teething

Teething

Screens with Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and the short film Abracitos

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:45am
Run Time: 
9:14
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
John, an anti social janitor, works the night shift at the local orphanage. One night he discovers something feeding on one of the children, a colicky baby named Bethany. John attempts to save her but his failure results in a more challenging problem, how will he face the new monster she has become.
Directed by: 
Glen Matthews
Produced by: 
Luke Humphrey, Chantelle Kilpatrick
Executive Producer(s): 
Tyler Levine
Written by: 
Glen Matthews
Main Cast: 
Hugh Thompson, Josh Cruddas, Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves
About the Director(s): 

Glen Matthews is a Toronto-based filmmaker (writer, director & editor) specializing in short-form digital content. Originally from Nova Scotia, he spent a decade working as an actor before deciding to pursue filmmaking as his sole focus.
His debut short, “ROOM SERVICE”, was a finalist for CBC’s Short Film Faceoff. His follow-up, “SAVING FACE” was selected for the 2015 edition of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent showcase in Cannes, France. Most recently, he wrote, directed & edited...read more

 
 
Vikaari

Vikaari

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14 minutes 34 seconds.
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Synopsis: 
The widespread birth of babies with similar deformities triggers a worldwide panic. Disease is ruled out but the actual cause could be something more terrifying. The children, nicknamed Vikaari, all share remarkable set of characteristics and may even possess, if rumors are to be believed, paranormal abilities. In Sri Lanka, a multicultural island nation, their arrival creates an atmosphere of political and cultural unrest. Some factions want to eliminate the Vikaari while others want to use them for their own purposes. Among them three key individuals, a professor of evolutionary biology, a social activist and the leader of an extremist right wing group try to take control of the destiny of these remarkable children. In Sanskrit Vikaari means 'change' or an 'entity that can change'. The Vikaari are here and the world is about to change.
Directed by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Produced by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Written by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Main Cast: 
Ashan Dias - Bandara Gamage Bimsara Premaratne - Dr. Sulakshana Jayaweera Richard Dee Roberts - Prof. David Hameroff Chevaan Daniel - Head of State
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
About the Director(s): 

Director Biography

Sandun seneviratne

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Sandun first studied film making under Internationally acclaimed director Sammy Pavel. His first short film 'Opinion' was about the devastation caused by the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. He then came to London Film Academy to further develop his skills in film making where he made several Short films in Super 16 and HD.

One of the short films he wrote and directed called 'The Seer', a post-apocalyptic sci/fi ac...read more

 
 
You Wouldn't Understand

You Wouldn't Understand

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
9 minutes 25 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An idyllic picnic of one is upended after the arrival of a stranger.
Directed by: 
Trish Harnetiaux
Produced by: 
Jacob A. Ware, Trish Harnetiaux
Written by: 
Jacob A. Ware, Trish Harnetiaux
Main Cast: 
Anthony Arkin, Jacob A. Ware
Trish Harnetiaux
About the Director(s): 

Trish Harnetiaux is a playwright, novelist, and co-creator of short dark comedies. Current projects include her play Bender and Brian, a new play commission: California, and the narrative podcast The MS Phoenix Rising, a serial podcast about a cruise ship conglomerate using avant-garde theatre to rebrand on their latest voyage. She’s developed or presented work with Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, JACK, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, NYU and Playwright’s Horizons. MFA in playwriting ...read more

 
 
Warm Blood

Warm Blood

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
4:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
While in solitary confinement, a female prisoner is taunted with photos of her crime. She reminisces about her violent gruesome acts. She clings to those treasured moments to remain in bliss during isolation.
Directed by: 
Marc Van Holt
Produced by: 
Alyssa Amer
Written by: 
Alyssa Amer
Main Cast: 
Megumi Morino Ty Bamla Kyle Samples
Marc Van Holt
About the Director(s): 

Director- Marc Van Holt is a visual storyteller based in Los Angeles, California. Marc is an MFA student at the University of Southern California majoring in Film and Television Production with an emphasis in visual effects and directing in a virtual world. Marc is set to graduate in May 2021. He currently works part time as a videographer and editor for USC Dornsife and local independent film productions in Los Angeles.

Writer/Producer/Cinematographer- Alyssa Amer is a graduate of New...read more

 
 
The Last Leaf

The Last Leaf

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
13:15
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Haunted by dark visions and unable to protect her family, Cathy has a final chance to save her lover Sue and stand up against the mysterious gentleman that has haunted her since childhood.
Directed by: 
Sia Aleskovskaya
Produced by: 
Kamilla Brenneysen
Written by: 
Sia Aleskovkaya
Main Cast: 
Nova Gaver, Whitton Frank, Kevin Allen
Sia Aleskovskaya
About the Director(s): 

Sia Aleskovskaya is a director, writer and a production designer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Sia grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US in 2012. She graduated New York Film Academy in 2019. Sia's previous film "Faces" premiered at Scottsdale Short Film Festival. Her next films - comedy "All men are pigs (?)" and gothic horror "The Last Leaf" are set to premiere in 2020. Sia has a strong interest in telling women's stories through a female eye. Sia is an active member of...read more

 
 
My Mother Mary

My Mother Mary

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
11:37
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young boy begins to suspect his mother may be possessed by a demonic entity.
Directed by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Produced by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Written by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Main Cast: 
CHARLIE - Harrison Andrews MARY - Marilyn Sanabria
About the Director(s): 

Alex and David both graduated from Emerson College with majors in Film Production. Since re-connecting in Los Angeles, they've been writing / directing partners on everything from short films to music videos.

 
 
Thirst

Thirst

Screens with the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
90 minutes
Country: 
Iceland
Synopsis: 
Hulda is a drug addict, arrested and accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old vampire. Together they have to fight a cult while being investigated by a rogue detective.
Directed by: 
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson
Produced by: 
Haraldur Hrafn Thorlacius
Written by: 
Björn Leó Brynjarsson
Main Cast: 
Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir, Jens Jensson
 
 
Miniature

Miniature

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
10:10
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
A young woman discovers the strange reality of the town where her best friend disappeared. Now they must get out before it's too late.
Directed by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Produced by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr. - James Preston - Gigi Gustin
Written by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Main Cast: 
Jenna Kanell Gigi Gustin Peter Xifo
About the Director(s): 

Emmy-nominated, award winning filmmaker and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Central Florida, Gonzalez showed an interest in film at an early age. Spending most of his youth making home movies with neighborhood friends, he never had any doubt about his path to storytelling in film.

After graduating high school and without a way to pay for film school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Immediately following Basic Combat Training, Gonzal...read more

 
 
MetaVision

MetaVision

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
12:06
Country: 
UNITED STATES
Synopsis: 
Malcolm is an angry 26 year old who lives on the fringes of society. While desperately straddling the blurred lines of sanity, Malcolm receives a self-help tape in the mail from an unusual organisation called MetaVision. Soon, Malcolm finds himself slowly deconstructing his own identity as well as the societal constructs around him, as the tape might offer more than just harmless advice.
Directed by: 
Jai Love
Produced by: 
Jai Love, Basia Stefaniak
Written by: 
Spencer T. Heath, Jai Love
Main Cast: 
David Yow Spencer T. Heath Paul Ford Drew Tietz Greg Puciato
About the Director(s): 

Jai Love is an emerging filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. Jai began making short films with his friends from an early age, with an interest in the darker aspects of human behaviour. Jai interned for Tommy Lee Jones on the 2014 feature film The Homesman, before returning to Australia to study at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. During this time, Jai realised his interest in both documentary and in California's punk music scenes, resulting in Dead Hands Dig Deep (2016) working w...read more

 
 
 
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