Short Film Block 1 w/Filmmaker Q&A

Type: 
Film
Location: 
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, October 7, 2016 -
7:15pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
7:45pm to 9:15pm

Short Films - Block 1, followed by Q&A with attending Filmmakers.

 

HPL Insurance

Directed by
Joseph Nanni
3 mins
 | 2016
 | Canada
 | English
 

You can't control the gibbering madness that lies waiting on the edge of our reality, but for a small monthly premium you can ensure that you don't pay for it when things go eldritch.

 

Poetry and The Gods

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Louis Rossignol
starring
Malina Ferrante, Patrick Guidetti, Bernard Mabille, Louis Rossignol
20 mins
 | 2016
 | France
 | French
 w/English subtitles

At the end of the 19th century, the world was struck by poverty, famine and diseases. In her manor, Marcia whispers a strange poem in her sleep. These words opened the gates to another time and space where she met the divine Pantheon. He announced her that before the end of her days, the dreamer will recognize a messenger who will bring back the purity that once was. As death hits her family, Marcia holds on to this dream, so tightly that she is ready to sacrifice her existence to live it another time…

 

Speaking in Tongues

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Thomas Nicol
starring
Jeff McGill
7 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

Professor Prescott, Head Translator and Curator of Dangerous Manuscripts, is having a very bad day.

 

An Eldritch Place

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Julien Jauniaux
starring
Ludovic Philips, Habib Ben Tanfous, Florence Guillaume
17 mins
 | 2016
 | Belgium
 | French
 w/English subtitles

When Abdel accepts a night watchman job for Francis, he'll soon discover his obscure secret.

 

Beast in The Cave

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Cameron McCasland
starring
Wynn Reichert, Mark Greenbaum, Joseph Aguon Drake
7 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

An adaptation of one of H.P. Lovecrafts earliest stories which finds a man hopelessly lost while exploring the Mammoth Cave system. Darkness brings a unknown fear.

 

INK

World Premiere
Directed by
Ashlea Wessel
starring
Mishka Balilty
10 mins
 | 2016
 | Canada
 | English
 

A traumatized woman seeks penance and personal transformation through tattooing after surviving a devastating pregnancy. One night, drenched in booze and ink, her deepest fears threaten to consume her.

 

The Package

Directed by
Eric Morgret
starring
J.D. Lloyd, Steven Barron
3 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

The history of the Braithwaite family has always been shrouded in mystery and scandal, and Charles Braithwaite has always been the logical one, eschewing the esoteric and eldritch interests of his forebearers. But the delivery of a small parcel containing notes on his missing uncle's experiments will send him on an epic quest of horror and madness. Or will it?

 

The Basement Window

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Rion Jason Howard Smith
starring
Jason Potter, Arlyn Petrie, Ashley Calhoun, Walter Atencio, Hannah Tippit
14 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A picturesque home in a quiet neighborhood with cheap rent. But things are too good to be true. 

 

Zerch

Regional Premiere
Directed by
J. Xavier Velasco
7 mins
 | 2015
 | Mexico
 | Spanish
 w/English subtitles

Zerch asks his boyfriend Cano to do something terrible for him. Cano, driven by a powerful love, agrees without knowing he is about to sacrifice more than he imagined.