Short Films: International Midnighters

International Midnighters

DATE: August 13-19
TIME: Video On Demand
VENUE: Virtual Cinema

A celebration of some of the year’s most fantastic international short films from new emerging voices and established filmmakers:

Ad Lib
Directed by Joseph Catté
France | 11 minutes | 2020
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A karaoke night out with some friends turn into a woman’s jealousy over a man’s fidelity.


Directed by David J. Ellison
United Kingdom | 10 minutes | 2021
EAST COAST PREMIERE. It is 1942, in the dark woods of Pennsylvania, there is a man familiar to a hideous ancient vampiric creature living in the bowels of an isolated mansion. Every day he must bring a new victim for it to feed on and tolerate its physical and mental abuse.


I Call Upon Thee
Directed by Michael Anthony Kratochvil
Australia | 14 minutes | 2021
WORLD PREMIERE. Two sisters from a broken family chant a summoning ritual in the hope it might improve their bleak lives, but they do not anticipate the irreversible consequences of what they summon.


I’m a Vampire
Directed by Sofia Garza-Barba
Mexico | 15 minutes | 2021
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, 8-year-old Jackie is so confused by her bewildered parents’ behavior that she thinks she’s turning into a vampire.


Salmon Pink
Directed by Jamy Steele
Canada | 10 minutes | 2021
WORLD PREMIERE. When Mickey, Kara, and Maeve learn that their friend Bronte may have lost her virginity without her consent, they begin to blur the lines between justice and revenge in attempt to claim their autonomy.


Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go?
Directed by Michael Anthony Kratochvil
Australia | 16 minutes | 2021
WORLD PREMIERE. An escaped convict lost in 1803 Australia encounters two immortal time travellers from our evolved future, on a rites of passage journey to vicariously understand mortality.


The Thing That Ate the Birds
Directed by Sophie Mair & Dan Gitsham
United Kingdom | 12 minutes | 2021
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. On the North Yorkshire Moors, a Head Gamekeeper discovers the thing that is eating his grouse.


Under the Lather
Directed by Olivier Briand
France | 14 minutes | 2020
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A five years old is forced to take his bath by his babysitter. Once in the water, he discovers with horror, hidden under the lather, a frightful creature that he will have to face.