Final Girls Berlin “Best of the Fest 2019”
Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2019
For our May MIDNITE MOVIES AT A REASONABLE HOUR, Nitehawk is bringing the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival (a showcase for horror cinema directed, written or produced by women) to New York with a “best of the festival” presentation of eight short horror films directed by women.
SELL YOUR BODY
Written and directed by Jaannelle Yee
2017, US, 11 min.
A med school dropout in crippling student debt swipes a wild couple on a dating app to make some fast cash.
Directed by Marinah Janello
2018, US, 15 min.
Loneliness and an obsession with vanity have pushed one woman to take unconventional measures to find happiness. Symbols of birth, death and rebirth grace the film and asks the audience to ponder the question: How far would you go to turn back time?
Directed by Eileen O’Meara
2018, US, 3 min.
Do you ever wonder “did I leave the coffee on?” or “am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This 3-minute short explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.
Directed by Mariama Diallo
2018, US, 12 min.
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
BLOOD RUNS DOWN
Directed by Zandashé Brown
2018, US, 17 1/2 min.
When a woman undergoes a frightening transition, her vigilant five year old daughter must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting account of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.
NOSE NOSE NOSE EYES
Directed by Jiwon Moon
2018, Korea, 14 min.
A ten year old girl witnesses her mother tending to her ill father, but she soon realizes that caretaking isn’t supposed to look like this.
Written and directed by Marisa Crespo & Moises Romera
2018, Spain, 7 min.
The night can be dark and full of horror for small children, especially for Saul who has to cross a long dark corridor to get to the toilet at night. But his father is trying his best to persuade him to cross.
Directed by Celine Held & Logan George
2017, US, 11 min.
Fueled by coke, a desperate couple attempts to capitalize on an unlikely opportunity.
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival showcases horror cinema that’s directed, written, or produced by women. We are committed to creating space for female voices and visions, whether monstrous or heroic, in the horror genre. We are lashing against the tokenization of women as objects and beautified victims, and are working towards the primacy of women as subjects in horror.