Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2018: MIDNITE

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2018: MIDNITE

Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2018

The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MIDNITE screening presents the most innovative new voices in genre filmmaking; now at a reasonable hour. This program presents seven films that explore the beautiful horror found in sacrifice and revenge with a particular focus on the female experience. Q&A with filmmakers.

Organized by Caryn Coleman and Sam Zimmerman.

CATCALLS
KATE DOLAN / IRELAND / 2017 / 9 MINS
A predatory man flashes two women before returning to his suburban existence, only to find he’s been pursued by something terrifying and vicious.

RAPE CARD
MADELEINE SIMS-FEWER AND NATHAN HUGHES-BERRY / CANADA, UK  / 2018 / DRAMA, FANTASY / 15 MINS / U.S. PREMIERE
A cautionary tale set in a chilling dystopian future where rape is legal.

PUPPET MASTER
HANNA BERGHOLM / FINLAND / 2018 / DRAMA, FANTASY / 15 MINS / NEW YORK PREMIERE
A lonely woman, yearning to be caressed, allows a man to transform her into a puppet. But when the man loses his interest, the puppet won`t let go.

DULCE HOGAR (SWEET TOOTH)
GIOVANA OLMOS / MEXICO / 2018 / FANTASY / 9 1/2 MINS / U.S. PREMIERE
In a rundown centennial building in the heart of Mexico City,  Susana, the doorkeeper, prepares to collect one tooth per apartment: the monthly rent.

EL CUCO IS HUNGRY
DANIEL GARCIA / U.S.A. / 2018 / HORROR / 13 1/2 MINS
A modern interpretation of the Latin American folktale about a dark, shapeless monster that appears out of nowhere to kidnap and eat children who disobey their parents and don’t fall asleep.

GOODBYE OLD FRIEND
RAFAEL DE LEON JR. / U.S.A. / 2018 / HORROR / 6 MINS
A young woman is trapped in her apartment by her childhood imaginary friend, who has come back to haunt her.

DEVIL WOMAN
HEIDI LEE DOUGLAS / AUSTRALIA / 2018 / 12 MINS / NEW YORK PREMIERE
In the wild forests of Tasmania, battle lines are drawn between loggers and environmental activists.

PETITE AVARIE
LEO HARDT AND MANON ALIROL / FRANCE / 2018 / COMEDY / 20 MINS / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Laura is scared. Laura is sick. But Sylvain, her lover, is here to help. Really? A furious, cruel and funny movie.