Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2019: MIDNITE

Run Time: 110 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2019

Encore show added Saturday nite!

The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MIDNITE program continues to bring the very best in new genre voices onto the big screen. This program of twelve international shorts highlight a range of fright; from tense coming-of-age thrillers to the kind of creepy tales that keep you up at night.

Programmed by Caryn Coleman and Sam Zimmerman.

Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS

PROGRAM

WHITEOUT
LANCE EDMANDS / U.S.A. / 2019 / THRILLER, COMEDY / 11 MIN
When a young couple encounter a strange old man wandering in a snowstorm, they must decide if he needs help or if he has more sinister intentions.

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG
AMBER SCHAEFER / U.S.A. / 2019 / COMEDY / 8 MIN
Two ex-lovers meet at a rarely-used Aspen lodge to reignite their passions, but first they must confess their past sins.

THE BOOGEYWOMAN
ERICA SCOGGINS / U.S.A. / 2019 / THRILLER / 18 MIN
In the fever of her first period, a curious teenager is drawn to her small town’s local legend, only to find that the “Boogeywoman” is flesh and blood–the mother she never had.

Z-GOAT: FIRST BLEAT
JULIEN JAUNIAUX & BERTRAND LEPLAE / BELGIUM / 2019 / HORROR / FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 13 1/2 MIN
The year is 2078. Run if you can. Crawl if you must. Z-GOAT will tear you apart anyway!

THE TAXIDERMIST
NATALIE JOHNSON / U.S.A. / 2019 / HORROR / 8 MIN
Claire, a woman taxidermist grieves her recent, late-term miscarriage that she has in the middle of the night in her taxidermy shop.

SHE
ZENA S. DIXON / U.S.A. / 2018 / 2 MIN / WORLD PREMIERE
She teases the audience with a tale of an unknown city where a group of women bond over a sinister game. As the story unfolds, the audience is entangled with competitiveness and conspiracy.

THE FOLLOWER
STEPHANIE SZERLIP / U.S.A. / 2019 / THRILLER / 16MM TO DIGITAL / 12 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
A misunderstood teen with dreams of escaping her dreary suburban life is tempted by a would-be internet stalker in this Southern Gothic stranger-danger tale. Based on the 1966 Joyce Carol Oates story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

DIDDIE WA DIDDIE
JOSHUA ERKMAN / U.S.A / 2019 / SCIENCE FICTION / ENGLISH & FRENCH WITH SUBTITLES / 8 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
A French speaking otherworldly creature shows a recently separated couple what their true emotional needs and desires are.

THE HITCHHIKER
ADELE VUKO / AUSTRALIA / 2019 / HORROR / 13 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Jade hits the road to Byron Bay with two besties, resolving to keep her terminal diagnosis on the down-low. When an enigmatic hitchhiker makes her an offer, she finds it hard to refuse.

TWIST
ALY MIGLIORI / U.S.A. / 2019 / THRILLER / 10 MIN / BROOKLYN PREMIERE
No choice but to walk home alone, Hannah sees an opportunity for a ride, but others see an opportunity in her.

THE REFLECTION
LOUIS-DAVID JUTRAS / CANADA / 2019 / THRILLER / FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 5 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Trapped and alone in her apartment, Anais tries to escape this entity that manifests itself only through reflection.

THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING
SYDNEY CLARA BRAFMAN / U.S.A. / 2018 / HORROR, COMEDY / 1 MIN
Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.

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