Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: MIDNITE
Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP
The Midnite program serves the after-dark crowd with several tales of the horrific, hilarious, and horny. From creatively drawn pandemic sex fantasies, visceral animated poop stories, eerie tales of isolation, and an experimental look at birth and Cabbage Patch dolls, come titlate all of your senses with this diverse program of shorts, and stay for a tender romance with a sinfully slimy monster.
ARE YOU STILL WATCHING?
Tali Polichtuk, Kitty Chrystal / Australia / 2021 / 6 min
Forced into near-isolation during one of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns, Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV. What begins as mere escapism turns sensual when they start having delusions involving their favourite queer characters.
THE STRANGE MONSTER AT THE RIVERA HOUSE (EL EXTRAÑO EN LA CASA RIVERA) [World Premiere]
Esteban Bailey / Puerto Rico, U.S. / 2021 / 11 min
Aida and her daughter Aidita are struggling to survive the ravages of a hurricane that has devastated the island of Puerto Rico, when they suddenly find a strange creature living in their backyard.
Lauren Sick / U.S. / 2020 / 8 min
After discovering a bloody jacket on a secluded road in the woods, a lonely woman is haunted by insidious forces in a winter not-so-wonderland.
HEY POOPY PODCAST CARTOONS
Matthew Holtzclaw / U.S. / 2021 / 7 min
Hey Poopy Podcast Cartoons Presents: Alicia’s Coffee, Takin’ The Piss and Pool Ball Story
TEN LEAVES DILATED
Kate E Hinshaw, Ebony Blanding / U.S. / 2021 / 15 min
Discourses surrounding childbirth in the American South are explored through examining the make-believe world created by Cabbage Patch Kids.
LUCKY FEET 2000
Mary Dauterman / U.S. / 2020 / 4 min
A woman gets a supernatural pedicure.
MY DEEP DARK FEARS (MES PEURS NOIRES)
Louis-David Jutras / Canada / 2021 / 3 min
We are in Simons’s head, an agoraphobe who is afraid of everything. He shows us his deep dark fears.
INTO THE SILVER ETHER
Vito A. Rowlands / U.S., Belgium / 2020 / 6 min
New York, 1927. An aspiring model goes to have her picture taken, but a camera can have a mind of its own.
Annalise Lockhart / U.S. / 2021 / 14 min
A Black family strives to shield their rural Vermont home from the gaze of the spirits that surround it.
William Breen / U.S. / 2021 / 5 min
An innocent trip to the cinema turns nightmarish as reality and dreams clash and not everything is as it seems.
COLD FEET ON THE LAST RODEO
Taryn Ward / U.S. / 2020 / 3 min
A desperate delivery boy seeks good fortune.
CRAZY MEL’S AUTO EMPORIUM [World Premiere]
Kevin Maher / U.S., Australia / 2021 / 1 min
Used car salesman “Crazy” Mel outlines his customer guarantee.
Leah Shore / U.S. / 2021 / 9 min
Samantha is locked up in her New York apartment, she’s lonely, she’s horny AF, and having a hard time getting laid for some reason.
Kaye Adelaide, Mariel Sharp / Canada / 2021 / 4 min
A transgender sculptress who is unhappy with her experiences dating men, has a lesbian awakening when a monster sculpture she is making comes to life and rocks her world.