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Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Midnite

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Midnite

Run Time: 91 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR

The third annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival is excited to have our MIDNITE category again this year! Co-programmed with Sam Zimmerman (Shudder), this program features short films by international filmmakers most appropriately viewed after the clock strikes midnite.

Screening includes an introduction by Caryn Coleman (Nitehawk Cinema) and filmmakers.

YOU’RE INVITED! Filmmakers Gathering pre-party in our downstairs bar, Lo-Res, from 10pm – 12am!

Judd Myers | 2015 | USA | 14 minutes
New York Premiere
A sheltered kid cons his way into a sick day. Left alone for the first time, he stumbles upon a sinister family secret.

Adam R. Brown | 2014 | USA | 3 minutes
A young couple learns that pranks in the nude never end well.

Jaime Snyder | 2014 | Australia | 12 minutes
New York Premiere
Florence rescues a stray cat. After taking the feline to an isolated building, her true intentions emerge.

Ethan Young | 2013 | USA | 12 minutes
New York Premiere
Proving that there’s nothing menacing in the attic of her abandoned childhood home is the only thing standing between Isabelle and freedom. But even with her doctor’s insistence, something still seems amiss.

Nick DenBoer and Davy Force | 2015 | Canada | 5 minutes
New York Premiere
This is a theatrical trailer for a fictional film in which Stanley Kubrick’s classic film The Shining has been artfully transformed into a new, poultry-­infused comedy adventure by digitally altering the film to create a new narrative.

Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons | 2015 | USA | 7 minutes
In the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, a serial killer sneaks into a girl’s apartment only to find himself hiding out with the other guests of a surprise birthday party.

Nathan Hughes-Berry | 2015 | UK | 23 minutes
New York Premiere
A young teacher takes a job at an unusual private school where she soon discovers that the boys have a sinister power over the girls.

Matthew John Lawrence | 2015 | USA | 14 minutes
New York Premiere
A frenetic, punk-rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate.

Program is subject to change.

Prize sponsorship provided by Heard City, a boutique audio post-production facility, and Nice Shoes, the full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. One filmmaker will receive 14 hours (2 days) of Sound Design and/or Mix with one Sound Designer/Mixer courtesy of Heard City as well as 20 hours of color grading with a night colorist (valued at $16k) from Nice Shoes. The winner is selected by festival organizers and invited guests.