Arts and Crafts
Director Nina Gielen – US / runtime: 13:50
When Misha was small, he and his mother would spend hours creating their own toys and animals out of sticks and leaves. It’s been over a year since Misha’s mother died, and he now lives alone with his dad. Invoking her with cherished objects that link the two of them together, returning to look for her in the woods where they used to play, and even inflicting self-harm to get her attention have all failed to bring the mother back… So far.
Book of Nyx
Director Christine Stevens DeLorenzo – US (Attending) / runtime: 14:04
A whiskey-drinking Southern preacher – who dabbles in magic tricks – tries to save his Negro chamber maid from the noose.
Director Jill Gevargizian – US / runtime: 5:51
In one man’s attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing. Some people like to watch. Do you?
Chateau Sauvignon: terroir
Director David E. Munz-Maire – US (Maybe Attending) / runtime: 13:10
‘Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. While seeking an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth, his missteps put his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.
Director Ryan Curtis – Canada / runtime: 10:18
The ghostly figure that Mary has seen haunting her new house doesn’t appear to be vengeful, or angry. In fact it doesn’t appear to be anything but sad, so Mary isn’t too concerned. Perhaps she should be.
Director Dionne Copland – Canada (some nudity) / runtime: 13:04
On a crisp fall evening in the mid-90s, the new girl at club INFERNO, Bambi, struggles to fit in with the other dancers. She prepares herself to finally become an integral member of the group, despite her nerves and inexperience. Meanwhile, Jason, arriving to celebrate his 18th birthday, is nervous, but wants to fit in with his boisterous, much more experienced friends. Bambi and Jason cross paths, with Bambi finally able to take the plunge, but this lap dance may be more terrifying than Jason originally expected.
Director Thirati Kulyingwattanavit – US / runtime: 6:49
KUMAL is a short horror film that follows the gruesome encounter between two friends, Tom and Charlie, and a not-so-great blast from their past. As Tom and Charlie, both in their 20s, are catching up with each other on their walk down an old country road, they hear a woman screaming for help in the distance.
Director Chelsea Stone – US / runtime: 7:20
A short film about grief, pain and a dead woman’s vow to avenge her own murder.
Director Hannah Abigail Scharlin-Pettee – US / runtime: 12:07
A transfer student is placed in a haunted dorm room.
Director Alison Kohlhardt – US / runtime: 12:14
When Leslie puts more faith in the smartphone she never puts down than her marriage, she must decide who to trust with deadly consequences.
Director Larica Perera – Canada / runtime: 3:10
Fearful villagers gather at the beside of a woman nearing labour as they prepare for the presence of a sinister creature.
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