Fantastic Cinema 2017 World Shorts Official Selections

Fantastic Cinema is happy to announce our World Short Film Official Selections, chosen by our Director of Shorts Programming Derek Horne.

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PROGRAM 1: U.S. HORROR              

The Babysitter Murders, Directed by Ryan Spindell
USA
A dark and stormy night. An innocent babysitter all alone. An escaped psychopath out for blood. You know how this story will play out… Or do you?

The Cleansing Hour, Directed by Damien Leveck      
USA
Lance and Drew have found success running the only webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms. However, every episode is an elaborately staged hoax, created to dupe their global audience. But when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, Lance and Drew are forced to reckon with their online charade– live in front of millions viewers.

Feeding Time, Directed by Matt Mercer       
USA
When a young woman fills in for her friend on a babysitting job, she begins to suspect things are not as they seem. She's right.

The Kind Ones, Directed by Jamal Hodge     
USA
When Mrs. Andrews intervenes in the life of her abused student Timothy, she becomes the guest of his strange family and their predatory delights.

Kuru, Directed by Jonathan Cuartas  
USA
A man yearns to escape the familial obligation of murdering strangers to feed his crippled cannibalistic brother.

PROGRAM 2: INTERNATIONAL HORROR                 

The Barber's Cut, Directed by Mark Brocking
UK
Two disembodied heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.

Charlie Boy, Directed by Matt Sears
UK
Charlie Boy is a short psychological horror about an elderly lady named Dolly suffering from a condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome, a condition which causes it’s sufferers to experience hallucinations as their eyesight deteriorates. Unable to trust her eyesight, Dolly must decipher if what she is seeing is real, and if it poses a threat.

Demonoid 1971, Directed byAlaric S. Rocha           
USA/Mexico
A group of friends camps in the jungles of Mexico (shot on location in Las Pozas in San Luis Potosí, México) but the vacation turns to horror when one by one members of the group goes missing. When Julian (Jorge Karlóz) discovers it's his own girlfriend, Erika (Gabi Mayorga, star of "Las Fieras 1969"), killing people off he can't believe it; he's right it's the demon, Itzpapalotl, possessing the innocent Erika. Now those left living with the help of an Aztec priest (Antonio Monroi of "Apocalypto") must perform the ancient Aztec new fire ceremony in order to save Erika, their own lives and all of humanity, but it all depends on whether or not Julian truly loves Erika.

In the Shadow of the Mountain, Directed by Neith Sentis   
Spain
The sole inhabitants of an old tiny village in the Catalonian Pyrenees will take any opportunity to keep their place alive, when they receive a visit from a couple looking for a house where they can start a family.

It Wasn't Me, Directed by Ángel Ripalda      
Spain
David is a ten year old boy with lots of problems in the school and with his father. In his teachers’ opinion, the boy might be a little deranged. Worried about the issue, David’s father decide to call in a specialist nursemaid for his son. Alba, the nurse, will be the one to discover the real truth of David and face the consequences after.

Ruby Tuesday, Directed by Lucy Claire
Australia
Ruby Tuesday is a backstage drama in a Frankenstein world about the manipulation of a young woman with blind ambition

Sol (or the Crimson Claw of Solange Martino), Directed by Carlos G. Gananian    
Brazil
That voice in her head. It just won't let go.

PROGRAM 3: COMEDY/FANTASY                 

Add Contact, Directed by David Oeo
Spain
Like every weekend, Jaime returns home afterparty, but this time, it will take a little longer to get...

Humbug, Directed by Matt Thiesen and Justin Lee  
USA
When her neighbor refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen takes matters into her own hands.

It Was Damp, Dark and Smelled Like Wood (Es war feucht, dunkel und roch nach Holz), Directed by Peter Meister        
Germany
The last 12 minutes before the Greek heroes are going to leave their wooden horse to conquer Troy.

Juliet, Directed by Marc-Henri Boulier          
France
In a near future, the SEED company launches with great fanfare, JULIET1, the first generation of synthetic pleasure beings. But as technology evolves and new styles come and go, it becomes more and more difficult for mankind to find their own place...

Strangers in the Night, Directed by Conor MacMahon
Ireland
Granny Fitzgerald has heard the dreaded scream of the banshee, but when her grandson Damien catches the spirit's fancy something unexpected happens.

Subotika - Land of Wonders, Directed by Peter Volkart       
Switzerland
Subotika, a little-known island on the other side of the globe. Endeavoring to step up tourism in the Republic, the Foreign Minister commissions an advertising movie. An enchanting country with extraordinary sights, grand visions and a couple of minor problems.

Zero M2 (Zero Meters Squared), Directed by Matthieu Landour
France
After a series of unsuccessful flat-huntings in Paris, Paul finds himself finally moving into a nice and affordable studio. But there's one small problem and it's becoming smaller by the second.

Zombriella, Directed by Benjamin Gutsche
Germany
8 year old Miko has caught the attention of a little zombie girl who follows him doggedly.

SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

Hada, Directed by Tony Morales
Spain
Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn´t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.