Shorts Block 6

Type: 
Film
Date and time: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

A selection of International cosmic horror short films followed by live Filmmaker Q&A.

All streams remain available until Monday 10/5 at 6 pm. All live events are recorded and can be watched later if you miss the live broadcast.

 

Clearwater

World Premiere
Directed by
Rob Jabbaz
starring
Joan LoLuo
6 mins
 | 2020
 | Taiwan
 | English
 

A young woman visits a secluded riverbank to relax in the sun. When a mosquito bites her, it becomes clear that there is a secret force of nature at work...
   ...And it wants more than just a drop of blood.

 

Bad Seed

Directed by
Guilherme Daniel
starring
Daniel Viana, Isabel Costa
14 mins
 | 2019
 | Portugal
 | Portuguese, Portugal
 w/English subtitles

A black seed takes root in the spirit of a man and a woman. A couple cultivates seemingly infertile ground. One day they find a dark seed on the soil. That seed will grow and become a strange influence on their behavior.

 

We Said Forever

Directed by
Levi Buchanan
starring
Alison Barrett, Craig Fitzpatrick, Cecily Overman
6 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

Truths revealed in a marriage counseling session lead to an unexpected reunion.

 

Circle of Stone

Directed by
Mark Andrews
starring
Will Lurié, John Crosthwite, Danielle Levin, James Silverman, Kim Donovan
29 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

When rural cops respond to a call for help from one of their own, their search through the woods reveals what happened to a young girl stolen away sixty years before. They find themselves stuck in a supernatural world with their only escape to fight their way out.

 

Ashore

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Rion Smith
starring
Grace Madland, Carl Covington
6 mins
 | 2020
 | United States
 | English
 

A woman wandering the beach finds a strange idol. When she picks it up, she gets views of strange things from other worlds, but also, things from the water seek to return the idol to the depths.

 

PHX

World Premiere
Directed by
Jon Felson
starring
Colin Walker, Victoria Kelleher, Robert Belushi
8 mins
 | 2020
 | United States
 | English
 

A short dive into the power of dreams.

 

The Instrument

World Premiere
Directed by
Chris Hunt
starring
Cory Ball, Joey Nappo, Daniel Pruitt, Virginia Kirby, Henry Heffernan, Johnny Chen, Fred Duffer
33 mins
 | 2020
 | United States
 | English
 

A detective investigates a family that may be connected to the mysterious, non-human origin of a global biological disaster.