FANTASY SHORT FILMS

ABSENCE

FANTASY EXPERIMENTAL THRILLER
GERMANY • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY RICHARD MARX

Odd shining stars are in the sky. Something is calling out to Lena. Her life is changing abruptly after a terrible event. Lost in emotions, her passion is leading her to destruction. As everything around Lena starts to collapse, she is still figuring out where she stands.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

AD LIB

FANTASY THRILLER
FRANCE • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JOSEPH CATTÉ

Max and Julie are very much in love. Julie is rather jealous, but Max knows that no one is perfect. Certainly not himself.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

AFTER ASHES

FANTASY DRAMA COMEDY HORROR
USA, MICHIGAN • 15 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JESSE MCANALLY

After a plague wipes out most of humanity, transforming them into mindless creatures, The Grim Reaper struggles with boredom as he kills time more than he does people. Kali Kaminski, the lone human survivor, struggles to maintain her sanity while keeping creatures and lethargy at bay. These two individuals inevitably meet and find kindred spirits in one another changing both of their outlooks on the world they find themselves trapped in.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

AN INVITATION TO TEA

FANTASY DRAMA
USA • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DESIREE ABEYTA

A disheartened Millennial is encouraged to reconnect with the magical stories of her youth when she returns to her childhood home after the death of her grandfather.

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

ARTEMIS

FANTASY QUEER COMEDY STUDENT FILM
USA, NEW YORK • 12 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JACK WARREN

Hayes struggles to fit in with his sword-swinging, live action roleplaying friends, but his discovery of a sparkling blue dress transforms a game of pretend into a journey of gender discovery.

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

BELLA AND THE SLASHER

FANTASY DRAMA THRILLER
USA • 12 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JUSTIN H. REICH

Bella is a girl that can't seem to fit in... but also doesn't want to. In an attempt to connect with her shadowy past, she discovers the most unusual type of friendship.

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

THE BLOOD BRIDE

FANTASY EXPERIMENTAL HORROR THRILLER
UNITED KINGDOM • 19 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY HANNAH MCKIBBIN + CASPAR LEOPARD

When a young woman held captive by a trafficking gang is shot, she falls into a surreal journey through her subconscious as she battles for her life.

BLOCK EIGHT | HORROR SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORTS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 9 PM

DIBBUK

FANTASY HORROR THRILLER
FRANCE • 30 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DAYAN DAVID OUALID

Dan, a pious man who lives on the fringe of his community, the Jewish community of the nineteenth district of Paris, is summoned by Sarah to check on her husband Eli, obviously not in its normal state. Dan then unites a "Minyan", an office with ten people of Israelite confession, to perform an exorcism according to a precise and grueling rite.

BLOCK EIGHT | HORROR SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORTS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 9 PM

ENCHANTED

FANTASY EXPERIMENTAL HORROR THRILLER
UNITED KINGDOM • 6 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ANDREA R. CIOBANU

In a dark and modern fairy tale Lucy becomes a muse for Oliver who uses bizarre methods to create the perfect photograph.

BLOCK EIGHT | HORROR SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORTS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 9 PM

EXODUS: THE ENDLESS VALLEY

FANTASY
AUSTRALIA • 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY MARIGOLD PAZAR

Nearly everyone is gone. Two of the last survivors are stalked by a terrifying creature emanating from the natural world who’s true purpose is unclear. All that is known is that any who have come into contact with it have never been seen again - but where have they gone? As Ruth loses everyone around her and is confronted with an encroaching end, she falls upon a lost doorway which may or may not lead her to safety – but time to find an escape is running out.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

THE FLAME

FANTASY DRAMA
ITALY • 19 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY GIACOMO TALAMINI

XVIII century. Winter is upon a tiny and remote mountain community. Young Elk, son of the village chief, suffers from an apparently incurable illness. As the adults leave the village looking for a remedy, leaving Elk and a few other kids alone, a sinister entity emerged from their people’s legends begins to torment them.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

FOREST SOUL

FANTASY DRAMA
GERMANY • 17 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CHARLOTTE PAULSEN

Joris struggles to find a cure for his ill and ever distancing brother Veit.

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

FRUITFLY

FANTASY
CANADA • 12 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JEFFREY HANLEY

A sardonic comedy about depression in the spirit of "Twilight Zone".
Amelia invites her sister Olive to stay with her, which she soon regrets as Olive sets them off on a road trip in search for Euphoria.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

HERE CUT SALON

FANTASY MYSTERY DRAMA STUDENT FILM
USA, CALIFORNIA • 8 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY KENNETH MA

On a mysterious night, a hairdresser who has a magical power of cutting sadness meets a strange client whose face is covered by their hair......The hairdresser seems to have found the "person" that she looking for.

BLOCK THREE | HUMANS AND DROIDS WITH HEARTS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 11 PM

KNIGHTMAN

FANTASY DRAMA
USA, NEW YORK • 20 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JUN SEKIYA

A medieval knight searches for the Holy Grail in New York City, believing it will return him home to his time period. Convinced that the Grail is a woman he’s infatuated with, the knight must try and win her love, or stay stranded in an age not his own.

BLOCK THREE | HUMANS AND DROIDS WITH HEARTS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 11 PM

THE GIFT

FANTASY DRAMA
USA, CALIFORNIA • 13 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JACINTHA CHARLES

A girl with uncommonly large ears is bullied at school, but finds solace in her friendship with a crow in the woods. She feeds the bird everyday and in exchange it presents her with gifts, until a violent encounter at school causes their ritual to take an unsettling turn.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

GODS GAME

FANTASY WEBSERIES
FRANCE • 25 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY TONY CHASLAS

2018. Lucas, a local journalist, has just lost his grandfather. The day before the funeral, Lucas had a dream that brought him back to 1998 during an event he had already experienced. Upon awakening, he can no longer distinguish the dream from reality, which he thinks he has changed.

BLOCK FOUR | SCI-FI WEBSERIES EPISODES & STAR WARS FAN FILMS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 11 AM

GREEK GOSSIP

FANTASY DRAMA STUDENT FILM
USA, CALIFORNIA• 20 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY NOAH DEAN DAVENPORT

In a world where Greek mythology is reality, a lonely reporter finds his morals swayed by his desperation for affection.

BLOCK THREE | HUMANS AND DROIDS WITH HEARTS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th @ 11 PM

LIVING IN CRIME ALLEY

BATMAN FANFILM
UK • 9 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ROB AYLING

A single father struggles to bring up his child, a huge fan of the dark knight, in downtown Gotham, known to citizens as Crime Alley.

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY

FANTASY COMEDY
USA, CALIFORNIA• 25 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY ROBERT HUSTED

A photographer and an adventurer discover that all of the abandoned shopping carts in LA's San Fernando Valley lead to a hidden cave off of Sepulveda Blvd. with a lost treasure inside - guarded by a dragon!

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

MIDNIGHT ROSE

FANTASY SUPERHERO DRAMA
USA • 8 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY VANESSA M. H. POWERS

A young superheroine must make a great sacrifice to protect her secret identity when a caring educator takes note of her mysterious injuries and becomes suspicious.

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

MOMENT

SCI-FI FANTASY DRAMA
CANADA • 21 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY GEOFFREY ULOTH

Brutally attacked by three masked men on Halloween night, a homeless girl faces her worst nightmare... until time stops... and she meets two mysterious strangers who can't save her, but might help her save herself.

BLOCK THIRTEEN | FANTASY SHORTS DARK AND SPOOKY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30 PM

PLAY NICE

FANTASY THRILLER
UK • 11 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY SAMUAL DAWES

Mel makes the most of her free house by getting down to some serious gaming, but is interrupted by her children’s toys when they decide they aren’t getting enough attention. However she quickly realises they’re not quite so fun to play with...

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

POWER

FANTASY DRAMA
USA, TEXAS • 12 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY CHRIS FOITO

A mother tries to reconnect with her son across memories, missed calls, modern distractions, and the distance of neglected relationships.

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

THE MIRROR

FANTASY DRAMA
USA, CALIFORNIA • 22 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY JOEL KOHN

When a young girl discovers a mysterious antique mirror in the basement of her ailing grandmother’s house, she accidentally opens a window between time that allows her to cross over into war-torn Nazi-occupied Poland.

BLOCK TEN | SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORTS: FUN AND GAMES! | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 12 PM

SANG DEL DRAC

FANTASY THRILLER
USA, CALIFORNIA • 14 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY VINCENT MCLEAN

In the not-too-distant future, dark forces search for a way to cheat death. It's believed that Sang del Drac, the blood of the dragon, can only be found in sacred trees deep within the jungles, but some think the myth points to a different source.

BLOCK EIGHT | HORROR SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORTS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 9 PM

UNADVENTURERS

FANTASY WEB SERIES
BRAZIL • 10 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY Lucas Durão, Sophia Tomazelli, Leonardo Praça, Aline Zambrini, Luiza Azevedo, Luciana Bonassi

After walking away from Mother and giving up his financial privileges in order to be faithful to his friends, Vic finds out that an adventurer's life is even worse without support. Things get harder for the Fellowship of the Tan Dragon when Mother puts a bounty in Vic's head - dead or alive.
While they fight to survive the world coming down on their heads, Vic and his friends have to face the The Fellowship of the Golden Dragon of Divine Diamonds, the legendary top-ranked adventurers, led by no one other than Vic's younger sister, who he hasn't seen since his parents divorce when they were children. Not enough of a humiliation to live under the protection of his famous baby sister, Vic has to face all his flaws as his ties to his friends break down one by one and Fliq begins a relationship with one of the A-ranked adventurers, Salazariel, the famous half-elf druid. Along with a whole new set of characters, the group also meets some old fan-favorite characters, like Joana, the Tavern Kepper, and the mysterious Inspector.

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM

YAAX CHE

FANTASY THRILLER STUDENT SHORT
USA, CALIFORNIA • 19 MINUTES • DIRECTED BY DIEGO UGALDE

Set during the Mayan empire “Yaax Che” tells the story of two twin brothers sent on a quest to rescue the Princess of the Moon, they soon realize there is someone after them. The ruler of the underworld Xibalba.

BLOCK FIVE | FANTASY SHORTS: IMAGINED AND MANIFESTED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th @ 3 PM