Midnight Shorts has always been a party at ground zero! A homecoming to unleash the freaks. This year, three Midnight Shorts legends return. Combined, these filmmakers have screened 16 films at the Florida Film Festival, but lest you think we rest on well-earned laurels, a group of new deviants, featuring some fierce ladies, are showing up to give these veterans a run for their blood and bodily fluid-soaked money! Who will survive and what will be left of them? Only one way to find out…
The Blood of the Dinosaurs
Directed by: Joseph Badon
USA, 2022, 18m
Uncle Bobbo teaches children where oil comes from.
In the Flesh
Directed by: Daphne Gardner
USA, 2023, 13m
Tracey is addicted to masturbating with her bathtub faucet. When the pipes start shooting out dirty water and she starts leaking black goo, she descends into the basement to find the cause of her suffering and confront it, so she can jerk off in peace.
Directed by: Sasha Argirov
Canada, 2022, 14m
An emotionally stunted man reckons with the deep-rooted resentment he harbors for his ailing mother.
Directed by: Mona Keil
Germany, 2022, 5m
Meaty creatures must learn to share their juicy world with the pesky little bugs before they run dry.
Directed by: Ella Gale
USA, 2022, 9m
After a comedian is infected by a demon who eats anyone she envies, her relationship with her best friend is threatened.
Content: The Lo-Fi Man
Directed by: Brian Lonano and Blake Myers
USA, 2023, 15m
Seven-time FFF alumni filmmaker Brian Lonano (“Gwilliam,” “BFF Girls,” and “Crow Hand”) tries to talk about a beloved cult film. What happens next will shock you!
Directed by: Michael Jones and Paddy Jessop
Australia, 2022, 4m
At night when you sleep, it comes to eat.
Directed by: Kilian Feusi, Jessica Meier, and Sujanth Ravichandran
Switzerland, 2022, 4m
Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe and lands—to his surprise—in a gay fetish club.
Jelqing for Gains
Directed by: T. Arthur Cottam
USA, 2022, 6m
This is how you get big. A gender-bending exploration of penile enhancement rituals from Midnight Shorts legend T. Arthur Cottam (“Beer Goggles,” FFF 2002; “Pornographic Apathetic,” FFF 2003; and “52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs,” FFF 2010).
We Forgot About the Zombies
Directed by: Chris McInroy
USA, 2022, 4m
Two clueless dudes think they found the cure for zombie bites. If they sharpen their Wordle skills, they just might survive in this new horror comedy from Chris McInroy (“Death Metal,” FFF 2017; “We Summoned a Demon,” FFF 2018; and “Guts,” FFF 2022).
Don’t Die on Me
Directed by: Ori Goldberg
Israel, 2022, 3m
Asthmatic Matti is coughing again, and again he hears the irritating sentence, “Don’t die on me.” Only this time, he’s going to. A revolting portrayal of the noisy life inside a malfunctioning body, and the sweet, deadly silence that stops it.