Midnight Shorts

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Midnight Shorts

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Due to graphic content, no one under 18 will be admitted.

When real life is stranger than fiction, where do you turn for an escape? This collection of 15 new films continues the tradition of dragging you kicking, screaming, and begging for mercy to the edge of the proverbial cliff, and then shoving your puritanical soul right over the edge.  All bets are off with this year’s program, featuring the most hilarious, surreal, and boundary-pushing content we have seen in years. Been to past events? Think you’ve seen it all? You’re in for a rude awakening!

Midnight Shorts

The Popping

Directed by: Shelby Pogue

USA, 2020, 2m

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Let’s all go to the lobby to get ourselves a bloodbath!

Midnight Shorts

The Thing That Ate the Birds

Directed by: Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham

UK, 2021, 12m

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On the North Yorkshire moors, Head Gamekeeper Abel discovers the thing that is eating his grouse.

Midnight Shorts

Heat

Directed by: Thessa Meijer

Netherlands, 2019, 3m

In Dutch with English subtitles

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During an extreme heat wave, a shy girl seeks refuge in an ice cream shop. But when she looks into the eyes of the charming vendor, she finds herself on thin ice.

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Lucky Feet 2000

Directed by: Mary Dauterman

USA, 2021, 4m

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Mary Dauterman (“White Rock Skate,” FFF 2019; “Hey Girl,” FFF 2020) makes her second appearance in Midnight Shorts with this surreal tale that will make you think twice about scheduling your next pedicure. Pro Tip: Always listen to the goldfish!

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Jimi

Directed by: Joren Cull

Canada, 2020, 3m

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Beavis and Butt-head ain’t got nothing on Jimi—a Hendrix superfan who will go to excruciating lengths to gain the guitar-playing powers of his idol.

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Sharkbaby

Directed by: Steven Shea

USA, 2021, 2m

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Cartoon Network voice king Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) is a baby shark. That’s all you need to know about this new film from director Steven Shea (Surviving Supercon, FFF 2020).

Midnight Shorts

Death Hacks: The 9 Circles of Hell – #9 Will Shock You

Directed by: Aaron Augenblick

USA, 2020, 3m

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Aaron Augenblick (“Danger Dan,” FFF 2014) returns to FFF with this animated horror comedy starring Kristen Schaal and Thomas Middleditch.

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Progressive Touch

Directed by: Michael Portnoy

Netherlands, 2020, 12m

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Can you fuck to an irregular beat?

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Don’t Touch Your Face

Directed by: Leah Shore

USA, 2020, 1m

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A public service announcement from the queen of the bizarre, Leah Shore (“Join Baron’s Dance Crew Infomercial,” FFF 2020).

Midnight Shorts

Everything You Need To Know About Pierogi

Directed by: Jonathan Phillips

USA, 2019, 3m

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A short video outlining everything one may need to know about pierogi and a great deal of other things.

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Stuck

Directed by: David Mikalson

USA, 2020, 14m

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A gymnastics coach must deal with a man (Davey Johnson, Wyrm, FFF 2020) who has taken an interest in the young girls she coaches, in this wicked new short that really sticks the landing.

Midnight Shorts

Little Miss Fate

Directed by: Joder von Rotz

Switzerland, 2020, 8m

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Little Miss Fate lives in a world driven by fate. When the opportunity arises, she slips into the role of the world leader. Unintentionally she creates a monster, which greedily wants to suck up all the love of the world.

Midnight Shorts

With Pleasure

Directed by: Maxwell Nalevansky and Carl Fry

USA, 2020, 8m

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Cherry Blossom’s burlesque bar is a sacred place in which people speak in proverb and poetry, until a late-night raider enters, demanding their worldly possessions in this Lynchian nightmare that was crafted by collaborators across four countries: Philippines, Argentina, USA, and Australia.

Midnight Shorts

Run That Shit!

Directed by: Tristan Kim

USA, 2021, 15m

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A Satanic cult coerces a beaten-down rapper from Savannah, Georgia, into stealing an enchanted chamber pot with the promise that it will make him more famous than his superstar childhood friend and fellow rapper, Big Tobacco.

Midnight Shorts

Adventures of a Very Sad Willy

Directed by: Claire Leona Apps

USA, 2021, 1m

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Stuck at home during the COVID lockdown with a lusty lady, Sad Willy yearns for self-isolation.