New Shorts

New Shorts #20 Midnight Movies Nightcap

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23:30 Fri 13 Jan 2012

Rio Rio

London Short Film Festival teams up with Midnight Movies for a second year running. This selection of mindbending short films mixes late-night surrealistic nightmares with more out-and-out horror. Includes the Warp Films produced short by artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, The Organ Grinder’s Monkey, starring Rhys Ifans.

Films screening in this programme are eligible for the Popcorn Horror Award for Best Horror Short. The winning film will receive a £300 cash prize, plus a year’s subscription to the Popcorn Horror mobile phone app and 2 weeks free promotion on their website, including having your film posted as “video of the week”.

Tickets for this event are available via the Rio website.

Films listed below are in alphabetical order. ****


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  • 1/4"

    Ian Pons Jewell 6 mins (UK, 2011)

    A sound artist is haunted by the echoes of her recordings.
  • 2.20

    Jason Wingard 3 mins (UK, 2011)

    When a man is handed some glasses outside a shisha bar he has a short space of time to figure out what the glasses mean.

    Ben Whitehead 4 mins (UK, 2011)

    An insight into human vulnerability and fragility opposed by the demands of social conformity, gender stereotype, and sexual dominance

    Robert Morgan 23 mins (UK, 2011)

    Bobby Yeah is a petty thug who lightens his miserable existence by brawling and stealing stuff. One day, he steals the favourite pet of some very dangerous individuals, and finds himself in deep trouble.

    Evrim Ersoy / Russell Would / James Pearcey 2 mins (UK, 2011)

    In 1978 an unknown British exploitation film became the most shocking cause celebre of its' time. All prints of the film were destroyed - all that remains is the trailer!

    Ian Pons Jewell 3 mins (UK, 2011)

    The momentary incursion of a frightening force; an object's nightmare of the human mind.

    Laura Clarke 8 mins (UK, 2011)

    The conflicts between real and fantasy, between the inside and the outside, between being and becoming, innocence and experience and the ideas that surround our experience of 'liminality' are represented by occupying a middle ground between states.

    Simon Levene 2 mins (UK, 2011)

    Vampires have hunted humans since the dawn of time. Yet with rising inflation and soaring unemployment, it’s vampires who are currently struggling for survival.

    Tony Burke 4 mins (UK, 2011)

    A lonely God-fearing spinster is woken in the middle of the night by a fox's distant eerie mating calls, and decides to join it.

    Jake & Dinos Chapman 15 mins (UK, 2011)

    Pablo, a cockroach with artistic aspirations, follows Rhys from pub to studio in pursuit of his dream, and comes to sticky end.

    Johnny Barrington 14 mins (UK, 2011)

    A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied and wounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.