Short Films: Midnighters


Directed by Virat Pal
USA | 15 minutes | 2020
WORLD PREMIERE. Things start to change in the life of a depressed middle-aged woman when a mysterious mask appears at her doorstep.


Directed by Ariel Zengotita
USA | 10 minutes | 2020
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. A reclusive college student is driven mad after picking a booger he can’t flick away.


Directed by Lorian Gish & Justin Knoepfel
USA | 15 minutes | 2020
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. During a plagued dust and wind storm in 1963, a countryman takes in a weary traveler seeking refuge, but discovers the truth in the circumstances of his arrival.


Directed by Heath C. Michaels
USA | 3 minute | 2020
WORLD PREMIERE. Alice comes face-to-face with her reflection.


Directed by John Poliquin
USA | 9 minute | 2020
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. An insecure teenager deletes her social media accounts and learns that what she put online will come back to haunt her.


Directed by David Mahmoudieh
USA | 8 minutes | 2020
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. Jill’s got the snake. Julia’s got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness…


Directed by Ben & Jacob Burghart
USA | 7 minutes | 2019
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. Having survived a harrowing plane crash, an army pilot finds himself suspended from a canopy of trees high above the forest floor by his parachute. After making contact with his co-pilot on the ground, they realize that something is stalking them in the dark.


Directed by Carlyn Hudson
USA | 11 minutes | 2020
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. Kerry is at a sleepover with the socially awkward, mysteriously orphaned heiress Katie. Friendship — in a society that grows ever isolating — is explored as Kerry learns the hard way that Katie always gets what she wants.

Directed by Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing
USA | 7 minutes | 2019
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. A neglected boy with a sweet tooth gets more than he bargained for when he receives a special visit from the mysterious Ice Cream Man, Mr. Sweetie.