NEW SHORTS: Midnight Movies

Friday 15th January -Sunday 17th January 2021

EVENT LEAD - DOSING, dir Matty Crawford

DOSING, dir. Matty Crawford

From developing late night photos at the lab to anxiously tugging at a loose hangnail, even the most innocuous of activities can stir panic and end up something dreadful.

 

This year’s offering of gore and nefariousness takes us on a visceral ride through sinister cults, the dangers of microdosing, the darker side of taxidermy and insects - lots of insects. With new lockdown experimenta from LSFF alumni Bryan M. Ferguson (Satanic Panic ‘87).

 

We recommend keeping tradition with a midnight viewing. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 77'

This programme contains gore and general no good!

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Films:

PETER THE PENGUIN

PETER THE PENGUIN

Andrew Rutter

9'

2020

United Kingdom

Nigel is on his way to meet his partner's daughter Emily for the first time. With high expectations in tow, he's hoping to make a great impression.

NOT ALONE

NOT ALONE

Marcus Clayton

2'

2020

United Kingdom

A sound recordist soon suspects that he might not be alone when he hears voices within the walls.

THE THING THAT ATE THE BIRDS

THE THING THAT ATE THE BIRDS

Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham

12'

2020

United Kingdom

On the North Yorkshire Moors, gamekeeper Abel discovers the thing that is eating his grouse.

INSECTICIDE

INSECTICIDE

Bryan M. Ferguson

5'

2020

United Kingdom

A visual manifestation of anxiety disorder and lockdown-induced paranoia with music from Alex Mackay of Mogwai.

THE MOTORIST

THE MOTORIST

Ciaran Lyons

10'

2020

United Kingdom

When a man refuses to get out of his car after knocking someone down, justice takes a bizarre form.

DOSING

DOSING

Matty Crawford

7'

2020

United Kingdom

It’s 10pm. Franks essay is due at 9am. He’s currently done no work for it. In the hope of improving his concentration, he indulges in some psychedelic microdosing.

4X6

4X6

Jamie Gyngell

6'

2020

United Kingdom

A collage artist finds a killer photo.

HANGNAIL

HANGNAIL

George Lowe

6'

2020

United Kingdom

One man's ambition for perfection will be his unravelling. When Toby's nerves get the better of him ahead of a date he's already late for, his nail biting leads him down a disturbing path.

STUFFED

STUFFED

Theo Rhys

19'

2020

United Kingdom

A dark musical love story about a taxidermist searching for a human to stuff and potentially finding eternal love.