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Chaps-Away

Chaps-Away

CHAPS AWAY is a revolutionary new product. One that will get rid of your chapped lips immediately. But there's a catch. When a man finds a mysterious bottle of Chaps Away, things are looking up...until the side effects start...
Tekenchu

Tekenchu

Rafael, a seriously injured man, falls into the darkness of the Tlalpujahua forest, is found by Teresa and her sister Dolores who take care of him, until they discover his dark past and return him to the forest but now at the mercy of Tekenchu.
Maeve in the Dark

Maeve in the Dark

Sexuality and gender norms are explored when a chronically ill teen meets her new A.I. nurse, LEM.
My psycho Fan

My psycho Fan

A serial killer works in his studio. Until he's disturbed by the visit of his biggest fan. The killer wants to kill him but changes his mind by discovering his admiration. Flattered, the killer offers him to see his studio. The fan finds himself doomed to admire the killer for eternity.
Empath

Empath

The young butcher and cattle farmer Sonja works on her grandparents' small family cattle farm. She loves her animals, just like the roast beef on Sundays. When one of her animals disappears, she goes on a search and meets an unknown, highly intelligent creature from a foreign world in the forest. She panics and breaks her leg trying to run away. After the creature takes her to its shelter, an abandoned cabin in the woods, it seems friendly to her surprise. It heals her injuries and shares its food with her. It's curious and seems to enjoy communicating with Sonja in its own odd way. But when the creature realizes that Sonja is cognitively inferior to him, it slaughters the young woman and then eats her.
String of Fate

String of Fate

To save his dying wife from the curse, Luke must train himself and go back in time to kill his wife's past self, a deadly assassin.
The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour

A woman is haunted during the night by a spirit in her home.
S.A.D - The Movie

S.A.D - The Movie

A kid creates space adventures with his toys.As summer break arrives,he travels with his parents to the Scottish highlands,but a storm puts his imagination to the test,and his fate will depend on it.
There is exactly enough time

There is exactly enough time

Oskar Salomonowitz, the 12-year-old son of filmmakers Anja Salomonowitz and Virgil Widrich, had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident. Using the remaining blank sheets, his father continued drawing the film.
Winner of 32 international film awards!
Bygone

Bygone

A young woman wakes up in the middle of an apocalyptic, deserted world. As she meanders through the abandoned remains, she encounters a looming presence.
Triplex

Triplex

Mehran has invited a special guest tonight, but he doesn’t know what expecting him!
2083

2083

Bob and Mia are discontent with their alienated lives - until they meet at a neglected gallery. The film is a journey through time into a future of the past not too dissimilar to our present.
Crack

Krak

Crack

Two women who live isolated try to overcome grief, when suddenly a cat bursts into their lives, connecting them in a way they could never have imagined.
Beacon

Beacon

After a freak accident in space, a mechanic crash lands on a barren ice planet unaware his ordeal is only just beginning.
Line21

Line21

In a dystopian society where human emotions have almost been abolished the meeting between a woman and an agent will light a spark in this cold world. 2084, an inspector interrogates a suspect about an incident that happened at the Etherium station on the Line 21.
Tab ur et

Tab ur et

Abuse, excess, overconsumption; the rise and fall of life.
To Err

To Err

When Kiara, an AI satellite, is sent to observe a blackhole, she forms a friendship with Noelle back on Earth. Despite the growing distance, the two sprout an unlikely dialogue that examines humanity's greatest question.
One Minute

Un Minuto

One Minute

A disturbing Skype call turns a young couple's morning into a nightmare that could alter their lives forever.
Strangers in the Night

Strangers in the Night

A lonesome truck driver picks up a mysterious hitchhiker who may be more than he appears.
The Internet Remains Undefeated

The Internet Remains Undefeated

Layla decides to confront her noisy neighbor after one too many inconsiderate nights. On entering his flat she makes the grave discovery that there is far more going on than loud music. Now trapped inside, she must fight for survival from the threats of a haunted boombox and a terrifyingly possessed dancer in this family friendly horror-comedy.
Space Race

Space Race

Just as an astronaut successfully lands on the moon and prepares to plant his flag, the astronaut discovers that a rival astronaut has the same goal in mind.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH!

📖 Josh, a 6 y.o. kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth.
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🏆 With 50+ festival selections and 8 awards in United States, Romania, Colombia, Iran and Poland, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH! is proving to be a festival favourite.
Captain

Captain

When a space captain (Carolynn Stouder) damages the navigation system after taking control of her ship from her AI companion, C.H.A.R.L.I.E. (Adam Rebora), she must overcome her fears and make repairs before it's too late.
The Strong Box

The Strong Box

Randall, flat broke and in debt, discovers golden treasure in an ancient strong box. The treasure can be his...if he grants one small request.
Launch at Paradise

Launch at Paradise

A powerful shadow organization offers its agents ‘eternal life’ in exchange for their brain matter, in order to create a super intelligence that could spell an end to war and conflict.
Stuck

Stuck

Sophia, a fearful young woman, accidentally lets a demonic entity loose while moving to her new house. She has to face the entity who reflects her personal struggle with insecurity.
Golem

Golem

Cristina is desperate. Her co-star is gone and she has to perform for a very important agent in a matter of hours. Using her skills as an acting coach, Cristina resorts to the only available tool: her assistant, a clumsy and unimaginative robot named Golem.
Cicada

Cicada

Nothing is ever really perfect, except the reviews for this 5-star secluded getaway under the stars.
The Automaton Factory

The Automaton Factory

In their workshop on top of a wooden tower, Power and Media manufacture and animate automatons.Once animated, the automatons become workers with the purpose of raising the tower. When Power crushes an automaton between his fingers, Media and the automatons turn against him and try to overthrow him
NAFAS NAKESH (Don’t Breathe)

NAFAS NAKESH

NAFAS NAKESH (Don’t Breathe)

To exert more tyranny and suppression, the ruling power has done something to its dissenters that they exhale smoke when they breathe, and the agents must take into custody such people wherever they find them. Unaware of the law, a man meets one of the dissidents and it changes the course of his life, until he decides to immigrate to a better land with the dissident for a better life.
Pasaia

Pasaia

A thin line separates life from death. Today, Gotzon, between shots of whiskey and surrounded by the particular fauna of his usual bar, travels through the sinister passages that connect them, guided by the magical skills of Ixabel and her crossword puzzle.
Rain

Rain

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Teacher

Teacher

A survivor without modern education, a military robot born for war, they met in the ruins after the destruction of civilization, but became the starting point of a new civilization.
Human beings created poetry in the most difficult times of survival. Poetry has no meaning for survival. But what is the meaning of survival itself? Taking the doomsday wasteland as the cloak, exploring the meaning of life and civilization, is the soul of this story.
UMPAN

UMPAN

UMPAN horror short film was inspired by the director's housing area at the jetty. Ah Qiang is a middle-aged man who likes to fishing at midnight. He meets himself as an UMPAN at the jetty, which will change the course of his karma.
Crappy Taxidermy

Crappy Taxidermy

Inside a curiosity cabinet, a failed taxidermy journeys through the night to rebuild itself. During its travelling, it will meet another taxidermy that will changes its perception of beauty.
WICCA

WICCA

Lors d'une pyjama party, une bande d'amies réveillent une sorcière par mégarde...
SUPERSCOPE

SUPERSCOPE

An astrophysicist discovers infinite zooming capabilities in his telescope which diverts his research into a completely new direction.
A Grievance With Gravity

A Grievance With Gravity

In order to stay tethered to the Earth, Zoe wears bricks and blocks to weigh her down. Why? Gravity doesn't affect her. While she tries her best to live a normal life, she constantly feels like an outcast. Then, she decides to open herself up to the world and celebrate her different-ness!
Calypso Island

Isla Calipso

Calypso Island

Lucía and Ulises are a couple that live around an environmental crisis. A massive migration is coming. He thinks everything’s lost, she still has hope for a better life. Now it's the moment to decide whether they stay or leave, one might surrender or each one would take it’s own way.
Babel

BABEL

Babel


The short film, which stretches the relationship between faith and peace, paints a utopian picture of the future.
After a devastating apocalypse, humanity is reborn and an entity is created that, through the transformation of its faith, saves humanity into a new world.
The French Kingdom

La France, par une longue nuit de sommeil profond

The French Kingdom

Paul is sleepwalking. Eyes closed and in pajamas, he goes for a walk in the city. His awakening will likely be a fall.
Slurp

Slurp

In this fun horror-comedy, an awkward first date at the movies takes a horrific turn when the cinema turns out to be owned and operated by demons.
HOSTE

Hoste

HOSTE

A man lives isolated from society in a rural house. Every night he feeds a wild creature that inhabits the forest that surrounds his home.
Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

A noise awakens a woman who finds something sinister looking for a MIDNIGHT SNACK.
THE BLACK reCAT

THE BLACK reCAT

A stop motion adaptation of the novel by E. A. Poe 'The Black Cat'.
Saint Android

Saint Android

It’s the future, Norman’s wife is dying. In these final moments, he calls for guidance - but it’s not what he asked for.
Survivers

Survivers

Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?
Annelida

Annelida

A darkness descends and changes the lives of a series of people living in a decaying tower block.
Compulsion

Compulsion

Curtis, a gleefully sadistic serial killer who preys on young women, follows Leslie home one night and terrorizes her only to discover he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
Conversations with a monkey

Conversaciones con un mono

Conversations with a monkey

Juan Siegman is a film director who is not at his best. He is working on his new script with the help of a robot. What could go wrong?
Secret

Secreto

Secret

A young girl has to tell her boyfriend that she is an alien.
Pray what you know

Reza lo que sepas

Pray what you know

Maria reads the letters at home, David comes for the first time to get information about his future, but things don't go as expected.
The Witch

The Witch

A woman is haunted by a presence. Every night it comes back. But is it real, or just her imagination?
Sourdough

Sourdough

While housesitting, Tom encounters a supernatural sourdough that takes hold. A 90 sec. comedic thriller.
The Gift

The Gift

No one knows why the aliens came or why they never made contact. But when their true intentions are revealed, unspeakable tragedy unfolds.
The man who played too much

The man who played too much

The story of a man who does not want to grow, but being a "child" carries its risks.
The Twins

The Twins

Twins Lake and Lucas hate each others’ guts. One day after school, their sibling rivalry gets out of hand.
Axmo Deus

Axmo Deus

Axmo Deus is an anthology series composed of 1-Minute films that run the spectrum from paranormal horror, gore, and every bloodcurdling thing in between. There is safety in fear.
Fiesta Blood

Fiesta Blood

An avenging piñata is fighting back against the brutality of birthday party piñata murder on a mission to save his fellow brethren.
Diya

Diya

An girl arrives in India, carrying her luggage off a rickshaw. She looks around and notices a booth where people are lighting diyas (oil lanterns). Awkwardly, she waits for the people at the booth to leave, and then excitedly approaches. Taking a deep breath, she goes through the ritual of lighting a diya, only for her flame to light blue instead of yellow. Surprised, she looks around, noticing that everyone else has yellow flames. She tries to cover her flame, only for it to come to life! It tries to show off and shine bright, but the girl is distracted by some aunties approaching. She quickly hides the flame behind her back as she gets bombarded by the aunties aggressive affection. The flame tries to get the girls attention, but is unsuccessful and turns around to sulk. It then notices the large bonfire and escapes from the girl's diya while she is distracted. The girl sees the flame heading towards the bonfire and panics! She excuses herself from the aunties, who shake their heads disapprovingly, to chase the flame. The girl awkwardly fumbles her way through a street and follows the flame into a sari store. She admires the space as she walks through, but she trips and spills fabric all over the place. As she cleans up, she tries on one of the saris, only for it to fall off her. At that moment, the flame appears from behind the mirror and runs behind some curtains. The girl hurriedly cleans up and runs after the flame. She chases the flame through people dancing, however she is too slow and the flame jumps into the bonfire. The girl is horrified as the bonfire turns from yellow to blue, and the crowd stares on in shock. As the girl sobs, someone from the crowd helps her up and shows her that she is not the only one with different coloured flames. Reassured that she is not alone, the girl approaches the bonfire and asks for her flame to return to her. It does, and she is surrounded by others who are just like her, with unusual coloured flames, and she is not alone.
The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

A little scarecrow lives his days between the sun and the ears of corn. The visit of evil ravens reveal the true nature of the place.
Cutter

Cutter

A teenage cutter in recovery and her overbearing mother are haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.
Hunter's Cabin

Hunter's Cabin

A young father withdraws to a remote cabin to face his curse alone, but he's not the only one with a dark past in the woods tonight.
Artificial Existence

Artificial Existence

A mother desperately yearns to escape an oppressive dystopian society where humans have merged with machines and life is automated by artificial intelligence, but her family would rather live in technological comfort than escape with her into the unforgiving wilderness.
The Sky Above the City

Le ciel au-dessus de la ville

The Sky Above the City

In the distant future, a community living in a desert universe remembers with melancholy the time when there were still trees, insects, birds...
Oneiros

Oneiros

An ordinary day of an office worker changes dramatically when an unknown force picks her up and takes through space and time, and she no longer understands who is playing the game.
Miller

Miller

A failed engineer seeking multiversal travel encounters his younger self from an alternate timeline — a successful inventor with secret intentions.
Respirations

Respirations

In a burning world, wrecked by pollution, a survivor is heading toward his final destination.
4 HUNTERS

4 HUNTERS

Lara, Viki, Crow and Durd, four loners who hunt paranormal phenomena go to an isolated place, where the year before some backpackers disappeared. For different reasons, each of them knows the legend of the Krampus, an evil creature that has appeared over centuries on one particular night of the year and then disappears, sometimes for generations. The hunt almost costs them their lives, before Durd is successful securing the Krampus in a box, without any witnesses. The four hunters, now, find each other around the box in the countryhouse. They should be happy to be alive, having something worth millions to split, but mistrust and greed take over, finding themselves pitted against one another.
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Lara, Viki, Crow und Durd, vier Einzelgänger, die paranormale Phänomene jagen, treffen an einen abgelegenen Ort aufeinander, an dem im Jahr zuvor einige Rucksacktouristen verschwanden. Jeder von ihnen kennt aus unterschiedlichen Gründen die Legende vom Krampus, einer blutrünstigen Kreatur, die über Jahrhunderte gewütet hat aber seit einigen Generationen verschwunden schien. Die Jagd kostet sie fast das Leben, bis Durd den Krampus alleine in einer Kiste sichert. Die vier Jäger finden sich nun um die Kiste im Landhaus wieder, könnten froh erfolgreich und am Leben zu sein, aber Misstrauen und Gier überwiegen und die 4 Jäger stellen sich, jeder gegen jeden.
THE SPRAYER

THE SPRAYER

In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private.
So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary
M.O.M.

M.O.M.

Nao’s daily life is guided by MOM, an advanced artificial intelligence capable of adopting an overprotective role in people’s daily activities to the point of controlling and manipulating their lives.
Night fell upon me

Cadde la notte su di me

Night fell upon me

After a night at the club, a man tries to enter his car but is blocked by the software that runs it because of his alcohol level. The man and the car discuss like a couple until his physical and verbal aggressions grow unexpectedly. The film is an allegory for gender violence, by representing the distorted vision of a possessive man.
The Hobbyist

The Hobbyist

A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.
TOYING BOX

TOYING BOX

Two kids play with their imagination while living around automation.
A Surrealist journey of kids through colors, textures, shapes and Blue Line mixed with their playful sounds and the rhythm of automation.

This film is an allegorical representation of animation and automation.
The Bogadai

The Bogadai

A man seeks help to save himself from a mysterious and Northern entity.
UFO

OVNI

UFO

A night marked on the calendar, two friends, a lot of food and the hope of seeing a UFO. Between bites, Lorena and Cristina chat about human relationships, their fears and extraterrestrials. Will thes
Clap

Clap

In the depths of an underground parking garage, a woman realises she may not be the only one down there.
Genres

Genres

A struggling film writer seeks inspiration at the bar. But the bartender is more than he appears...
Un-Portalable!

Un-Portalable!

Enya is preparing to meet up with a new friend. He wants to make a good impression, but his buddy Jonesy complicates things in a major way
The Hellish Family

La Familia Infernal

The Hellish Family

A faint-hearted priest must exorcise a demon from the body of a teenager whose possession seems to have changed his life... for the better.

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