19:00 – Shorts Program 3 – Dark Gatherings
Where would horror be without pacts, covens, cults, or occult gatherings and undertakings? Let’s peer into a vengeful feminist gang’s murder lair, two friend’s bloody dabblings in witchcraft, a dangerous game in dark woods, and even a pie eating contest, tainted by some insidious goings-on.
What Metal Girls are into (15:31)
Written and Directed by Laurel Veil, US, 2017
Three women go to a metal festival in the desert and find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.
Blood Sisters (11:01)
Directed by Caitlin Koller, Australia, 2017
Amateur witchcraft conjures up bloody consequences. (European Premiere)
Directed by Joe Savage, Produced by Natasha Jalonen, UK, 2017
Spotlight is a short, one shot horror film about four young girls who play a game of ‘Spotlight’ in the forest, but soon begin to suspect they might not be alone. (European Premiere)
Madder Isle (7:39)
Written and Directed by Laura Spark, UK, 2017
In a poisoned sea, on a forsaken rock, a holy sect seeks to bring about a new era, but Morgan discovers their intentions are not wholly pure, and there’s more to the Island than rocks and mud. (German Premiere)
The Penny Dropped (5:47)
Written, Produced, and Directed by A D Cooper, UK, 2016
A desperate woman seeks help from an unlikely source in a dark place. Neither of them realize that their futures will be decided by the flip of a coin. (Berlin Premiere)
Written and Directed by Katie Bonham, UK, 2017
A magical realism short that uncovers the sacrifices people make to take control of their lives and the evils that lurk in the darkness of desperation. (German Premiere)
Directed by Edda Manriquez, US, 2016
Prayers is a hand processed, 16mm experimental horror piece that explores the mysticism of the occult and its ritualistic practices.
The Contest (7:54)
Written, Produced and Directed by Aimee Morgan, US, 2017
Female-driven horror/dark comedy about an annual cherry pie contest in a small town where one – or more – of the contestants is a murderer.
Devil is on his Way (6:05)
Written and Directed by Ophelie Neve, Belgium, 2017
A female gang decides to take revenge on the men who harass them, in a bloody, unexpected way… (German Premiere)
There will be a short Q&A with directors Caitlin Koller and Katie Bonham after the screening.