Sudden Reality

Director: Matthan Harris (CA)

Running Time: 17 min

A college student is obsessed with his dream girl, and his reality is twisted into a nightmare.

2017 Film Fest Official Selections


Director: Patrick Devaney (NY)

Running Time: 6 min

The words of William Shakespeare, as recited by Carl Childers of "Slingblade".

Suicide Hotline

Director: Philip Clyde-Smith (UK)

Running Time: 9 min

Mr Jameson is having a Thursday like any other. That is, until arriving home from work to answer a cold call the likes of which you've never come across. And hopefully never will.


Director: Caleb Allen (Music Video) (NY)

Running Time: 5 min

The haunting video cuts between Brooklyn-based blues rocker Meghann Wright singing in a graveyard and a bloody, cult exorcism. “Don’t go down to the river, baby,” Meghann sings. “‘Cause ain’t nobody waiting for you there.”

She Rises

Director: Larry Carrell (US Premiere) (CA)

Running Time: 87 min

A director and her lead actor get a vacation rental while filming a movie. What starts as a helpful unassuming very nice host, becomes their worst nightmare.


Director: C.A. Smith (US)

Running Time: 75 min

Two skeptic researchers investigate a mother's claim that an unknown presence may be trying to communicate with her seven-year-old daughter.

Romeo's Distress

Director: Jeff Frumess (World Premiere) (NY)

Running Time: 82 min

A "Shakespearean, Gothic, Horror Thriller" about a boy's unrequited love for a girl... And her father's sadistic response.


Director: Mark J Parker (NY)

Running Time: 18 min

Four college students reunite on a summer night at a house in the woods. As they tell scary stories around the campfire, the line between imagination and reality blurs, and they get the feeling they may not be alone on the property.

Seek and Thou Shalt Find

Director: Michelle Hands (UK)

Running Time: 9 min

One students relentless quest to find the truth about the legend who haunts her university halls leads her directly into the hands of the infamous "Butler" himself. This Thriller Drama is based on a true story of the hauntings at Leeds Beckett University.


Director: Marc Abbott ((NY)

Running Time: 6 min

While helping a friend clean up her basement, two friends fear that there maybe a large rodent hiding in the furnace room.