2017 Film Fest Official Selections
The Last Taxi Driver
Director: Debra Markowitz (NY)
Running Time: 15 min
A disgruntled taxi driver refuses to give up his chosen career, even when most of the inhabitants left are zombies.
The Darkness Keeper
Director: Rodrigo Atienzar (Spain)
Running Time: 19 min
May is afraid of the dark and she has a plan to catch it. But she's forgetting a small detail: when night falls, darkness is everywhere.
The Night Whispered
Director: Nicholas Vince (UK)
Running Time: 8 min
On a bitterly cold night, three friends miss the last tram home and decide to take a shortcut through a dark country park. Uninvited, an elderly man and his dog join them. In the park; one hears a whisper, turns and vanishes. The others search, until they too hear whispers.
The Ruins of Villastrigo
Director: Keith McMahon (NY)
Running Time: 12 min
A vampire seeks to escape the ruins he is entrapped in.
Director: Tom Gliserman (NY)
Running Time: 20 min
The power fails in the city. What ensues in the wake is an incisive tête-à-tête between two stranded strangers. They grapple with the dilemma of an increasingly intimate encounter: how much does one really want to know about the other, and what precisely is one inclined to reveal?
Director: Jim Crooks (Australia)
Running Time: 4 min
Frank finds a door that, he is certain, shouldn't exist.
The Dark Tapes
Director: Michael McQuown (FL)
Running Time: 95 min
Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity. Could the supernatural exist in our everyday lives and have a plausible, scientific basis? The Dark Tapes explores this and more with surprising, sometimes shocking results that will leave you questioning what could be real.
The Call for Charlie
A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward.
The Sunken Convent
Director: Michael Panduro (Denmark)
Running Time: 15 min
A man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit of home surgery, he drives to the woods.
Director: Daniel Kackmair (Austria)
Running Time: 5 min
The dark soul of Hackmonocut's music comes along with a familiar feeling of melancholy in his voice, driven by humming, distorted rock guitars creating Hackmonocut's special kind of alternative rock noir sound.