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Walking Home Alone at Night

Friday 24th November

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Women often play victims in horror. But not tonight! Tales of late-night terrors, paranoia, nightmares and twisted love affairs, that take logical fears and turn them into believable nightmares, these short films will stay with you for days.

Blood Shed4-min

BLOOD SHED

Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts to build his very own dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood. As the body count rises, and the shed’s ferocious appetite grows, Jack is faced with a horrifying dilemma. A comedy horror about a man’s twisted love for his shed… that eats people.

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Cat Davies

The Penny Dropped

THE PENNY DROPPED 

A desperate woman seeks help from an unlikely source in a dark place. Neither of them realise that their futures will be decided by the flip of a coin.

Nominated for:
Cinematography Award – Candida Richardson

Katie3-min

KATIE

Katie has spent the past 12 years of her life in a coma. After numerous glimmers of hope, the decision has finally been made to take her off life support. Katie is awoken when the sound of her crying mother seeps into her sub-conscience. Unable to communicate, Katie must find another way of returning to her before it’s too late.

Nominated for:
Production Design Award  – Simona Cucinella

Kiss the Devil2-min

KISS THE DEVIL

When a manuscript editor begins her darkest project yet, it seems to take on a life of its own. Struggling to maintain the affection and support of her husband, emotions that were once suppressed break out in dangerous ways.

Nominated for:
Cinematography Award – Rachel Wood

Don_t Think of a Pink Elephant4-min

DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT

We’ve all had thoughts of what might happen should we jump from a high place, drop the baby, or stab someone with a fork. Usually we can dismiss them without a care – but what if we couldn’t? Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant enters the world of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Suraya Raja
Cinematography Award – Anna L Macdonald

The Visitor

THE VISITOR

On the way home from her friend’s party, Anna gets a surprise visitor.

Nominated for:
Editing Award – Samantha Rhodes and Jojo Erholtz

Layers of Fear 1

LAYERS OF FEAR

Layers of fear is a short animation that explores the boundary between real world and dreams in the mind of a child as he’s experiencing a typical childhood trauma and how his dreams are influenced by it.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Hsin-Ying Liu

Pulse2

PULSE

A married man looking for an online tryst finds that someone is always watching, in this supernatural morality tale.

Nominated for:
Composing Award – Becki Pantling

Dead. Tissue. Love.1-min

DEAD.TISSUE.LOVE

An intimate experimental documentary exploring and examining the individual character of a female necrophiliac, as she journeys and recounts her life experiences, sexual awakening and how she expresses her sexuality, whilst hiding it from a society that puts a demonised face on a human figure.

Nominated for:
Directing Award – Natasha Austin-Green

The Man Up The Stairs1

THE MAN UP THE STAIRS

After many months of loneliness, Julia decides to rent out her fiance’s old room. Her advertisement eventually grabs the interest of Oliver, a young writer. Charming, kind, and handsome, Oliver seems like the perfect tenant- but there’s one problem- he looks exactly like Julia’s ex-fiance.

Nominated for:
Production Design Award – Billie Appleton

DETAILS

Friday 24 November | 8:45pm

Running time | 95 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Venue | Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY

Tickets | £10 / £7.50 concessions

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