Beyond The Spectrum of Cinema Shorts Block


2016/ CANADA/ 20 Min/ Horror
Directed by Jose Holder
Starring: Amber Goldfarb, Michelle Jiang

Ruby Grimm awakes to the dark reality that nightmares walk among us. Armed with her brother’s research and weaponry, she sets out to systematically destroy them before her mind spirals into madness.

Go Paul
2017/ Germany/ 17 Min/ Dark Comedy
Directed by Felix Karolus
Starring: Gunther Gillian, Miriam Smolka, Michael Stange

Action, Action. You have power over me, nonetheless I have no need of you and I don’t like you anymore. I will leave you now and then you can kiss my butt.“ Everybody thinks to be on top of the game and to outsmart everybody else. „Quick look, quickly shot, good action. Two men fast with him. It’s a pity.“ (from the song „Los Paul“ from Trio)

Father’s Day
2016/ UK/ 10 Min/ Drama
Directed by Mat Johns
Starring: Garth Maunders, Hazel Gibson

Today is special. Apocalypse or not.

Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

2017/ USA/ 18 Min/ Drama
Directed by Elizabeth Yoder, Paul E. Allan, Alina Patra
Starring: Wolfgang Bodison, Harmony Smith, Dawn Forrester

A bereaved woman mourns tremendous loss and struggles to accept redemption. Stuck in an unhealthy grieving pattern, Sanvean’s mother, Margo, has adopted debilitating ways to hold on to memories, which bring her to a breaking point.

The Olympians
2017/ USA/ 23 Min/ Animation, Dark Comedy
Directed by Jeffrey Tomaszewski
Starring: Jeffrey Tomaszewski, Andrew Siecienski, James Euringer

The Greek gods have been long forgotten on Mount Olympus, but they now face foreclosure. They will be forced to try and join a more popular religion to find a new home.

The Golden Hour
2017/ USA/ 7 Min/ Experimental
Directed by Ross Meckfessel

The stink of seaweed permeates the streets. I’ve heard there’s growing dissatisfaction among the youth. Do you feel content? How often do you dream? Are you better off alone?

“The Golden Hour wanders through the fragments of post-civilization and finds a spectral energy lurking beneath and emanating from the sonic and surface textures of natural and manmade environments, abandoned statues, and dance beats. Living and dead collide as the world falls apart.” – James Hansen, The Brooklyn Rail

2017/ UK/ 3 Min/ Animation
Directed by Laura Hodkin

A girl travelling on the subway becomes increasingly stressed as she is harassed by the strangers around her.