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Strange Worlds

Alternative fictions and skewed realties; these films take us away from what we know into worlds and scenarios where nothing seems quite as it should be, and fantastical events happen out of our control and understanding.

Programmed by Philip Ilson | Total running time 99min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Maneki Neko

    Maneki Neko

  • Image from Lucky

    Lucky

  • Image from Homing In

    Homing In

  • Image from Body World

    Body World

  • Image from Neverlanding

    Neverlanding

  • Image from Santa Ana

    Santa Ana

  • Image from Dream Journal

    Dream Journal

  • Image from Real Gods Require Blood

    Real Gods Require Blood

  • Image from Turbo Killer

    Turbo Killer

  • Image from Great Choice

    Great Choice

Film 1

Maneki Neko

An unexpected encounter between two strangers finds them sharing a cab to the city. The ride becomes an anatomy of a relationship through dreams and nightmares.

Dir Manolis Mavris. Greece 2017. 19min

Festival guests

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  • Manolis Mavris, Director

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Film 2

Lucky

Lucky is looking for happiness. What does luck mean for an individual? Is failure the only possibility?

Dir Kirsten Carina Geißer, Ines Christine Geißer. Germany 2015. 11min

Festival guests

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  • Ines Christine Geißer, Director; Kirsten Carina Geißer, Director

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Film 3

Homing In

Joan is startled when she finds a strange man in her house, but the situation becomes all-too-familiar.

Dir Parker Hill. USA 2016. 7min

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  • Parker Hill, Director

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Film 4

Body World

A fully grown new born woman is birthed into a hazy summer’s garden. A rose daemon emerges from the bushes.

Dir Kitty Faingold. UK 2017. 7min

Festival guests

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  • Kitty Faingold, Director

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Film 5

Neverlanding

A ‘Bad Thriller’. We crawl into the mind of the world’s worst King of Pop impersonator, ending with a lot of blood on the dance floor.

Dir Wim Reygaert. Belgium 2016. 14min

Festival guests

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  • Wim Reygaert, Director

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Film 6

Santa Ana

There is a link between evil and the famed Santa Ana winds in Southern California.

Dir César Pesquera. Spain-USA 2017. 8min

Festival guests

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  • César Pesquera, Director

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Film 7

Dream Journal

A fusing together of amateur 3D animation and niche genres of computer-generated erotica.

Dir Jon Rafman. UK 2017. 3min

Film 8

Real Gods Require Blood

Troubled Alice is roped into babysitting for her neighbour, whose children claim to feed a nightly visitor from Hell.

Dir Moin Hussain. UK 2017. 20min

Festival guests

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  • Moin Hussain, Director

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Film 9

Turbo Killer

A sci-fi take on The Fast and the Furious in a grindhouse style with a score by Carpenter Brut.

Dir Seth Ickerman. France 2016. 4min

Film 10

Great Choice

A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.

Dir Robin Comisar. USA 2017. 7min


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