Short films programme

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Cinematic images of surrealism and beauty abound in this selection of films. Let your imagination run wild with stories that take in mystery and dread, and which will inspire sheer terror.

Philip Ilson

Total running time 96min

Man on the Hill

An onslaught of fire and water set to the sounds of Boredoms and Seefeel bandmember E-da Kazuhisa, and Adrena Adrena.

Image from Man on the Hill

Dir Daisy Dickinson
UK 2016

Lost Village

A man and woman living alone in an abandoned village find lights encroaching upon the landscape.

Image from Lost Village

Dir George Todria
Spain-Georgia 2015

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

A truck stop at night. A group of young women. A sense of dread.

Image from Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

Dir François Jaros
Canada 2016


A lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self, but struggles with her identity and gender as time folds onto itself. Music by Flying Lotus.

Image from Fuckkkyouuu

Dir Eddie Alcazar
USA 2015

Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions

Images created by photographer Roger Ballen plunge the audience deep into his mind: a theatre of dismembered people, beasts and ghosts that dance, tumble, make love and tear themselves apart.

Image from Theatre of Apparitions

Dir Emma Calder, Ged Haney
UK-South Africa 2016


A gorgeous animation set in space, where the abstract and figurative merge to create a phantasmogoric meditation on the nature of love.

Image from Love

Dir Réka Bucsi
France-Hungary 2016

The Girl Who Danced With the Devil

A moça que dançou com o Diabo

A girl from a very religious family seeks her own paradise.

Image from The Girl Who Danced With the Devil

Dir João Paulo Miranda Maria
Brazil 2016


A troubled young hitchhiker struggles to escape a fatal prophecy on a remote mountain road.

Image from Highway

Dir Vanessa Gazy
Australia 2016

Dawn of the Deaf

When a strange sound infects the hearing population, a small group of deaf people must band together to survive.

Image from Dawn of the Deaf

Dir Rob Savage
UK 2016