Over a number of months earlier in the year, Abertoir has been receiving short films for our competition. The response was phenomenal, we had entries from all over the world but sadly there just wasn't enough room to show all of the excellent entries. The final selection will be screened in one two hour session on Saturday 10th November, and we're sure you will agree that the quality of the work has never been better! Details of final selection are below.
There will be two prizes on offer. The first being the Abertoir prize, which is a snazzy statue in the shape of our logo, the second being the Melies D'Argent (only for European films).
As part of Abertor's role in the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, our short films competition will award a Short Film Méliès d'Argent. This is an internationally recognised prize specific to the European Federation and is a testimony to the talented filmmakers in Europe. The winner of our Short Film Méliès d'Argent will go forward to the final lineup at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain for the prestigious Méliès d'Or Award for the Best European Fantastic Short Film.
Attack of the Brainsucker
(Sid Zanforlan, Canada 2012, 14:00)
Samantha, a little girl growing up in the sixties, loves classic b-movies and monsters. That is, until they start to invade her bedroom and her obsession compels her parents to seek help from the latest scientific breakthrough.
(Marian Meidel, Germany 2012, 9:00)
A young mother is haunted by irrational fears for her child. One night, her nightmare becomes reality. These eerie sounds that come out of the baby monitor can only mean one thing: someone’s in the baby's room. Or something…
(Bernardo Antonaccio, Uruguay 2012, 13:10)
Luciana moves into a new apartment, so as to start a new life. There, she meets a strange old woman who begins to besiege her, because this used to be her house.
The Halloween Kid
(Axelle Carolyn, UK 2011, 7:00)
The story of Henry, a lonely and imaginative child who's only happy on Halloween...
(Toby Meakins, UK 2012, 3:00)
A Collector discovers that a vintage cine camera bought at auction is broken. Repairing it unlocks the hidden terror of LOT 254
(Ben Kent, UK 2011, 13:23)
Frank's blind date is way out of his league. However when she contracts a mysterious virus, it looks like his luck may be in….
(Nemanja Vojinovic, Serbia 2011, 14:00)
The film tell a story about girl who tries to find way back home through a dark forest.
(Jan Doense, Netherlands 2011, 10:28)
5:04 am. A woman lies awake because the neighbours are arguing. When she finally decides to call, a look of horror shows on her face.
(Carl Bouteiller, France 2012, 14:10)
Dennis Mitchell, a Vietnam veteran, has seen it all: war, the subprime crisis and now zombies! In a video bulletin, Dennis instructs us in the fine art of zombie extermination, be they the standard issue unemployed zombies, or the reviled zombie bankers.
The White Lady
(Arnaud Baur, Swizerland 2012, 14:00)
One night, Nathan gives a ride to a young hitchhiking girl named Marie. During the trip, she tells Nathan he is about to die; just as a car approaches fast in the opposite direction.