Shorts: Altered States

MdFF 2019 presents a collection of mind-expanding short films guaranteed to take you on a psychedleic journey through the darkness and the light.

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Shorts: Altered States

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2019, 99 minutes, Digital, NR

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MdFF 2019 presents a collection of mind-expanding short films guaranteed to take you on a psychedleic journey through the darkness and the light.

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Aurore
Mael Le Mée, 2018, France, 17:48 minutes
Aurore, a sixteen-year teenage girl, discovers her body with her friends… While they acclimate of the transformation of their teenager body, a supernatural finger will show them a new way to the pleasure.
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The Follower
Stephanie Szerlip, 2019, USA, 12 minutes, 16mm, World Premiere
A misunderstood teen with dreams of escaping her dreary suburban life is tempted by a would-be internet stalker in this Southern Gothic stranger-danger tale. Based on the 1966 Joyce Carol Oates story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
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Only Trumpets
Tristan Scott-Behrends,
Longing for a touch the casual encounters section can not satisfy, Tristan, an outsider among outsiders, navigates sex and love in the digital age.
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Skin of Man
Jimmy Joe Roche, 2018, USA, 10 minutes, 16mm
When three friends take a road trip to an idyllic forest and drop acid, one is lured into a mystic web of ritual murder and dragged into another dimension.
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Sluggish Life
Mohsen Mehri Daruei, 2018, Iran, 11 minutes
A man lives alone in a dark house between millions of eggs; he wants to call someone but he does not succeed… until the phone rings.
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Star Eater
David Carpenter, 2018, USA, 12:00 minutes, North American Premiere
Stricken with body dysmorphic disorder, Rex is haunted by a Ghoul in the mirror. When the Ghoul's attempts at fear don't work it turns to something more sinister. Can Rex resist the temptation of perfection?
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That Doe Zone
Harrison Atkins, 2019, USA, 7 minutes, World Premiere
I have to tell you something but I'm not sure how you're going to react.
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What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon
Jian Luo, 2019, China, 15 minutes
During an attempted abortion, a girl gives birth to a live jellyfish.

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