Fantasia’s annual showcase of bold, auteur genre visions returns with nine unforgettable works from five countries that will positively floor you. – Mitch Davis
Linnea Frye, Adam Pinney
Struggling with phantom-limb syndrome after a dinner date severs her hand, Lily is given a therapeutic mirror box that enables an unexpected paranormal ability.
A haunting stop-motion animated incision into childhood trauma, interpreted with a poet’s eye.
An ‘80s video dating service brings an uncomfortably matched pair of strangers together .
A bartender powers through her job while recovering from a recent precancerous cervical surgery.
Adam Graf, Mandy Peterat
Deep inside the humid walls of a dystopian textile factory, a pair of workers imagine a hopeful fairy tale as a means of escape, if only psychological.
Elisa Puerto Aubel
In the near future, at the border of an unnamed any-country, a desperate refugee and her baby reach a customs holding chamber in a computer-operated cabin.
A woman travels to Mexico with her newborn baby to take part in an ancient forest ritual with members of her family.
Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair
After witnessing the accidental death of her lover in their home, a composer becomes convinced that her spectre has remained.
Dripping with atmosphere, Sara Gross’ third short is an unforgettable nightmare of occult horror and generational trauma.