Director: Chung-Wei Huang
Runtime: 19 minutes
Midnight Carnival tells the story of Andrea Lin, a confused Taiwanese girl in her late teens struggling to find her place in the world. In search of the adventure that is missing from her life, she takes a summer job in America working for a traveling carnival, where she is confronted with the harsh realities of life as a migrant worker. After struggling to connect with her “carney” co-workers, including Julio, a young, free-spirited Mexican man, she must come to terms with her feelings of wanting to belong, yet never feeling at home.
Director: Ernesto González Díaz
Runtime: 6 minutes
A couple of sound engineers have stopped paying attention to each other. During a film shooting they see themselves in the actors who play the scene, which makes them understand the importance of listening to one another.
Bryce and Liam Go to Space
Director: Bryce Padovan
Runtime: 5 minutes
Two best friends take the extraterrestrial adventure of a lifetime, all starting one night in Bryce and Liam’s back shed in Melbourne, Australia.
Director: Shayna Connelly
Runtime: 14 minutes
Suzanne’s grief transcends the boundaries of the natural world and arouses a primordial being. She courts this ghost, using intellect and desire to forge a union between them. Quiver melds horror and passion with Virginia Woolf’s idea of a woman requiring a ‘room of her own’ in which to uncover her true identity. Can Suzanne force a rift into the supernatural realm to build a space where she can coexist with what haunts her?