It's almost time! Popcorn Frights returns to South Florida August 12-19, but thanks to the virtual festival experience, audiences nationwide can partake in festival fun. In addition to a week of feature premieres, Popcorn Frights will also be celebrating short films with five short film blocks, featuring thirty-seven premieres.
Today we have an exclusive visual feast for you, with a sampling of poster art and stills from ten of the upcoming festival's shorts. The fest will also include a sneak preview of Alex Proyas' new short film which reunites Proyas and the Dark City universe.
Take a look below for your first look at the posters and stills for several short films enjoying their world premieres at the 2021 Popcorn Frights Film Festival. Feast your eyes on these:
USA | 10 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Nathan Crooker
Beauty is a download away.
USA | 10 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Juan Carlos Castaneda
A police checkpoint turned awry takes an undocumented, deaf woman on a downward spiral into the underworld hiding beneath Miami.
Every Time We Meet for Ice Cream Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes
USA | 7 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Anthony Cousins
The title says it all.
USA | 10 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Alexander Deeds
A girl plays a haunted melody. The haunted melody plays with the girl.
Mask of the Evil Apparition
Australia | 2021 | 20 Min. | Dir. Alex Proyas
A young woman lost in a nocturnal, dreamlike city, with twin psychic brothers who try to help her find her way home as she is pursued by a shadowy cult known as The Mysterious Ones.
Canada | 10 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Jamy Steele
When Mickey, Kara, and Maeve learn that their friend Bronte may have lost her virginity without her consent, they begin to blur the lines between justice and revenge in an attempt to claim their autonomy.
Specter of Weeping Hill
USA | 7 minutes | 2021 | Dirs. Matthew & Nathaniel Barber
A young woman returns to an abandoned cemetery that has haunted her since childhood to confront the recent loss of her sister.
Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go?
Australia | 16 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Michael Anthony Kratochvil
An escaped convict lost in 1803 Australia encounters two immortal time travelers from our evolved future, on a rite of passage journey to vicariously understand mortality.
Mexico | 13 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Juan Medina
On his first day of work as a miner, a cocky teenager will learn the importance of rituals and respect for ancestors.
Tip of the Spear
USA | 11 minutes | 2021 | Dir. Travis Oberlander
After moving to a gentrifying neighborhood, a father-to-be becomes paranoid that his new neighbors are using dark magic against his family.
Access to virtual film screenings is available through individual tickets or an all-access virtual pass, which provides an all-inclusive experience for the festival’s entire virtual program. To order a Virtual All-Access Pass, click here.
A portion of all proceeds from the festival will go to benefit those impacted by the building collapse in Surfside, FL.
For more info about the 2021 Popcorn Frights Film Festival program, visit popcornfrights.com