Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

The out-of-competition showcase of the most interesting short form horror and fantasy films. A whirlpool of fantasy, cosmic sci-fi and chilling horror, the programme offers something for all tastes.

Screenings

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Films

I, Adonis

Local title
Mina, Adonis
Director
Angelo Raaijmakers
Country
Netherlands
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

Nicky’s world revolves around fitness, with the goal of getting bigger and stronger. But when hidden childhood memories emerge, Nicky starts losing control and his body obsession sets off in an unhealthy direction.

Director
Angelo Raaijmakers
Cast
Hein van Rooij, Dennis van Beusekom, Jolanda van den Berg
Producer
Ellen Havenith
DoP
Joris Bulstra
Writer
Angelo Raaijmakers
Runtime
Language
Dutch
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Rock of Ages

Local title
Kiviajastu
Director
Eron Sheean
Country
Iceland
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

The distant past. A soldier of uncertain provenance (from which army? in which era?) stumbles through a vast, desolate landscape, attempting to outrun the evil he’s done. Fearing judgment in the afterlife, he yearns for immortality – and stumbles upon a talking rock who promises him exactly that. But as always with these bargains, there’s a catch...

Director
Eron Sheean
Cast
Tómas Lemarquis, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Producer
Eron Sheean, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Blacktool Studio
Cinematographer
Tómas Örn Tómasson
Editor
Tim Roza, Julia Danel
Writer
Eron Sheean
Composer
Leslie Feist
Sound
Nicolas Liebing
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Fishwife

Local title
Mõrd
Director
Beth Park
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

In wild 18th century Britain a lonely woman discovers that her menstrual cycle is of interest to a stranger.

Director
Beth Park
Cast
Scarlett Brookes, Charlie Beaven, Shango Baku
Producer
Beth Park
Cinematographer
James Oldham
Production designer
Pollyanna Elston
Editor
Michelle Tsen
Writer
Beth Park
Composer
Zac Mcfadzean
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

S.A.D - The Movie

Local title
S.A.D - Film
Director
Guilherme Gehr
Country
Italy
Year
2020
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films
Genre
experimental

A kid creates space adventures with his toys. As summer break arrives, he travels with his parents to the Scottish highlands, but a storm puts his imagination to the test, and his fate will depend on it.

Director
Guilherme Gehr
Producer
Paolo Ceresoli, Guilherme Gehr
Writer
Matteo Di Gioia, Luis Felipe Bueno
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Mantra

Local title
Mantra
Director
Stef Meyer, Pascal Bourelier
Country
France
Year
2022
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films
Subject
relationships

Emma and Paul just moved into an old suburban mansion when Paul is forced to leave on a working trip. Isolated and clueless, Emma discovers a Praying Mantis and develops a strange bond with the insect. Until Paul comes home again.

Director
Stef Meyer, Pascal Bourelier
Cast
Maud Wyler, Raphaël Quenard
Producer
Charlotte Vande Vyvre, Francesca Betteni-Barnes
Writer
Graham Farrow
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English

Guts

Local title
Soolikad
Director
Chris McInroy
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

A guy with his guts on the outside of his body really wants a promotion.

Director
Chris McInroy
Cast
Kirk Johnson, Jeremy King
Producer
Kris Phipps
Writer
Chris McInroy
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Bug Bites

Local title
Putukahammustused
Director
Daniel DelPurgatorio
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

Some house guests are a real pain in the ass.

Director
Daniel DelPurgatorio
Cast
Julia Atkin, David Christopher Krause, Tony Gold
Producer
David Christopher Krause, O'Connor Hartnett, Daniel DelPurgatorio, Anthony R. Williams
Writer
Anthony R. Williams, Daniel DelPurgatorio
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Bestia

Local title
Elajas
Director
Hugo Covarrubias
Country
Chile
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
Little Nightmares. Best International Short Films

Based on true events, "Bestia" explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveals a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.

Director
Hugo Covarrubias
Runtime