Ithaca Fantastik

Short Films

Short Film Competition

Bon Appétit

Erenik Beqiri • 15min

A man hungry for power finds a new way to satisfy his appetite.


Phillipe McKie • 11min

The technologically enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon which soon becomes her only ally.

I Am The Doorway

Robin Kasparik • 15min

Inhabit the head of an astronaut trapped in a spaceship as a strange virus grows inside him, altering his mind.

Miriam is Going to Mars

Michael Lippert • 15min

A woman with schizophrenia attempts to escape a psychiatric hospital by signing up for the first human mission to Mars.

Waiting for Pascale

Guillaume Harvey • 15min

Surrounded by drones and useless gadgets, four vain thirty-somethings get together for dinner. Their enjoyment is hampered by the prospect an uninvited guest.

Zoey & the Wind-up Boy

Marica Petrey • 29min

A young girl explores the landscapes of her imagination, searching for secrets about her mysterious past.

Shorts A-Go-Go!


Gigi Saul Guerrero • 8min

As the lone survivor of a disaster awakens on a deserted beach, it becomes clear that there are more dangers lurking in the woods than a hungry beast.

Born of Sin

William Boodell • 10min

A father leaves his eight-year-old daughter in their car while he enters a bar for a drink. Little do either of them know what awaits her.

Jenny Secoma In: The Blind Spot

Jack Warner • 28min

A paranoid exorcist works her way through a gruelling day, but suspicion and terror hound her at every turn... and something keeps catching the corner of her eye.

Evocation of a Nightmare

Wally Chung • 2min

Entering what seems to be a deserted building, a man explores and finds an unwanted guest.

Night Encounter

Ludovic de Gaillande • 3min

After moving to a lighthouse off the French coast to check the installations following an electrical disruption, Vincent witnesses strange signals of light coming from the sea.

No Man's Land: A Folktale

Ty Turley • 15min

An entire village in Sierra Leone re-enacts a local folktale. A stubborn farmer and his family farm a plot of land that belongs to the spirits... against the wishes of the village elders.

Oh, Dear

Raquel Fogel • 4min

An abused and repressed housewife finally finds solace after murdering her husband.


Julien Homsy • 18min

In this adaptation of a Stephen King short story, Weber's addiction to poker leads him into deep trouble. Forced to cover his debt to Mr. Rudy, he takes a highly risky way out.


Carlos G. Gananian • 14min

That voice in her head. It just won't let go.

Short Starts

A Father's Day

Mat Johns • 10min • w/ Pin Cushion

Today is special. Apocalypse or not.


L. Gustavo Cooper • 7min • w/ I Remember You

Mary warns Amy not to venture from her room at night lest she disturb the other guests. Amy ignores the warning and discovers a dark and deadly secret.

Holiday Fear

Nicholas Santos • 4min • w/ Snowflake

In the last act of a slasher film, Bruce attempts to reclaim his manliness and impress the final girl.


Ashlea Wessel • 10min • w/ Tigers Are Not Afraid

A traumatized woman seeks penance and personal transformation through tattooing after surviving a devastating pregnancy. One night, drenched in booze and ink, her deepest fears threaten to consume her.

It Began Without Warning

Jessica Curtright & Santiago C. Tapia • 6min • w/ Let the Corpses Tan

"The time has come," the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row.

Jules D.

Norma Vila • 16min • w/ Vampyr Vidar

Dreams die; blood is eternal.


Olaf Svenson • 16min • w/ Jailbreak

When Olga finds the man who killed her parents, it’s time for him to get what’s coming to him.


Eliane Lima • 24min • w/ Love and Saucers

Witness 75-year-old Robert’s daily transformation into a living doll in this experimental documentary.

Signal to Noise

Jarret Blinkhorn • 4min • w/ Les Affamés

A young man discovers a strange radio frequency.


Daumon Khakpour & Travis Pulchinski • 16min • w/ The Crescent

In hopes of finding a better life in a new country, a desperate man hides his wife in his checked luggage.

Viola vs The Vampire King

Kevin Fermini • 8min • w/ Top Knot Detective

Everyone loves a Super 8 vampire kung-fu revenge flick.

What Comes From The Swamp

Tyler Macri • 16min • w/ Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

A young man struggles to care for the humanoid he's concealed within a crawl space since childhood.