While we wait for for this years festival, you can already now enjoy a small selection of our shorts from 2019!
Folk tales, Terrifying Weather, Digital Encroachment, Animated Imaginations, Macabre Burials and Literal Trauma are some of the themes you can expect by watching these films. For more information about the films go to SPAMFLIX.COM
Don’t forget that we are teaming up Spamflix this year to bring you the online segment of Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2020. Spamflix will be your destination for a virtual smörgåsbord of fantastic films.
Just Philippot // France // 2018 // Sci-fi / Horror // 18 min // No Subtitles
Acid rain is an environmental problem, but not usually a lethal one. Here, however, the rain can eat through your clothes, your skin, even your car. In order to survive, you have to find a sturdy enough shelter, but such places are hard to find.
This suspenseful film will have you side-eyeing every dark cloud from now on.
Text: Katarina Hjärpe
Hsieh Meng Han // UK // 2018 // Supernatural // 9 min 37 sec // English Subtitles
In a different world from ours, telling a lie manifests visibly on people. Liars have faces full of scars. In times of war, how can anyone keep from lying? How come one man has what it seems a clear conscience?
Text: Lisa Schröder
Basile Vuillemin // Switzerland // 2018 // Drama // 8 min 26 sec // English Subtitles
Perhaps in the near future, a man uses an automated funeral home called Easycoffin to bury his mother. What he means as a heartfelt goodbye is ruined by technical difficulties. This story has a bit of gloom, but is at the same time an interesting comment on the ongoing automation we see in our current society.
(Out of Competition)
Text: Jimmy Seiersen
Iordanis Theodosiadis // Grekland // 2018 // Experimental // 5 min 50 sec Genre: //Experimental // No Subtitles
A painter’s world is threatened as his canvass changes before him and forces the artisan to either surrender to the emerging times or fight desperately to keep his craft of the past. The brush is the weapon in this clash of tools and times. A colourful meta dive into the struggles of an artist.
Meirav Haber // United States // 2019 // Animation / Fantasy // 8 min 30 sec // No dialogue
Sylvia returns to her childhood home. There she used to have a wonderful time with her imaginary friends, who always managed to bring her joy when the world outside her bedroom was cruel. That is, until one day something terrible happened… A beautifully crafted film about loss and letting go.
The Legend of the Lake
Chloé Hetzel // Switzerland // 2019 // Thriller / Supernatural // 23 min 45 sec // Subtitles: English
A group of teens are taught the history of the artificial Lake of Gruyère, created where once there was a village. The lake is dangerous, they’re told, multiple people have drowned there, and there are rumours of a monster. But what really happened? Searching further, the youths stumble upon a terrible truth that they may not survive.
A softly haunting tale, mixing folklore with teen drama and the actual history of the Lake of Gruyère.
Text: Katarina Hjärpe