These are the selected shorts for the Molins Film Festival Short Films Official Selection 2018 from the 348 submitted short films.
COLD FISH Country: New Zeland Running time: 11 min. Director: David Hay Writer: Emma Schranzn Cinematography: Timothy Flower Music: Tane Upjohn-Beatson Sound: Amy Barber Cast: Jeffrey Thomas, Oscar Cameron, Rosella Hart Production design: Bryce Holtshousen Producer: Amie Richardson An old man wants to commit suicide but a young boy stops him. Not because he wants to save him but because he wants him to do the deed.
BAGHEAD Country: UK Running time: 15 min. Director: Alberto Corredor Cinematography: John Wate Music: Hollie Buhagiar Visual Effects: Frank Rueter Make up: Alexandra Knights Costumes: Lottie Geliot Cast: Oliver Walker, Natalie Oliver, Julian Seager, Pat Boothman, Tama Phethean Production: Long Shot Media Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub.
DEJA VU Country: Canada (Quebec) Running time: 9 min. Director: Olivier Labonté Lemoyne Cinematography: Ménad Kesraoui Music: Copeland Adrian Sound: David Beaulieu Cast: Ariane Castellanos, Nico Racicot, Pierre-François Bouffard Producer: Carolyne Goyette Production Co.: Les Films 4C A young woman meets with her best friend in a local diner to tell him about the fantasy she recently accomplished. But when a mysterious man enters, she is struck by a feeling of deja vu. Everything around her starts to resemble a nightmare she has had.
PIGGY (Cerdita) Country: Spain Running time: 14 min. Director: Carlota Pereda Cinematography: Rita Noriega Editor: David Pelegrín Sound: Nacho Arenas Production: Luis Angel Ramírez, Mario Madueño Cast: Laura Galán, Elisabet Casanovas, Sara Barroso, Mireia Vilapuig, Alejandro Chaparro, Jorge Elorza Sara is a teenager with overweight problems who is bullied by the rest of girls who are spending their holiday at the village. Not even Claudia, her lifetime friend, is able to help her when they bully her and take her clothes from the swimming pool in front of a stranger. The long way home will determine the rest of her life.
THE GIRL IN THE SNOW Country: Switzerland Running time: 7 min. Director: Dennis Ledergerber Cinematography: André Guadagno FX: David Fritsche Make up: Madleina Von Reding Music: Michael Vesconi Production: Dennis Ledergerber, Manuel Schneider Cast: Jörg Reichlin, Sina Schwery A day in the life of an artist.
SPOILER Country: Rusia Running time: 5 min. Director: Evgeny Kolyadintsev Cinematography: Vladimir Kazakov FX: Digital Movie Production design: Alena Bezrukikh Production: Evgeny Kolyadintsev, Vladislav Severtsev Cast: Anna Vasileva, Valentina Viter, Yaroslav Gabrov A girl finds a strange sketchbook at her doorstep. Who has left it there and what for? And most importantly, what's hidden inside?
INSIDIA Country: Spain Running time: 18 min. Director: Paco Ruiz Screenwriter: Paco Ruiz, Oriol Perez Cinematography: Toni Vidal FX: Bernat Fontanals Maquillaje: Mario Campoy, Irene Rio Music: Daniel Díaz Production: Escac Films, Carlos Solano Cast: Albert Baró, Pau Poch, Toni Climent The Pyrenees, 1883. Silo and his brother Bruno are escaping from a crowd of villagers when they begin a trip through the mountains.
POST MORTEM MARY Country: Australia Running time: 10 min. Director: Joshua Long Cinematography: Ben Nott FX: Chad Atkinson, Benjamin Zaugg Maquillaje: Natalie Stanfield Music: Tim Schultz Production: Daniel Schultz Cast: Stella Charrington, Melanie Zanetti, Kathryn Marquet Mary and her mother run a post-mortem photography business in 1840's Australia.
LABORATORY CONDITIONS Country: USA Running time: 16 min. Director: Jocelyn Stamat Screenwriter: Terry Rossio Cinematography: Ben Kutchins FX: Efram Potelle Make Up: Mike Michaels, Kimberly Bragalone SFX make up: Jerry Constantine Music: Andrew Kawczynski Production: Joe Russell Cast: Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, Paulo Costanzo A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment.
HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD País: Spain Running time: 14 min. Director: Fran Casanova Screenplay: Fran Casanova Photography: Ismael Issa Producer: Fran Casanova, Sergio Muñoz Cano Make up: Paula Serrano Music: Óscar Navarro Sound: The Lobby Studios Cast: Luna Fulgencio, Mariam Torres, Celine Peña, Jonai Rodriguez. A 6 years old girl is trying to face her fear to darkness.
GREEN LIGHT, RED LIGHT Country: South Corea Running time: 1 min. Director: Kyubin Lee A group of girls are playing "green light, red light".
THE CRONE Country: UK Running time: 12 min. Director: Attila M. Csak Screenplay: Attila M. Csak Photography: Theodore Hugonnier Producer: Tristan Upton FX: Harry Hamblin Make up: Amy Krypianou Music: Attila M. Csak Sound: Sean Reedy Cast: Jaden Oshenye, Corinna Marlowe A boy is hiding from two bully boys and finds a shelter at an old woman's house.
LA NORIA Country: Spain Running time: 12 min. Director: Carlos Baena Screenplay: Carlos Baena Producer: Sasha Korellis Animació: Eve Skylar FX: Yasin Hasanian Music: Johan Söderqvist Sound: Oriol Tarragó A boy finds an old toy Ferris wheel which has remained unfinished since his dad's death. When he tries to finish the job, the last unmounted part does not allow him to succeed.
GOODBYE OLD FRIEND Country: USA Running time: 5 min. Director: Rafael De Leon Jr. Screenplay: Rafael De Leon Jr. Photography: Brendan Engle Producer: Rafael De Leon Jr. Maquillaje SFX: Anthony Difolco Sound: Vivian Gisle Cast: Corrie Legge, Aaron Dalla Villa A young woman is shut in he apartment by her childhood imaginary friend.
VONNIS Country: Belgium Running time: 9 min. Director: Walt Bladt Screenplay: Walt Bladt Photography: Thomas Vercauteren Producer: Walt Bladt VFX: Thomas Vercauteren, Maarten Van Leemputten Make up: Anaïs Arandia Menendez Music: Philippe Fourier Sound: Gillis Van der Wee Cast: Joke Sluydts, Tibe Boone, Dimitri Duquennoy In the loneliness of his farm, Linus is facing a nightmare about his past and the blame he carries inside.
LA PROEZA Country: Spain Running time: 14 min. Director: Isaac Berrocal Screenplay: Isaac Berrocal Photography: Sergio Gonzalez Producer: Isabel Medarde FX: Aran Gaspar Make up: Estefanía Pasamonte Music: Pablo Vega Sound: David Benavent, Pablo Vega Cast: Erika Sanz, Carina Björne, Inma Ochoa, Ágrata Andrés Seeking old Riina's help, a young woman will discover that she has got into a place that she may never leave again.
THE SON, THE FATHER... Country; USA Running time: 13 min. Director: Lukas Hassel Screenplay: Lukas Hassel Photography: Ryan Purcell, Sebastien Scandiuzzi Producer: Ben Andrews, Lorraine Montez SFX: Abby Hartung Make up: Lauren Young Music: Ed Hartman Sound: Philip Ryan Cast: Lukas Hassel, Colleen Carey, Lucas Oktay The events that take places during Luke's birthday will change his life for ever.
100% ORGANIC Country: USA Running time: 4 min. Director: Yoann Luis Screenplay: Yoann Luis, Gautier Babe Producer: Axel Zeiliger, Yoann Luis VFX: Loic Foulon Make up: Faustina de Sousa, Veronique Zuber, Juliette Aubert Music: Antoine Duchene Sound: Thomas Besson Cast: Jacques Chambon, Victor Chambon Is your food 100% organic?
DAWN OF MAN Country: USA Running time: 5 min. Director: Victor Ridaura Screenplay: Victor Ridaura Photography: Andrew Jeric Producer: Jason Kaminsky, Gabriel Balnco SFX: Vlad Sarkisov Maquillaje SFX: Maxwell Morro Music: Sherri Chung Sound: Michael Archacki Cast: AJ Bowen, Julia Silverman, Will Wallace A home invasion reveals an unimaginable horror.
HERE THERE BE MONSTERS Country: Australia Running time: 14 min. Director: Drew Macdonald Screenplay: Drew Macdonald Photography: Josh Zaini Producer: Steve Geddes FX: Steve Boyle, Toby Barron Make up: Taylor Scott Music: Erin McKimm Sound: Pete Christie Cast: Savannah Foran-McDaniel, Jordan Small Elki is trying to hide form the mobbing she is suffering and falls asleep in the school bus. When she wakes up, she is in the dark lonely garage where a strange presence is haunting her.
NADIE! Country: Mexico Running time: 7 min. Director: JB Minerva Screenplay: JB Minerva Photography: Juan B. Sanchex Mejia Producer: Daniela Matus Make up: Carolina Matus Music: Alejandra Guadalupe Córdova Cast: Gerson Planter, Alejandra Guadalupe Córdova It's an post apocalyptic future, the last suvivor on earth is desperately trying to contact someone through an old telephone.
OSCAR'S BELL Country: UK Running time: 12 min. Director: Chris Cronin Screenplay: Sam Cronin, Chris Cronin Photography: Sam Cronin Producer: Andrew Oldbury VFX: Klay Abele Make up: Mita Patel Music: Crypt of Insomnia Cast: Paul Bullion, Rio Walker Along with his son an his dog, Duncan is camping next to the forest. Duncan feels that they are not alone.
MEAT Country: UK Running time: 7 min. Director: Josef Bates Screenplay: Josef Bates Photography: Bradley Stearn Producer: Hayley West Make-up and FX: Charlotte Trendell Music: Antonin Thernant Sound: Joe Worthy, Lucas Trigg Cast: Zaqi Ismail, Neil D'Souza, Orla Sanders A young man can't get along with his vegan family, so he must hide his carnivorous nature.
HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE Country: Finland Running time: 14 min. Director: Ilja Rautsi Screenplay: Ilja Rautsi Photography: Kerttu Hakkarainen Producer: Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari Maquillaje / FX: Salla Yli-Luopa Music: Esben & the Witch Sound: Karri Niinivaara Cast: Anna Paavilainen, Leo Honkonen, Kari Hietalahti, Vesa-Matti Loiri The desperate struggle of a woman who must survive a bunch of chauvinistic men.
For reasons unrelated to the Festival, the short She came from the woods has been removed from the Official Selection and will not be screened.