2017 NOLAHFF | SUNDAY SEPT 24
PANEL DISCUSSION | FREE EVENT
LONG FORM SHORTS BLOCK
Please Love Me Forever
In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother, Claudie, who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her.
Cry It Out
When Martin's wife, Karen, goes away for the weekend, he begins to hear strange noises through the baby monitor. Then terrifying visions manifest themselves around the house. As these apparitions threaten to unravel Martin's sanity, he must confront his own fears of fatherhood, protect his baby boy, and face the demons haunting his nights.
Creatures of Whitechapel
Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help Dr. Frankenstein, her master, bring his Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein's nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring Frankenstein's mad vision to life. But what is life without love?
Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.
HORROR SHORTS BLOCK TWO
Sheriff "Nameless Lands"
"Way down I'm leaning back against the world I knew."
A young boy, left alone as an unnatural threat ravages the world, clings to his daily routine as he waits for his mother to come back for him.
Abandoned by his mother, Solomon is left to live in isolation while abiding by three rules. Having grown accustomed to his routine, he begins to realize the rules may be a hindrance to a life-changing discovery.
A Father's Day
Today is special. Apocalypse or not. Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.
As a catastrophic epidemic devastates the world, John Sage fights to save his daughter from the mysterious virus that has recently consumed his wife.
Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside.
The Sunken Convent
A man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit of home surgery, he drives to the woods. Told without words and loosely inspired by the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, 'The Sunken Convent' is a grotesque and slightly surreal story of bad habits.
Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.
The Bridge Partner
A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity by her new partner at a weekly bridge game when she thinks she hears a whispered threat.
CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING
A woman is tormented by her compulsion to stay thin.
Young and beautiful Kira is afflicted with a strange disease: her skin starts to age rapidly, dry out and crumble away. When she discovers that she can replace her own skin with somebody else’s, she has to choose: watch her own body wither and die – or give in to temptation… whatever the price.
2017 NOLAHFF | AWARDS CEREMONY
Online ticket pre-sales end Thursday, September 21st at 12:00 PM.
Tickets WILL BE AVAILABLE at the door for ALL screenings. Cash and Credit Cards accepted.
Festival Venue | Castillo Blanco Art Studios | 4321 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117