"Yeah, we know they don't technically start at midnight, but these shorts represent the scariest and strangest of the bunch, including some horror, odd comedies, and films that make you question your sanity. Stay for the filmmaker Q&A so they can assure you it's not all in your mind. All Chicago Feminist Film Festival events are free and open to the public.
Panic Attack! – (Eileen O’Meara, USA) Chicago Premiere
You know the nagging thoughts that start with "Did I leave the coffee on?" and turn into "What if I give birth to Satan’s baby?" This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.
When Kids Grow Up – (Shahaub Roudbari, USA) Chicago Premiere
With her car broken down on the side of the road, soft-spoken Mackenzie takes refuge in a bar nearby. Approached by a group of men offering help, pleasantries quickly escalate to savage aggression.
Spin Cycle - (Adele Franck, USA)
A trip to the laundromat that two best friends just might not survive.
Schizophrenia - (Yuri Muraoka, Japan) Chicago Premiere
An obsession by the name of “odd-numbers” torments me in daily life. A death sentence was being pronounced. With the sound of the scaffold coming down, the fear of self-destruction that “the reality” collapses into pieces from my foot.
Domestic Affairs – (Alexia Muiños Ruiz, Spain) Chicago Premiere
This film is kind of a threesome. A love horror triangle, a cruel tale that happens on a summer night where the full moon drives everyone’s destiny.
Stranger Danger – (Annique Arredondo, USA) Chicago Premiere
Whistle Girl fears the world itself, and she’s not afraid to show it.
Fox in the Fan – (Carol Brandt, USA) Chicago Premiere
A lonely radio DJ finds a mysterious tape recorder that contains a cryptic message.
Wolf – (Magdalena Staneva, Sweden) World Premiere
Elin works as a social worker at a drug rehab clinic. Her day is already taking a bad turn when someone from her past reappears. As it becomes harder to distinguish memories from reality, she needs to find a way and save her life."