Shorts #6: Natural Instincts
Two Short Nights
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Exeter Phoenixs 16th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a jam-packed programme of screenings and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible animation, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the globe, alongside emerging local talent.
Our primal instincts kick in for this short film screening as the protagonists let out their wild side. Not for the faint-hearted, this programme tells of a demonic visit to a Manchester council estate, menacing presences lurking under 16-wheelers trucks and a cat with an insatiable appetite.
Shiva Sadegh Asadi, Iran, 2017, 10mins
A young girl’s repressed emotions and instincts are embodied in some animals that come out of her dreams. However, no one in her family is receptive to these animals.
Moin Hussain, UK, 2017, 19mins
Manchester, England 1990. On a troubled estate, Alice is roped into babysitting for her neighbour, whose children claim to feed a nightly visitor from Hell. Between gangland tensions, local superstition and drug withdrawal, Alice must decide whether to abandon her new wards or stay the night.
Tia Salisbury, UK, 2016, 1min
A change of pet food has fatal consequences.
François Jaros, Canada, 2016, 14mins
Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires. Nor any truck.
Anne Breymann, Germany 2017, 5mins
At night, the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost valuables at stake.
Léo Favier, France, 2016, 18mins
The earth quakes, ashes fall from the sky, and theres this fire that firefighters can’t manage to extinguish. The villagers decide to take refuge in the forest. Surronded by wild beasts, a new life begins.
Teemu Niukkanen, Finland, 2016, 17mins
Raimo’s comfy middle-class bubble is burst when a Satan-worshipping sex cult moves in next door.
Kate Herron, UK, 2017, 4mins
Chloe thinks she’s just going in for a routine test. Things do not go as planned.