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Synopsis

Forget Netflix and join us for a night-cinema-and-chill at the only screening of its kind, where short films are shown from late night to early morning. In a programme that fuels and recharges, you will find Vitamin Pill comedies, newest music videos, short horror stories and a lot of madness. Lights out and slippers on!

Be prepared for 4 film cassettes:

 

Vitamins

Another breakneck screening of stupid, silly and stupendous shorts that will fry your synapses or tickle your funny bone.

 

Midnight Madness

This program is not for the faint-hearted - there’s no holding back with blood, fire nor intestines. It will surely take you for a ride that's worth spending the night out for.

 

Shorts & Music

A kaleidoscopic collection of music videos and films where music plays the leading role. From Austrian conceptual art, futuristic criminal drama to surrealistic metal and 80’s jazz.

 

HÕFF@Shorts

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) rides to town to screen a plethora of films that scare, shock and excite the enthusiastic genre fans.

Thu, 22.11.2018
10:00 pm
ETK Tallinn
072401
Screening code: 072401
Thu, 22.11.2018
10:00 pm
ETK Tartu
072501
Screening code: 072501
Cassette info
Duration: 293 minutes
Synopsis

Forget Netflix and join us for a night-cinema-and-chill at the only screening of its kind, where short films are shown from late night to early morning. In a programme that fuels and recharges, you will find Vitamin Pill comedies, newest music videos, short horror stories and a lot of madness. Lights out and slippers on!

Be prepared for 4 film cassettes:

 

Vitamins

Another breakneck screening of stupid, silly and stupendous shorts that will fry your synapses or tickle your funny bone.

 

Midnight Madness

This program is not for the faint-hearted - there’s no holding back with blood, fire nor intestines. It will surely take you for a ride that's worth spending the night out for.

 

Shorts & Music

A kaleidoscopic collection of music videos and films where music plays the leading role. From Austrian conceptual art, futuristic criminal drama to surrealistic metal and 80’s jazz.

 

HÕFF@Shorts

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) rides to town to screen a plethora of films that scare, shock and excite the enthusiastic genre fans.

Cassette films
300 g/m2
300 g/m2
Synopsis

It's a monodrama of a white-white paper.       

Film info
Countries: Estonia, Slovakia
Year: 2018
Duration: 6 minutes
Director: Kamila Kucikova
Advetures of Candide - Fear Leader
Candide kalandjai - Kedves Vezető
Synopsis

Candide finds himself tortured in a North-Optimistani prison. Amamzed by the state propaganda he falls in love with the Fear Leader and asks for citizenship.

Film info
Country: Hungary
Year: 2018
Duration: 7 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Directors: Zsuzsanna Kreif, Balázs Turai
And the Devil Laughs With Me
Et le diable rit avec moi
Synopsis

Samuel is sensitive. Samuel is lonely. Samuel only lives for hardcore punk music and underground horror movies. Samuel suffers from being misunderstood. Samuel often recalls his ex-girlfriend, Eva. Samuel, in painful moments, also speaks to the Devil.

Film info
Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 25 minutes
Language: French
Director: Rémy Barbe
Arm Plant
Arm Plant
Synopsis

"Arm Plant/ armh plahnt/ noun
1. A conscientious being part of the plantae limb family who is a contributing member of society with the same dreams, goals and aspirations as the rest of us."

Film info
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Language: English
Directors: Martin Rehak, Allister McCreadie
Berlin Beat
Berliner Beat
Synopsis

A mummified woman observes her memory on a rooftop of an industrial building. Two boys and a dog take her down into the pulsating city. The rhythm gets faster, cars are rushing, people getting closer - too close, too dense! Shot on 35mm sound negativ tape with music by "Einstürzende Neubauten".

Film info
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 9 minutes
Language: German
Director: Kristina Mareike Almedom
Caterpillarplasty
Caterpillarplasty
Synopsis

Caterpillarplasty is an otherworldly take on beauty ideologies blown out of proportion. In an advanced technological society where the caterpillar has special significance, the people desire metamorphosis.

Film info
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Director: David Barlow-Krelina
Cow Palace
Cow Palace
Synopsis

Music video for Cow Palace, a song by Jules recorded on a long train ride across Canada.

Film info
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2018
Duration: 2 minutes
Director: Julian Gallese
Coyote
Coyote
Synopsis

A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolfs. Anguished from human emotions he‘s trying to process the experience. Besides grief and delusion, evil takes up more and more space.

Film info
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2018
Duration: 10 minutes
Director: Lorenz Wunderle
Death Van
Death Van
Synopsis

The fictitious space-rock duo Death Van tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.

Film info
Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 6 minutes
Director: Michael Enzbrunner
Diary 2013-2018
Diary 2013-2018
Synopsis

Abstract and visual expressions of a personal diary.

Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 3 minutes
Language: English
Director: Soyeon Kim
Dispersion
Dispersion
Synopsis

A man uses an automated funeral home company to bury his mother.

Film info
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2018
Duration: 8 minutes
Language: French
Director: Basile Vuillemin
Dolly.Zero
Dolly.Zero
Synopsis

Dolly and Silvio are in love for ever.

Film info
Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 4 minutes
Director: Ugo Bienvenu
How It Feels to Be Hungover
Hur det känns att vara bakis
Synopsis

A man wakes up at a clinic specialized in malignant hangovers. The doctor prescribes 600 ml of ice cream and two action comedies, but also shares some news, which doesn't make him feel any better...

Film info
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Duration: 10 minutes
Language: Swedish
Director: Viktor Hertz
I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs
I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs
Synopsis

A fussy writer battles his large ego and high expectations to create a work of art.

Film info
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2018
Duration: 6 minutes
Language: English
Director: Wade Shotter
Maliciousness
Insidia
Synopsis

The Pyrenees, 1883. Silo and his brother Bruno are escaping from a crowd of villagers when they begin a trip through the mountains. Tired of escaping every time that Bruno gets on troubles, Silo faces the dilema of changing their lifes forever.

Film info
Country: Spain
Year: 2018
Duration: 17 minutes
Language: Spanish
Director: Paco Ruiz
Mirrors and the Message
Mirrors and the Message
Synopsis

An animation created for "Mirrors" and "the Message", two complementary piano compositions created by Shai Maestro and his musicians. They both were improvised musical moments, full of freedom and emotions. This work, both musical and visual is about celebrating, expressing and embracing Life, with its imperfections and wonders.

Film info
Countries: Switzerland, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 6 minutes
Director: Marie Lavis
Open Wide
Open Wide
Synopsis

A man doesn’t expect his visit to the dentist to take such a startling, and perhaps satisfying, turn.

Film info
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Language: English
Directors: Behnam Taheri,  Gideon Beresford
Palookas
Palookas
Synopsis

Three people are pulling off the robbery of a lifetime. Except that they are unappreciated literary journalists, the setting is a dingy magazine shop, and two of them are in the midst of a painful breakup.

Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 10 minutes
Language: English
Director: Prado Mukherji
Per tutta la vita
Per tutta la vita
Synopsis

Through a journey back in memory, a woman and a man retrace the more important moments of their love story.

Film info
Countries: Italy, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Director: Roberto Catani
Probability Densities
Probability Densities
Synopsis

Insomnia. A Somnambulist gains consciousness in an alley of downtown Reykjavík on a bright summer night. In a trance-like state he picks himself up and tries to put himself back together but he is haunted by memories that keep creeping up at him.

Film info
Country: Iceland
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Director: Rakel Jónsdóttir
Rules Of Play
Rules Of Play
Synopsis

A group of tired playground visitors meet at night for a last contest.

Film info
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 8 minutes
Director: Merlin Flügel
Sense And Senselessness Of Violence Under Special Concideration Of Its Causes
"Sinnigkeit und Unsinnigkeit von Gewalt unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ursachen "
Synopsis

"The film deals with a discussion that runs counter to what is generally expected in an
unexpected way. The analysis of the controversies leads to a deeper understanding of
the concepts and the situation, which either dissolves or reinforces the contradiction in
perspective."

Film info
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 7 minutes
Language: German
Director: Richard Wilde
Session no. 78
Session no. 78
Synopsis

Pavel learns English on audio cassettes every day when he gets up. Today it is his 78th session. But has he really made progress?

Film info
Country: France
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Language: English
Director: Bridget O'Driscoll
Solar Walk
Solar Walk
Synopsis

Solar Walk shows the journey of individuals and their creations through time and space. Any meaning of action exists only from the perspective of the individual, which is never mandatory when looking at it from the perspective of a solar system.

Film info
Country: Denmark
Year: 2018
Duration: 21 minutes
Director: Réka Bucsi
Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy
Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy
Synopsis

To be or not to be: Star Wars meets Shakespeare. Hamlet’s famous soliloquy is presented as the inner voice of a Stormtrooper, demonstrating the way Shakespeare’s language still echoes down to us through the centuries and remains as relevant today as ever.

Film info
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Duration: 8 minutes
Language: English
Director: Maxime-Claude L'Écuyer
Taking Stock
Taking Stock
Synopsis

Using his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the absurd, mundane and funny side of being trapped inside your own head as an out of work, self-employed freelancer.

Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 5 minutes
Language: English
Director: Duncan Cowles
The Foodies
Les Fines Bouches
Synopsis

In a dark and ancient forest live the Foodies, a terrible undead family. In these times of shortage, as men migrate to the cities, the family perpetuates the art of manhunt in a way most respectful of tradition.

Film info
Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 17 minutes
Language: French
Director: Julien De Volte
The Hour of Darkness
L`ora del buio
Synopsis

A little girl is captive to a mysterious abductor. There is only one way to save herself: call for help.

Film info
Country: Italy
Year: 2018
Duration: 11 minutes
Language: Italian
Director: Domenico De Feudis
The Subject
The Subject
Synopsis

Hidden away in his workshop, an animator leans over what appears to be a human body and begins to perform an autopsy. Who is this lifeless being stretched out before him? As he dissects the plasteline figure, the spirit of scientific inquiry gives way to the madness of artistic inspiration.

Film info
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Duration: 10 minutes
Director: Patrick Bouchard
Through Her Eyes
Through Her Eyes
Synopsis

Remi should have died in this car accident, caused by a global blackout. Instead, he is in a deep coma. He can’t move or talk, but from time to time he can see.

Film info
Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 22 minutes
Language: French
Director: Raphael Urbain
Visions
Visions
Synopsis

A way of an artist through the life labyrinth.

Film info
Country: Russia
Year: 2018
Duration: 3 minutes
Director: Boris Grigoryev
We Summoned A Demon
We Summoned A Demon
Synopsis

They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.

Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 5 minutes
Language: English
Director: Chris McInroy
Zarr-Dos
Zarr-Dos
Synopsis

Megalomania! An epic and odd nightmarish comedy about the abuse of almighty power. Is this social and political brutalisation we are confronted today acceptable? «Justice is only felt by the victors» (H. Nitschke).

Film info
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2017
Duration: 7 minutes
Language: German
Director: Bart Wasem
but then I realized
but then I realized
Synopsis

We see the face of an old woman. She is listening to a eletronic song and, inspired by that, she starts to talk about her associations.

Film info
Country: Austria
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 minutes
Language: German
Director: Simon Spitzer
how can I tell you
comment te traduire
Synopsis

The words and woes of exile by Estonian poet-singer Lembe Lokk. A sentimental journey through language and imagery.

Film info
Country: France
Year: 2018
Duration: 4 minutes
Language: French
Director: Barbara Creutz