SXSW announces Midnighters, short films
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the ten Midnighters (read: genre) features today, as well as its short films. The Midnighters include eight world premieres, a U.S. premiere and another film.
“Blair Witch Project” director Eduardo Sánchez’s “Exists” was shot in Austin with a local crew. Written by frequent Sánchez collaborator Jamie Nash, “Exists” pits five friends on an East Texas camping trip against a legendary cryptid.
Other world premiere titles include:
*Daniel Stamm’s thriller “13 Sins,”
* the French horror film “Among The Living,”
*Nicholas McCarthy’s devilish “Home” with “Glee” star Naya Rivera
*”Honeymoon” starring Rose “you know nothing, Jon Snow” Leslie
* Adrián García Bogliano’s “Late Phases with the always faintly terrifying Tom Noonan
* the horror-musical “Stage Fright”
* Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s “Starry Eyes.”
Mike Flanagan’s “Oculus” with Karen “Amy Pond” from ‘Doctor Who’” Gillan, Rory Cochran and Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff makes its U.S. premiere
Adam Wingard’s “The Guest” with the always faintly terrifying Leland Orser, is also playing.
As for the shorts, 113 short films were selected from a record 4,249 short film submissions, an overall increase of 19% over 2013.
The shorts will screen in eleven curated shorts programs and the winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short.
A full list of all of the movies can be found at sxsw.com.