AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: S
BEST PERFORMANCES: HIGH DESERT HELL performers
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: NIGHT OWLS
BEST MUSIC: S
Theme of night: Seclusion. (Or, trapped in a strange place)
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HIGH DESERT HELL, 17min., USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Francis Galluppi
Four young adults venture to a remote location in the high desert of California and are mysteriously preyed upon.
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Based in the 1900s, a recently widowed prospector remains alone in the Alaskan wilderness during his desperate search for gold. Something has been stalking him from the trees. Can he find his fortune and leave Alaska for good, or will he lose the only real valuable thing he has left, his own life?
Four young adults venture to a remote location in The High Desert of California and are mysteriously preyed upon.
In the middle of the night, a group of teenagers practice skateboarding without notice that somebody is watching them from the shadows. One of the girls separates from the group to return home through the lonely streets of the city and someone follows her.
Mary, a recent graduate, travels to Spain for an internship at a mental hospital. In addition to facing the difficulties of living in a foreign country, she will meet the first patient she must treat. This will affect her in a way she hadn’t expected.