Short film lovers and makers, you GOTTA join us for this wonderfully creepy, kooky, unparalleled selection of international short films. How about a little hypnosis and handbags, some shrimp and kitties, convicts and gods to finish the season?
Please join us for our final shows for a long while.
SEASON FINALE (one show, two chances) Advance Tickets Recommended
Thursday, October 21 at 8:30 PM TICKETS HERE
Sunday, October 24 at 6:00 PM TICKETS HERE
Caramel apples, hot popcorn and cash bar at
HIDEOUT 1354 W Wabansia St (off Elston) Chicago, 21 & Over, $8/door
Chicago Short Film Brigade proudly presents:
THE ARMOIRE by Jamie Travis Vancouver (Live-Action Narrative)
Eleven year-old Aaron plays a game of Hide & Seek in which his friend Tony is never found. The mystery of their relationship - and of their queer attachment to the armoire in Aaron’s bedroom - can only be revealed through hypnosis. Creepy, funny, mysterious melodrama. VIEW TRAILER
CRASHING WAVES by Britta Johnson Seattle (Animation)
Castaways perform strange tasks on a deserted shore. Are they gods, or have they been driven mad by their predicament?
FOET by Ian Fischer New York (Live-Action Drama) * filmmaker in attendance!
Denise is a housewife who falls in love with the latest fashion trend in Manhattan: purses made from contraband skins!
THE SHRIMP by Keith Wilson San Francisco (Experimental Documentary)
Follow the life, death, and rebirth of this environmentally threatened seafood along the coasts of the American South, from source to plate and back again.
SUPERSTITIOUS? by David Magnier Ireland (Animation)
The perils of having faith in nonsensical beliefs is set in a pop-up book world. Ted, lonely and isolated, becomes obsessed with changing his luck after breaking a mirror. He takes drastic measure to horde good luck talismans.
WELCOME TO CREEPYVILLE by Rich Gurnsey North Carolina (Animation)
An odd man with an affinity for oolong tea and rolling his ‘Rs’ adopts a cat named Reginald, who gets a glimpse of his new home - and his future.
BAT & HAT by Becky James New York (Animation)
A lyrical and monstrous meditation on when the mundane becomes gruesome. Do we give something up when we try to make ourselves better?
SKELETONS by Al Jarnow New York (Animation)
This 1979 Sesame Street educational film shows how various mammals, plants, and objects all share similar skeletal structures underneath their feathers, fur, skin, bark, and bricks.
MUGS by Ronnie Cramer Denver (Experimental)
One hundred of your favorite celebrity mug shots morph from one to the next in this sinister, hypnotic film.
A MAN NAMED MAGICK by Rob Hatch-Miller & Joaquin Perez New York (Documentary)
A professional magician since he was a teen, Magick brings amazement into peoples’ lives.