Pendance Film Festival | Pendance Midnight Trailer | HD
The very best horror, dark comedy, sci-fi, and dark dramatic thrillers from around the world. This event is the crown jewel of the shorts showcase and will certainly challenge you to ride a wave of complex emotions. Read more about the films below.
ALL FILMS ARE CANADIAN PREMIERES UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Cerdita | Carlota Martinez Pereda
Three girls ruthlessly tease an overweight teen named Sara whom they nickname ‘Cerdita’ (Piggy). They steal her clothes and belongings, leaving her to walk home in just her bikini. However, as events unfold, it is Sara who will have the last laugh.
Fake News | Dimitris Katsimiris
A popular Youtuber and her partner get their hands on an anonymously submitted video which shows the disturbing rape of a white woman by two masked men.
The Replacement | Sean Miller
Election night, 2036: As clones roam among us, a disgruntled janitor must confront reality when one of his clones is elected President of the United States.
Reverie | Julian C. Wilkins *World Premiere
An old van in the middle of nowhere. One final ritual. Perception, and reality.
Maelstrom | Carlos Gomez-Trigo
Karl spins the spoon from his coffee. Something spins even faster inside Tony’s head.
Re:Possessed Homes | Matt Landry *World Premiere
Shirley Parker is a go-getter real estate agent and a keen opportunist. With two children to feed, she uncovers a unique and untapped market; haunted houses. No one said this was a sustainable long-term solution.
Baghead | Alberto Corredor Marina
Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.
A Handful of Dust | Grayson Whitehurst
Dr. Neal Goodman enables terminal patients’ right to die through the practice of mercy killing via his one-of-a-kind device. But when he sets out to fulfill a mother’s request to euthanize her “terminally-ill” daughter, he discovers that his procedure is the crux of an elaborate cult ritual that tests his ethics like never before.