Late Night Shorts


Clearing, The

Directed by: Daniel Hope
In a desperate battle with his ballooning ego, Bill struggles in vain to re-woo Deb with his below-par outdoor skills and, quite frankly, shocking behavior, until their last-ditch camping trip takes a VERY sinister turn.
13 min / UK / 2021 / English / Animated

Man or Tree

Directed by: Varun Raman & Tom Hancock
In the wilderness, a tree begins to question whether it may actually be a man tripping on hallucinogens.
4 min / UK / 2021 / English / Narrative

Mantis Club

Directed by: Yalian Li
In a world where females devour males during sex, Zack, a 17-year-old virgin, is asked on his first date.
17 min / USA / 2021 / English / Narrative


Directed by: Emily Gold
This trippy, dark comedy follows an over-eager houseplant enthusiast whose plant-sitting stint forces us to explore the question: What would our leafy friends say if they could talk?
10 min / USA / 2021 / English / Narrative

Skin & Bone

Directed by: Eli Powers
RiverRun Alum Eli Powers (Holy Moses) has again teamed up with actress Amanda Seyfried to present a psychological thriller about a drifter who begins to have haunting visions after taking a job on a secluded farm.
17 min / USA / 2021 / English / Narrative


Directed by: Sarah Hafner
Pollution, global warming, overpopulation. For Jean-Claude and Maddy, there is only one solution: to leave the earth and ask for help from extraterrestrials. But when a little green man comes along to save them, things don’t quite go as planned.
11 min / France / 2021 / French / Narrative

Thank You For Nothing

Directed by: Thomas Desimone
While suffering from a severe anxiety attack, a young woman attempts to escape the hellish landscape of her mind.
12 min / USA / 2021 / English / Narrative


Directed by: Graham Bowlin
A married couple working to overcome a rough patch goes out to the desert to focus on each other. When a masked maniac breaks into their home on Halloween night, they’re forced to put aside their differences and come together to defeat him.
17 min / USA / 2021 / English / Narrative


Directed by: Ace Norton
A human vacuum snorts a never-ending line of cocaine during a vapid party in the Hollywood Hills. Less Than Zero meets Hansel and Gretel. A satire about Los Angeles as a…VACUUM.
4 min / USA / 2021 / English / Narrative
*program total runtime 106 min