After Midnight
A man struggles with loneliness, the possible collapse of his relationship and the fact that every night a monster tries to break into his house.
Come To Daddy
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.

D

Girl In The Hallway
A man remembers a little girl he used to see in the hallways of his apartment building.
The Happiness of the Katakuris
Running a guest house proves deathly for a family. Just as well they know a few good songs.
Homewrecker
A woman asks a stranger she meets at a yoga class to redecorate her home, then refuses to let her leave.

I

Jojo Rabbit
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
Knives And Skin
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.
Koko-di Koko-da
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorsing them, luring them deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror.
Lyle
A young woman recovering from tragedy becomes convinced that somebody is out to harm the child she is carrying.

M

Maggie May
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
Memory: The Origins of Alien
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and HR Giger.
The Original
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
Parasite
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

R

Synchronic
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.

V

VHYes
12-year-old Ralph, over one formative week in late 1987, mistakenly records home videos and his favourite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape, with unexpected consequences.
Wakey Wakey
A nightmare anti-love story featuring blood and guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and scary boyfriends.
Why Don't You Just Die
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Wyrm
In a retro-future alternate universe where children wear electronic collars to monitor their sexual development, one boy, Wyrm, has fallen woefully behind.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival
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Abertoir
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International film festival with a particular focus on Eurasian cinema

Made In Prague
Czech film showcase

DOC NYC
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