Derby Film Festival Presents
Burnt Offerings – A Paracinema Shorts Programme
The embers of the flames die down on these Burnt Offerings. We travel the world when you can't to bring the best in international genre shorts. Click 'Tell Me More' for full film info. AVAILABLE TO RENT FROM 19 - 25 NOVEMBER.
USA 2020 6m Dir: Christopher Rall
A young girl, alone, and lost in the woods.
Holland 2019 6m Dir: Niels Bourgonje
A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping left on him.
Noctámbulos (Night Owls)
Spain 2018 9m Dir: Romén Rivero Gallardo
A teenager finds herself being followed through the deserted streets when she heads home a late night skateboard session.
France 2019 5m Dir: Pierre Ponchant
Once upon a time, there was a broke guy who left the earth in a thrift store space suit.
UK 2019 12m Dir: Elcid Asaei
A young man reveals to his job interviewer an eerie story about a mysterious hooded figure who abducts and transfigures corrupted mortals.
In The Deathroom
USA 2019 19m Dir: Nicole Jones-Dion
A reporter from The New York Times is captured by members of a South American dictatorship and brought into a “deathroom” for interrogation. Based on the short story by Stephen King.
Spain 2019 3m Dir: Carlos J. Matos
Darkness hides in all of us.
Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir
USA 2016 13m Dir: D.M. Night Maire
The adolescent son of a vintner family finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. His wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.
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Cemetery Tales: A Tale Of Two Sisters
USA 2018 20m Dir: Chris Roe
Hollywood, 1949. An actress mourning the loss of her beloved sister receives a surprise visitor. Will justice be served? Tick tock tick tock…
USA 2019 13m Dir: David E. Tolchinsky
A policewoman struggles to remember what happened at the predicted site of the next murder of a serial killer.
Kourtney Of Parkdale
Canada 2019 21m Dir: Razvan Anton & Jamieson Child
A day in the kooky life of a street hustler from Toronto as she struggles to find herself amid colorful neighbourhood characters.
Russia 2018 1m Dir: Elizaveta Kireeva
A short sharp descent into dream imagery.
Those Beautiful Moments
Russia 2019 15m Dir: Vasily Chuprina
The story of a scientist on the search for eternal beauty and life.
Wally And His Hideously Malformed Wart
USA 2018 4m Dir: Max Johnson
A peppy, bright-eyed boy named Wally navigates his morning alongside the demonic Wart growing from his back.
France 2019 7m Dir: Veine
From the inside of its cage, an animal observes the visitors to a zoo.
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Italy, Dir: Iacopo Di Girolamo
An expressionist nightmare as an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton’.
Ad Infinitum (2018)
Turkey, Dir: Murat Cetinkaya
Sparse sci-fi as a Leader begins to fear his reign over the universe is beginning to crumble.
UK, Dir: David Yorke
After discovering a USB port in her wrist, Kate uncovers a world where she can change herself for the better. But will it come with a cost?
Fire Extinguisher (2019)
Spain, Dir: Rodrigo Sopena & Joana Solnado
Milagros is obliged to install a fire extinguisher in her chapel. But first she will have to ask someone’s permission. From the director of Fermat’s Room.
Ryoko’s Qubit Summer (2018)
Japan, Dir: Yuichi Kondo
A human and AI fall in love in the final days of the apocalypse.
The Knowledge (2019)
UK, Dir: Alexander Osman
It’s a dark night in London 1991, and there’s a serial killer on the loose.
The Date (2019)
USA, Dir: Alessio Cappelletti
A lonely software engineer meets the answer to his prayers.
Lost Treasures Of The Valley (2019)
USA, Dir: Robert Husted
Adventurers discover that all of the abandoned shopping carts in LA’s San Fernando Valley lead to a hidden cave with a lost treasure inside – guarded by a dragon!
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UK 2019 7 mins Dir: Gemma Paul
Adam, a re-animated being with a tortured soul seeks out his creator when the pursuit of his mate ends disastrously.
Girl And A Scar
UK 2017 15 mins Dir: David Cave
A self-harming Goth girl suffers a psychological trauma where her dark, fantastic journey within allows her to find self-acceptance within her life.
UK 2019 10 mins Dir: Iolo Edwards
A young man is working as a night security guard in Gwynedd, North Wales. During his shift he is dogged by paranoia, bad dreams, and a malevolent bwgan-like figure.
UK 2019 9 mins Dir: Ian Killick
A tale of home craft, seduction and cleanliness.
UK 2019 17 mins Dir: Geoff Harmer
Monsters Kitten – an all female punk rock band – get caught up in a fight with little gremlins in a plane at 30,000 ft whilst heading to the last gig of their comeback tour.
UK 2019 10 mins Dir: David L Knight
A homeless man wakes up to find himself gaged and tied. As he attempts to escape his only ally is a ghostly apparition of a girl he once knew.