Derby Film Festival Presents

Weird Tales – A Paracinema Shorts Programme

We have been inundated with submissions to our short film programme. Here is a selection of the very best. Click 'Tell Me More' for full film info. AVAILABLE TO RENT 19 - 25 NOVEMBER.

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N (2018)
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.

Eject (2019)
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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£5.00 Online Rental

18 Certificate

Country Of OriginVarious
Year2019 / 2020
Running Time95m


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