Fantastic Fest 2012 Announces Shorts Programming

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 10, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the eighth edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 20th-27th in Austin, Texas.  Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a fertile ground for new and exciting filmmaking talent to show off their genre goods in an unrestrained format.  Here is the lineup for Fantastic Fest 2012:

38-39°C (2011)
Regional Premiere
Director: Jason Hong, South Korea, 8 minutes
A father and son confront the emotional divide that separates them in the intimate setting of a Korean bathhouse.

88:88 (2012)
Regional Premiere
Director: Joey Ciccoline, USA, 14 minutes
Val has lost control of her life. Those around her deny the reality of the extraordinary experiences she feels powerless against. Realizing she must stand alone, she has only one remaining option - to find a way to fight back.

Regional Premiere
Director: Jennifer Phang, USA 23 minutes
Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?

Austin Premiere
Director: Andrew Kavanagh, Australia, 8 minutes
Modern and ancient rituals collide in this macabre depiction of a high school formal.

Austin Premiere
Director: Nayeem Mahbub, Bangladesh, 15 minutes
In the near future, Bangladesh is terrorized by killer mutant chickens. A team of kung-fu fighting chefs must hunt the killer chickens in order to keep chicken on their menu.

North American Premiere
Director: Jossie Malis, Spain, 10 minutes
An improbable hero embarks on a crude journey by land, sea and air -throughout all the attractions of a planet turned into a massive petrochemical  park... and beyond

BIO-COP (2012)
US Premiere
Director: Steven Kotanski, USA, 5 minutes
A new super drug is about to hit the streets of New York, and only one man can stop it: Bio-Cop. He's crime's worst enemy...and his own.

Texas Premiere
Director: Robert Morgan, UK, 23 minutes
Bobby Yeah is a petty thug who lightens his miserable existence by brawling and stealing stuff. One day, he steals the favourite pet of some very dangerous individuals, and finds himself in deep trouble. He really should learn, but he just can't help it.

BRAINS? (2012)
North American Premiere
Director: Giles McNeill, New Zealand, 7 minutes
Four sociable Zombies enjoy a meal of delicious brains, but are confronted by terrifying, yet tasty-smelling humanity, which will change their un-dead existence forever.

US Premiere
Director: Jovanka Vuckovic, Canada, 12 minutes
In this dark fable, a little girl is drawn to a mysterious mansion where she witnesses the birth of five horrifying apparitions.

Regional Premiere
Director: Ian Samuels, USA, 14 minutes
An aging fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster at the risk of reawakening an irresolvable loss.

CHILLY (2012)
Regional Premiere
Director: Dylan Kohler, USA, 5 minutes
As the heat rises in a stuffy hotel room, a talking ice cube pitches the wonders of modern refrigeration to a strangely distracted man.

CROWN (2012)
Austin Premiere
Director: AG Rojas, USA, 8 minutes
A gang of street kids turns an unassuming house into a haven for middle aged junkies hooked on a most bizarre narcotic.  Doug, a habitual user, returns to experience a surreal high from which he may not return.

Austin Premiere
Director: Viet Nguyen, USA, 9 minutes
It's too familiar of a scenario for a young couple who break down on a desolate road and an ominous stranger shows up out of nowhere to assist them.

World Premiere
Director: Josh Johnson, USA, 1 minute
A couple struggles with an unexpected development.

Texas Premiere
Director: Teddy Dibble, USA, 4 minutes
While we have a few minutes before the show, why not stop by our refreshment stand? We have all kinds of tasty treats -- delicious pizza, ice-cold refreshments, fresh popcorn and Milk Bombs! Tempt your taste buds today with our selection of sweets and all-American beef products! Popcorn for all eternity! Hell's on it's way!

GAME (2012)
US Premiere
Director: Josh MacDonald, Canada, 8 minutes
Through the woods, a cat-and-mouse game unfolds between a businesswoman and her three monstrous pursuers.

GET REAL! (2010)
US Premiere
Director: Evert de Beijer, Netherlands, 12 minutes
A high school student is addicted to a computer game in which he portrays a bodyguard protecting a sexy female singer. He overcomes his obsession once a real girl in his class gives him his first kiss.

HELL CAT (2012)
Austin Premiere
Director: Ged Murray, Ireland, 10 minutes
Charlotte is obsessed with her talking cat Charlie's Youtube hits. But when her new boyfriend tries to muscle in between her and her cat, all hell breaks loose.

LE LAC NOIR (2011)
US Premiere
Director: Victor Jaquier, Switzerland, 20 minutes
Madeleine and Jean are living on the shores of an alpine lake. One day, Jean catches a huge fish, and in the stomach he discovers a young boy that sets Madeleine's memories in motion.

LEGEND  (2012)
US Premiere
Director: Pau Teixidor, Spain, 15 minutes
Claudia, a ten-year-old girl, leaves with her family to spend the weekend out of town. During their car trip, they decide to take a short rest at an abandoned gas station. The appearance of a strange woman will reveal her true fate to Claudia.

North American Premiere
Director: Asier Abio, Spain, 10 minutes
Feliciano is eating french fries with light mayonnaise while watching TV. It's a boring Friday night until he stumbles upon a racy channel.

World Premiere
Director: Manuel Arija de la Cuerda, Spain, 9 minutes
A shy couple on their first date will discover each other's unexpected compatibilities.

LOVE (2012)
Regional Premiere
Director: Kaveh Nabatian, Canada, 7 minutes
New Years' Eve.  Boy meets girl.  Boy doesn't have condom.  A film about unprotected sex, destiny, and soul music.

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