Still from The Absorber by Ray Fenwick (2018)
Still from The Absorber by Ray Fenwick (2018)
The Absorber (2018)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Friday Freaks

Various | Worldwide | 2019 | Unclassified (18+)

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Fri 14 May 2021

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Can’t get enough of Late Night Bizarre? Not to worry. Here’s an extra dose of the strange, outlandish, and straight-up offensive. Get your freak on.

Short Films

The Absorber
dir. Ray Fenwick, Canada, 2018 (SL)
A gentle warning from the post-human, non-transcendent sentinel of the threshold.

dir. Hao Yen Chuang and Lang Tu, USA, 2019 (NL)
A truly hellish hybrid mutant is fused together from within the bowels of a sinister creational furnace.

From The Pit
dir. Marco Belli, Italy, 2019 (Subs)
After falling into a pit from which escape seems impossible, a man eventually adapts in order to survive.

Human Nature
dir. Sverre Fredriksen, Zaou Vaughan, Marike Verbiest, Netherlands, 2019 (NL)
The grotesquery of role reversal platforms a delve into the love animals have for people, and the harm they cause to us.

dir. Risto Kutt, Estonia, 2018 (NL)
Seeking to perfect the recipe for the perfect Boilermaker a barmaid working after hours instead opens a portal to another world.

God Of Chaos
dir. Maddie Brewer, USA, 2019 (NL)
Chaos reigns in the wake of an ancient ceremony performed by a mysterious cult inviting an otherworldly power into their earthly realm.

dir. Simeon Kondev and Felipe Di Poi Tamargo, USA, 2019 (SL)
Every bad thing you ever believed about every slippery politician and his talking snub-nosed gun is confirmed.

dir. Priit Tender, Estonia, 2019 (NL)
Orpheus can enchant everyone with his music, even animals and plants but he cannot turn around to see if his love is truly following him.

The Eye
dir. Cenk Koksal, UK, 2019 (NL)
If you woke up one day and could only see out your backside you would have to start being very careful about where you sit.

dir. Isaku Kaneko, Japan, 2019 (NL)
Half man, half steam engine. Full speed ahead, regardless.

Space Probe Force – Gravity Push
dir. Tom Weber and Ilija Brunck, Germany, 2018 (NL)
The Space Probe Force team struggle crippling gravity, indifferent residents and pools of sticky goo.

Standard Operating Procedure
dir. Eli Ayres, USA, 2019 (NL)
Surveillance anxiety on a cloudy day. Every freak and mutant is out on the street and up to something.

Slug Life
dir. Sophie Koko Gate, UK, 2018 (SL)
A day in the life of Tanya, a curious woman who has developed a taste for a beautiful giant slug.

Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt
dir. Robert Morgan, UK, 2019 (NL)
Inside the deranged and demented mind of Lothar Schramm, serial killer, lurk many truly, truly twisted visions.

Format: DCP
Language: Mix of English and other languages with English subtitles
Duration: 90


90 mins


Unclassified (18+)

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