Presenting the 2022 Films & Filmmakers
May we present to you, the films and filmmakers of the 2022 Detroit International Festival of Darkness (not yet in screening order):
“A Machine For Boredom” – Marc Cartwright (2020 California 3:14)
Isolation drives a man to rethink his position within a capitalistic society.
“ATRIUM” – Alako Myles (2020 Australia 5:41)
An individual loses themselves from a vast, natural landscape into increasingly darkened and claustrophobic environments, eventually leading to a point of realization.
“Dark Hallway” – Eric Winick (2022 New York 1:30)
A nightmare set in a hallway.
“Extended Warranty” – Thomas Angeletti (2022 United States 2:31)
“Gnaw” – Rosalee Yagihara (2022 Canada 7:10)
As romantic tensions consume Cote and her girlfriend, a pesky hangnail triggers a downward spiral into obsession.
“In the Dark” – Roman Duneshenko (2022 Russian Federation 5:00)
A manifesto against the authorities that restrict the freedom of a person and punish for their desires.
“Luccica” – Jesse McAnally (2020 Michigan 10:30)
In this modern opera, a couple eagerly enter their married lives by renovating an old Victorian they hope will become their home.
“Negative Space” – Jake Weber, Heather Irvine (2019 Michigan? 7:56)
The demeanor of a solitary man begins to erode after a toy he’s ordered arrives at his home.
“Phonetrip” – Miriam Muraca (2022 Italy 1:25)
A young girl’s nightmare trip into the social networks’ world. How many likes do we need to log out, once we’ve logged in?
“Respirations” – Rémi Tournier (2022 France 4:47)
In a burning world, wrecked by pollution, a survivor is heading toward his final destination.
“teleVision Quest” – Terence Cover (2016 Michigan 4:50)
An experimental short about apathy, obsession and television.
“The Culling” – Cuyle Carvin (2022 Georgia 8:00)
Amidst a global extinction event, two survivors seek to find help while contemplating what went wrong.
“The Witching Hour” – Abigail Brenker (2022 New York 3:53)
A woman is haunted during the night by a spirit in her home.
“Trail” – Maxwell Seiler (2022 New Jersey 13:55)
A bird-watching trip turns into a nightmare as an entity stalks through the forest.
“Witchy Woman” – Martin Malinov (2022 Bulgaria 4:14)
She has been receiving nasty looks her whole life and her dark, twisted mind runs free as her nightmare imaginations come to life.
2022 Detroit International Festival of Darkness
Saturday October 1st 2022 – The Narthex – Detroit