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Méliès Shorts Competition

All films screening with Méliès d’Argent features during Fanomenon Weekend, 12 – 14 November

Amock

Country: France
Year: 2009
Running Time: 8 mins
Language: French with English ST
Like a French version of Cloverfield, this uber low budget short  made by four college friends blends comedy, scares and CGI with the realism of a handheld camera in the story of two guys encountering some bizarre little critters with a taste for human flesh.

Dead Hungry

Country: UK
Year: 2009
Running Time: 10 mins
Language: English
Hilarious and surprisingly moving, Dead Hungry follows one very hungry zombie on a quest for food. However, when you’re at the bottom of the zombie hierarchy, a little help is needed to fulfil the need to feed.

Hatch

Country: Ireland
Year: 2009
Running Time: 9 mins
Language: English
Whilst taking a bath, a man lays a huge egg! Naturally, his confusion gives way to curiosity as he patiently waits to find out what’s inside, waiting for the day when it will hatch.

Pokayoke

Country: Finland
Year: 2010
Running Time: 15 mins
Language: Finnish with English ST
After losing his parents in a terrible accident, Tuomas finds solace in photographing the accidents of others. His twisted obsession is not going unnoticed: someone or something is out to get Tuomas, seeking to punish him at every turn.

Story of My Life (Toute Ma Vie)

Country: France
Year: 2009
Running Time: 6 mins
Language: French with English ST
Alessandra is walking in the city when she is hailed by a man she doesn’t recognize. Even though he keeps telling her about important moments of her life, she does not know who he is. Alessandra is in for the shock of her life!

Through the Night

Country: Ireland
Year: 2009
Running Time: 10 mins
Language: English
In a short as suspenseful and terrifying as Paranormal Activity, a couple have a disturbed night like no other. Every night around the world couples fall asleep side by side, trusting they know what lies beside them. Tonight, in Lil and Jay’s bedroom, prepare to meet the face of evil itself.

Yuri Lennon’s Landing on Alpha46

Country: Germany / Switzerland
Year: 2010
Running Time: 14 mins
Language: German with English ST
After his landing on Jupiter’s moon Alpha 46, the cosmonaut Yuri Lennon is confronted with an extraordinary paradox…

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