The 21st Annual SHRIEKFEST Announces its Short Film Line Up!

The annual Los Angeles competition will kick off with an opening night gala September 30

Shriekfest Film Festival has unveiled the official selection of short films headed to the 21st edition of the festival.   Fifty Five short films make up the 2021 line up and 4 Music Videos!  The films come from countries including Spain, Sweden, Canada, Czech Republic, Norway, Israel, Netherlands, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark,and the United Kingdom, states including CA, NY, TX, GA, OK, LA, FL, CT,and  WA.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says “I love our shorts program and so does the community, it’s a definite must see!”.

The Official Selections: SHORT FILMS

“Polter” directed by Alvaro Vicario
“Dissonance” directed by Tian Xu
“Who Wants Dessert?” directed by Venita Ozols-Graham
“A Strange Calm” directed by Austin Rourke
“Killing Small Animals” directed by Marcus Svanberg
“Ten Shots” directed by Gordon Shoemaker & Elizabeth Barchi
“Star Wars: Origins” directed by Phil Hawkins
“Air Dead n’ Breakfast” directed by Matthew Rasku
“The Rule of Three” directed by Elwood Quincy Walker
“Threshold” directed by Paul Johnstone
“Close” directed by Emily Bowell & Thomas Attwood
“Wide Awake in Bridgewater” directed by Erik Lee
“Seek” directed by Aaron Morgan
“Odd Girl” directed by Rami Kahlon
“Love Bite” directed by Charles de Lauzirika
“The Curse” directed by Dimitri Kanjuka
“Subject 3” directed by Teresa Decher
“Sundown Trail” directed by Luke Asa Guidici
“Antique” directed by Morten Haslerud
“Cottonmouth” directed by Zach Wincik & Danny Salemme
“Room 566” directed by Dylan Snyder
“Flux” directed by Chad Sano and Allison Sano
“Necro-Men” directed by Tal Shmunis
“Fear of the Woods” directed by Titus Paar
“Selfie” directed by John Poliquin
“The Other Side” directed by Damian Alpizar
“Widow’s Deep” directed by Rob Himebaugh
“January 18, 2022” directed by Robert Postrozny
“Swipe” directed by Niels Bourgonje
“Here Comes Frieda” directed by Robin Takeo D’Oench
“Half-Cocked” directed by Aaron Barrocas
“Pathosis” directed by Austin Bonang
“Transfert” directed by Jonathan Degrelle
“Creat(e)ure” directed by Zane Rubin
“Fifty” directed by Javier Dampierre
“Heat” directed by Thessa Meijer
“The Gods of Summer” directed by Cristiana Di Palma
“Culpa” directed by Miguel Ferrer
“Dinner For One” directed by Brad Jacques
“The Axe and the Iron” directed by Matthew Roseman
“Nemesis” directed by Tim Earnheart
“Maere” directed by Alex Grybauskas
“Accomplice” directed by Matthew Avery Berg
“Face Your Fears” directed by Neil Stevens
“In the Mirrors” directed by Merlin Camozzi
“Exactly As They Are” directed by Philip Heinrich
“The Rougarou” directed by Lorraine Caffery
“Night Fill” directed by Joel Stephen Fleming
“Scars” directed by Jonny Zeller
“Night Crawl” directed by Gregory Shultz
“Milk Teeth” directed by Felipe Vargas
“Roughneck” directed by Andrew Hardaway
“Curiosity” directed by Ryan Larkin
“Zealandia” directed by Bruno du Bois
“Fondations” directed by Matthew Founier

The Official Selections: MUSIC VIDEOS

“Forever Ting” by the band Tasha the Amazon,  Directed by Colin G. Cooper

“Nice Shoes” by the singer Tommy Mack, Directed by Jonathan Lawrence

“Heart Shield” by the band Happy Sad Face, Directed by Rawn Erickson II

“Sadlands” by the band 16, directed by Michael Panduro

The Shriekfest Film Festival runs September 30th-October 3rd, 2021. An opening night party will take place at Bar Sinister in Hollywood; the rest of the festival will be at the iconic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Ave.

Shriekfest, now in its 21st year, was created in July 2001 by Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, directors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers.

For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit Shriekfest is also on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram

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