18th Annual Indy Film Fest - Award Winners

Shorts: Before Midnight

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12 films in package
Gosta de Poesia? [Do You Like Poetry?]
Roberto is one of the many inhabitants of the largest city in South America (São Paulo). After starting a medical treatment to help with his anxiety, the results are not what he was hoping for.
The Last House
A neighborhood dad taking some kids trick or treating gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to let the kids visit one last house for the night.
The Scarecrows
Japan’s ageing crisis has no side effect more symbolic than that of its dying villages. This is the story of one village’s struggle for survival, as the remaining residents use seemingly peculiar methods to keep the settlement alive.
The Internet Kills
When Victoria and her friends discover an app that kills you, they accidentally unleash something truly evil...
The Grave of Saint Oran
Narrated by the masterful Neil Gaiman and based on his poem In Relig Odhrain, this is a tempestuous tale of sacrifice and faith.
When an obese teenager’s pants don’t fit on the night of his prom, he takes drastic measures to make sure he doesn’t miss out.
Suspensão [Poise]
Pent-up frustration and indecisiveness take on a phantasmagoric interpretation in this experimental animated short.
In this narrative art film bringing a modern poem to life, a series of touching vignettes show two women falling in and out of love -- but not in any traditional way you've seen before.
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I Like Tomorrow
This short hybrid film is set in an orbiting space station where a lonely lady astronaut works out a love triangle between her past, present and future self.
Message From the Future
A time traveler tries to save the future. It doesn't go well.
A spirit metes out vengeance when a young girl ignores her mother's warning about the Pied Piper myth.
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These lighter midnight selections include animated, experimental, and even a musical!

Twenty-seven residents remain in Nagoro, a village hidden away in the mountainous region of Japan’s Shikoku island. Surrounded by ghost towns, the settlement is one of the thousands affected by Genkai shūraku; decaying villages populated by aging populations. 


Eleven years ago, Tsukimi Ayano returned to Nagoro from Osaka to support her ill father. Leaving the nine-million metropolis behind her, she began fashioning scarecrows for their crops. Finding that the first one looked like her father, she soon started repopulating Nagoro with these dolls. Not every villager likes them. Today, more than three hundred and fifty scarecrows represent the departed and the deceased, visualising a lost era of youth and community. 


Exploring themes of absence, loss, social isolation, and self-preservation, this observational and poetic documentary weaves through the lives of Tsukimi Ayano, the Nagoro villagers, and their recreations, as we visualise a community that once existe

  • Year
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English, Japanese
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    North America
  • Director
    Dan Hodgson
  • Producer
    Julia Alcamo
  • Cinematographer
    Dan Hodgson
  • Editor
    Chiara Armentano
  • Sound Design
    Rebeca Alvaro