Short Films Competition TOHff 2017

TOHorror Film Fest 2017
Akado, Kim Belov, 7’, Russia, 2017
A cable guy comes to customer’s apartment and meets his fate.

Black Ring, Hasan Can Dagli, 15’, Turkey, 2016
A group of people organizes a special event in an abandoned mansion.

Claire & Bruno: une histoire d’amour et de viande crue, Lionel Delebarre, 23’, France, 2016
Claire and Bruno are not very happy together. They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other. Just in time: the world is coming to an end.

Defunctionary, Wiro Berriatua, 17’, Spain, 2017
Alberto is almost-dead. But there’s just one little ‘problem’. A mistake has sent him to Administrative Limbo too soon. And if he wants to get back to his body, he needs to do so as quickly as possible. But first, he’ll have to negotiate the ‘inhuman’ bureaucracy and its functionaries.

Dénominateur commun, Quentin Lecocq, France, 2016
Ted, a young geek, earns money by testing medicines. A revolutionary pill will change his life forever.

Einstein-Rosen, Olga Osorio, 9’, Spain, 2016
Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him - at least not for now.

El duelo weird, Fabio Serpa, 5’, Italy, 2016
A poor man vomits blood lying pitifully on a river bank. His Colt still has one final bullet to be imposed in the body of his enemy, before it’s too late. Or so it seems...

Fear, Marco Cacioppo, 9’, Denmark/Italy, 2017
On her way back home from a party, a young lady must face her deepest fears.

Fortune-teller, Gonzaga Manso, 20’, Spain, 2017
Routine and red sausage have led Mauricio to lose things he took for granted. In an act of illogical desperation, he visits a carnival fortune-teller to try and tie up the lose ends he left along the way. With the help of her crystal ball, the fortune-teller shows him an alternate reality.

Hada, Tony Morales, 9’, Spain, 2015
Tonight the terrifying Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn´t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.

Health, wealth and happiness, Nic ALderton, 11’, UK, 2017
A mugger meets his match in a mysterious woman who offers him three wishes in exchange for his soul.

Je suis un reflexe, Zulma Rouge, 2’, France, 2016
The story of a man who the routine and the commonness of its life made embittered, expressionless and insensible, trapped with a wife he hates and a boring job.

Jenny loves Satan, Jenna Bryant, 14’, USA, 2017
Jenny is an outrageous 12-year old girl, who becomes a Satanist to rebel against her retro-perfect world. But after Jenny is mocked at school by her peers, suspended by her ruler-wielding teacher, lovingly misunderstood by her father, yelled at by her drunk, June Clever mother, and on top of it all- sent to bed without supper, Jenny has no choice but to pray to Satan for help.

Krampus, Kristof Pilsl, 19’, Germany, 2017
It’s the 5th of December — the evening, when the children in southern germany are traditionally visited by Saint Nicholas and his grim companion Krampus, who gets to decide who has been a good boy during the year. Three families are gathered in their living rooms and the parents really enjoy to frighten their offspring with scary stories about the Krampus. When eventually two guys in bad costumes show up and act as the saint and his fellow devil to judge over the kids, the truly innocent have their reward and guilty ones get their just punishment.

L’evocazione all’ora del thé, Maurizio Temporin, 13’, Italy, 2017
Laura is a girl from a good family who decides to summon a demon to get revenge for the wrongs she suffered. Unfortunately for her, demons have adapted to modern times and operate in a very different way than what she imagined. That is how Laura ended up in a bureaucratic-horror comedy in which she bargains for the price of her own soul.

Le jour où maman est devenue un monstre (The day mum became a monster), Joséphine Hopkins, 23’, France, 2017
Candice lives alone with her mother since the divorce of her parents. As her birthday approaches, the little girl is delighted at the thought of seeing her father again. On the other hand, her mother’s attitude starts to change, which slowly plunges their fragile balance into a terrifying nightmare.

Lights out!!!, Sean Wirz, 5’, Switzerland, 2016
A hung over morning in an all-male household. Johnny wakes up to a filthy mess. Nothing out of the ordinary, except his roommate Freddy left all the lights on – again! Enough is enough. Johnny decides to bring some order into chaos but quickly realizes he should have cut his finger-wagging short.

Lost Face, Sean Meehan, 14’, Australia, 2016
Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave.

Manhunt, Brando Bartoleschi, 5’, Italy, 2016
Two hunters discover a corpse hidden in the wood: it’s impossible to recognize the identity of the murdered, because of a gunshot that has disfigured the face.

Margaux, Josephine Hopkins, Rémy Barbe, Joseph Bouquin, 17’, France, 2016
Margaux, a young teenage girl, discovers her power of seduction and the beginning of her sexuality, as she tries to escape a nightmarish creature that appears to be getting increasingly closer to her.

Maria Fernanda in time, Xavier Pijuan Sala, 9’, Spain, 2016
An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.

Metube 2, Daniel Moshel, 5’, Austria, 2016
Elfie and her nerdy son August venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

Noiré, Robert Odegnal, 19’, Hungary, 2016
At daytime Ervin works as a teacher in a suburban school where he tries to survive among the deviant students and apathetic teachers. At night he works on his first comic book where gangsters and corrupt policemen fight the local man of justice, the private investigator. When he finds one of his students with serious injuries in the school-yard he starts his own investigation while the atmosphere around him begins to change like in his comics.

The barber’s cut, Mark Brocking, 11’40’’, UK, 2015
Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.

Wan Mei, Yiyu Yin, 15’, USA, 2015
When a man realizes his girlfriend has been unfaithful to him, he resorts to revenge… and the love of a mannequin.

Short Animations Competition TOHff 2017


Au revoir Balthazar, Rafael Sommerhalder, 9′, Switzerland, 2017
A scare crow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a sea shell. Leaving forever.

Call of cuteness, Brenda Lien, 4′, Germany, 2017
Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled - its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom.

Decorado, Alberto Vázquez, 11′, Spain/France, 2016
The world is a wonderful stage, but its characters are disgraceful.

Delicatessen, Fenglin Chen, 5′, Macao, 2017
A romantic relationship blossoms between a man and a woman when they first meet in a delicatessen. Their desires get projected onto the food, turning them alive, into uncanny mutated composite of limbs and organs. A supermarket love story that plays with food as a metaphor of sensual desires.

Happy End, Jan Saska, 6′, Czech Republic, 2015
A black comedy about death with a happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy, and a corpse.

Juliette, Lora D’Addazio, 7′, Belgium, 2016
Juliette is a shy girl terrified to catch a ride with two horny bitches that aren’t paying any attention to the road…

Roohangiz, Elmira Bagherzadeh, 6’, Iran, 2016
A short film about a séance which goes wrong because of the Psychic’s mistake, and triggers a humorous disaster.

The Pine Tree Villa, Jan Koester, 13′, Germany, 2016
Lion and Bird break into an uninhabited villa to find out about the reason why it is not aging. Immediately they feel the power that keeps the villa alive.


Where is the TOHff:


Via Verdi 18, Torino


Via Po 21, Torino