Rhode Island International Film Festival : Moments of the Uncanny

August 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Local 121
121 Washington St


Nobody Likes You as Much as I Do

Jerzy Rose France, United States | 2018 | 15min | Narrative | Comedy

An American couple worries about the safety of a Parisian girl following a night of drinking.

Open Wide

Behnam Taheri, Gideon Beresford United Kingdom | 2018 | 5min | Narrative | Comedy

A trip to the dentist – with a happy ending.


Timmy and the Dreamkillers

Jeremy Berkowitz, Esteban Melean United States | 2019 | 5min | Animation | Comedy, Horror

Timmy brings home a girl for the night. Somehow she falls for his awkward charm. That’s until things get interrupted by nightmares from his past.

Low Tide

Ian Hunt Duffy Ireland | 2018 | 14min | Narrative | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Jack, 10 years old, is excited about heading out to sea on a fishing trip with his Dad. But things take a sudden dark turn when his Dad stops the boat and tells Jack that they have hit a monster. This seems like a joke at first, and Jack nervously tries to play along, but his Dad insists Jack must get down into the water and face it head on. Realising that his Dad is deadly serious, a terrified Jack has no choice but to obey.

What Jack sees in the water will change him forever, and the sinister rite of passage will have horrific consequences.


Guillaume / Samuel / Yannick Fournier / Matteau / Nolin Canada | 2018 | 10min | Documentary | Canadian

May 2017. As the new president of the United States takes his ease in the White House, the city of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, is the theatre of the mythic Crawfish Festival. It’s just another day in America.

Holly Goes to Therapy

Cat Ventura United States | 2018 | 15min | Narrative | Sci-Fi & Fantasy

A troubled woman participates in an unconventional therapy session.


Darcia Martin United Kingdom | English | 2017 | 9min | Narrative | Horror

Brother and sister Charlie and Neil spook each other out with scary stories as they hike through a forest on a pre-wedding trip for Neil. But the scary talk turns heated when buried resentments start to bubble up. Are Neil and Charlie just venting, or is there more than just sibling rivalry and historic hurts at play as they get deeper into the dense, dark woods and the night bears down on them? And when Neil loses their map down a deep, dark hole, Charlie’s convinced her brother is trying to get one up on her, as they have done to each other all through their lives. As she disappears into the blackness, Charlie warns her brother she’s expecting a prank….but it’s Neil who gets the shock when screams tear out from the hole, with Charlie begging Neil to run, to save himself. When blood flies out from the hole, a terrified Neil tears off through the woods and pitch black to find help…with dire consequences… and a warning – sometimes it is safer to go first into the deep, scary place.


Sophie B. Jacques Canada | 2018 | 11min | Narrative | Canadian, Drama, Thriller

When Emillie returns home after renting her house to strangers, we witness what actually happened during her absence.

Access to Excess

Tom Coute United States | 2019 | 4min | Animation | New England

Supermarkets are surreal. Unlimited choices power this microcosm of industrialized societies where products attempt to fill empty voids. Look through the glasses of a curious but reserved customer as he observes the communal space.


Evgeny Sinelnikov United Kingdom | 2019 | 19min | Narrative | Sci-Fi & Fantasy

I’M COMING) is a psychological mystery/comedy that revolves around the life of Nick, a man who has become increasingly bored and frustrated by his nine to five existence. When he starts speaking to a mystery admirer via a dating app he suddenly realises that this person is a little closer than he could even imagine.