Nightmares before Christmas (Shorts)

Nightmares before Christmas (Shorts)

10 International Short Films | 85min

Just before Christmas, we summon the spirits: treacherous fairy lights, lonely vampires, mysterious phone callers, wild-eyed Santas, evil witches, diabolical nutcrackers, devious mafia bosses and futuristic desert fighters. It will get spooky and funny.

Thursday, 23.12. | 21:15 Uhr

Stocking Stuffer – Fake Grindhouse Trailer

Tom Hughes | Horror, Comedy | 1min | UK 2020 | German Premiere
An homage to the direct-to-video Slasher Films from the early 80’s.

Bobby & Ginette

Giorgio Stylianoudakis, Valentin Gyde | Horror, Comedy | 10min | France 2020 | OmeU
Bobby and Ginette, an elderly couple, are spending a gloomy Christmas night together. But Ginette suddenly having a heart attack, collapses, and ends up under the Christmas tree.

С новым годом / Happy New Year

Sergey Godin | Thriller, Comedy | 6min | Russia 2019 | OmeU
Two guys did the dirty work of their boss. And they almost ended up in the grave because of the daughter of one of them.

The Brushwood

Oleg Chuksin | Animation | 1min | Russia 2019 | OV | German Premiere
By the good old tradition, a fire is lit everywhere on New Year’s Eve. It will have enough heat for the whole next year. Well, for someone it’s too warm…

Nunca Nunca / Never, Never

Carlos Marín | Mystery | 10min | Mexico 2018 | European Premiere
The night before Christmas, Nancy is babysitting Mabel, her young niece. They will receive a midnight visit by Bole, Mabel´s imaginary friend, who is coming to grant Mabel´s Christmas wish.

8 out of 10

Jake Schaumberg-Dineen | Experimental Film | 9min | USA 2019 | OV
Harmful language and behavior can shape a child’s ideals, as well as their perceptions of masculinity, family, and the American dream.


Anatole Pigot | Horror, Drama | 13min | France 2019 | OV | German Premiere
A lonesome vampire can’t bear his life anymore with the gruesome killings he has to accomplish in order to feed.

Eve of the Nutcracker

Kyle Martellacci | Horror | 6min | Canada 2016 | OV
A disappointing Christmas Eve takes a turn for the worse when a young woman receives an ominous nutcracker as a gift.

Santa Baby

Jonathan Zaurin | Horror | 11min | UK 2019 | OV
Santa has been particularly hard working this year, finding the naughty amongst you – in fact maybe he’s trying too hard.

La Última Navidad Del Universo / The last Christmas of the Universe

David Muñoz, Adrián Cardona | Horror, Comedy | 18min | Spain 2020 | OmeU
Humanity has gone to hell and only a few survive eating each other. Santa Claus comes to bring toys, but in a world without good children, he will have to use them as deadly weapons.