DAMNDANCE is a new juried film festival from the twisted minds behind DAMNATIONLAND.
Whereas Damnationland is an invite-only showcase of exclusive works from Maine-based filmmakers, DAMNDANCE throws the doors open wide to accept submissions from filmmakers all over the world.
This year, DAMNDANCE will take place over October 26th & 27th at the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101.
The DAMNDANCE program of films for both days is as follows:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
7PM – SHORTS BLOCK
Keira only has her grandmother, who languishes in bed awaiting her end because she refuses to take her medicine. Keira knows the terrible secret that her grandmother keeps; and she knows that sometimes death is optional… and she has a plan.
Running time: 16min 45sec SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
THE DARK HUNGER
They took away his memory and his life, but gave him something worse in death. Now he must embrace the monster he’s become to regain his humanity.
Running time: 15min
In an environment where androids are met with hostility and outrage by human beings, “Kill Al” tells the story of Femtel 216 and Femtel 303, two female synthetic beings confined to work in a sub-basement of an auditing firm.
Running time: 21min 51sec
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
Running time: 8min 45sec
A middle-aged programmer (Noel) stands in front of the ruins of his marriage. With the help of a new intelligent language assistant, Noel tries to redirect his professional and private life into the right path. The artificial intelligence not only assists him in coping with everyday life, but also arranges an appointment with the much younger Claudine.
Running time: 22min 34sec GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
TRADITIONAL FAMILY VAMPIRES
A wild comedy about a right-wing vampire family that goes door to door sucking the blood of just about anybody; until they meet one particularly “unsavory” character. With a special appearance by adult film star Cole Tucker.
Running time: 16min 45sec
9PM – MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS AT 9 O’CLOCK BLOCK
During a weekend a group of friends, holed up in an isolated house in the mountains, are attacked by a swarm of killer horseflies that feast on human flesh like piranhas.
Running time: 1h 30min ENGLISH & ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
7PM – DOCUMENTARY BLOCK
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
As an entire generation has come of age on social media, virtual relationships are slowly replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming has become the most popular online entertainment for hundreds of millions.
Running time: 1h 35min MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
9PM – WHO’S KILLING THE TEENAGERS AND WHY BLOCK
PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG
Finally, graduated and off to Croatia. It’s supposed to be the “party of their lives.” But for Julia and her friends their graduation trip turns into a horror trip, from which not everyone will return.
Running time: 1h 30min GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES