2012 Nihilist Film Festival
was held at the Echo Park Film Center
on Friday, December 7 at 8:00.
The Echo Park Film Center is located at 1200 N. Alvarado St. at Sunset in Echo Park.
For the thirteenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presented the Nihilist International Film Festival. This year’s evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center. The show started at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 7. The festival included two hours of short films from around the country and around the world. The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly. Pretty much, something for everyone (except children and clergy).
Festival Director Elisha Shapiro commented, “Thirteen years of hilariously offensive short films…I really thought we would have caused the rapture by now. Guess there’s no downside to mocking all that’s holy.”
As a special feature, all those who bring their own televisions and arrive fifteen minutes early will be able to include their appliances in the traditional ritual Blessing of the Televisions featuring the high priestess of performance art, Anna Homler.
See last year's program below.
Click here to see programs from previous years.
Un Chien Andalou 16 minutes
Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí 1929
Indulgence 1:40 minutes
Freddie Wiss Weston, Massachusetts
A journey of personal thoughts and individual mannerisms that cry out to be released.
Sea of Doubt 4 minutes
Brett Marren St. Louis, Mo
A surrealistic seafaring tale of love, loss and oral sex.
Sink Hole 1 minute
Greg Hanson Brooklyn, New York
A man is lured into a horrible sexual tryst.
A Life 15 Minutes
Daniel Whidden Ontario, Canada
Robbie Diner (Guy Bradford) is an atheist, and he’s not afraid to show it. When Christ returns to Earth to renew the copyright on The Bible, he tests Robbie’s beliefs in non-believing - by exploding on his face. Robbie’s faith goes from one end of the spectrum to another, as he sees the light and joins the newly formed Church Of The Injectable Christ. Director Justin Colautti (Chance Encounters, Official Selection, Hot Docs 2011) feasts on the absurdity of absolutes in a challenging and introspective satire that revels in the opiate of the masses.
This is Only a Test 9 minutes
Bill Sorice NYC
A Girl’s surrealistic journey encountering varied tests during the different stages of her life. It’s Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” meets a Calvin Klein ad.
Porn Lite 4 minutes
Janice Yudell Los Angeles
2008 excerpt from the Lunatic Fringe TV show.
Inhumane Resources 22 minutes
Michele Pastrello Venice, Italy
In the near future, in an industrial zone, four young people in white shirts and black ties fight against each other, with no rules and bare hands. Each of them wears a miniature camera that films what they are doing. Only one can survive. The survivor’s only reward is to have a future.
Michele Pastrello lives in Venice, Italy, and his website is www.michelepastrello.it
Prometeo (Prometheus) 6 minutes
Ignacio Rodo Terrassa, Spain
A sexy late night swim with a couple of lovers turns dark…an underwater adaptation of the Prometheus Greek myth.
Ensayo De Actores (Actor Rehearsal) 7:30 Minutes
Jesus Monroy Madrid, Spain
Rain, wind and cold... a film crew rehearsed the scenes for a movie. Will bad weather prevent the filming?
No, but maybe other actors …
Audience Favorite Award
Curiosity Kills 14 minutes
Sander Maran Estonia
A boy plays with radioactive chemicals, leading to his pet rat attacking his family. Curiosity kills!
There’s a Dead Crow Outside 1 minute
The crow probably died recently. It’s still edible.
Programs from Previous Years
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