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SXSW Locks Down Midnighters Section and Reveals Complete Shorts Lineup

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 5, 2014 at 1:59PM

A week after revealing their features lineup, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has today revealed the films set to play in the Midnights section, as well as the complete short film lineup. SXSW runs March 7-15 in Austin, Texas.

A range of classic, innovative, and stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.

Alagoas - "Brighton"
Director: Jeremiah Zagar

Clubfeet - "Everything You Wanted"
Director: Josh Thomas

Deathcrush - "Lesson #16 for Beatmaster V/Fun"
Director: Kenneth Karlstad

Diplo - "Revolution"
Director: Phil Pinto

Floyd, Darling - "A Lake"
Director: Alberto Belli

Hiatus - "We can be ghosts now"
Director: Tom Jobbins

Joel Compass - "Back to Me"
Director: Ian And Cooper

Mgmt - "Cool Song No. 2"
Director: Isaiah Seret

My Panda Shall Fly & Adventure Elephant - "Opening Brace"
Director: Chris Toumazou

Nekrogoblikon - "No One Survives"
Director: Brandon Dermer

Paper Kites - "Young"
Director: Darcy Prendergast

Passion Pit - "Cry Like A Ghost"
Director: DANIELS

Placebo - "Too Many Friends"
Director: Saman Kesh

Raffertie - "Build Me Up"
Director: Vincent Haycock

Sandra Kolstad - "Run Away"
Director: Yenni Lee

Siriusmo - "Itchy / Cornerboy"
Director: Jakob Grunert

Tame Impala - "Mind Mischief"
Director: David Wilson

The Vein - "Magma"
Director: Dvein

Vitalic - "Fade Away"
Director: Romain Chassaing

An offshoot of our regular narrative shorts program, composed of work shot in, about, or somehow relating to the Lone Star state.

Director: Toby Halbrooks
A young girl makes a connection with her father, after watching him dig a hole in their backyard.

Director: Daniel Laabs
A character study about the relationship between two brothers, one on the verge of becoming an adult, the other becoming a teenager, and impact each others choices have on one another.

I Was a Teenage Girl
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Emma and Jesse are close friends. One night, after an intense breakup, they have a heartfelt
conversation that challenges the boundaries of their friendship in an unexpected way.

Director: Craig Elrod
Denial. Regret. Depression. Foam Party.

One Armed Man
Director: Tim Guinee
In Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote’s chilling drama, One Armed Man, a wealthy cotton gin
executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin’s machinery.

Road Kill Zoo
Director: Bradley Beesley
Road Kill Zoo follows Abby, a nearly-blind girl who spends her summer saving up to go on a cruise one dead possum at a time

Texas High School students offer a glimpse of a bright future for Texas filmmaking.

As We Get Older
Director: Silas Connolly
A short film following Jack, a lost and lonely high school boy, for one weekend. It reflects the
emptiness and loss of innocence experienced by a generation who escape reality through drugs and alcohol.

Director: John Byron Hanby, IV
War is tragic on all fronts.

Director: Harrison Chen
A boy is trapped by his fears in his dreams.

Directors: Joseph Alvarez, Eric Zelaya
Four teenagers on a mission to create the greatest student short film.

Director: Tiffany Giraudon
Cultivation is a stopmotion short about young woman and the world that her written words create.

Date Night
Director: Nicky Cannon
A teenage boy with a mysterious past latches onto his fellow classmate and is heartbroken when she does not reciprocate. Trouble ensues, as the night grows darker.

Director: Frankie Chen
Ernest is a short portrait of Katrina survivor, Ernest Lemot, who recounts his life-changing move to Austin, Texas. Featuring Ernest Lemot, Jacquelyn Lemot, Chris McCoy, Joan Winter, Nick Osella.

Directors: Alexia Salingaros, Sophia Salingaros
Evolution is a hand drawn animation, which explores the energy and connection of all living things.

Directors: Jonathan Zonum, Kyle Curtis
A young man is out for his morning jog when something extraordinary happens...

Director: Callan Harrison
Genetika is a short film exploring the difficulties of being a transdimensional time traveller.

Director: Eric Stern
Love throws curves, so who can really be trusted? Involved dialogue between friends strikes an uneasy chord.

Homecoming: A Texas Tradition
Directors: Sammy Ali, Bridgett Falcone
Everything is bigger in Texas, including a Texas high school homecoming.

Ice Cream Truck
Directors: Rania Blaik, Alexander Raphael
Let's go, baby.

Just Skate
Directors: Alicia Tanguma, Brianna Garza
The boy loves to skate.

Love, Noted
Directors: Xander McCabe, Jasmine Hashemi
Two young men pursue the same girl and try to find a way to her heart.

Director: Logan Evans
A mysterious stranger encounters a ghost with which he has unresolved ties.

Non Sequitur
Director: Chris Prinz
Build a life, then tear it down.

Directors: Ryker Allen, Isabella Cabello
A Super-8 esque shot, coming of age music video for the song "Purple" performed by San Antonio based band Islands and Tigers.

Directors: Caila Pickett, Max Montoya
Seawolf follows a young girl as she travels to different worlds through magical boxes.

Director: Kunal Dixit
A man goes for a walk in the woods

Unicorn Council
Directors: Kalen Doyle, Abby Grindstaff
Unicorn Council is a stopmotion short about an evil man-eating cat and the space unicorns that work to save the day. The saviors of the universe have horns and attitudes.

A Wrong Note
Director: Josh Leftwich
Some things happen at the worst of times.

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