Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, a collective dedicated to horror films directed, written, and/or produced by women, is collaborating with COVEN BERLIN to bring you a program brimming with monstrous entities, unhallowed bonds, and uncanny encounters. The international shorts chosen for EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL explore women’s realities as they exorcise social ills and anxieties using horror figures like witches, changelings, otherworldly beings, and more.
Blood Runs Down (17:28)
You Are a Lesbian Vampire (3:21)
Blood Sisters (11:01)
Madder Isle (7:39)
Goblin Baby (15:50)
Devil is on his Way (6:05)
The Drop In (13:20)
Asian Girls (6:30)
“Blood Runs Down” (Directed by Zandashé Brown, US)
When a woman undergoes a frightening transition, her vigilant five year old daughter must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting account of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.
“Levantamuertos” (Written and directed by Sofía Landgrave Barbosa, Mexico)
She is bent on re-kindling the passion in her marriage, but time has irreparably worn out their relationship; she will do anything in her power to recover her husband’s gaze.
“INK” (Written, Directed, and Produced by Ashlea Wessel, Canada)
A traumatized woman seeks penance and personal transformation through tattooing after surviving a devastating pregnancy. One night, drenched in booze and ink, her deepest fears threaten to consume her.
“You Are A Lesbian Vampire” (Directed by Thirza Cuthand, Canada)
In the dark night of a prairie city, a vampire considers her future with a fetching mortal. But requiring blood for sustenance brings a host of problems to the relationship.
“Blood Sisters” (Directed by Caitlin Koller, Australia)
Amateur witchcraft conjures up bloody consequences. (European Premiere)
“Venefica” (Written and Directed by Maria Wilson; USA)
A young, modern-day witch goes through a rite of passage to determine whether her abilities are destined for good or for evil.
“Madder Isle” (Written and Directed by Laura Spark, UK)
In a poisoned sea, on a forsaken rock, a holy sect seeks to bring about a new era, but Morgan discovers their intentions are not wholly pure, and there’s more to the Island than rocks and mud.
“Goblin Baby” (Written & Directed by Shoshana Rosenbaum, US)
New mother Claire feels isolated and overwhelmed by the needs of her baby, Charlie, especially when husband Jamie leaves on a business trip. The growing sense that something in the woods is stalking her, sleepdeprivation, and Charlie’s incessant crying begin to drive Claire over the edge.
“Devil is on his Way” (Written and Directed by Ophelie Neve, Belgium)
A female gang decides to take revenge on the men who harass them, in a bloody, unexpected way…
“The Drop In” (Written and Directed by Naledi Jackson, Canada)
Joelle, a hair stylist in Toronto, has a challenging day when a mysterious visitor from her past arrives for a drop-in appointment.
“Asian Girls” (Written and directed by Hyun Lee, Australia)
CHAN is a Chinese factory worker who lives alone. Every night, she suffers from horrific nightmares involving the woman in the apartment next door, a Japanese office lady.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible. Admission for events is 4 €. To ensure that the museum is accessible to all, entrance is free with the Berlin Pass, for recipients of unemployment aid, and for people with refugee experiences.
Picture: © Zola Gorgon
The event is part of exhibition EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL by COVEN BERLIN.
EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL is part of the one-year program Year of the Women* – a concerted queer-feminist intervention. The Year of the Women* is supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa (Senate Department for Culture and Europe).