Throwback Thursday: Watch Midnight Shorts from 2014

Written by Claudette Godfrey | Thursday Dec 11th, 2014

Hey hey! It’s Claudette, SXSW Shorts Programmer, back again!

The Midnight Shorts program at SXSW is fun because nothing is off limits. Anything goes! Well, I guess that’s true of most things at SXSW, but at Midnight Shorts it gets pretty messed up. Freaky, dirty, crazy, ridiculous, sexy, weird stuff is shown and the audience loves it.

Last year someone told me that this program “melted their brain.” I thanked them for the compliment.

These shorts were originally screened as part of SXSW 2014 in the Midnight Shorts program. Now, some of them are available for you to check out online.

Alumni Film: Box Room

BOX ROOM
Director: Michael Lathrop

A strange and solitary boy discovers a seductive creature growing in his bedroom wall.
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Alumni Film: Chocolate Heart

CHOCOLATE HEART
Director: Harrison Atkins

Owen never learned about sex or relationships from his parents, since they turned into cats. But today, with the help of a human girl, Owen is going to learn a lot.
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Alumni Film: Dog Food

DOG FOOD
Director: Brian Crano

A butcher loses his dog.
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Alumni Film: Happy B-Day

HAPPY B-DAY
Director: Holger Frick

Happy B-Day is a black comedy showing us how a well planned birthday surprise can go horribly wrong.
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Alumni Film: Kids and Explosions - Swear Words

KIDS AND EXPLOSIONS - SWEAR WORDS
Director: Thomas Vernay

Inspired by GIF, this video clip is about the clichés of american antagonisms: Christian thought, homeland love and excesses of the USA.
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Alumni Film: late for meeting

LATE FOR MEETING
Director: David Lewandowski

my summer vacation.
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Alumni Film: The Muck

THE MUCK
Director: Tony Wash

Laverne arrives home and decides to relax in the bathtub. She strips down, settles into the tub, and closes her eyes. Serenity at last... Or so she thought! The Muck will leave you never wanting to take a bath again!
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Alumni Film: Pumpkin & Bubby Get in a Fight

PUMPKIN & BUBBY GET IN A FIGHT
Director: Will Carsola

Two friends find themselves defending themselves against the forces of nature.
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Alumni Film: Rat Pack Rat

RAT PACK RAT
Director: Todd Rohal

A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at the boy's bedside.
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Alumni Film: Wawd Ahp

WAWD AHP
Director: Steve Girard
Midnight Short Film Jury Award Winner

Wawd ahp I'm throwing both birds upStick a stick of dynamite up your assNow I'm blowing turds up.
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Other midnight shorts that were part of the SXSW 2014 program but are not yet available to watch online include:
Kekasih directed by Diffan Sina Norman
Violent Florence directed by Jaime Snyder

Anxious to see more films? Here’s more SXSW 2014 content you can watch:

Photo credits:
Box Room photo courtesy of Narayan Van Maele
Chocolate Heart photo courtesy of the filmmakers
Dog Food photo courtesy of Mathieu Young
Happy B-Day photo courtesy of the filmmakers
Kids and Explosions - Swear Words photo courtesy of the filmmakers
late for meeting photo courtesy of David Lewandowski
The Muck photo courtesy of Robert Patrick Stern
Pumpkin & Bubby Get in a Fight photo courtesy of the filmmakers
Rat Pack Rat photo courtesy of the Smits Brothers
Wawd Ahp photo courtesy of the filmmakers