Holiday Spirits - A Night of Holiday Shorts Sponsored by 109 & Co Arrives on Wednesday, December 16!

After an incredible first year of the FSLR Short Film Series, we are excited to announce the lineup for Holiday Spirits, the final FSLR screening event of 2015.  

As the name suggests, on December 16th we are bringing you a night of holiday themed shorts... with a twist! 

The night kicks off at 7 pm with an hour's worth of "traditional" holiday shorts. These shorts feature stories of friends and family celebrating a traditional Christmas full of holiday spirit.

Then for the second hour we bring you something a little different. When we first started accepting submissions we never anticipated there would be so many "genre" holiday shorts. There were enough great non-traditional holiday shorts that we could not ignore them.  So for the second hour, Fantastic Cinema (the FSLR genre festival) presents a mix of experimental, action, dark comedy, and straight up horror short films all centered around Christmas!

So show up at 7 pm to get yourself in the holiday spirit, then if you dare, stick around for the second hour for some Holiday "Spirits" of a different sort!

Advance tickets are now available to purchase via Eventbrite, or can be purchased at the door for $8.


And since the night's film series is called Holiday SPIRITS we have a special treat for you!  

Thanks to our returning sponsor, 109 & Co, we have a $5 gift card for each ticket purchased online and remaining gift cards available to each ticket purchased the night of the screening (while supplies last)!

 
109 & Co., located at 109 Main Street in downtown Little Rock. Specializing on our signature craft cocktails, the classics, and amazing desserts.

109 & Co., located at 109 Main Street in downtown Little Rock. Specializing on our signature craft cocktails, the classics, and amazing desserts.

 
 

The Holiday Spirits screening takes place at The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock.  Make sure to arrive early for drinks at The Lobby Bar!

 
 
 

FSLR presents Holiday Spirits
(1st Hour)

  • One Drink, Directed by Jacob Greenawalt
  • The Santa Lie, Directed by Darren Langlands
  • Sleepy Little Town (Music Video), Directed by Carrie Bowen
  • Turkey, Directed by Erik Linthorst
  • The White Spruce, Directed by Chris Vaglio

10 minute Break

Fantastic Cinema presents Holiday Spirits
(2nd Hour)

  • Alchemy, Directed by Brandon Polanco
  • The Eve, Directed by Yuri Missoni
  • Hungry, Directed by John Montana
  • M is for Merry Christmas, Directed by Daniel Piza Ruiz
  • Santa, Directed by Dionysis & Manos Atzarakis
  • Secret Santa (Amalgam Studios), Directed by Jamie Russell
  • Something Under the Christmas Tree, Directed by Danny Villanueva Jr.
  • 'Twas the Night of the Krampus, Directed by Donavon Thompson

Movie synopsis, screen caps, & trailers...

FSLR PRESENTS HOLIDAY SPIRITS
(1ST HOUR)

One Drink, Directed by Jacob Greenawalt
USA | 00:01:37

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Everyone's least favorite Uncle gets drunk at the yearly holiday party.

The Santa Lie, Directed by Darren Langlands
UK | 00:05:34

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Six-year-old Amy confronts her parents on the truth about Santa early one Christmas morning.

Sleepy Little Town (Music Video), Directed by Carrie Bowen
USA | 00:03:47

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Two sisters come home from college to meet up at their favorite home town spot for the holidays. The town is all decked out in twinkle lights and the courthouse square is buzzing with carolers. Sleepy Little Town was written specifically about Monroe, Georgia, where singer-songwriter, Carrie Bowen, grew up. Carrie was asked to be the grand marshall of the town's Christmas parade, "Coming Home for Christmas", as her song was the theme song for the parade.

Turkey, Directed by Erik Linthorst
USA | 00:16:54

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

This darkly comic short indie film finds a good-hearted but wayward family on Thanksgiving, when all of their secrets will come to light.

 

The White Spruce, Directed by Chris Vaglio
USA | 00:25:26

REGIONAL PREMIERE

It's Christmas Eve and Guy is working the last shift at the Baumstein Christmas Tree Farm and just wants to get home when someone happens to show up - the girl of his dreams and she needs his help. She wants to Guy to save her the last White Spruce on the farm. Unfortunately, she's not the only one who wants the last white spruce. Guy spends his night fending off mobsters, hagglers, an overly merry family, a 'chained professional' chainsaw enthusiast, and even more bizarre characters as he waits for her to come pick up the tree.


10 minute Break


FANTASTIC CINEMA PRESENTS HOLIDAY SPIRITS
(2ND HOUR)

Alchemy, Directed by Brandon Polanco
USA | 00:15:00

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

An epic transformation manifests from a seemingly routine interview.

As a failed everyman begins to work through pages and pages of questions, time elongates. He finds himself tormented, isolated, battling the unknown, ultimately transcending into a heightened reality, discovering a new life between multiple worlds both familiar and otherworldly.

The Eve, Directed by Yuri Missoni
Italy | 00:19:24

REGIONAL PREMIERE

Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen. 

Hungry, Directed by John Montana
USA | 00:08:21

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

A shopaholic looking for the best deals at Christmastime gets the wake up call of a lifetime. A dark comedy/horror film about the greed and insanity of Christmas shopping!

M is for Merry Christmas, Directed by Daniel Piza Ruiz
Mexico | 00:03:00

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Krampus, Santa's evil counterpart, is tired of being the bad guy and wants to make a change...

Santa, Directed by Dionysis & Manos Atzarakis
Greece | 00:01:29

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

On Christmas Eve a young girl is awaken by a sound in the living room. She soon realizes she should have stayed in bed.

Secret Santa (Amalgam Studios), Directed by Jamie Russell
USA | 00:02:30

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

A woman receives Christmas gifts from an unknown person. Maybe this is her Secret Santa, but then things turn deadly.

Something Under the Christmas Tree, Directed by Danny Villanueva Jr.
USA | 00:04:26

ARKANSAS PREMIERE

A young boy encounters something evil under the Christmas tree.

'Twas the Night of the Krampus, Directed by Donavon Thompson
USA | 00:10:49

On the eve of Christmas, Santa Claus must team up with the reluctant Bill the elf, to save the President’s daughter from the terrifying Krampus.