Featured Short Films


Pickle is an ode to man's capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.

MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!


The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were about to be released at once, breaking the world record. What could go wrong?

Machine Song

Chel White's "minimalist vision of the post-industrial human condition, depicted in xerox cutout animation."

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty years later, Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries ever. It’s a definitive cultural touchstone for the 1980s metal scene: spandex, big hair, denim, mullets, muscle cars, and beer. Heavy Metal Parking Lot launched a ...Read More


Enter the haunting world of “Michikusa”—a surreal stop motion, hand-painted short created by animation artist, Nalani Williams, accompanied by prolific experimental band, Boris. In this allegorical landscape, reality is woven from skin and bone, painting a hellish portrait of a world caught between the realms of life and death.

The Procedure

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

Jac Mac & Rad Boy, Go!

One of the more popular animated short films that aired during Night Flight’s '80s heyday was Wes Archer’s cult fave Jac Mac & Rad Boy, Go!, a wonderfully frenetic cartoon about two party-bound teens who inadvertently destroy a city on their way to hell, which Archer admits he may have also been inspired by his own wayward youth in Houston, Texas. Note: Wes went on ...Read More


Made by artist/animator Nalani Williams and accompanied by the haunting music of Domino Kirke, stop motion and hand painted animation converge to create a multidimensional, layered and experimental work illuminating the pain of impermanence.

Skate Witches

A gang of female Skate Boarders and their pet rats terrorize all the boy skate boarders in town. 1986. Starring: Jenny Parker, Karen Kibler, Dana Forrester.

Rat Pack Rat

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

The Miami Vice Incident

The Miami Vice Incident explores a 35-year rift in a family caused by an episode of Miami Vice.


Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences. Tunisian-American writer/director Meryam Joobeur is a graduate of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal.

Je Finirai en Prison (I’ll End Up in Jail)

Maureen Sauvageau's escape comes to an abrupt end when she drives’s her monster truck into a deadly car accident. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, she must share the company and the blame of a rather touching junkie dubbed Jelly the Loon. Born in rural Quebec, Alexandre Dostie is a self-taught artist with a unique background. Published poet, booze-bruised punk singer...Read More

No Crying At The Dinner Table

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid. Carol Nguyen is a Vietnamese Canadian filmmaker, born and raised in Toronto, now based in Montreal. Her films often explore the subjects of cultu...Read More

Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?

Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? Is it a source for harmless kicks, or a potentially crippling addiction? Is it a tool to expand one’s consciousness, or a downward spiraling path that can eventually lead to insanity? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in the long-lost...Read More

Larry Hankin: "Solly's Diner"

Sometimes Jones, A homeless street character (Larry Hankin) tries to talk to the night waitress in Solly's Diner (Ruth Silvera). He's plea is interrupted by a desperate business man (Roger Bowen) who pulls a gun and demands all the money in the cash register. Jones cleverly captures the robber and is rewarded with a free meal.

Night Flight - Horror Brunch

Tonight’s Night Flight Original Episode is a mystery mix of lost video treasures; a rapid fire sampler of short films, animations and music videos. This full episode with commercials intact kick offs with Rik Carter’s 1987 short “Horror Brunch,” a long forgotten cult masterpiece that Bloody Disgusting had the following to say about: “If you love gory ’80s flicks, yo...Read More

Don't Ever Change

Directed by Don Swaynos. The reunion of a woman and her estranged daughter is interrupted by a man with an unusual request.

The Bathtub

An eccentric, introverted man (Bob Bert of Sonic Youth) goes on an adventure in his bathtub. As he explores a warped and lopsided world, he chooses to ignore his surroundings in favor of his favorite comic book. Others around him react to his presence with lust, jealousy, desperation and violence while he remains blissfully naive. Winner of the 2020 LA Punk Film Fes...Read More

In the Future

Knowing that another world is possible, individuals young and old share their hopes and dreams for the future.

The Outfit

Directed by Yen Tan and Hutch Crane. A congressman is haunted by an outfit that won't go away.

Larry Hankin: "Frogs Never Lie"

A hapless hitchhiker (Larry Hankin) gets advice on his road technique from a fairytale frog.

Uncanny Valley

Paul Wenninger traces the arc of representational history to representation-critical parable: he straddles the Uncanny Valley with motifs from found footage material from World War I, which he connects to the actors´ performances, to bring them into the image again using techniques from animation and then, with a diorama, to land in a museum-like ambiance. What the ...Read More