Extra Anchovies, Please: Sci-Fi/Thriller/Horror Shorts

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Underground films are borne out of love, not out of a desire for fame or to have an impact on popular culture. The Portland Underground Film Festival (PUFF) has, at its core, the mission to pay tribute to those films and videos that challenge commonly held attitudes toward technique, content, and form. Our intent is to honor those films that excel in pushing the boundaries of the cinematic arts to create a new audio-visual language.

Extra Anchovies, Please: Sci-Fi/Thriller/Horror Shorts


Operation Dalron

Horror films are the anchovies of the cinema. Either you like them, or you don't.

George A. Romero

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Extra Anchovies, Please

Operation Dalron

Director Montgomery Haines

Commander Kimmich has been dispatched to the planet Dalron as a contingency measure.  If for some reason commander Zeddemore's mission fails, Kimmich's mission is to retrieve the Dalron invasion plans and bring them back to Earth.


Director Jeff Brown

After seeing a cryptic breaking news segment, a man finds himself in peril.

World Sick

Director Peter Russell

With supplies dwindling, a survivor of a mysterious event struggles with the decision to leave the safety of their home.

Love Thy Neighbour

Director Stanley Mackrell

Kelly and Rob are enjoying a quiet Saturday morning when their lives are interrupted by Michelle, knocking on their door asking for help. What follows is a one take, invasion thriller as the couple shelter and protect Michelle from whoever she's trying to escape.

Death For Hire

Director Natasha Nimpani

A beautiful woman shows up at an old man's hotel room. Be careful what you wish for. You may get what you deserve.

A Happy Wound

Director Eugenia Llaguno

Penelope, a wounded woman, has been going through life avoiding pain, until one day, through an extraordinary and surreal event, she’s led to begin an internal voyage to face her greatest fear: to see her dark side; when facing it, she begins a journey of transformation.


Director Stephanie Leet

Two timeless women search for another woman in their travels. Along the way, they meet an unruly man who needs to be quieted.

Je crie en mangeant

Director Jordan Ros

What should be a pleasant dinner escalates into a symphony of horrors.

Passenger X

Director Isaac Zambra

Escape from reality or escape from memory?

A peculiar character performs a mysterious wait at an abandoned train station. His delirious action will lead us to witness his goal as a traveler of time and space: to build a route inwards and at the same time another one outwards.

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