The Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star announces the lineup for its popular After Dark section. 2017 marks the third edition of the section, which has fast become a magnet for fans of genre cinema.

This year’s section is curated by Jongsuk Thomas Nam, who has served as a Jury in numerous film festivals including Berlin, Warsaw, Hawaii and Vesoul. Nam is also the Managing Director of Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan)’s film industry program, Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF).

This year’s selection features films from countries such as Uganda, Japan, Poland, Venezuela and Australia and represents the recent trends in fantastic genre like multi-layered thrill-seekers with the female characters as protagonists, monsters and action homages. The section also showcases the unlikely sources of such films, with one of this year’s selections, Bad Black coming from the B-movie industry in Uganda.

In the past, the section has screened films such as Under The Shadow, Deathgasm and The Wailing. Geared to audiences who love a bit of a scare, this year After Dark  has expanded to also focus on films made outside the confines of the mainstream.

The complete lineup:

Feature Films

1) 68 Kill by Trent Haaga, USA

2) Bad Black by Nabwana IGG, Uganda

3) It Comes At Night by Trey Edward Shults, USA

4) Killing Ground by Damien Power, Australia

5) Meatball Machine Kodoku by Nishimura Yoshihiro, Japan

6) Mon Mon Mon Monsters by Giddens Ko, Taiwan

Short Films

1) 16.03 by Natalia Siwicka, Poland

2) Commune by Thomass Perrett, UK

3) Death Metal by Chris McEnroy, USA

4) Keep Out Of Children’s Reach by Gustavo Sanchez, Venezuela

5) Spoiler Alert by Kim Gyung-yoon, South Korea

6) Superpower Girl by Kim Soo-young, South Korea

The Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star will be held from October 12 – 18 2017.