The Underexposed Film Festival yc returns to Rock Hill, S.C. for its third year Nov. 13-15. The York County — that’s the yc — independent film fest will screen close to 50 films over three days. Filmmakers submitted films last April through July and 29 films were selected from across five continents. The films had to be 45 minutes in length or less and fall into one of the following categories: animation, documentary, experimental, or narrative. One French submission, Lapsus, revolves around a psychopath who believes he is a character in a graphic novel and commits heinous crimes that he cannot remember. Then there’s Immersed, an animated short about the beauty in decaying wildlife. 

An additional 20 films will be shown that were picked by Karen Collins, the fest’s director. Some of these films include Charleston Comedy Fest alum Sunah Bilsted’s film #twitterkills, which also stars Sarah Paulson; Stalled, whose narrative was created entirely from things written in bathroom stalls across North America; and 7 Day Gig, where the main character tries to organize a shiva for his recently departed dad but is friendless and has to turn to Craigslist to find attendees. 

The festival is split into six, two-hour blocks. Festival-goers may choose from a VIP Festival Pass ($50) that includes all blocks and the VIP after-party, or the Festival Pass ($36) that includes all blocks. Tickets are also available for individual blocks and cost $6 per block in advance or $8 at the door. To purchase tickets visit, or call (803) 328-2787,

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