Here are our hand-picked feature films for the 2020 Cyber Edition of the festival. A table of plenty featuring amazing tropes, fantastic eye-candy and cerebral treats.
All our feature films, except The American Astronaut, cost £5.00 to watch. Each of them is programmed with a definite start time. In trying to make it feel like a ‘real world’ event, if you are late to the start you will miss the beginning of the film. We are not replaying any films and they are ALL GEO-LOCKED FOR THE UK. Do not buy a ticket if you are not in the UK.
If you buy a pass, for £20.20 you can watch all the films, including the shorts. THIS IS STILL RESTRICTED TO UK VIEWERS ONLY.
Thanks again for coming and enjoy!
|8.30 PM TUE 8 DEC 2020
Europe is in lockdown, Germans cannot meet in mass gatherings, all live entertainment is broadcast from empty halls, people have little or no physical contact. But a small group are organising, planning to disrupt the system and play in front of live audiences again. [MORE...]
|7.00 PM WED 9 DEC 2020
In three woven segments, the film follows A racer Liang, who collapsed after his best friend Jay died in an accident. Intern doctor Tian who falls in love with the boxer Sun, who never won a fight. And finally Ang, the only one who can save Sun. [MORE...]
|9.00 PM WED 9 DEC 2020
Anna is a cashier at a local supermarket, she sleeps alone in a noisy block of flats and drifts through her drab daily routine. The one thing that makes her feel alive is 'Cosmic Candy', a potent version of Space Dust/Pop Rocks that sends its user into a dreamlike, hallucinogenic state. [MORE...]
|7.00 PM THU 10 DEC 2020
In the 1960s, going to the moon captured humanity’s ambition and imagination. Now, more than fifty years later, the next great frontier that will define humanity - is inside ourselves.
Meet several of the world's first "cyborgs" - a hospital-bound tetraplegic, a blind retiree, and an artist with Parkinson’s - and the scientists and entrepreneurs on a quest to unlock the secrets of the brain. [MORE...]
|9.00 PM THU 10 DEC 2020
Ethan (Sathya Sridharan) a brilliant but reclusive neuroscientist, is attempting to surpass his father’s legacy with his own experiment - a machine to split his conscious mind and isolate intelligence. However, Ethan fragments his consciousness into several emotional states, each in their own timeline. Every hour the cycle of behaviours resets, giving Ethan six minutes at a time to piece together what’s happening and work toward a solution. Central to Ethan’s efforts is his girlfriend and academic colleague, Dr. Alli Fisher. [MORE...]
|6.30PM FRI 11 DEC 2020
The very first SCI-FI-LONDON opened at the Curzon Soho and our first film was a debut film by the director, Cory McAbee. A simple synopsis would read "Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him" but this doesn't even hint at the joy this film brings. [MORE...]
|9.00 PM FRI 11 DEC 2020
A creature washes ashore on a beach in Estonia. He calls himself Rudolph, and he is dragging his half-dead mother with him on a secret mission of a kind that seems puzzling even to himself. “A Report on the Party and the Guests” is a philosophical horror story of a human race slowly withering away within an increasingly autonomous techno-sphere. [MORE...]
|7.00 PM SAT 12 DEC 2020
Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (THIS IS A REAL PLACE!), the film takes place in the shadow of the world’s first commercial Spaceport (THIS IS A REAL PLACE!).
But, it is set in a near-future where space travel is a reality and off-world colonies offer a better future than the tired old Earth. The film follows five residents in the town, they couldn't or wouldn't leave. [MORE...]
|9.30 PM SAT 12 DEC 2020
Carl Merryweather is famous in his local town as someone who believes he experienced an alien encounter at 10-years-old. Now thirty years later, he is convinced that the extraterrestrials will reconnect with him on his 40th birthday. Merryweather, who is obsessed with making contact with UFOs, attempts to do so at the same location of his previous interaction. His sceptical sister Gina agrees to go with him for support while bringing a film crew to document the event. This is the first new film directed by Daniel Myrick in years, who was the co-director of The Blair Witch Project (1999). [MORE...]
|8.00 PM SUN 13 DEC 2020
Wife, Mother, Robot. Which is true? Renata, her husband Jan and their son Kamil live together out of town. One day, Jan finds his wife bruised and their kid in a state of shock. As none of the two can explain what happened, Jan suggests they go to family therapy. Afraid at first, Renata eventually accepts. During the session with the psychologist, Renata informs him that her name is REN and that she is a prototype of artificial intelligence - an error-free, emotive android… [MORE...]