We feel that short films are a perfect platform for science fiction stories, many ideas just won’t stretch to a feature.
Every year we receive hundreds of excellent films and it is a challenging task to select for our shorts programme. We have put together four programmes, each showcasing a cross-section of countries, styles and sensibilities.
C (299,792 KILOMETERS PER SECOND)
(Dir. Derek Van Gorder, USA, 2012, 15mins)
C is a retro action film. An homage to both classic space opera and real life science, shot the old fashioned way, with in-camera effects and miniature photography.
(Dir. Eli Sasicj, USA, 2011, 20mins)
A derelict spaceship becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.
(Dir.Lilah Vandenburgh, UK, 2012, 5mins)
The subject of a bizarre experiment, involved in a security breach, must learn to survive while being chased by a vicious, unknown enemy.
(Dir. Matt Hookings and Glen Fox, UK, 2013, 7mins)
A post-apocalyptic world where bullets are currency, two men meet to do a deal, always conscious of the enemy that stalks them
(Dir. Lena Tsodykovskaya, USA, 2012, 7mins)
Michael believes people can read his mind.
(Dir. Nicholas Pittom, UK, 2013, 15mins)
An experimental robot has been made to fulfil the ambitions of his creator, but he is smarter than that.
(Dir. Vanessa McMeekin, USA/UK, 2012, 15mins)
As the end of the world approaches, Daniel’s mother tries to pretend nothing is wrong, but Daniel witnesses the last shreds of humanity disappearing.
(Dir. Alessandro De Vivo & Ivano Di Natale, Italy, 2012, 6mins)
Time travel is a strange and dangerous thing, especially in a hunt. Which version of you is victim and which prey?
THE GOLD SPARROW
(Dir. Daniel Stessen, USA, 2012, 14mins)
In a black-and-white world ‘the artists’ must defend their colour from the powerful and beautiful Gold Sparrow.