Some science fiction ideas just don't work as feature-length films, but in short form they make for compelling stories and great cinematic experiences. We've gathered together a mix of fantastic international short films that offer everything from the fun and frivolous to the deep and meaningful.
A Boy's Life
(Dir. Howard McCain, USA, 2015, 7mins)
Told only through visuals, a portrait of a troubled youth reveal a world gone awry, in an environment of chaos and violence.
(Dir. Thomas Kaufmann, Switzerland, 2015, 23mins)
Conspiracy theories and the entire evolution of Man. An earthling is kidnapped into space, discovering parallel dimensions that she could never have imagined.
Clarke's Third Law
(Dir. Javier Valenzuela Alamán, Spain, 2014, 7mins)
A dive into Arthur C. Clarke’s life, writer and co-scriptwriter of '2001: a Space Odyssey' by his search for an extraterrestrial civilization.
(Dir. Andrea Baldini, France, 2014, 15mins)
Ferdinand Knapp, an actor, revered by all. However, in his new play the lines between his character’s malevolent personality and his own begin to blur.
(Dir. Manos Gerogiannis, Yannis Zoumakis, Greece, 2015, 6mins)
What led to the present state? A time of dissent towards something which does not pervade us, but cannot easily understand…The giant Jachalay?
(Dir. Sandy Garfunkel, USA, 2015, 14mins)
A woman encounters an intruder in her car, she finds that helping another is the only way to get out of her predicament.
(Dir. Melanie Abramov, USA, 2014, 16mins)
Breast milk has caused a deadly epidemic and breasts are considered repulsive by the public, one girl tries to maintain a positive self-image.
(Dir. Adam Besheer, USA, 4mins)
Dap tries to sign up for a subscription to the human hive consciousness in the cellphone store of the future.