SCI-FI-LONDON loves short film! We’ve always supported shorts through our festival programming and our 48 Hour Film Challenge. We reckon that some science fiction stories lend themselves perfectly to short film and have selected a fantastic bunch of international short films for this year’s festival.
Expect the unexpected from serious to silly and everything else in between.
2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE
(Dir. Marco Checa Garcia, Canada, 18 min.)
Set in a dystopian future where population is strictly controlled, a father waits for his children to be born.
AFTER THE END
(Dir. Sam Southward, UK, 11 min.)
The only thing worse than being the last man on earth, is being the second to last man on earth.
(Dir. Cristhian Andrews, USA, 15 min.)
A mom manipulates her ‘hunger-for-fame’ idealistic daughter to stop eating to save the world, but not without consequences.
(Dir. Arthur Tabuteau, France, 13 min.)
In a world turned to ashes by war between human and machines, a boy tries to survive.
(Dir. Dean Puckett, UK, 15 min.)
A comedy/horror which follows a pair of paranormal investigators around Totnes, Devon.
(Dir. Steve Kopera, USA, 5 min.)
A lonely astronomer discovers extraterrestrial life.
GET THE F**K OUTTA PARIS
(Dir. Greg Emetaz, USA, 9 min.)
A text message turns a depressing laundry night into a mad dash for survival.
(Dir. Aaron Rovner, USA, 13 min.)
When an office robot attempts to express its affection towards a co-worker, the fragile balance between employees in the office is pushed to tipping point.
THE GREAT SILENCE
(Dir. Shuren Hao, USA, 3 min.)
An astronaut crashes on an unknown planet. Is this journey’s end?
(Dir. Federico Heller, Argentina, 9 min.)
VR junkies satisfy their violent impulses online. However, one expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.
Apart from the fabulous effects and cinematography, this film hit a virtual nerve with the team – stunning.