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.
BACK TO THE GAIA
(Dir. Chen Xiaomeng, China, 15 min.)
After a collision with an asteroid, the earth’s magnetic field has been broken. To survive, humans must find sanctuary in outer space.
BEARS DISCOVER FIRE
(Dir. Ben Leonberg, USA, 14 min.)
The story of a lonely man, his aging mother, his curious nephew, and a family of bears that have discovered how to use fire.
(Dir. Stephanie Cabdevila, France, 14 min.)
Afraid to face the outside world, a scientist creates an android clone to replace her.
(Dir. Susanne Aichele, Amanda Mesaikos, UK, 15 min.)
To contend with the bullies at school, 9-year-old Caleb 3D prints himself. Back home there’s confusion, discord and reshuffled schedules.
DEADLY DINNER DATE
(Dir. Lucyus Ribas, UK, 5 min.)
Steve is a 24-year-old who always screws things up when he goes on dates. But he has an unusual ability to rewind time.
(Dir. Jon Silverberg, Canada, 6 min.)
Wes, a shipping clerk, is going to propose but finds a fountain pen that causes objects to vanish. He embraces the strange phenomenon, until it threatens his romantic plans, and very existence.
(Dir. Ian Johnston, Canada, 4 min.)
A man gets caught in an eight second time loop in his bathroom. A time tripping comedy.
(Dir. Ben Rock, USA, 11 min.)
A short film about falling in love in the wrong space-time continuum.
L O N E
(Dir. Will Wightman, UK, 12 min.)
L O N E is a beautiful short film about space, science and loneliness – made by a 16-yr-old with a zero budget.
(Dir. Daniele Barbiero, Italy, 8 min.)
The reflections we see in the mirrors are actors who interpret us. What if one of them got sick of being someone else?