Premieres July 8 - July 31
UK / Sci-Fi/Drama / 17 minutes
Director/Writer: Alex Kyrou
Producer: Clare Shields
Cast: Georgina Campbell, Gary Beadle
With the police unable to help, Emily takes it upon herself to investigate the disappearance of her partner. A small clue leads her to the discovery of an unregulated world far removed from her own. Soon, Emily's journey to reconnect becomes a struggle for survival.
Australia / Sci-fi / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Antony Webb
Producer: Jaclyn Hewer
Cast: Ben Mortley, Adriane Daff
A grief stricken miner finds himself injured on the desolate planet Carmentis and must overcome his personal demons in order to survive, but can he get there before the planet freezes?
Argentina / Sci-fi / 14 minutes
Director/Writer: Bruno Gradaschi
Cast: Andres Daian, Javier Roson
A world where everyone lives in the work stations and eats liquid food coming from dispensers. Workers that are only numbers fulfill incomprehensible and alienating tasks to earn points and reach a target to move up the chain and access a better life.
We know him as 079 and he keeps falling short leaving that promotion too far to reach. So he decides to steal the remaining points from his next door neighbor.
Everything I Learned Came From The Television
USA / Sci-fi / 15 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Jeremy Stewart
Cast: Josh Wingate, Stephanie Drake
In the start of a dystopian future, TV's have started to experiment with mind control. Hannah has the key to their power but does she have the will to escape? Or will she fall victim to their ways?
UK / Sci-Fi / 11 minutes
Director: Ryan Andrews
Writer: Stephen Laughton
Producer: Liv Edmunds
Cast: Olivia Ross, Jonathan Forbes
Hiraeth explores one woman's grief at the edge of the solar system. The film tells the story of Commander Amber Jones, and her mission to research newly discovered life on Europa. She’s courted controversy her entire career, not least because Commander Jones is the daughter of child killer Crista Jones, the first woman to be hanged in Britain in 70-years. A leading astrobiologist, Amber will be the third astronaut to bear the United Kingdom patch and only the second British woman in space.
USA / Sci-Fi / 7 minutes
Director/Writer: Jackson Roberts
Cast: Joe Bianco
"Hollow" takes place 8,000 years after a nuclear apocalypse has left the sky permanently covered in fallout. The earth, hollowed out from geothermal energy extraction, has one last chance for a new form of power, but there are those who want to use that power for their own purposes.
Spain / Sci-Fi / 17 minutes
Director: Aitor Almuedo Esteban
Writer/Producer: Aitor Almuedo Esteban, Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Cast: Guillermo Llansó, Karlos Aurrekoetxea
A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.
Germany / Sci-Fi / 27 minutes
Director: Jerry Hoffmann
Writer: Florens Huhn
Producer: Stella Flicker
Cast: Sheri Hagen, Melodie Wakivuamina
One day, the withdrawn Noé finds a motionless android in the forest, takes it with her and reactivates it. It's the beginning of a strange relationship. Far too late, Noé realizes that the android is about to copy her personality.
USA / Sci-Fi / 17 minutes
Director/Writer: Shaun Escayg
Producer: Marie Medina, Teri Bovell
Cast: Nida Khurshid, Stephen Hadeed
Teenage scavengers, Queen and her older brother, Birdie, are on their usual hustle of hunting down cargo drones. However, unbeknownst to Birdie, Queen has navigated the pair onto new paths, with the hopes of landing the ultimate payload, Nano-biotics. Queen’s plans go awry when her home-made honing device accidentally sounds, attracting unwanted attention. The siblings narrowly escape capture but, during the chaos, Birdie is shot in the stomach. With Birdie unconscious and consumed by a high fever, Queen must now attempt to hunt these very Nano-biotics on her own, if she’s to save her brother’s life.
Jack And Jo Don't Want To Die
USA / Sci-Fi / 19 minutes
Director/Writer: Kantu Lentz
Producer: Roja Gashtili, Shannon Gibson
Cast: Justin Kirk, Olivia Edward
Jack, a man disillusioned with life, works the night shift at a freezing facility where people choose to halt their lives. His life takes a turn on the night he chooses to freeze his own life when he meets Jo, a terminally ill girl being unfrozen early due to lack of funds.
Kairos, Qualitative Time
Spain / Sci-Fi / 16 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Carlos Scasso
To curtail the spread of revolts against the System, the «Kairós Programme» has been activated by recruiting Isacaar, one of the insurgents, who will find himself faced with the chance of preserving something more important than his ideals.
Lost Beyond The Stars
USA / Sci-Fi / 9 minutes
Director/Writer: Kayla Arend
Producer: Kayla Arend, Ciaran Maginn
Cast: Gregory J. Connors, Camila Moreno
While on an interplanetary exploration, Captain Lorena is betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust.
Lorena is the captain of a Mars exploration crew when Martians attack. Her oxygen is low. Communication devices are broken. Her colleague and lover, Barren, sees Lorena help an injured male crewmate. Overwhelmed with jealousy, Barren leaves Lorena to die on this lonely planet.
UK / Sci-Fi / 16 minutes
Director/Writer: Richard Prendergast
Producer: Rachel Prendergast, Max Mason
Cast: Solly Mcleod, Phil Reeve
One young warrior's fight for his life, told through the eyes of his little sister. Infused with imagination, tragedy and magic, Maximus is a journey seen through the lens of a child.
Never Stop Dreaming
USA / Sci-Fi / 9 minutes
Director/Writer: Reagan Elkin
Producer: Callie Fay Nichols, Andrew Appleyard
Cast: Rob Gallavan, Madilyn Kellam
Never Stop Dreaming is about childhood dreams and the wonder of outer space. It's an encouragement to keep dreaming even through hard and frustrating circumstances. The plot for the film serves as an inspiration for mankind to look beyond the moon and into interplanetary space travel. To explore worlds beyond our own, with Mars as the next step.
USA / Sci-Fi / 22 minutes
Director: Isaac Mead-Long
Writer: Maggy Torres-Rodriguez
Producer: Marie Medina, Teri Bovell
Cast: Owen Miller, Audrey Loye
The film follows John and Mary who live in a near-future, technologically advanced time where trees no longer exist outside in nature. Determined to reignite their lust for life, John takes it upon himself to build a secret indoor garden for his wife...accidentally unleashing a mysterious magic into their home.
Spain / Sci-Fi / 11 minutes
Director: Silvia Conesa
Writer/Producer: Pablo Rivas, Silvia Conesa
Cast: Nuria Deulofeu, Gerard Matarí
Year 2065. Charly is a gray man in a world without hope dominated by large corporations, where everything has a price, even to rest without being besieged by publicity. Charly habitually sleep in an old holographic booth, POLVOTRÓN 500, where you arrange so that nobody bothers.
One night he accidentally activated the resident sexual hologram, «Niky», without knowing that it is a new model with improved quantum intelligence …
Australia / Sci-Fi / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Shane Joseph Willis
Producer: Vikki Blinks
Cast: Michael Shanahan, Alice Chaston
A thief who downloads memories and information to sell to the highest bidder is cornered by a mysterious woman who wants information of her own; but the woman is not all that she appears.
Australia / Sci-Fi / 18 minutes
Director/Writer: Tony Radevski
Producer: Pete Ireland
Cast: Zen McGrath, Bernie Van Tiel
Sean (16) and Lusi (20) exist in a world overrun by the epidemic of a drug called RIZE, which makes your body float off the ground while your mind experiences lucid memories. Coming across each other by accident, Sean (16) and Lusi (20) spot a floating, but untethered, RIZE user (a ‘fallen’) and wait for him to drop from the sky.
USA / Sci-Fi / 18 minutes
Director: Jonny Zeller
Writer: Bryan Bagby
Producer: Tim Frazier, Jackson Rathbone
Cast: Meg DeLacy, Jeremy Shada
“Scars” is a short film born from a reddit.com writing prompt response by user u/wercwercwerc. It received over a million views, tens of thousands of upvotes, and was gilded ten times. In a world where every lie a person tells leaves a permanent mark on their body, the new boot camp instructor without a single scar is an anomaly… until one cadet discovers a single, massive sore across his back, leaving everyone on base wondering what terrible lie could create something so gruesome.
Shoot Your Shot
Canada / Sci-Fi / 7 minutes
Director/Producer: Madison Thomas, Meegwun Fairbrother
Writer: Madison Thomas
Cast: Skye Pelletier, Meegwun Fairbrother
Tover, a teenager on the frontlines battling a future alien invasion. However, it’s not the aliens that terrify Tover. It’s the idea of asking out his crush, fellow soldier Savoy!
Kazakhstan / Sci-Fi / 23 minutes
Producer: Magzhan Madiyev
Cast: Shoqan Chupanbayev, Nuray Baurzhan
In future, lessons in schools will be different from what they are now. To study history, students are immersed in the world of virtual reality. So, in one of the lessons on the Famine theme, a student named Shoqan notices that virtual reality is quite real.
USA / Sci-Fi / 25 minutes
Director: Drew Anthony
Writer: Juston Graber, Drew Anthony
Producer: Juston Graber
Cast: Juston Graber, Drew Anthony
In 2027, a pandemic, caused by a deadly virus known as Truci Morbis has forced society into a new normal under martial law as the populas navigates around mandated laws surrounding the wearing of facial masks.
USA / Sci-Fi / 15 minutes
Director: Benjamin South
Writer: A.M. Khalifa
Producer: Benjamin South, Scott Schwartz-Owen
Cast: Shaq. B Grant, Laura Hanna
Parked outside a remote hotel somewhere in England, Herbert and Jacinda are meeting for the first time. Both of them know what the mission is: kill the woman in Room 29. But are they about to administer justice or commit coldblooded murder? Only one of them knows the truth.
The Other Side
South Africa / Sci-Fi / 13 minutes
Director/Writer: John DeVries
Producer: Greg Kriek
Cast: Greg Kriek, Jane DeWet
A young woman and her pursuer are transported into an alternate dimension that challenges their view on reality. After coming into contact with an ancient being, their lives are transformed forever.
USA / Sci-Fi / 14 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Wade Chitwood
Cast: Kevin Janusz, George N. Bukota
A lone man searches for his place in the Universe. This journey takes the prospector to a place where he has to look directly at his soul and decide what he is willing to sacrifice to achieve his ambitions.
UK / Sci-Fi / 13 minutes
Director: Aletha Shepherd
Writer: Liam Lacy
Producer: Aletha Shepherd, Rhiannon Wirth
Cast: Aletha Shepherd, Wil Johnson
A young woman elects to have her dead father's consciousness transferred into a smart speaker, but finds it makes the grieving process even harder.
UK / Sci-Fi / 14 minutes
Director: Andrew McGee
Writer: Andrew McGee, Tara Shehata
Producer: Claudia Kaleta, Andrew McGee
Cast: Margaret Clunie, Phoebe French
Iris, torn out of her idyllic digital world and uploaded into a stolen synthetic body by her grieving mother, must face her body's objectification and violent potential in a dark future.
You Will Never Be Back
Spain / Sci-Fi / 14 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Mónica Mateo
Cast: Ximena Vera, Chumo Mata
Ana and David say goodbye like any other day. The young lady has plans, but she won't be late. However, something extraordinary happens; something that alters her reality and changes everything completely.