We love short films and think they are a wonderful format for science fiction themes. Each year we receive hundreds of excellent films and it is a difficult task to decide what to select for our shorts programme. A little like DJing, we want to get the mix right and take you on a fantastic journey – we feel we have it right this year with a remarkable range of styles and ideas from around the world.
(2009, Dir: Louis Paxton, UK, 9mins) A contagion has spread through Glasgow transforming people into crazed maniacs, driven to dance.
(2010, Dir: Chris Bouchard, UK, 2mins) A two minute visual feast from the makers of THE HUNT FO R GOLLUM.
(2009, Dir: D.C. Marcial, USA, 11mins) A disgraced biophysicist accidentally invents a robot with the ability to learn experience emotion.
(2010, Dir: Javier Ideami, Indonesia, 12mins) Facing the prospect of banishment, two sisters battle to outsmart the other.
(2008, Dir: Geza M. Toth, Hungary, 12mins) An animated tale of an encounter between two individuals. A playful story about the music inside us all.
(2009, Dir: Diego Sanchidrian, Spain, 8mins) Javier’s new GPS system guides him through life’s busy streets and to his final destination.
(2009, Dir: Juande Marfil, Czech Republic, 6mins) Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
(2009, Dir: Jeff Winograd, USA, 9mins) After trying an online dating service, woman meets man and is amazed at what follows.
(2009, Dir: Vincent Caldoni, USA, 6mins) Katrine is injured and lost in the woods. Help arrives from a man who seems to know more than he admits.
REIGN OF DEATH
(2009, Dir: Matthew Savage, UK, 6mins) Set in a 1940s film noir future, a private eye pursues a robotic murder suspect to the murder location itself.
SUCK A THUMB
(2009, Dir: Richard Mansfield, UK, 6mins) Konrad’s terrible addiction appears to have a singular, painful and bloody cure.
THE END OF EVOLUTION
(2009, Dir: Adam Besheer, UK, 7mins) After a failed suicide attempt, a man discovers that he is the subject of a cryptic experiment.
(2009, Dir: Mark Buchanan, UK, 13mins) A man searching for extraterrestrial life makes a more human connection with the family next door.
(2009, Dir: Simon Temple, Australia, 15mins) Former hero of the Third Reich, Ubermensch is confronted by a leading Nazi hunter.