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 challenging task to select for our shorts programme.
We have put together three programmes, each showcasing a cross-section of countries, styles and sensibilities.
We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Best Short Film Award is BRUTAL RELAX, directed by David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona (see shorts programme 1).
(Adam Azmy & Stephen Trumble, 2011, UK) Here scientists can redesign the box not just think outside it.
THE ONCE AND FUTURE BRITAIN
(Dee Construct, 2010, UK) Britain, 2024. Expressions of religious and cultural diversity have been banned.
GEAR SCHOOL: PLUG AND PLAY
(Luis Calvo LLACER, 2010, SPAIN) After ‘borrowing’ a spaceship, three students must see the director.
(Fred Mangan, 2011, AUSTRALIA/IRELAND) Inside a computer, a virus on a routine mission discovers love.
WE, TIME MACHINES
(Raúl Navarro, 2010, SPAIN) Two time travellers meet. Can love transcend the space-time continuum?
CABINE OF THE DEAD
(Vincent Templement, 2009, FRANCE) A man is stuck in a phone booth, the night the dead return to life...
THE YEAR OF THE CHILD
(Adam Simpson, 2010, NEW ZEALAND) Mum is acting strange and younger sister Lily needs rescue, can Tommy make it to his broken home?
(Michelle Steffes, 2010, USA) The last man on Earth tries to get a job from the second to last man on Earth.
(Thomas Noakes, 2009, AUSTRALIA) Jim has the task of reprogramming rebellious citizens into obedient workers.
DREAMING A WHOLE LIFE
(Francisco Javier Ara, 2010, SPAIN) Can you dream of a normal life when your head hangs like a cloth?
(Joey Wong, 2010, UK) A salvage team discovers an experiment to transfer the soul of a girl.
NOTHING TO FEAR
(Simon Russell, 2010, UK) One man discovers that his thoughts can betray him.