Some science fiction ideas just don't work as feature-length films, but in short form they make for compelling stories and great cinematic experiences. We've gathered together a mix of fantastic international short films that offer everything from the fun and frivolous to the deep and meaningful.
(Dir. Thom Haig, UK, 2015, 3mins)
A full CG-animated piece exploring the relationship between connectivity and individuality.
Better than Tomorrow
(Dir. EuiJeong Hong, UK, 2014, 14mins)
A satirical short about a man longing to meet his wife in an enigmatic rehabilitation facility, after being frozen for many years.
(Dir. Erin Brown, USA, 2015, 11mins)
Stan must mirror the hero of his film fantasies in order to win Cindy’s heart.
Movies in Space
(Dir. Chris W. Smith, USA, 2015, 15mins)
A future-earth-ambassador unwittingly gets caught up in an alien Hollywood-like system. It's a structured movie about movie structure...
(Dir. Tim Wildgoose, UK, 10mins)
Twenty years after the alien 'Visitation', Cal heads through an abandoned London to meet a dealer in illegal alien artifacts, smuggled from the visitation zone.
(Dir. Adam Stern, Canada, 9mins)
A scientist with a passion for magic gets more than he bargained for when he tries out his latest card trick.
(Dir. Karel van Bellingen, UK, 2015, 30mins)
Tales of wonder and opportunity reach the Old World, taking ‘the leap’ becomes the dream of millions, interplanetary human trafficking is of biblical scale.
(Dir. Rpin Suwannath, USA, 2014, 13mins)
A stowaway is discovered on an emergency dispatch ship and must come to terms with the consequence of her action.