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.
(Dir. Luc Walpoth, Switzerland, 26 min.)
As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a 13-year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a real ‘human’ child.
(Dir. Bears Fonte, USA, 7 min.)
A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.
THE ALPHA INVENTION
(Dir. Mark Towers, UK, 15 min.)
A reclusive programmer is contacted by a suspicious man looking to buy his new A.I. technology. Neither man is who or what they claim to be.
THE CLOCKMAKER’S DREAM
(Dir. Cashell Horgan, 13 min.)
A clockmaker, in a world of automata, tries to build the perfect replacement for his lost wife but finds it is proving more difficult than he imagined.
THE INVENTION OF THE PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE
(Dir. Steve Young, UK, 5 min.)
Brilliant inventor, Jack, has built an impossible object: a perpetual motion machine. Now all he has to do is pitch his idea for funding...
THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR
(Dir. Romain Quirot, France, 17 min.)
The red moon threatens Earth. Our only hope is Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of his generation. But Paul has disappeared.
(Dir. Arthur Veenema, USA, 9 min.)
Maia is a computer programmer evaluating a digital replication of her own mind, or is she?
(Dir. Marvin Meiendresch, Germany, 6 min.)
Isolated patient Linus starts to question what he believes.
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE
(Dir. Joel Blackledge, Phineas Harper, UK, 2 min.)
A representative of Earth dispatches a hopeful message into deep space.