Short of the Week

Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi about Survival in Special FX
Jason Wishnow / 9 min / China / 2014

In the not-too-distant future, a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink of a water shortage.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
David Rosenbaum / 9 min / USA / 2014

On the final day of his life, an android has an unexpected encounter that alters the course of his existence.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Elisha Yaffe, Bo Mirosseni / 9 min / USA / 2014

A new couple are about to get romantic when they are interrupted by the guy’s future self.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
George Metaxas / 11 min / USA / 2014

The last two inhabitants of a space station have to decide whether to save themselves or the lives of everyone on the last outpost in our solar system, Uranus City.

Sci-Fi about Survival in Live-Action
P.J. Wolff / 14 min / USA / 2014

In a desolate desert area in Joshua Tree, a man and his dog encounter an inexplicable phenomenon.

Sci-Fi about Survival in Live-Action
Stephen Fingleton / 16 min / UK / 2014

A man lives in a forest, surviving through murder and deceit. When he finds himself drawn to two strangers, his strict code of self-preservation is put to the test.

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Chris Cornwell, Gary Freedman / 8 min / UK / 2014

Two space engineer’s journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl / 13 min / USA / 2014

Alone on a foreign world a father and daughter must fend for themselves in place without law.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Moe Charif / 12 min / USA / 2014

This slick and anticipated fan film is based on the video game Deus Ex Human Revolution.

Sci-Fi about Sexuality in Live-Action
Connor Hurley / 12 min / USA / 2014

A gay man living in a genetically modified society is given the chance to alter his sexuality.

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Special FX
Anthony Scott Burns / 10 min / Canada / 2014

While a small-town sheriff investigates a mysterious multiple murder scene, a brilliant young software engineer is bizarrely linked to the crime–and to a much bigger conspiracy.

Sci-Fi about Conquest in Live-Action
Henry Dunham / 17 min / USA / 2014

An advanced virtual machine, with a troubling choice for humanity, reaches out for help to a humble janitor.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Special FX
Rob McLellan / 8 min / UK / 2013

An emotional robot reconciles his feelings of loss—through butchery! A VFX horror short, being adapted into a feature by MGM.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Live-Action
K-Michel Parandi / 12 min / USA / 2013

Squads of privatized police officers from various corporations walk the streets of New York, selling overpriced protection plans to citizens.

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Special FX
Adam Marisett / 8 min / Canada / 2013

When an old childhood friend tracks him down, Quinn is confronted with the dilemma of choosing to remain idle in a city run by the corrupt Coreley Corporation or finally finish the war he never wanted to be a part of. A viral prelude to a planned TV series

Sci-Fi about Identity in Special FX
Matthew Wilson / 16 min / USA / 2013

In the near future, a neurologist and two homicide detectives use experimental brain taping technology to question a murder victim about his final moments.

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Anime
Cole Drumb / 6 min / USA / 2013

Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab.

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX
Christopher Frey / 7 min / Australia / 2013

As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighbourhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Marcus Alqueres / 9 min / Canada / 2013

A mysterious vigilante takes to the skies to rid a city of crime

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX

A robot with medical training is dispatched to defuse a dangerous situation.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull / 14 min / USA / 2013

Project Kronos is a documentary film set in the not too distant future, following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds with extraordinary results, the scientists find themselves dealing with a much bigger agenda.

Sci-Fi about Family in Special FX
Joe Sill / 13 min / USA / 2013

An astro-minor is reluctant to return to the world she once knew after two years on the moon.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
Paul Slater / 7 min / Australia / 2013

Part-time chef Steve Palmer finds himself 3 seconds out of sync with the universe after he attempts to travel through time.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Derek Van Gorder, Otto Stockmeier / 15 min / USA / 2013

The story of Lieutenant Commander Malleck, and her radical act of mutiny aboard the KESTROS IV. With the help of her co-conspirators, she attempts to harness this weapon of mass destruction for a grand new purpose.