Short of the Week

Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi about Identity in 3D Animation

Every second counts in this polished computer generated student film out of Bellecour School of Art

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX
Kevin Margo, Barrett Meeker / 8 min / USA / 2012

One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Alek Wasilewski / 16 min / Poland / 2012

Prole 514 dreams about winning the Great Lottery. The lottery winner is transformed and allowed admission into the elite White society, where everyone is beautiful, young and happy. A vicious dystopian vision from Poland.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Daniel Lazo, Eran May-raz / 8 min / Israel / 2012

We’ve seen futuristic sci-fi before, but remove spaceships from the equation, how will technology affect our daily lives?

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Found Footage
Neil Harvey / 9 min / Australia / 2012

Robbie, NASA’s sentient robot astronaut, relates his life and times in the space program. A powerful narrative constructed entirely of archival footage.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Matt Westrup / 8 min / UK / 2012

95% of the human genome is composed of redundant gene sequences. They appear to have no known biological function. Could a chance event reactivate them? Find out in the newest sci-fi short sensation.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Wes Ball / 8 min / USA / 2012

In the vein of Sci-Fi VFX shorts like “The Raven” and “Rosa”, Wes Ball creates a thrilling and gorgeous CG chase sequence, sure to draw the attention of Hollywood.

Sci-Fi about Greed in Stop-Motion
Kevin Parry / 3 min / USA / 2012

In a desolate land, greed overcomes self-preservation in this cautionary tale from an apprentice of stop-motion legend, Henry Selick.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX

We’ve been attacked again—only this time it’s our own fault.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Jesús Orellana / 10 min / Spain / 2011

Absolutely Stunning. Is it from SQUARE? PRODUCTION I.G? No, the most perfect realization of the anime-style in 3D comes from a single young animator out of Spain.

Sci-Fi about Reality in Live-Action
Vincent LaForet / 11 min / USA / 2011

Award-winning cinematographer and DSLR-expert Vincent LaForet continues his collaboration with Canon in this showcase film for the new c300 camera.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Alex & Steffen / 2 min / Germany / 2011

Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for our crew, but they have an ace up their sleeve—Vestrons! Engage!

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Dan Trachtenberg / 6 min / USA / 2011

Impressive effects highlight this fan-film for the hit 2007 puzzle video game. Dan Trachtenberg, host of the hit “Totally Rad Show” directs.

Sci-Fi about Politics in 3D Animation
Kibwe Tavares / 5 min / UK / 2011

Architecture student Kibwe Taveres filters a vision of a robot uprising through the lens of history, blending high grade CG with archival footage of the 1981 Brixton riots.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Shawn Christensen / 9 min / USA / 2011

Jeremy has been in love with his best friend, Evelyn, since before he can remember. He decides to profess his love for her through a simple, thoughtful letter… but there’s a strong chance they will never see each other again.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Animation
Marc Adamson / 3 min / UK / 2011

A brief funky animation about the power of music in a futuristic fascist state

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Live-Action
A. Sayeeda Clarke / 15 min / USA / 2011

It’s December in New York City, and it’s 120 degrees. Bato and his wife are expecting a baby, but he’s faced with the choice of giving up his identity to ensure a safe delivery.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Live-Action
Nisha Ganatra / 20 min / USA / 2011

When every parent is selecting for desirable traits, one expecting mother “rolls the dice” and tests the morality of the system.

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Special FX
Grzegorz Jonkajtys / 15 min / USA / 2011

High-level CG is married to live-action in a haunting dystopian vision of a world where humans utterly depend on bio-mechanical alterations to withstand a deteriorating climate.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Mamoru Oshii / 7 min / Japan / 2010

A female warrior battles an unstoppable foe in this sci-fi film from Ghost in the Shell creator Mamoru Oshii with an ending that’s difficult to explain.

Sci-Fi about Conquest in Animation
Malcolm Sutherland / 5 min / Canada / 2010

A space traveller finds himself on a planet filled with tiny suicidal men.

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Christian Swegal / 23 min / USA / 2010

A soldier has to piece together the memories of his past when an injury leaves him with amnesia.

Sci-Fi about Love in Animation
Andreas Salaff / 6 min / USA / 2010

70′s-era hand-drawn animation about an aging inventor’s struggle to find his way home.

Sci-Fi about Identity in Live-Action
Simon Bovey / 8 min / UK / 2010

Beam me up! Transporters are a reality in this spare, realistic sci-fi short. However they are not perfect, as one man is about to find out.

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Special FX
Ricardo de Montreuil / 6 min / USA / 2010

A mystical man escapes the eye of the law in this low-budget but special-effects driven film.