Short of the Week

Special FX

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 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.

Drama about Friendship in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 17 min / USA / 2013

A mentally unstable vagrant comes to the aid of a student. When she tries to return the favor, she gets far more than she bargained for.

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 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 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

Fantasy about Beauty in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 8 min / Poland / 2013

A young girl, creative and idealistic, dreams of brighter days in a forgotten Eastern European city.

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.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Special FX
Brent Bonacorso / 11 min / USA / 2013

Loosely based on several hundred interviews with children about their dreams, ‘West of the Moon’ is the story of one man’s lost love and his strange path to redemption, aided along the way by a gambling robot, a wayward monkey, and a healthy dose of determination.

Horror about Friendship in Special FX
Anthony Melton / 13 min / UK / 2013

Set on one fateful night, six friends gather for their monthly ‘games night’… and accidentally unleash a demonic force that might tear them and their friendships to pieces. Part of the Bloody Cuts anthology.

Experimental about Art in Special FX
Terah Maher, Michael Langan / 13 min / USA / 2013

A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.

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.

Instructional about Reality in Special FX
Till Nowak / 6 min / Germany / 2013

The “Centrifuge Brain Project” gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Kasra Farahani / 12 min / USA / 2013

A future Earth where the Sun hangs still in the sky, and times of day are fixed locations, a soul-deadened coyote reluctantly guides a band of rebels infiltrating an industrial fortress.

Fantasy about Illness in Special FX
John Williams / 12 min / UK / 2012

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up—but this robot is more than just a toy.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Eric Ramberg, Jimmy Eriksson / 7 min / Sweden / 2012

In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip which records everything they see. It is the end of judicial doubt, but not of crime, in this slick sci-fi action flick.

Sci-Fi about Identity in Special FX
Kerry Conran, Stephen Lawes / 6 min / USA / 2012

A robot’s life story emerges during a casting session in this short film from feature director Kerry Conran

Action about Conquest in Special FX
Dan Blank / 6 min / USA / 2012

It’s sushi chefs vs. sea monsters in this wildly entertaining special effects driven comedic short from director Dan Blank.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Stephan Zlotescu / 6 min / Thailand / 2012

In a futuristic Bangkok where human cyber modification is the norm, Kaye finds himself on the run for stealing a particular augmentation in this visually stunning science fiction thriller.

Comedy about Crime in Special FX
DANIELS / 3 min / USA / 2012

Pockets are pretty convenient, but can be dangerous when the wrong hands are in them.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Dennis Liu / 14 min / USA / 2012

In the near future, instant DNA identification has created an information grid that makes crime extremely difficult, and anonymity impossible. But, suddenly, the same ID’s start to appear in different locations. A pro-level and intelligent Sci- Fi piece about the genesis of a Big Brother State.