We love short films and think they are a wonderful format for science fiction themes. Each year we receive hundreds of excellent films and it is a difficult task to decide what to select for our shorts programme. A little like DJing, we want to get the mix right and take you on a fantastic journey – we feel we have it right this year with a remarkable range of styles and ideas from around the world.
(2009, Dir: Paul Doucet, France, 10mins) In her bunker, Marie survived the nuclear war. Years later she decides she can’t go on.
(2009, Dir: Jens Raunkjær Christensen, Jonas Drotner Mouritsen, Denmark, 8mins) In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, can all those who’ve made it survive?
(2010, Dir: Nic Benns, UK, 14mins) Morton Strobel converts sound into protective structures. The Authority uses the invention to save a town from terrorism.
I SPIT ON ELI ROTH
(2008, Dir: Devi Snively, USA, 6mins) To save the horror genre, three female filmmakers torture and kill Eli Roth. A cautionary tale.
(2009, Dir: Stefan Le Lay, Belgium, 10mins) A man from a colour postcard falls for a woman from a black and white one.
LAY ME DOWN
(2008, Dir: Shinako Sudo, Japan/USA, 14mins) A boy needing a heart transplant discovers his father’s unsettling secret.
(2009, Dir: Andres Salaff, USA, 6mins) To find his lost love, a scientist travels through numerous realms and dimensions.
(2009, Dir: Greg Pak, USA, 15mins) Catastrophic global warming has become reality; jaded government employee Mason becomes embroiled in a radical plan to save the planet by radically transforming the human race.
MUTUALLY ASSURED DESIRE
(2009, Dir: Andrew Hellesen, USA, 6mins) In a nuclear apocalypse, the last man and woman on earth must fulfil their biological duty.
(2009, Dir: Andy Poyiadgi, UK, 15mins) An unorthodox selfimprovement programme leads to Fredric watching an impostor take over.
WHEN WILL IT BE SILENT
(2009, Dir: Dan Sachar, Israel, 7mins) In a post-apocalyptic future, a man battles to dig a grave on a love story’s last day.