Some science fiction ideas just don't work as feature-length films, but in short form they make for compelling stories and great cinematic experiences. We've gathered together a mix of fantastic international short films that offer everything from the fun and frivolous to the deep and meaningful.
(Dir. Jack Thornton, UK, 2015, 10mins)
In a dystopian world where workers are forced to type code every day, one worker, 322, discovers an unexpected and dangerous connection with his computer.
(Dir. Tijmen Veldhuizen, UK, 2014, 13mins)
Humans have been forced to take refuge deep within the Earth. One man journeys to the surface in search of a better life.
(Dir. Raymond Carr, USA, 2014, 12mins)
In a world made entirely of puppeteers, the puppet is always alone.
(Dir. Alex Albrecht, USA, 2015, 21mins)
Six people taken hostage, all must face their demons, past and present in order to survive. One is keeping a secret…
(Dir. Luke Armstrong, UK, 2015, 14mins)
The government, to control dissent and prevent revolution, executes the drone program called 'The Shadow Initiative' on it's entire population.
(Dir. David Franklin, UK, 14mins)
A man has been connected to a virtual reality version of London for 7 years, now a journalist brings up a secret from his past.
The Detectives of Noir Town
(Dir. Andrew Chambers, Australia, 2014, 7mins)
In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle.
The Looking Planet
(Dir. Eric Law Anderson, USA, 2014, 17mins)
During the construction of the universe, a member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.
This is Joe
(Dir. Francis Diaz Fontan, Spain, 2014, 4mins)
In 70’s New York, Joe Shuster works as a delivery guy. But it wasn’t always like this…