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. Joel Benjamin, USA, 2014, 12mins)
A blue collar astronaut mines for ore above the surface of a planet.
Keeper of the Past
(Dir. Marco J. Riedl, Germany, 2015, 29mins)
A music box which hides a man’s past, if opened, could cave in the World as we know it...The Decision is his.
(Dir. Toby Froud, USA, 2014, 16mins)
When curiosity gets the best of him, a boy falls into an adventure of other-worldly experiences not intended for him.
(Dir. Aaron Bevan Bailey, UK, 2015, 14mins)
Must we give away our freedoms to protect the earth from mankind?
The Place Where you Live
(Dir. Alexis Van Hurkman, USA, 2014, 15mins)
Replaced by a doppelganger, a professor struggles to rebuild the machine and reopen the gateway between worlds to regain the life that should be hers.
(Dir. James Lee, Australia, 2014, 13mins)
A Hit Man’s legs are replaced with robotic limbs and discovers they elevate him as a professional, but at a cost to his humanity.
Welcome to Forever
(Dir. Laddie Britt Ervin, USA, 2015, 12mins)
Cal Jenner is here to terminate Mr. Cooper, a digitized person who’s been malfunctioning for years.