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. Michael Garrett, UK, 2014, 26mins)
After one year of no contact with the outside world, the environment is beginning to show signs of change...
Lost in Transmission
(Dir. Jasyn Howes , Ricardo Laranjiera - 1st Assistant Director, South Africa, 2015, 15mins)
A professor tries to make contact with lifeforms in distant galaxies. As he draws nearer to his goal, everything changes forever.
(Dir. Jennifer Sheridan, Matthew Markham, UK, 4mins)
The Darkball champion must be faster, stronger and better than all the rest. This is not just a short film, this, is Darkball.
Oceanus: Act One
(Dir. Jeffrey Morris, USA, 2015, 34mins)
Explorers are suddenly separated by a tsunami. Kendall’s attempt to find Sam takes her on a journey through an array of undersea nightmares.
(Dir. Shimon Machida, Canada, 2013, 11mins)
Wireless has become so powerful it can connect with human brainwave signals, thoughts and memories stored in the “cloud” and viewed on mobile device Aleta-6.
(Dir. Simon Brown, USA, 2015, 5mins)
When Blake’s invention successfully transports his girlfriend across the universe, there’s only one problem; When she returns, she’s being chased.
Where None Will Ever Be
(Dir. Simen Gjersvold, Denmark, 12mins)
Post apocalyptic world, a boy must now act to save the one companion he has left…his teddy.