International Animation/ Fantasy
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Retimer - 8 min.
Director: Robin Tremblay
We are in 3020, war, poverty and diseases are no longer a part of our daily lives. A world order whose roots go back to antiquity have learned to control time and used its power to create a perfect Society. They do this by sending agents in the past, the RETIMER who are tasked to modify specific events and through ripple in times, create the perfect future they live in.
The Time Traveller - 15 min.
Director: Jonathan Nolan
TIME TRAVELLER combines steam-punk, Victoriana, British new wave science fiction, a love letter to late 1960s and early 1970s stop motion animation movies, particularly those from the British studios, and attempts to use the crude but lovable techniques of stop motion to nevertheless tell some moving, deep and surprisingly adult stories about love, loss, politics, evolution and the quest for perfection no matter the cost.
Siren - 5 min.
Director: George Fleming
Astronaut discovers something strange in space.
Niggun - 12 min
Directed by Yoni Salmon
After a long journey through space the last two believers are about to reach their destination.
Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and
that all mankind did originated from the same tiny blue planet.
Astronaut of Featherweight - 27 min.
Director: Dalibor Baric
Astronaut of Featherweight is a dark vision of a hyper-capitalist trans human society in which the body is a commodity and money brings immortality. From space spa colonies to alien plantations, everybody is forced to take care of their bodies.
THE INTELLIGENCE!! THE COUNTER-ATTACK OF ROBOTS - 20 min.
Director: Suisei Hoshii
A story which uses robots to depict the crisis facing Earth in the near future.
AFTER METEOR'S TRAIL - 2 min.
Director: Delphino Huang
An animation tribute to advancement of technology, and spirit of exploration.
Fraktaal - 4 min
Director: Julius Horsthuis
Using fractals, Julius Horsthuis can conjures up entire worlds without having to draw or model anything. These shapes hide in the formulas, they exist in a mathematical reality, all I need to do is explore those worlds and make them reveal themselves.
Transversing About - 6 min.
Directed by Lizeth Nino
Transversing About animates the life of a young girl in an alternate dimension asked to recall what she was doing before she was born. What follows is a mesmerizing journey through kaleidoscopic memories summoned from her dreamlike state of mind.
International Sci-Fi Shorts 3
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Re/Collection - 18 min.
Directors: Deborah Correa & Eva Konstantopoulos
In the near future, where technology has made memory a commodity, a desperate husband pursues a risky procedure to save the love of his life. Premiered at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival.
Trouble Creek - 15 min.
Director: Stacey Black
There's something in the water in the small town of "Trouble Creek" - human bones. As the local sheriff delves into the mystery of the bones, the townspeople must face themselves, new temptations, old family secrets, and the sinister and mysterious past of Trouble Creek.
They are Made Out of Meat - 13 min.
Director: Jason Housecroft
They’re Made Out Of Meat is a reverse first contact story in which two alien visitors struggle to come to terms with their discovery that the human species, supposedly sentient, is made out of meat.
The Tolls - 19 - min.
Director: Liz Anderson
A grieving U.S. army corporal is transported to an alternate, Nazi-occupied San Francisco. Here, he'll put the lives of millions at risk in order to reunite with his lost love.
GhostCode - 9 min.
Director: Patrick Defasten
Ghostcode is a 3d animated science-fiction film set in 2056 uncovering advancements in sonic warfare,holographic entertainment and its weaponization, the synthesis of corporation and nation state, and the unstable intentions of net-born artificial intelligence. This is an era in which human flesh has been removed from the messy equations of political turbulence, resulting in conflicts conducted by holographic and holosonic forces.
The Hard Sell - 10 min.
Directors: Tim Hunt & Adrian Pinsent
A shady deal between a mysterious salesman, his accomplice and a known individual explores an enticing pitch.
In Passing - 10 min.
Director: Bittnarie Shin
The year is 2037. 71-year-old Chloe is still in love with Justin who has been devoted to the
calorie restriction diet since their college days. Now both in their seventies, Chloe makes a
final attempt to pursue him but because Justin is aging at a slower rate than everyone they
know, Chloe’s impending mortality becomes a force that drives them apart.
Mimesis - 5 min.
Director: Patrick Lee
Plato and Aristotle saw in mimesis the representation of nature. This film depicts other dimensional beings who observe the degradation to Earth by the dominant inhabitants. These sentinels harness mimetic machines to quietly influence nature and restore balance while no one seems to notice.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cyborgs Among Us
Director: Rafel Duran Torrent
In just a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in unimaginable ways and push the boundaries of what it is to be human. Today, the first cyborgs are already crossing the line – just for the sake of it. In this film we portray some of these pioneers, meet scientists working at the bleeding edge and look at the ethical dilemmas of a cyborg society.
(Followed by panel with modern day cyborgs.)
Horror/ Sci-Fi /Supernatural / Surreal
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Walking Dead - 1 min.
Director: Hugo Guerra
This trailer for Disruptor Beam’s Walking Dead game was created in a very stylized way. Each and every shot carefully crafted, zombies motion captured, 3D animation mixed with 2D – all layered with a comic book painting effect.
Dead House - 14 min.
Director: Travis Laidlaw
Two men renovating a mysterious old house attempt to leave before the building enters lock-down and seals them inside. Unfortunately the house has different plans for them.
Eve - 14 min.
Director: Marcello Mottola
Eve, a young teenage girl is abducted and hidden away in a new city. She becomes captivated with an ominous house across the street and a mysterious young girl that astonishingly appears to be her identical twin. Eve becomes seduced by the cryptic house acquiring its incarnate power and finds redemption against evil with the help of her own begotten design.
A Forest - 15 min.
Director: Thomas Geffrier
A couple leaves a party, together with a young woman named Marie. After the threesome has met a mysterious car, Marie finds herself alone, facing a horrible situation that she could be responsible for.
Occam's Razor - 15 min.
On a winter night in 1986, three travelers are plagued by mysterious events at an isolated motel in Death Valley.
Impuratus - 5 min
Director: Guy Quigley
With an ice storm on his heels, Detective Clayton Douglas of the Allentown Police Dept. travels across the snow-covered road to what seems like the middle of nowhere. Out in this vast
emptiness sits the massive state hospital. Strange happenings and portals await him.
Sounds of Freedom - 15 min.
Director: Holly Chadwick
Julia is a service woman who returns from the Iraq war, and Vietnam Veteran Charlie. Both suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. From their jobs at the local newspaper, and through a series of flashbacks and sessions with a common therapist, these two veterans are challenged to the max when a serial killer strikes at home.
Ovum - 17 min.
Director: Luciano Blotta
When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home,
his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.
Time Box - 10 min.
Directed by Daelan Wood
A couple of old friends discover a time machine in the woods. Rather than use it to do something smart, like bet on sports or game the stock market, they use it to duplicate and hunt each other repeatedly.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm -8:30 pm
OAT STUDIOS PRESENTS:
5 new sci-fi shorts by Neil Blomkamp (Director of District 9, Elysium, Chappie)
The next chapter in the Adam story, made in real-time using Unity. Join our amnesiac
hero as he discovers a clue about what and who he is.
Our hero prepares a revolution.
Zygote (starring Dakota Fanning)
Stranded in an arctic Mine, two lone survivors are forced to fight for their lives,
evading and hiding from a new kind of terror.
Set during the Vietnam war, FIREBASE follows American soldier 'Hines' through an
ever deepening web of science fiction madness.
Rakka (starring Sigourney Weaver)
Stranded in an arctic Mine, two lone survivors are forced to fight for their lives
evading and hiding from a new kind of terror.
All films directed by Neil Blomkamp