Embers & Dust
Director: Patrick Biesemans
US, 12 min
As the radio broadcast of War of The Worlds travels across the airwaves, a young boy's imagination is sparked, sending him on his own kind of vision quest, deep into the neighboring forest.
Director: Thomas Vernay
France, 12 minutes
The wind blows, noises of armor resound. A knight escorts a young woman athwart plains. The thunder begins to scold, clouds invade the landscape. The knight, worried, stares the castle on the horizon. The end is close.
Director: Miguel Ortega
United States, 28 min
A 1909 period film pilot about "cryptozoology". The search for mythological or unproven creatures. A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals.
Director: Timothy Wade
Australia, 16 min
An Idealistic English soldier rescued from the defeat at Dunkirk, wakes to find himself sharing a London hospital room with an elderly man who has anti-war and anti-establishment beliefs. Their conflict peaks when the soldier learns the stranger’s identity and the true nature of the war raging around them.
Director: Keith Richner
USA, 5 min
Bridges can connect or divide us. Where we end up might not always be where we planned.
Director: Vicente Bonet
Spain, 23 min
Short one paragraph Synopsis: Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible. Meanwhile he's orbiting the earth in his capsule, waiting for his tragic end, a casual encounter will changes his life.
EARTH IN CRISIS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Director: Niall / Justin Doran / Justin Smith
Australia, 101 min
Giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates seek kinky love in the dark. As the world rapidly descends into the next period of global mass extinction, a message of hope comes from an unlikely hero: a creature, often unfairly reviled, that has survived prior mass extinctions and climatic change in a magical ecosystem hidden beneath the World Heritage mountains of one of the world's last great wildernesses. With spectacular imagery and a dark-fantasy twist, this real-world Charlotte's Web capitalizes on master story-teller Neil Gaiman's global popularity to bring a story of stability and solitude into our world of rapid change.
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GODS AMONG US – The Science of Contact
Director: Caroline Cory
USA, 94 min
GODS AMONG US documents the jaw-dropping stories of individuals from around the world who share similar accounts of extraterrestrial and otherworldly encounters. Producer and host Caroline Cory, who has her own extensive history with the supernatural, takes the viewers on an extraordinary journey to uncover whether these seemingly independent yet parallel reports may actually be scientific evidence of a greater phenomenon at work. Through a series of groundbreaking on-camera experiments, irrefutable science, and interviews with leading scientists, viewers will find themselves pondering the nature of their own reality or yet the true origin of the human species. GODS AMONG US may ultimately show that the traditionally unexplained is, in fact, far more attributable to science than fiction.
The Coming Disclosure
After the documentary "Gods Among Us" join Caroline Cory, Harvard Trained Astrophysicist Rudy Schild, and a group of "Experiencers" as they discuss the Alien Presence on Earth, the Coming Disclosure and the Future of Humanity.
Panel will be moderated by Daniel Abella-Director of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival.
Caroline Cory is a filmmaker, futurist, international speaker and visionary author of best-selling books on Consciousness and Quantum Healing. As a child and throughout her life, Caroline has had numerous otherworldly encounters, which led her to remain deeply connected to spirituality, the study of Consciousness and the mechanics of the universe.
Caroline’s professional career began as a creative director and producer of worldwide sporting and musical events and then transitioned into creating immersive 360 film media. Caroline has written, directed and produced short and feature animated films and completed several feature and TV pilot screenplays. Her latest accomplishments include writing, directing and producing a feature-length documentary called GODS AMONG US about the science of contact with otherworldly realities. In addition to writing and producing, Caroline has appeared as a guest expert in numerous live and television shows on supernatural phenomena including seasons 9 and 10 of History Channel's popular series ANCIENT ALIENS.
Dr. Rudolph E. (Rudy) Schild is an emeritus research scholar at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, following a long research career there. He has studied time delay and structuring of Quasars energized by their compact black-hole - like objects which have strong rotating magnetic fields. He is Editor-in-Chief of the cutting-edge Journal of Cosmology, and has researched UFO related phenomena in relation to consciousness.
Joseph Cerletti is the host of @ZeroDarkRadio, and had a profound paranormal experience while driving on the freeway with two friends one night in California. Joe underwent hypnotic regression to seek answers and has seen dramatic changes in his life since then. Joe believes he came in contact with an ET species that night on the highway. He hosts a show every Sunday with featured guests from around the world that specialize in different topics. It is his deepest wish that his experience will encourage others to consider their paranormal experiences and seek answers, which may be the key to evolving humanity and planet Earth.
SUNDAY EVENING PASS
Access Blocks Four, Five & Six
THEY ARE WATCHING US
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Director: David Levy
USA, 16 min
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila Dawn (Natalie Floyd), is the only human survivor. Raised by Robots after humanity abandoned the planet they destroyed with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot forget her parents nor ignore her yearning to find other organic life. A hunt she sets out on with a Military Unit, Marker (Lex Cassar), leads Leila to discover the reality she’s been denied—a reality that sparks her ultimate quest.
Director: Jarod Su
United States, 20 min
Synopsis: A drone operator in a nationwide government security system finds the system is being used for more than just preventing terrorist threats.
Director: Feng Wan
Sweden, 10 min
If time and space are illusions of our minds, then what happens when we lose our minds?
SINGAPORE, 9 min
In the near future sleep has become a crime and police units called 'Wakes' are tasked with incarcerating sleepers.
Director: Tracy Mathewson
UK, 11 min
Ex-government scientist James Rampton's secret research could have deadly consequences when a neighbor reports his suspicious behavior to the ruthless government investigator tasked with finding and terminating "extremists" like himself.
Director website: www.tracym.com
Without Gravity, Chocolate Floats
Director: Y. H. Pou
USA, 8 min
A U.F.O. fanatic unexpectedly proves that extraterrestrial life forms exist.
Website : https://www.facebook.com/withoutgravitychocolatefloats/
Art For Data Center Workers
Director: Eva Pel
Amsterdam, 12 min
A short experimental art film about an imaginary art exhibition for the workman of the data center inside the high security data center in Amsterdam.
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Director: Guillaume Fradin
UK, 12 min
A young female astronaut trains for the first expedition to Mars.
What Love Wrote
Director: Iain Forbes
Norway, 15 min
The tale of Isak and Ester, and the wounds time would not heal.
Website: www.iainforbes.no / Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatlovewrote
Director: Damon Duncan
New Zealand, 15 min
Eade is a fourteen-year-old girl who has spent her entire life in space on the spaceship Cradle. Eade and her dad are on the return journey to earth when an explosion cripples the craft and seriously injures her father. As the clock counts down to self-destruction Cradle’s computer, System assumes control of the ship and refuses to perform the life saving medical procedure that her father desperately needs. Whilst trying to outwit System to save her dad, Eade discovers the shocking truth of her existence and must face her uncertain future armed with the knowledge that her life in space is not as it seems.
Director: Arthur Veenema
USA, 14 min
In a not-too-distant future, as the world outside falls apart, people can live out their lives in solitude without ever leaving the safety of their home. Everything is for sale online and brought to their doorstep, including the need for human interaction. Entanglement exists as a service to bring people together, connecting soul mates that can promise to make each other’s lives whole.
Director: Aniruddha Pande
Canada, 5 min
Jordan hosts a party for his friends to show off his new robot servant Andrew.
The party takes an unexpected turn when Andrew discovers the true intentions of the guests.
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
HULDRA – Lady of the forest
Director: Ove Valeskog
Sweden, 109 min
In an artistic drug intoxication a company meets the mythological Nordic forests. Everything is mixed up in a musical mess and no one knows who will get away with their sanity intact. The only question is if the audience does ... A psychedelic thriller with parallels to such films as "Jacob's Ladder", "Pans Labyrinth" and "Deliverance".
Links HULDRA FB https://www.facebook.com/Huldra-Lady-Of-The-Forest-112287725516762/ HULDRA WWW
http://huldrathemovie.com/ Trailer on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/117466011