SCI-FI-LONDON is committed to presenting
short films as a part of the festival line-up.
Each year we put out a call for short film
and each year we receive hundreds of amazing stories from around the world.
It is always a difficult task to select which
films to bring you, so many of them are
exceptional. However, we hope we have
brought together a great and eclectic mix of fantastic film for our 6th festival.
THE ANGEL (Best Short Film Award 2007)
(2006, Dir: Paul Hough, USA, 8mins)
Ting, aged twelve, sits at her dying Grandma's bedside. She fears that Death will take her Grandma from her. Her only hope appears to be a mysterious stranger with one leg.
COMING TO TOWN
(2006, Dir: Carles Torrens, USA, 16mins)
JoBeth, an eleven year-old girl being bullied asks Santa for revenge and on Christmas Eve, her wish is granted as a deranged Santa with an automatic weapon pays her foes a visit.
DEATH OF THE DINOSAURS
(2006, Dir: Leilani Holmes, UK, 15 secs)
An epic dinosaur adventure that is colossal in scale and bursting with fine acting talent. Or is it?
(2006, Dir: Brad Kean, USA, 16mins)
When a brilliant robotics engineer refuses to continue working under his corrupt superior, he finds himself stalked by an android bearing his exact likeness.
(2006, Dir: Peter Ricq, Canada, 15mins)
When the very fabric of reality collapses around him, George is
dragged into a twisted dimension where relics from his old life confront him as robotic perversions of their former selves.
(2006, Dir: Danielle Stallings, USA, 14mins)
A woman and her friend are convinced that reality is a nightmare –
his nightmare, in fact. This best explains all the atrocities in the world. They resolve to end the nightmare.
(2006, Dir: Maxi Dejoie, Italy, 9mins)
The soldier fights the invader. One of the pitiless people with nothing more too loose, he sits with his sniper rifle hoping to save something of his ravaged world.
(2007, Dir: Chris Myers/Ken Seward, USA, 1min)
A nursery rhyme from the late 1700s, first published in 1845; Solomon Grundy's life is a series of whirlwind ceremonies and rituals over which he has no control.
(2006, Dir: John Condon, UK, 15secs)
A mysterious Gypsy Tarot reader deals the cards for her nervous customer but what secrets will they reveal?
(2006, Dir: Youngwoong Jang, USA, 8.5mins)
A bio-mechanic robot's continual quest is to fill his glass chest with water in order to sustain his life. During his journey, he meets a fish. Both need water.
(2006, Dir: David Rusanow, Australia, 11mins)
In a world where death is a marketable commodity and the
outside world is delivered by way of technology, the salesman charms his way into more than he bargained for.
(2006, Dir: Simon Bovey, UK, 8.5mins)
Step into a matter transporter in one time zone, arrive seconds later in another. Simple! But when the system malfunctions, one man discovers the dark truth behind the corporate façade.
VICTOR Y LA MAQUINA
(2006, Dir: Carlos Talamanca, Spain, 9mins)
'VICTOR AND THE MACHINE' is the tale a 9 year–old boy who dreams of bringing his dead father back to life by replacing his vital organs with parts of an old motorcycle.
Some funny, some thought-provoking, some downright nasty, something for everyone, don't miss them.