Blink of an Eye Shorts Programme
SCI-FI-LONDON is committed to presenting short films as a part of the festival line-up. Each year we put a call out 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 7th festival. Some funny, some thought-provoking, some downright nasty, something for everyone, don’t miss them.
We screen all 19 movies back-to-back at the following times:
THUR 1st MAY - 6.30PM
SUN 4th MAY - 3.30PM
(2007, Australia, Stephen Irwin) 14 mins
Winner of the SCI-FI-LONDON BEST SHORT FILM 2008
Searching for the cause of a blackout late one night, the exhausted TIM mistakenly enters a neighbour’s apartment, blundering into a group of cultists desperate to escape Earth and ascend to the Thribelian solar system… unfortunately for Tim, they need a sacrifice!
|AN INTRODUCTION TO LUCID DREAM EXPLORATION
(2007, USA, John Grigsby) 4 mins
Painstakingly created by hand, frame by frame on an Etch-a-sketch.
|THE AMBASSADOR’S BRAIN
(2008, New Zealand, Tom Reilly) 10 mins
Reality and claymation universes collide in this dark sci fi comedy.
|CONTRE LA MONTRE
(2007, France, Michael Le Meur)1 min
Time trial is a perilous endeavour.
(2008, UK, Paul Campion) 5 mins
In a secure navy research facility, a beautiful halfhuman half-eel girl takes a terrible revenge on the obsessed scientist who is studying her.
(2007, France, Lee Sullivan) 2 mins
Two fairies in the night sky are tempted by a mysterious glowing orb and descend to the world below...
(2007, Germany, Lars Zimmermann)11 mins
Cutting corners never pays.
(2007, Australia, Joshua Tyler) 13 mins
Parents will always love their children.
|IN MY HEAD
(2007, UK, Jamie Shearing) 4 mins
Glen’s afternoon drink takes a bizarre twist with the arrival of his imaginary friend Clint.
(2007, Canada, Anne-Marie Ngo) 7 mins
After years of failed attempts the transfer was successful. She moved. She breathed
(2007, Greece, Minos Nikolakakis) 10 mins
Once upon a time a toymaker created a wooden marionette as a chess opponent.
|MEETING IN PROGRESS
(2007, UK, Andrew Coats) 12 mins
In a world of corridors there’s one space they have not dared to enter: the sign says meeting in progress.
|MOON SHOT UK
(2007, UK, James Harris) 1 min
The first English moon landing goes a bit skew-whiff.
|NOT CUT OUT FOR CRIME
(2007, UK, Oliver Purches)1.5 mins
A film about a guy whose attempt to rob a convenience store has unexpected consequences...
(2007, USA, Stine Michelsen) 11 mins
Valdemar lives and works in an answering machine. One day Sophia leaves a message.
(2007, USA, Tatchapon Lertwirojkul) 4 mins
On a robotic planet, organic life is detected, but it is in a forbidden zone.
(2007, UK, Robin King) 4 mins
A paranoid inventor will go to any length to protect his new time machine.
|WATCHING THE WATCHMAN
(2007, USA, Phillip Dishon) 2 mins
A young man’s fate becomes bound to the ticking hands of a clock.
(2007, USA, Gregory Zymet) 4 mins
According to the logarithmic map of the universe, a wormhole is about to open in the corner of Marjorie Adam’s apartment.