HIGHLIGHTS: July 2022 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: STOYAN
Best Long Form Short Film: STEP BY STEP
Best Short Form Short Film: GLORY & INJUSTICE
Best Cinematography: THE RECYCLING MAN
Best Direction: STILL ALIVE
Best Sound & Music: THE EMPYREAN
Best Performances: GARY
Best Animation: ROSES IN THE NIGHT

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

STOYAN, 1hr. 46min., Spain
Directed by Roberto Ruiz Céspedes
Maika is a mother who suffers from the unexpected kidnapping of her son Stoyan. It has been taken by a terrifying and ancient man to the Bardo… to the Beyond. Israel is a detective investigating the murder of a young woman with a tree planted in her eye. Both stories are interwoven in a dreamlike, heartbreaking and fantastic atmosphere.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE RECYCLING MAN, 14min., Italy
Directed by Carlo Ballauri
In a poor and overpopulated, yet lonely suburban neighborhood, Jacob, a boy immobilized in a wheelchair, fights boredom by spying on his neighbors across the courtyard, while his mother, Valery, aggressively tries to convince Maria, her pregnant best friend, to have an abortion. Sarah, a girl of Jacob’s age, spots the spying boy out and says hello with a piece of paper. The new friendship is, however, suddenly interrupted when a menacing garbage man approaches Sarah and attacks her from behind with a screwdriver.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

STEP BY STEP, 24min., France
Directed by Sébastien Duhem
Now that humanity is in decline,Earth is rebirthing. A life-worn cartographer and a wild young woman will have to learn to communicate in this new world.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

ROSES IN THE NIGHT, 10min., Bulgaria
Directed by Pencho Kunchev
A story of a young girl in ancient Greece between ripening and mystery of first love. Based upon “Les Chansons de Bilitis” by Pierre Louys (1875-1920).

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

GARY, 7min., USA
Directed by Doug Cox
The brave crew of the Equinox have just landed on Mars. Now inhabitants of Station Orion, they will look to each other for inspiration and survival. And then there’s Gary…

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE EMPYREAN, 17min., Australia
Directed by Hannah Smith
In a future world full of darkness and oppression, a young girl, inventive and determined, fights to see ‘the stars’ for the first time.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

Directed by Jamieson Tabb
When a custody petition arrives, 13-year-old girl “Glory” must break her dad “Lord Injustice” out of a depression or they will lose each other forever.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

Directed by Jaehee Cheong
After the death of her never-met senior colleague, Seol, Penelope visits her house for the first time with a special balloon made out of her breath. Going through the strange service provided by the strange funeral company Still Alive, Penelope, for the first time, feels Seol’s existence more than ever after all these years of working together “remotely.”

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


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