Short Film: SIEGE, 15min., Canada, Sci-Fi

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In a futuristic universe, Aditya tries to commit suicide to escape the bloody violence orchestrated by his brother. He now has to choose between being eternally captive in the illusory world of coma pushing him on the edge between life and death, or facing the atrocities of reality, in order to accomplish his destiny by becoming a symbol of hope.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: THE DISCOVERY, 16min., USA, Sci-Fi

D1ec66cc62 poster Captain Esson Halser of the U.S.S Centauri is alone on Planet Aurelia, Earth’s nearest inhabited planet. He is on a mission to extract all organic life forms to send back to New Earth, where humanity has since settled – or so he thinks. His only companion in this lonely existence, an Artificial Intelligence system embodied in a drone called SAN X9000, isn’t of much companionship. Every day he sets out and completes his tasks. One day, on a mission, a peculiar piece of his past catapult him into a chase for truth, leading him to find the true nature of his mission – one that puts him not on any other planet at all, but rather close to home

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Short Film: DIVE ODYSSEY, 11min., Finland, Sci-Fi

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Dive Odyssey – A meditative journey into the depths of water – and mind

Dive Odyssey takes the viewers on a journey into crystal clear darkness where the only light ever is man-made. The film is an ode to thousands of years of mystical experience of water. It is also a tribute to science-fiction classics, some of which may be recognized in the film.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland, Norway
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading: After the End, by Dalia Gal

After the End is the story of a near future humanity misled to surrender to a technologically advanced alien race, the Enkidos, who promise beneficence, But whose real agenda is to enslave it and dominate Earth, to replace their own dying planet Durenki.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Elaine – 23 – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Pilot/Guard/Doctor– 2 – GENE ABELA
Enlil – 12 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Nurse Ginny – 8 – DIANA FRANZ
Paramedic/Guard – THOMAS FOURMIER

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading: Ray in Space, by John Celona

Extraterrestrials stranded on Earth live in people’s pools.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Ray – 22 – THOMAS FOURMIER
Vikki – 19 – DIANA FRANZ
Crosby – 2 – SEAN BALLANTYNE

 

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

FANTASY Best Scene Reading: Roy Hermus Meets Princess QQ, by J. David Thayer

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – DIANA FRANZ
Roy Hermus – 42 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Princess QQ – 43 – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning Sci-Fi Short Screenplay: A Trespasser on Rancho Rivera, by Douglas Harms, Joe D’Leon

 

Plans for a weekend of off-roading on a family ranch becomes a struggle of life and death when a young woman and her girlfriends encounter a mysterious trespasser.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – GENE ABELA
Sherriff Mack (50s) – 5 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Sandy – 14 – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Tina – 10 – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Laura – 19 – DIANA FRANZ

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch