Nucleus Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

NUCLEUS, 20min.. Germany, Sci-Fi/Mystery
Directed by Tobias Bieseke
Through his research, Falk Marna has succeeded in using bacteria to synthesize a fluid that reveals a form of communication in carbon atoms. Falk thinks he knows what guides the souls of his fellow human beings deep inside. Yolanda, his colleague, considers the stimulated state of the carbon atoms not as a conspiracy of nature but as a delusional projection of him. Falk connects the process with the experiments of Arthur Eddington in 1919 on the island of Príncipe, where he wanted to prove Einstein’s theory of relativity. Eddington was able to show the orbital light deflection using the Hyades during a solar eclipse. Falk increasingly isolates himself on his inner island Príncipe as he approaches the evidence.

Strange Lights Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

STRANGE LIGHTS, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi
Directed by Brian Eric Johnson
Struggling with the death of his wife and his son MIA in Syria, a middle-aged rancher begins to believe he is being contacted by extraterrestrials.

Reborn Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

REBORN, 3min., USA, Sci-Fi
Directed by Alexandria Collins
REBORN follows Kaya, a mischievous 8-year-old girl who is set to be baptized in a small rural church, but when she’s dipped under the water, she’s overcome by far more than the “Holy Spirit”.

Seasapien Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

SEASAPIEN, 8min., Australia, Sci-FI/Fantasy
Directed by Sascha Karner
In a world encapsulated by an ocean sky, falling fish cause concussions and boats are unusual alien artifacts. When a recently discovered sea vessel is looted, a government investigator fishes for the culprits. With no leads, he works his way up the local scavenger food chain. He learns of two slackers who are in possession of an item from the ship. Our hero discovers the object they’re holding is organic; not just an it but also a she…a mermaid! But where did she come from, how does the abandoned genetic research facility TETSOP fit into all of this, and will she reciprocate his feelings for her? This is one fishy, fish tale that our hero must unravel before it’s too late!

Infinitus Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

INFINITUS, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi
Directed by Cameron Currin
Science has failed, and an operation to harness energy from the sun has resulted in disaster. With the light from the sun now gone, humanity lives deep underground, attempting to research and reverse the damage before the world freezes completely.

Obsolete Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

OBSOLETE, 8min., Italy, Sci-Fi/Experimental
Directed by Marco Bortolussi
In a world dominated by consumerism where humans live with personal AI, Giuly seeks a way for reach her biggest dream.

Moment Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

MOMENT, 21min., Canada, Sci-Fi
Directed by Geoffrey Uloth
Brutally attacked by three masked men on Halloween night, a homeless girl faces her worst nightmare… until time stops… and she meets two mysterious strangers who can’t save her, but might help her save herself.

Honor Among Thieves Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

HONOR AMONG THIEVES, 10min., USA, Sci-Fi/Western
Directed by Justin Eugene Evans
When a planet-hopping cowboy-criminal (Jason R. Moore, Marvel’s The Punisher) returns to New Mexico after a heist-gone-wrong, he expects a hero’s welcome. Instead, he finds his mutinous crew have decided he’s no longer in charge.