Arxiv/Archive Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the June 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival

ARXIV/ARCHIVE, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi

Directed by Ilya Abulkhanov

ARXIV / Archive is an immersive sci-fi drama set in an alternate apocalyptic future, and the near future that brings about the world’s collapse. A traveler traverses through a desolate wasteland on a quest for the ARXIV’s cure. The story touches on aspects of technological totality, reality, human desire and the dynamic between historical traces produced by humanity, and speculative futures that emerge out of them. ARXIV/ Archive serves as a thought-provoking commentary on each individual’s role in our collective future.

Animal Heads Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the June 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival

ANIMAL HEADS – 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Directed by Alex Farias

Eight year old RONNIE lives in a dystopian society where it’s inhabitants wear government issued animal masks to keep the peace. When a new neighbor moves in next door, their mutual curiosity for discovering true appearance is piqued despite strict surveillance and the world’s unwavering requirement to keep oneself hidden. Their childlike advances into this unknown moves them closer to danger and to discovering the true meaning of human connection.

Progeny Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the June 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival

PROGENY, 30min., USA, Sci-FI

Directed by Justin Daering

This is a world exactly like ours, except that the wealthy elites are aliens, living and working among us, but with one key difference: they reproduce by implanting their offspring in a human host who raises the alien child as his own. When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite — a dangerous and forbidden act that puts their marriage — and their lives — at risk.

Flour Baby Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the June 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival

FLOUR BABY, 11min., USA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Directed by Caroline Iaffaldano

In a world where a woman must prove that she is capable of caring for a child before she’s allowed to conceive, a hopeful mom recruits the help of her BFF to pass the state’s rigorous test: to take care of a bag of flour for an entire year.

Brolga Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the June 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival

BROLGA, 16min., Australia, Sci-FI

Directed by Adrian Powers

In a ravaged future-Australia, a solitary hermit guarding a priceless treasure is forced to offer sanctuary to a young girl who is fleeing murderous scavengers. With danger around every corner, can they learn to survive together?

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: JUNE 2020 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST SCI-FI FILM: PROGENY
BEST FANTASY FILM: ANIMAL HEADS
BEST PERFORMERS: BROLGA
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DOFFICE
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: NICE SHOES

Theme of night: Closed in situations.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterWHERE DARKNESS LIES, 16min., Canada, Fantasy/Thriller

festival posterDOFFICE, 20min., Belgium, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

festival posterBROLGA, 16min., Australia, Sci-FI

festival posterFLOUR BABY, 11min., USA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

festival posterPROGENY, 30min., USA, Sci-FI

festival posterPNEUMA, 1min., USA, Sci-FI

festival posterANIMAL HEADS – 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterNICE SHOES, 4min., USA, Sci-Fi/Experimental

festival posterARXIV/ARCHIVE, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: MAY 2020 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FANTASY FILM: MR. SUSHI
BEST ACTION FILM: LUNCHTIME IS OVER
BEST THRILLER FILM: SERIAL DATER
BEST PERFORMANCES: WASTERS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE SECRET BOX
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: TIDE OF GHOSTS

Theme of night: Outside influences.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterEL VIAJE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterTHE SECRET BOX, 10min., 10min., Austria, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterFOREVER MINE, 1min., USA, Thriler/Noir

festival posterWASTERS, 15min, USA, Action

festival posterCEMETERY TALES: A Tale of Two Sisters, 20min., USA, Thriller

festival posterMR. SUSHI, 13min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterLUNCHTIME IS OVER, 6min,. USA, Action

festival posterTHE KOI, 15min., Action

festival posterSERIAL DATER, 6min., USA, Thriller

festival posterTIDE OF GHOSTS, 26min, UK, Thriller/Supernatural

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo