Short Film: EXPLORERS, 11min., Spain, Sci-Fi

 

D532691d55 posterIn some city in the year 2040. The Earth is threatened by a strange “disease” that affects the sun. Julia, an ESA astrophysicist, is in charge of launching a mission with the aim of finding a solution that will save humanity. After her misunderstanding with Eric, her partner at ESA and having lost all hope of overcoming the barrier of friendship with him, Julia will start on a journey looking, also, for a new opportunity for her, but finally nothing will happen she as to expect.

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Short Film: MOMENT, 21min., Canada, Sci-Fi

08fb1b224f posterBrutally 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.

Short Film: OBSOLETE, 8min., Italy, Sci-Fi/Experimental

In a world dominated by consumerism where humans live with personal AI, Giuly seeks a way for reach her biggest dream.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Obsoleta
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,290 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: SEASAPIEN, 8min., Australia, Sci-FI/Fantasy

44f622d6bb posterIn 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!

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Short Film: WHERE DARKNESS LIES, 16min., Canada, Fantasy/Thriller

In an old cabin, adrift in time and space, a once-spirited Jamie (Jesse Moss) is forced to relive recent events and come to terms with the toughest choice of his life.

Having been forced into hiding, Jamie and his mentor, Sam (Phil Granger), bide their time before making their next move. Jamie feels the wall at their backs, and survival instincts kick in when they can’t stay ahead of the intelligent and ruthless Captain that is chasing them (Anne Marie DeLuise).

Where Darkness Lies is a psychological fantasy drama short film that captures the consequential nature of human actions, as well as the need to accept how they may redefine us forever.Director Biography – Chino Saavedra

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Short Film: BROLGA, 16min., Australia, Sci-FI

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?

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Director Biography – Caroline Iaffaldano (FLOUR BABY)

Caroline Iaffaldano is a Los Angeles based filmmaker with a passion for directing, writing and production design. She is currently studying Film & Television Production at the University of Southern California.

Caroline previously studied fashion, human rights, and environmental science at NYU, and her enthusiasm for style and pointed social commentary is highlighted in the short films she has directed.

Director Statement

As a woman, I am acutely conscious of the societal pressure on women to bear children and have a family despite their career goals. That is why I was immediately drawn to the script of Flour Baby and its depiction of two women grappling with the concept of motherhood and deciding whether or not it is for them.

I am always attracted to stories with strong elements of fantasy that are grounded in reality and wanted to use that dualistic genre to explore the double life women must live to be viewed as successful in society. Additionally, I wanted to tell a story that demonstrated how strong female friendships can help women accomplish whatever they desire, including one of the most monumental achievements in life: motherhood.

My goal is to make films that reflect a female point of view and to tell stories that shine a light on the impossible societal standards women are held to. The strong aesthetic behind Flour Baby is a visual representation of the extravagant nature of these gendered politics. I hope that the contrast of high style and pointed humor in Flour Baby makes for a unique, fun and poignant film that is driven by a strong female point of view.