Next Festival – Tuesday July 28th (Virtual)

Yonge-Dundas Square’s (YDS) annual outdoor movie series City Cinema is moving online this summer for the brand-new Virtual City Cinema, featuring short films from WILDsound Festival!

Virtual City Cinema presented by YDS in association with WILDsound Festival will begin on June 30 and last 10 weeks. Throughout the summer, the series will feature roughly 10 independent short films each week. These films have been curated by WILDsound Festival, an international film festival that showcases the best of short films from around the world and has previously had weekly screenings at Carlton Cinemas here in Toronto.

Virtual City Cinema is completely free! Simply click here to register for the date(s) of your choice to receive a private YouTube link to screen the films, sent directly to your email the day of the screening. The films will premiere at 8PM EST every Tuesday. After watching, you will be sent a survey to provide feedback to the filmmakers and be entered for a chance to win a Downtown Yonge Experience prize pack!

Here is the full program of the 4th festival.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at submission@fantasyscififestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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EXPLORERS, 11min., Spain, Sci-Fi

Directed by Borja Escribano

In some city in the year 2040, with a sun that has begun to get sick, life passes linked to the technological advances developed in recent years, but Julia does not care about any of that, she is tired of pursuing her dreams and not getting them. However, his life has taken a turn and she has the possibility of escaping, changing things, starting over, and is convinced. She fills of courage and decides to leave her life behind with the certainty of finding a new future for her and, in turn, offer a new hope for others.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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INNER-CRITIC, 3min., Sci-Fi

Directed by Tara Tusher

A heart broken woman battles her inner critic as she works on a potion to bring back her dead lover.

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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.

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