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Watch SCI-FI-LONDON 21 short film selection from home!

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SCI-FI-LONDON loves short film! We think short film is perfect for science fiction, it gives filmmakers the chance to play with ideas and high concepts without having to add drama for the sake of filling ninety minutes.


ACADEMY - Ian Salazar - 12:52- English - US (21) - 27. 12. 32. 9. 66. 4. These are numbers. These are names. Six students prepare for graduation from a utopian training facility when they are faced with a dangerous final test.

ARTIST DEPICTION BY STEVE R. DODD - Brett Ryan Bonowicz - 18:57- English - US (21) - World Premiere - Short documentary on Steve R. Dodd who has painted spacescapes since the 1970s.

CARRIER- Thomas Saville - 6:02 - English - UK (21) - World Premiere - It’s business as usual for a deep space pilot until a strange anomaly hits her ship and knocks it off course.

CONSUME - Bruno Gradaschi - 14:00 - Argentina (20) - UK Premiere - A world where everyone lives in the work stations and eats liquid food coming from dispensers. Workers that are only numbers fulfill incomprehensible and alienating tasks to earn points and reach a target to move up the chain and access a better life. We know him as 079 and he keeps falling short leaving that promotion too far to reach. So he decides to steal the remaining points from his next door neighbor.

CRUSOE - Shane Acker - 7:25 - English - United States (21) - This Sci-Fi action comedy follows the adventures of Crusoe, an astronaut stranded on an alien planet teeming with hostile life.

DAILY DRIVER - Jonathan Adams - 26:58 - English - Australia (21) - Shane and V.I.N.C.E., a dying old Holden sentient through advanced artificial intelligence, navigate life and love from polar perspectives.

EDICIUS - Uzo Oleh - 22:16 - English - United Kingdom (21) - World Premiere - When things go sour with Jason’s most powerful client, he knows his life is on the line. But a visit from his intuition, a man with his exact likeness, claims to have the answers to save him. All Jason has to do is trust him... But can he?

ELECTRIC BODIES - Antoine Janot - 15:00 - French - France (20) - UK Premiere - In a future where human memory is recorded on cards and biomechanical bodies are replaced by biological ones, anyone can change appearance following their mood, as long as they can afford it. But people who can not continue to rent their expensive bodies and are forced to abandon them. This is what threatens Emma Beaufort.

ERASED - Gabriela Loza - 14:05 - English - Australia ( 21) - Eric and Cate live and work on Mars and must fulfil their contract to the all-powerful Erasure Institute. Technology tracks their every word and action, while a mysterious humanoid voice directs their movements.

ESCAPE VELOCITY - Tamás Rebák - 7:43 - Hungary (19) - UK Premiere - An astronaut awakens in an abandoned cave of a strange planet. An interstellar vagabond, so to say. A light path leads him to the surface, where he looks at his compass and heads for his spaceship. He keeps glancing back, treading nervously, looking afraid. He has been chased by a creature for a long time, and his only way to break free is to escape this curious planet.

FOLLOWING THE COMET - Fin Handel - 4:19 - English - US (21) - World Premiere - Facing the possibility of the end, we follow a young man's coming to terms with his life. The reflection upon what living means; how all of the miniscule things in our lives lead down the same path. Following the comet's destruction, there may not always be such a difference between what was and what there could be. The persistence of nature and cherishing the present.

GIRL IN THE GALACTIC SUN - Heather Perluzzo - 10:45 - English - Canada (18) - The Gemini are a genderless alien species who have discovered they’ll become extinct if they don’t find a way to reproduce. After years of searching they encountered humans and their reproductive method, this in addition to their Gemini similarities has brought them hope. However, the female metamorphosis from Gemini to human has not been successful due to the overwhelming mental trauma a woman must endure.

HAMELIN - Silvia Conesa - 9:47 - Spanish - Spain (21) - London Premiere - In a not too distant future a well-off couple, Juan and Clara, adquire the services of “YouCare”, a company that educate your son for you in your own home in a in a comfortable and simple way; you just have to press a button every time the kid misbehaves. However, the consequences for his son Rubén will not be as they would have wished.

HE MURDERED SLEEP - Jeremy Boxen - 18:45 - English - Canada (21) - World Premiere - What do you get when the Scottish Play is shoved through a cyberpunk grinder? Neon nightmares and laser gun blues.

HEARTLAND - Jahmil Eady - 10:40 - English - US (21) - London Premiere - A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.

HIRAETH - Ryan Andrews - 10:51 - English - UK (21) - London Premiere - Hiraeth explores one woman's grief at the edge of the solar system. The film tells the story of Commander Amber Jones, and her mission to research newly discovered life on Europa. She’s courted controversy her entire career, not least because Commander Jones is the daughter of child killer Crista Jones, the first woman to be hanged in Britain in 70-years. A leading astrobiologist, Amber will be the third astronaut to bear the United Kingdom patch and only the second British woman in space.

HOSPICE - Soo-young Kim - 11:07 - Korean - Korea, Republic of (21) - World Premiere - A man woke up from the hospital room and was bound to the bed without knowing anything. A strange-looking nurse came into the room and said that soon he would be "end" comfortably. The man protests that he is not the one to be here and struggles desperately to let himself go.

IN-FINITE - Alican Eren Kuzu - 3:27 - English - Germany (21) - Long after mankind left Earth, two astronauts are rediscovering their ruins and reflecting on their own fate with those who abandoned it. A visual poem.

ISKRA - Adrian Replanski - 11:30 - French, Russian - France (21) - UK Premiere - As a strange plague tightens its grip on an isolated rural village, a young woman's contact with the outside world breeds unrest amongst a superstitious townspeople.

JETTISON - JJ Pollack - 11:13 - English- US (21) - World Premiere - A restless young woman ships off to fight an interstellar war, only to struggle with the effects of being cut off from her home by both time and space.

JOCASTA - Natasha Arthur - 11:40 - Norwegian - Norway (20) - Jacob meets an old acquaintance that forces him to reconcile his past. JOCASTA is a Sci-Fi thriller that deals with the trauma of being abducted by otherworldly beings.

JOYRIDERS - Raymond Carr - 20:28 - English - US (20) - Three kids from the inner city find an alien spaceship and take it on a joy ride through Atlanta and beyond. But when they come to the end of their journey, they must decide whether to help the world that never cared about them, or escape into the unknown.

JUNE - Dwayne Cameron - 14:54 - English - New Zealand (21) - International Premiere - June is a story about the fragility of life; the primal forces that drive and control us and the mystery of hope and new beginnings. Willow and David receive a serious diagnosis from their doctor and attempt to deal with the mundane as their world disintegrates in the following 24 hours. This one day in June for the couple holds raw despair, unleashing carnal natures but a transcendent occurrence offers them the hope of new life.

KYLE GOES TO MARS! - David C.C. Erickson - 4:42 - English - US (21) - International Premiere - Ordinary Kyle Kesterman, wins a contest which sends him to Mars, with disastrous results

LIFELIKE - Keith Allott - 6:46 - English - UK (20) - A reclusive sci-fi enthusiast develops an unexpected friendship with a customer service representative.

MY BRAIN IS BIGGER: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELEKTRO THE SMOKING ROBOT - Ian Johnston - 9:54 - Canada (20) - A musical look at the life of America's first celebrity robot. From the World's Fair to semi-porn, Elektro was the next big thing - till he wasn't.

PLAY NICE - Samual Dawes - 10:46 - English - UK (20) - UK Premiere - Mel makes the most of her free house by getting down to some serious gaming, but is interrupted by her children’s toys when they decide they aren’t getting enough attention. However she quickly realises they’re not quite so fun to play with...

RED STRING OF FATE - Lovina Yavari, Lance Fernandes - 10:00 - English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese - Canada (21) - London Premiere - In the year 2090, a robotics engineer tries to bring her fallen lover back to life.

S.A.D - THE MOVIE - Guilherme Gehr - 9:00 - English - Italy ( 20) - UK Premiere - A kid creates space adventures with his toys. As summer break arrives, he travels with his parents to the Scottish highlands, but a storm puts his imagination to the test, and his fate will depend on it.

SOLAR SAILOR - Philip Reinking - 10:03 - Chinese - UK (20) - UK Premiere - In the future, a girl returns to the abandoned earth but finds that humans aren't particularly welcome anymore.

SPACE FRANKIE - David Valero Simón - 17:00 - Spanish - Spain (21) - UK Premiere - Paco is a fisherman with a distant relationship with his neighbors. He lives in a small town that has preferred to earn money over the well-being of its inhabitants. The discovery of a strange artifact will radically change the relationships between them all.

SWIPED - Edward J Douglas - 3:43 - English - Canada (21) - UK Premiere - When Melody decides to swipe a few hot guys on her augmented reality dating app, she meets her match in a man who may be more—or less—than meets the eye...

THE DARK ODYSSEY - Michael Lavine - 8:31 - English - US (21) - London Premiere - A brave captain and his faithful mate transport a captive warrior, who holds The Inventory of The Mind, across the interstellar line. When their ship is forced to navigate an asteroid field, their mission is jeopardized.

THE DESERT - Michael Dockery - 5:09 - Australia (21) - Earth in a post-human age, where our creations are left to wander in desolation.

THE EXIT PLAN - Angus Wilkinson - 13:54 - English - UK & Australia (20) - In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman is visited by a young government official to check she is complying with the "Exit Plan" policy. However, when the agent interrogates her further he soon realizes she has something 'planned' for him.

THE FANTASTICAL MILLIPEDE - Daniel Christophersen - 12:59 - English - UK (21) - World Premiere - Teenage superhero in the making Hannah Harper finds that despite her superpowers, she feels powerless to save our real world from its real-world problems.

THE HOST CELL - Joey Hamburger - 3:00 - US (21) - Tilly is watching a Sci-Fi show about space commanders trying to kill a Robotic Host Cell that has infected humans and turned them into robots. While she watches, her parents argue about about what to do with her degenerate grandfather who has become a burden on their lives.

THE SCENT OF THE FOREST - Servaes Dewispelaere - 21:20 - Dutch - Belgium (20) - UK Premiere - A young woman hides that she sold her soul to escape reality in a dystopian world. When her boyfriend realizes this he has to make an impossible choice.

THE SIMULATION - Faye Fillingham - 10:29 - English - UK (21) - London Premiere - An insomniac woman generates an AI to alleviate her guilt related to a mysterious corpse, but her creation has other ideas.

THE TIME BETWEEN US - Anna Boronea - 9:57 - English - UK (21) - London Premiere - When the marriage between James, a workaholic physicist and Emily, his caring wife starts falling apart, the only thing that can save their relationship is a time machine. However, does he deserve a happy ending?

THE WORLD IS OURS FOR THE TAKING - Milda Baginskaite - 5:30 - UK (21) - UK Premiere - A group of young survivors meet up to share information in a brutal post-apocalyptic world. In a world where communication and physical contact is a threat, people still aim to form a community. Creativity becomes a means for survival and allows the survivors to form relationships. But is survival more important than love?"

TODAY - Andrew Jaksch - 20:55 - English - Australia (21) - UK Premiere - Today is November 19th, 1969, and this young successful couple find themselves in a vicious cycle, trapped within an impenetrable void. He regularly wields his power and entitlement like weapons. How can she distinguish one day from another and can she survive?

VENUS - Andrew McGee - 14:12 - English - UK (21) - Iris, torn out of her idyllic digital world and uploaded into a stolen synthetic body by her grieving mother, must face her body's objectification and violent potential in a dark future.

ZEALANDIA - Bruno du Bois - 15:00 - English - New Zealand (20) - In 2032, Zealandia has become the only virus-free country left on earth but at a high cost to its population due to intrusive medical regulations. But, could the bag carried by a fearless woman be the downfall of this oppressive state?

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