Scheduled

International Science-Fiction Short Film Showcase 2021

115 mins 9 films Canada, Australia, Greenland, France, USA, United Kingdom, Italy
Sat August 14, 2021
4:00 PM

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Mon August 16, 2021
9:00 AM

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Fantasia’s showcase of provocative sci-fi shorts returns with nine works from six countries that will stir emotions and juice your imagination.

Mark II

Brent Howard

An unhappy office worker signs up for a high-tech self-improvement procedure – of a kind – in this smart, funny burst of inspired retro-futurism.

USA 8 mins

Freya

Camille Hollett-French

Jade’s life is coached by her FREYA, an omnipresent personal assistant whose name stands for “Federally Regulated Enquiry and Yield Assistant”.

Canada 16 mins

The Girl on the Moon

Georgina Jenkins

In 2069, an aboriginal girl, Luna, lives a lonely existence as the only girl to have been born on the moon.

Australia 5 mins

Updated

Nivi Pedersen

A film that asks uneasy questions about technology’s place in caregiving, and the privacy trade-offs that come with the barter.

Greenland 17 mins

The Offer

Sam Shapson

A final weekend between two sisters in the mountains is overwhelmed by the shadow of a mysterious offer being considered.

USA 13 mins

Rachels Don't Run

Joanny Causse

A customer support rep monitoring calls at an AI companionship service impersonates an artificial hostess.

USA, France 15 mins

Silly Human

Cory Williamson

An actor cast on a 1950s sitcom realizes that her director is an AI that demands perfection but can’t articulate what it wants.

USA 13 mins

Standing Woman

Tony Hipwell

A grim and imaginative cautionary tale, based on the story by Yasutaka Tsutsui (PAPRIKA, THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME).

United Kingdom 15 mins

The Recycling Man

Carlo Ballauri

Italian filmmaker Carlo Ballauri weaves an intimate tale told on a huge scale, with impressive world-building and elaborate visual construction.

Italy 13 mins

Showings

Sat August 14, 2021
4:00 PM

Festival Scope

Mon August 16, 2021
9:00 AM

Festival Scope