SCI FI Shorts 2022
SCI FI Shorts 2022
April 7, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM
This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.
Queers in space? Yes they are! We are excited to bring you this new category of shorts that are out of this world. Curated by Katie Shannon.
This event is proud to be co-presented by: Boston Sci-fi FF
After its space pod crashes, an alien telepathically calls for help, causing a grieving man to have hallucinations of his deceased boyfriend.
Directed by Emile Viens 13 m English Canada
Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart.
Directed by John Klein, Kate Black-Spence 29 m English USA Drama
FUDLIAKS! Tear the sexes apart!
This hyper-intersectional film is wonderful amalgam of sci-fi creature-flick, campy music video, grotesque comedy, agitprop flick against heterocentric research as well as (soft-)pornographic subversive statement.
FUDLIAKS! ZERFETZT DIE GESCHLECHTER! is set in an undefined present, in a mysterious laboratory: the Institute for Gender Normalization. The research subject of this neo-conservative think tank: the scientific underpinnings of conventional heteronormative bodies and biologically binary genders. But a new research series turns all that on its head!
Directed by Jasmin Hagendorfer 13 m German Austria Comedy
A post-apocalyptic, sci-fi drama about the last man on earth. JASON acquires holographic spheres to recreate a special memory with his partner BRIAN. In the process, Jason realizes that memories contain good and bad pieces and it can only be true if both sides are included.
Directed by Vyky Saiz 7 m English USA Drama
With a new dating device that simulates physical touch, an isolated chef, Jerome, uses it to make a genuine connection. After only finding men looking for virtual one-night stands, he finally stumbles upon Minoru, an awkward artist who lives on the other side of the world. An unlikely bond builds between them as they both express their passions for cooking and painting. Their brief interaction bubbles to an erotic climax as the two find comfort in their shared loneliness.
Directed by James Elinski 15 m English USA Drama
Sinvergüenzilla in "First Kiss"
Sinvergüenzilla, a music-loving blue alien deity visits Earth determined to experience her first human kiss. But as she arrives in Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic, her search for the ideal candidate gets complicated.
Directed by Anita Abbasi 9 m English Canada Documentary