12th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2017

Arts and Entertainment

December 5, 2016

From: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.

The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit to this acclaimed festival. Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.

Schedule of Events

Session 1

Seahawks vs. Monsters
Dir. Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell (2015, USA, 4 min.)
Inspired by the epic play and big personalities of the Seattle Seahawks, Seahawks vs. Monsters channels vintage Japanese Kaiju films but with a PNW lean. When the city of Seattle falls under attack by giant mutated beasts, who better to save the day than the Hawks?

Getting Fat In A Healthy Way
Dir. Kevork Aslanyan (2015, Bulgaria/Germany, 22 min.)
In a world where gravity is weak and skinny people fly into the sky, Constantine has never left the apartment he shares with his father, Atanas. But one day the beautiful stewardess who has moved into the building will change Constantine's life forever.

Mill At Calder's End
Dir. Kevin McTurk (2015, dir. Kevin McTurk, USA, 14 min.)
In the remote village of Calder's End stands an old windmill, a repository of dark secrets. Nicholas Grimshaw has returned to this haunted place, his childhood home, intent on breaking a generations old family curse. Grimshaw's journey takes him deep below the decaying mill into mysterious, forgotten catacombs where he must confront the very source of the evil that has corrupted his family.

Stellar MovesThe Story Of Pluto
Dir. Milivette Gonzalez, Tabia Lees, & Valerie Sattazahn (2015, USA, 4 min.)
Set in the intergalactic 1980s, Pluto watches his favorite TV show, Stellar Moves; it features a team of dancers famously known as "The Planets." A competition is announced. Perform your wildest moves to become a member of the team. Pluto must train his hardest and face his greatest fears to fulfill his life­long dream of becoming a Planet.

Tears Of Steel
Dir. Ian Hubert (2012, Netherlands, 12 min.)
A group of warriors and scientists gather at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam to stage a crucial event from the past in a desperate attempt to rescue the world from destructive robots.

Filthy But Fine
Dir. Arthur Metcalf (2015, USA, 5 min.)
A tough night in a tough city.

Dir. David Bousquet (2016, USA, 12 min.)
On their final trial as village lookouts, a troop of young scouts are ambushed by the very creature they were hunting. After a violent battle, the lone survivor, Pehn, escapes into the shadows of the Eyrewood, a mysterious and deadly forest that is home to all manner of wild creatures. The most horrifying of all is the Basilisk, a winged titan with the power to turn its prey into stone. This is the beast the troop of lookouts had been seeking, and now it hunts for Pehn. With guidance from the stories told by his mother and words of warning passed down from his mentor, Pehn struggles to find the courage he'll need to confront his fate and defeat the horrifying creature that pursues him.

The Alan Dimension
Dir. Jac Clinch (2016, UK, 8:47 min.)
Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind... and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to "the next step in cognitive evolution."

Welcome To The 5th Facade
Dir. Olson Kundig (2016, USA, 5 min.)
The sudden death of a middle-aged architect leads to many decades of cryogenic "sleep." Once resuscitated decades later, he returns to a radically altered version of Seattle, the city where he had once lived and worked.

Summer Camp Island
Dir. Julia Pott (2016, USA, 8 min.)
Oscar has to accept that his totally normal sleepover with Hedgehog isn't going to be totally normal.

Dir. John Mattiuzzi & Joshua Planz (2015, USA, 5 min.)
A lonely creature, on a lonely planet, abducted into the false allure of a computer generated world.

Session 2

Dir. Samuel Jorgensen (2015, Australia, 8:41 min.)
In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must battle a dangerous enemy to rescue the US President.

Never Happened
Dir. Mark Slutsky (2015, Canada, 5 min.)
When a pair of colleagues have an affair while on a business trip, they decide it might be for the best if it all just never happened.

Dir. Ishan Shukla (2015, India, 13:31 min.)
In the city of Bag-heads, a senate member faces a tough choice between a political career, brothels, and love for a mysterious woman. A choice that will transform his life and the city in unimaginable ways.

H.P. Lovecraft Insurance
Dir. Joseph Nanni (2016, Canada, 2:27 min.)
You can't control the gibbering madness that lies waiting on the edge of our reality, but for a small monthly premium you can ensure that you don't pay for it when things go eldritch.

Dir. Bridget Savage Cole (2015, USA, 10 min.)
SWELL is a smartphone app that changes your mood through sound. When a young couple try to control each other's settings, they find their relationship threatened by an unintended cacophony of emotions.

Dir. Steve Desmond (2015, USA, 12:26 min.)
Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

The Seafarer And The Moonlight
Dir. James Dastoli (2015, USA, 2:30 min.)
An ancient mariner does battle with a behemoth from the deep.

Dir. David Coyle (2014, Australia, 10 min.)
How do you escape a loop?

Infinity Train
Dir. Owen Dennis (2016, USA, 8 min.)
Tulip must learn to set her personal interests aside to make her way through a mysterious train and help the king of all corgis save his people.

House Arrest
Dir. Matthias Sahil (2015, Germany/Switzerland, 13 min.)
Hausarrest tells the story of Max, who was sentenced to six months of house arrest. An electronic ankle bracelet called Percy helps him through his new daily life. One day, Max is shocked to discover how far Percy is willing to go to assist him in his needs.

Dir. Ingrid Masarnau Amorós, Sonia Cendón Quireza, Sara Esteban Riera, Arnau Gòdia Montesinos, & Martí Montañola Vilet (2016, Spain, 7 min.)
Roger plays the leading role in a stop motion animation series. He suffers an accident on set that leaves him out of the series. All is lost for him, until something unexpected will change his fate.

Metube 2August Sings Carmina Burana
Dir. Daniel Moshel (2016, Austria, 5 min.)
After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

Date: January 28, 2017

Time: Doors Open: 11:00am | Session 1: 12:00-2:00pm | Session 2: 2:30-5:00pm

Cost: $22

Seattle Cinerama,
2100 4th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98121.

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