DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Sci-Fi

Transmitter Receiver (Emetteur Recepteur)

Sci-Fi • Canada • 9 minutes

In order to escape the monotony and boredom of the end of the school year, a young boy fabricates a transceiver-receiver to communicate with strangers in the sky. The bright imagination of a child is brought to life in this touching and beautiful film.

The Last Dance

DramaRomanceSci-Fi • United Kingdom • 8 minutes

In the not-too-distant future, an old man works alone in his garage – click-click-clicking the hours away on an old desktop computer. His name is Hugo, and he’s making something… Something great. Today, the not-too-distant future will become the not-too-distant past.

Space Butthole

AnimationSci-Fi • United States • 8 minutes

In the annals of mankind, we will realize that humans have been mistreating Mother Nature for far too long. It was only a matter of time before the universe blasted back. Please join us in experiencing a warning from the deepest bowels of the galaxy. Can humanity squeeze out a solution before it goes to pot? Don’t stall to find out!

Pushing Skills

DramaSci-Fi • United States • 17 minutes

A street-smart hustler uses his invention to give people extraordinary skills for few hours but finds himself in trouble when the wrong people hear about it.

Laboratory Conditions

DramaSci-Fi • United States • 17 minutes

A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment. Starring Marisa Tomei and Minnie Driver

Abeyance

Horror/SuspenseSci-FiThriller • United States • 4 minutes

A malfunction in the stasis system leaves a man trapped in a state of sleep paralysis as he travels to colonize a distant planet: a journey destined to take twenty-seven years.

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