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Sci-Fi & Slipstream Shorts

July 2 6:20 pm

Special Events | 2021 | 71min | Sci-Fi & Slipstream Shorts


A selection of short films from the outer and inner limits. These films vary from slipstream dystopias to post-apocalyptic tales of survival, speculative possibilities of future relationships to experimental cli-fi works. Moments of imaginative beauty and hard narrative, dark humour, brooding anxieties of future crimes, and the possibilities for new tomorrows move through these science fiction films.

Please Hold
Dir: Kristen ‘KD’ Davila, USA, 19 min

This biting social satire examines a profit-driven penal system where marginalized communities are left to shoulder the costs.

Mars
Dir: Raymond J Evans, Germany/Australia, 7 min

Mars is a drama/sci-fi short film based in a not too distant future. Ethan and Violet are standing on opposite train platforms. They are set to travel in different directions yet a common interest undeniably entwines their destinies. Without speaking a word they must find a means of connection before their trains arrive to whisk them away.

Salvager
Dir: Peter McCully, New Zealand, 8 min
Special ops police officer Lou Kerrigan is on a mission to capture a rogue, human-like police robot. When she is ordered to destroy him, her loyalties are put to the ultimate test – her captive is her former partner, Dante. Kerrigan spares Dante but the bomb she placed on his chest is still primed. Now, Kerrigan’s trust in Dante and her refusal to follow orders are about to have potentially fatal consequences.

Dry Fire 
Dir: Daniel Farmer, Adam Bigum,  Australia, 23 min
A hunter and his protégé are tasked with a mission to hunt for food in the Australian bush during a post-apocalyptic future.

While(Alive){}
Dir: Cody Cameron-Brown, Ziggy O’Reilly,  Australia, 2 min
‘While(Alive){}’ is a short stop-motion animated film exploring how a person’s relationship with a humanoid robot evolves over a lifespan, conveying a wordless narrative exclusively through hand movements.

A Landscape to be Invented
Dir: Josh Weissbach, USA, 12 min
Other than the ocean, the rest of the planet was bathed in purple, which was due to the color of the vegetation. The change in the sun’s radiation had probably caused the plants to evolve as they adapted to the new light.

Total run time approx 71 min

 

Session Times

Luna Leederville

Friday, 2 July
6:20PM Friday, 9 July
4:20PM Saturday, 10 July
1:45PM
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A LANDSCAPE TO BE INVENTED (3)
DRY FIRE (1)
MARS (1)
PLEASE HOLD (2)

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Date:
July 2
Time:
6:20 pm
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Luna Leederville
155 Oxford Street
Leederville, WA 6007 Australia
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