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Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
Action, Drama, Animation, Sci-Fi | 2016 | NR.

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF and Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema presents an encore screening of the 11th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, an annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a lineup of illuminating and unconventional films! If you missed the festival at The Cinerama in March, travel back in time and join us at The Grand Cinema for a special encore screening of the award winning and audience favorite films from SFFSFF 2016!

Featuring craft brews from Wingman Brewers.

Giveaway Drawing

Enter to win one of six admission passes to the EMP (Experience Music Project) when you pre-purchase tickets to either screening online before the movie.

This short film package will include: 



d. Gary H Lee | USA, Taiwan | 10min.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER, DOUGLAS TRUMBULL AWARD FOR VISUAL EFFECTS A powerful multi-national corporation, Aden, must deploy an agent in order to stop a creature forged from one’s imagination.

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d. Jeremy Ball | Canada | 14min.
SECOND PLACE WINNER A young arctic hunter crosses a sacred boundary and comes face to face with a predator she may not be able to survive.

SFFSFF brain_hack


d. Joseph White | United Kingdom | 19min.
Two students create a short-cut to induce hallucinogenic visions of God, and find themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect.

SFFSFF the_garden
d. Natalia Iyudin | USA | 14min.
In 2089 humans are an out-of-date concept, and the only way to survive is to integrate into A.I. constructs. Luc—a rebellious ballerina—would rather die than conform. But when she meets an odd robot named Azul, the idea of integrating into a better version of herself suddenly seems tempting.

SFFSFF bionic_girl


d. Stéphanie Cabdevila | France | 14min.
Afraid to face the outside world, a scientist creates her own android clone to replace her.

SFF_SFF no_look_dunk

No Look Dunk
d. Dan Samiljan | USA | 4min.
This short film finally reveals what takes some people so long in the bathroom.

SFFSFF disco_inferno

Disco Inferno

d. Alice Waddington | Spain | 12min.
A weary minion from hell is on a mission to rescue her boss. But the Devil is just not willing to return to her daily routine…

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d. Ryan Gillis | USA | 8min.
Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate onto his airboat. That’s just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret.

SFFSFF juliet
d. Marc-Henri Boulier | France | 12min.
THIRD PLACE WINNER In the near future, the SEED Company launches JULIET1, the first generation of synthetic pleasure beings, with great fanfare. But as technology evolves and new styles come and go, it becomes more and more difficult for mankind to find their own place…


Goblin Queen

d. Reed Shusterman | USA | 12min.
World Premiere An overbearing mother struggles to parent her daughter, who keeps disappearing to rule a magical land. But when a dangerous creature from another world follows her home, mom must confront the reality of who her daughter has become.

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