(Humanity vs Technology)
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Caihong City - Trailer
Dir: Florina Titz
CAIHONG CITY is a science fiction fairy tale that recounts the adventures of Liu Junjie, a dying genius completing a Supertask in order to save his life, and two unlikely friends, a mentally ill prophet (Serioja) and a chronically depressed prostitute (Lavinia), who travel alongside him in order to figure out the mystery behind the glitch on Liu Junjie's Supertask.
Aero - Trailer
Dir: Arturo Vargas
On the planet, Antea, Aero and his brothers struggle to fight off an evil universal force that seeks to end their race.
Dir: Luke Groskin
A seemingly unremarkable man spends a day taking a bizarre test at a mysterious facility. Through his day he interacts with the odd, detached employees of the facility, guiding him from section to section, obscuring the intentions or duration of the interview.
Against the Wall
Dir: David Capurso
In a futuristic city, a man and a woman break into an abandoned hi-tech game park.
Dir: Chris Knight
Ray's quiet farm life is interrupted when a stranger appears from the future asking for help. But when another time-traveler arrives, Ray must decide whether to protect the stranger or save himself.
Government Funded Robotics Reseach Experimenting on US Soldiers
Dir: Henry Prince
With DARPA (http://www.darpa.mil) and BRAIN Initiative (http://braininitiative.nih.gov) funding, RKS Dynamics (http://www.rksdynamics.com) has launched the Second Soldier program, which uses experimental robotics on active duty US soldiers.
Requiem for a Robot
Dir: Christopher Rainer
Rob, a worn out robot with a corrupt memory, drowns his sorrows of his 'screwed' existence in alcohol and asks himself the essential question: what did he do wrong? He needs to remember...
Dir: William Holden
Sasha is depressed from regret and can't seem to get out of a rut. At this point, she feels like Dr. Stas is taking advantage of her so she goes to Magick Jack for insight. But how can she be sure he's not running the same fraud?
Dir: Teddy Cecil
A sci-fi noir set in a dystopian underground city on the eve of a revolution.
Dir: Thierry Los
Two Surfin' Robots, laid back, are at the beach waiting for the right wave. However, they are not the only ones. This action movie full of tenderness and poetry brings up the codes of surf culture in a fun and warped way.
Tap Tap Tap
The life of a script reading obsessive takes a surreal and dangerous turn when an old Italian typewriter mysteriously appears in his bedroom.
Dir: Markus Kaatsch
"The Treatment" tells the story of isolated patient Linus. More and more a rigid routine consisting of meals, exercise, lulling music, irritating smoke and examinations by his only attachment figure Dr. Frei causes him suffering. One day Linus notices the massive door to his room has been left ajar and he takes the chance to escape. What he sees outside makes him question: Is he really who he believes he is?
Dir: Alaric Rocha
Alcira is a bookworm and student of human nature through art and poetry, though rarely participating. When a curse strikes and werewolf like creatures invade the city Alcira locks herself into the University bathroom. Weeks of pure loneliness teach her the strength of human connection and in the end it is her love for others that will save her.
Will I Scatter Away
Dir: Emma Penaz Eisner
Danger threatens a man seeking himself in a dream-like landscape. Young filmmaker Emma Penaz Eisner created this award-winning, surrealistic thriller about a man's encounter with menace and desperation. With live action sequences shot in San Francisco and its surrounding locales, the film also contains experimental stop motion animation using time-lapse photography, multimedia artwork, and cut-outs. A dissonant original soundtrack punctuates the unsettling imagery.
Dir: Zac Gillam
Drew and Hannah are feeling the strain of early parenthood when a freak, otherwordly event re-affirms their commitment to each other.
Dir: Lars Klevberg
Sarah and Linda discover an old Polaroid camera in the clearing of Sarah's house. In their own selfishness they exploit the camera, only to discover what horrible past it hides.
Total Running Time 152 min