2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE
Director: Marco Checa Garcia.
Canada, 18 min
Set in a dystopian future where population is strictly controlled, a Father waits
for his children to be born. In a deserted hospital waiting room, one man must ask
himself exactly what he is willing to do, to give his children a chance at life, any life at all.
Director: Adam Stern
Canada, 16 min
Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to fly one last mission...testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.
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Japan, 5 min
A girl encounters an android on the street. She finds something strange about the experience and decides to follow the android to give it a "message."
Director: Pierre Teulières
France, 13 min
In an isolated mansion, a creature follows the orders of his master in order to accomplish a shady plan that will change the world. Meanwhile, a desperate father is looking for his missing daughter.
Director: Christopher Piazza
United States, 25 min
Olfactory is a system that allows users to vividly re-experience memories. Brian, an app programmer, hacks the product so he can alter his own memories. The more Brian tinkers with the past, the more his grip on his current reality slips.
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Director: Sebastien Tobler
Starring Fernanda Romero - Drag me to Hell (2009), The Eye (2008), Rane Jameson - Spanners (2013) and Illeana Douglas - Cape Fear (1991), Goodfellas (1990) Celine gives life to her lost love and attempts to resurrect the past using her memories. Guillermo searches for who he is and fights for meaning between a fragmented past. ANAMNESIS is a futuristic treatise on love and consciousness in seeing how far true love will take you.
Director: Tim Cahn
USA, 3 min
A spaceship travels beyond Earth.
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THE PLAGUE DOCTOR
THE FUTURE IS PLANNING A FAREWELL TOUR
Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg
USA, 85 min
Several existential questions have taken on a sudden immediacy: What wounds have we been inflicting on our planet? Is humanity facing extinction in this very century? Have we already turned corners from which there is no turning back? And have Sci-Fi films merely been offering us entertainment – or have they been accurately predicting the end of our existence? These ‘fantasy’ films have described our colonizing space, our bending time and our achieving immortality. But they have also featured cyber-wars, pandemics, the rising of the oceans, the end of democracy, our replacement by robots and the biological transformation of the human species.