New Shorts: Science Fictions

Sunday, 16 January 2022

16-01-22 Science Fictions

Image: Flora, Mischa Dols, 2021

Prophecies, premonitions and parallel universes are abound. From time-traveling relatives, to inter-dimensional TV-obsessed religious zealots, to the eerie future of sperm donation, to the motivational lyrics of Eminem's Lose Yourself. With radical visions from Nadia Latif (White Girl) and Jeremy Ngatho Cole (Four To The Floor, Migrant Sound).


Curated by Varun Raman

Sunday, 16 January 2022

5:00 pm

THEY HEARD HIM SHOUT ALLAHU AKBAR

THEY HEARD HIM SHOUT ALLAHU AKBAR

NADIA LATIF

11'

2021

United Kingdom

Zaid, recently released from prison for an unknown crime, tries to reintegrate into his previous life, only to find that the arms of the state can control what he says and does. 

Return of the Action Man

Return of the Action Man

Scott Peters

10'

2021

United States

A mild-mannered computer programer is spirited away to another world where he encounters a strange cult of religious zealots. As he becomes entangled in their bizarre culture, we follow him through a satirical tale about technology, fanaticism, and inter-dimensional abduction.

A Horror Story (The Ballad of Adam, Ade & Eve)

A Horror Story (The Ballad of Adam, Ade & Eve)

Bradley Banton

5'

2021

United Kingdom

With fertility rates in men dropping to dangerous levels, state funded agencies have resorted to some very unorthodox practices in the face of a divided United Kingdom...

Flora

Flora

Mischa Dols

16'

2021

Belgium

Adam and his four co-workers suffocate in their pods on the planet Venus. With key missions failed and resources running low, they find solace only in virtual reality simulations. Trapped between the virtual and the physical, Adam sets his lustful gaze on the mysterious Venus forest. The forest has Adam in its grasp. Following spilled sweat and scorched earth, there is nothing left but the absurd.

Luv U Cuz

Luv U Cuz

Eric Pumphrey

15'

2021

United States

Set in a not-too-distant future, two cousins bond over the course of a night on the town, until their relationship is tested in more ways than one.

Loops

Loops

Daniel Rusteau

10'

2021

United Kingdom

A troubled man battles his mental illness as he attempts to fix an issue from his past in a bid to save his future. 

Twice As Good

Twice As Good

JEREMY NGATHO COLE

12'

2021

United Kingdom

The night before her son Dee Dee’s seventh birthday, an unexpected intruder crash-lands into Grace’s kitchen. As she discovers who the intruder is she must decide how to protect her son while navigating the complexities of Black parenthood in modern Britain. 

Aria

Aria

Christopher Poole

13'

2021

United Kingdom

Jenny and Tom are excited to install a new Aria "smart security system" in their home. Tom becomes increasingly paranoid about what may be lurking outside their front door at night and eventually confronts it.