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Sci-Fi / USA / 21 min.

A derelict spaceship becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.

Director: Eli Sasich
Producer: Jefferson Richard, Dominic Fratto
Writer: Eli Sasich
Cast: Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder

Sci-Fi / USA / 12 min.

Astro-miner Shona has been mining on the moon to pay her daughter's critical medical bills. Now that her tour is up, new recruit Paige is replacing her. Shona realizes that returning to Earth isnt where shell find peace - she needs to return home.

Director: Joe Sill
Producer: Brian White
Writer: Dag Shapshak
Cast: Daniela Flynn, Jessica Gordon
Technical Support

Sci-Fi / USA / 11 min.

John calls technical support to help him with his computer then finds out his world is not what it seems.

Director: Jeffrey Ashkin
Producer: Jeffrey Ashkin
Writer: Jeffrey Ashkin
Cast: Vicki Radolinski, Michael Perl

Animation / New Zealand / 5 min.

In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.

Director: Richard Mans
Producer: Richard Mans
Writer: Richard Mans

Sci-Fi / USA / 20 min.

Three researchers working on artificial intelligence use digitalized memories to create a self-aware and self-improving computer program. As this new mind rapidly develops, it confronts existential problems of identity and morality while engaging in a lethal power struggle between man and technology.

Director: Ben Silberfarb
Producer: Jenny Lynn Hall
Writer: Ben Silberfarb
Cast: Vic Mignogna, Matthew Ewald

Sci-Fi / USA / 8 min.

One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.

Director: Kevin Margo, Barrett Meeker
Producer: Kevin Margo
Writer: Kevin Margo
Cast: Derron Ross, Brent Meeker
Electric Sheep

Sci-Fi / USA / 11 min.

An android must deliver a father's dying message to his daughter.

Director: Daniel Gomes
Producer: Katy Cole, Daniel Gomes
Writer: Daniel Gomes
Cast: Christopher Masterson, Veronica Taylor

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