october, 2017

15oct(oct 15)4:00 pmFeaturedSession 10 - Short Film4:00 pm Event Cinemas, 505 George Street Sydney

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Rated MA15+ | 28 mins | Sci-Fi |Japan

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Director – Yoshimi Itazu
Writer – Miho Maruo
Producer – Keiko Matsushita
Production – Production I.G

Synopsis – The earth shook. The sea roared. And then… 
There is a small house solitary standing by the seaside. A young pigtail-braided girl is living there alone since that day. Mail is no longer delivered, but even this morning, she’s hanging out the laundry as usual.

Directorial debut of animator Yoshimi Itazu (Miss Hokusai). Based on the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize-winning comic book by Machiko Kyo, and visually inspired by Derek Jarman’s garden in Dungeness -an oasis of life and beauty growing in front of a nuclear power station- “Pigtails” metaphorically depicts the conflicting emotions that engulfed the author in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Music score and ending title song “Kami-sama no Takurami / Divine Design” by Ichiko Aoba.



Rated PG | 10:43 mins | Sci-Fi |Japan

Director/Writer – Philippe McKie

Synopsis – In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.


Rated PG | 5 mins | Sci-Fi |France

Director/Writer – J.L. Wolfenstein
Synopsis – A young woman wakes up in her hotel room on the night of a supernatural event.

Hell OF A Day

Rated PG | 12:09 mins | Sci-Fi |Australia

Director/Writer – Evan Hughes

Synopsis – A lone survivor in a post-apocalyptic world finds herself trapped in a basement below a zombie-infested Inn after seeking first aid. But her greatest challenge is not the terror of the stalking corpses, but the day-by-day battle of solitude she must endure to stay alive.


Job Interview

Rated PG | 4 mins | Sci-Fi |UK, Finland

Director/Writer – Juha Fiilin

Synopsis – In a world like hell, slum dweller Oogle gets a chance to talk to God, who seems to be on the brink of burn out.

Burning hot sunrise over an endless slum world. The slum is so polluted that there aren’t even enough rats to eat, yet Oogle wakes up in his cardboard shack full of positive energy. His partner Joy is full of anger, she blames God in his big tower for not caring. Oogle thinks that God might just need a little help. To Oogle’s surprise, he is given a sign to come to God’s tower for a job interview – with cosmic consequences.



Rated PG | 7:40 mins | Sci-Fi | Australia

Director/Writer – Radheya Jegatheva
Synopsis – Alone in space, an astronaut drifts through the empty void. After finding another astronaut in the same predicament, she gives him a polaroid image of the Earth. They then team up to go on an epic journey across the universe to return to their planet. Will these star-crossed lovers find home?


The Ningyo

Rated M | 27 mins | Sci-Fi |USA|

Director – Miguel Ortega
Writer – Tran Ma, Miguel Ortega, Gregory Collins”

Synopsis – “A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals.
Episode One: 
Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.”


Rated PG | 12 mins | Sci-Fi |German

Director/Writer – Alexander Dannhauser

Synopsis – A ghastly shadow creeps through the ruins of a dark postwar city. A small, spider-like robot sneaks into the few remainig houses, in search for victims…

One Small Step

Rated PG | 2 mins | Sci-Fi |Australia

Director/Writer – Sarah Rackemann
Animators – Brooke Szakowski, Vannah Lenggu, Julia Raymond, Jennifer Cheng, Danielle Dovrat, Sarah Rackemann

Synopsis – One of humankind’s greatest achievements has been to walk on the moon. It was marked in history as a phenomenal success. What if that first step had turned out a little differently?

As Neil Armstrong is about to take his first step on the moon, something catches his eye in the distance. Naturally curious, he leaps out into the unknown territory to investigate.

What he finds will forever change the course of human history.


Only The Beautiful

Rated PG | 11 mins | Sci-Fi |Australia

Director/Writer – Samuel Lucas Allen
Cast – Cody Ross – Alex Malone – Alison Chambers

Synopsis – Loosely based on John B Calhoun’s mice utopia experiment known as ‘the beautiful ones’, ‘Only the Beautiful’ is a short science futurism fiction film about agency. It follows Harold, the child of a rigid, isolating, humanity preserving metropolitan eco-system, who has to decide whether to take actions, to move freely and imperil the system that sustains humanity, or to sit still and condemn humanity to cyclical stagnation. When the system’s original architect kills herself, will Harold take over her role preserving its functions or topple the system that has oppressed him his whole life?


Rated PG | 1:40 mins | Sci-Fi |Australia

Director/Design/3D – Scott Geersen
Editor – Joseph Morris
Music – David O’Brien
Sound Design – Geoff case

Synopsis – Signal/Void is about a darker view of the networks we belong to and take part in every day: some voluntary, some unseen.

The mechanisms of these networks are designed to keep us plugged in by delivering stories, information and images – hopes and dreams – that directly feed our own desires and version of reality.


(Sunday) 4:00 pm


Event Cinemas

505 George Street Sydney

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