Action & Sci-Fi

"LILLIAN"

Winner Action [Short]

 

A teenager cares for her younger sibling and local orphans in the face of danger after her Grandmother is killed surrendering to the Mexican Army toward the end of the Texas Revolution.

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Western, Drama, Women, Family

  • Runtime:

  • 15 minutes 49 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • June 1, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 40,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Red

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2.40:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Molly Vernon

Molly Vernon is a filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. Molly works part-time as a 1st Assistant Director and Production Manager on independent film productions. She also teaches filmmaking as an adjunct at two of the local Houston colleges after retiring from fulltime teaching after a career in theatre and film education. Molly has directed several short films which have been successful in film festivals around the world and currently stream on Amazon Video and other platforms. She is currently continuing to build her body of work as a director and is slated to direct the upcoming features Trashman, Las Tias, and Calico Jack. Molly is looking forward to helming these features and continuing her career as a filmmaker.

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A Feral World - Feature

Winner Sci-Fi  [Feature]

 

"The apocalypse is no place for a boy."
An orphaned boy in a post-apocalyptic world, meets a woman who is trying to find her lost daughter. A mother/son bond is formed as they stumble upon clues of the daughter's whereabouts. Their journey is both heartwarming and horrific, and ultimately it brings them face-to-face with a despot who has the daughter in captivity.

Filmed over four years, the audience will see the characters age over time, similar in design as "Boyhood." A literal coming-of-age story and this one happens in A Feral World.

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  • Film Type:

  • Feature

  • Genres:

  • Sci-fi, drama, coming of age

  • Runtime:

  • 1 hour 44 minutes 36 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • September 15, 2019

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • RED

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 1:78

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - David Liban

David Liban is both a filmmaker and a film professor at CU Denver's College of Arts & Media. He is the Chairperson for the Dept of Film & TV. He holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and has been making independent films, in a variety of genres for some years. He's been a Fulbright scholar and a prolific filmmaker of short-form films.

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"Papa"

This film is about the fragility of family and the love that is shared between the members of that family. It’s about looking inward not outward.

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • sci-fi, drama, thriller

  • Runtime:

  • 14 minutes 37 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • May 30, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 5,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Brian Peery

Brian Peery is a filmmaker living in Knoxville Tennessee.

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"The Assassin's Apprentice"

Runner Up Action [Short]

A coming of age story about Kaylee (Tarah Paige), an apprentice assassin, and her relationship with Pete (Robert Picardo), her trainer, and Miranda (Marina Sirtis), their handler. Kaylee, like a rebellious teenager, simultaneously wants approval and independence from Pete and Miranda. When assigned her first solo hit, Kaylee immediately disobeys orders and goes off course, chasing a Freerunner drone, often with hilarious results. In the end, Kaylee accomplishes her mission, but realizes that she is not yet ready to go it alone.

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

  • Runtime:

  • 14 minutes 46 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • March 15, 2018

  • Production Budget:

  • 50,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital 4K

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2:35 to 1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Russ Emanuel

Russell "Russ" Emanuel is an award-winning American director, producer, and independent filmmaker, having directed such actors as John Heard (actor), Robert Picardo, Vincent Pastore, Glynnis O'Connor, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Jeremy London, Ryan Hurst, William Devane, Marina Sirtis, Sean Kenney, Armin Shimerman, and Gary Graham. Originally from San Francisco, he grew up in both Japan and the United States, garnering an international viewpoint of the world throughout his childhood. After graduating from the University of Southern California to study Cinema-Television, he founded Russem Productions in 2002 in order to promote his short films including GIRL WITH GUN (2005) and documentary RESTORATION OF PARADISE (2014), as well as current films COLLAR (2017), THE ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE (2018), and THE ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE II (2021). Presently, WISPER (2020) marks Emanuel's fifth foray into feature filmmaking, after having directed P.J. (2007), CHASING THE GREEN (2009), THE LEGENDS OF NETHIAH (2012), and OCCUPANTS (2015).

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"Sur'vi"

During a time of nomadic civilization, a woman traveling through the wilderness alone comes across a young orphaned girl and must take her to safety while fighting off marauders.

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure

  • Runtime:

  • 12 minutes

  • Completion Date:

  • November 8, 2017

  • Production Budget:

  • 5,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2.4:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Stephen Wise

Stephen Wise graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in film from the University of Central Florida. He has written, directed, produced, and/or edited numerous short films that have played in film festivals around the world. He earned a best director award for “Crooks”, which won a total of five awards and was featured in a segment of the TV series "Comedy Night School". His screenplays have placed in contests from the Screenwriter’s Expo, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, and Writer’s Digest, and was a quarterfinalist in Project Greenlight. Additionally, he received three Addy Awards for commercials he made. His claim to fame is co-writing the commissioned screenplay Batman: DarKnight for Warner Bros. that IFC calls one of the best unproduced Batman scripts ever written. He has judged screenplay contests for Blue Cat Screenplay Competition and the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, as well as running the Pensacon Short Film Festival as part of his duties as Pensacon’s Programming Director. He currently works as a Creative Services producer/director for WEAR-TV in Pensacola, FL.

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Another Plan From Outer Space (Feature)

Runner Up Sci-Fi [Feature]

 

Five astronauts who return from a long deep space mission, crash landing on Earth and find their hope for a rescue quickly turning into a fight for survival.

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  • Film Type:

  • Feature

  • Genres:

  • Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Thriller

  • Runtime:

  • 1 hour 38 minutes

  • Completion Date:

  • August 12, 2018

  • Production Budget:

  • 40,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Film Color:

  • Black & White

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Lance Polland

Lance Polland began shooting High-8 films at the age of 14, after watching Rudy Ray Moore's "Dolemite," at that moment he decided that he wanted to go into show business. Science Fiction & Horror movies have always been apart of his life. His writing, directing and producing projects include Slices (2008), Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012), Crack Whore (2012).

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"Not Quarantined"

While the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is at hand, A bounty hunter is in pursuit of two individuals who found the culprit behind the virus.

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  • Film Type:

    Experimental, Short

  • Runtime:

    2 minutes 58 seconds

  • Completion Date:

    April 2, 2020

  • Production Budget:

    500 USD

  • Country of Origin:

    United States

  • Country of Filming:

    United States

  • Film Language:

    English

  • Shooting Format:

    digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

    16:9

  • Film Color:

    Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

    No

  • Student Project:

    No

Director Biography - William P Cook, Antonio J Medina, Lana Thomason

We are passionate actors and filmmakers local to Jacksonville FL. We have all worked on several shorts and online series. We are very well known in the indie film community in Jacksonville Florida and other areas within the state. Please feel free to reach out to us for further individual bio information. This is our first project together, we hope you enjoy it.

 

"Wraith"

Runner Up Sci - Fi  [Short]

 

When a woman on the run mistakenly teleports home she must do whatever it takes to protect her family from the men who are after her.

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  • Film Type:

    Short

  • Genres:

    Sci-Fi, Action

  • Runtime:

    7 minutes 11 seconds

  • Completion Date:

    February 3, 2020

  • Production Budget:

    1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin:

    United States

  • Country of Filming:

    United States

  • Film Language:

    English

  • Shooting Format:

    digital

  • Film Color:

    Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

    No

  • Student Project:

    No

Director - Alexa Wint

Alexa has written, produced and directed several short films that have been included in local, national and international film festivals. She has a vision board over her desk that reminds her of where she is and where she wants to go. She also loves to play Cards Against Humanity, poker and eat burritos.

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BENEATH - A Cave Horror Film (Feature)

When a group of cavern tour guides hear an old tale of a sacrificial cult performing rituals in the cave, they sneak down into the restricted areas to find out more.

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  • Film Type:

    Feature

  • Genres:

    Horror, Comedy, Suspense, Thriller

  • Runtime:

    1 hour 23 minutes

  • Completion Date:

    December 10, 2018

  • Production Budget:

    5,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

    United States

  • Country of Filming:

    United States

  • Film Language:

    English

  • Shooting Format:

    Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

    16:9

  • Film Color:

    Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

    Yes

  • Student Project:

    No

Director - JJ Perez

JJ Perez, 25, was born and raised in Kingsville, TX but now resides in Austin, TX. At the young age of 5, Perez developed a monstrous fascination for the horror genre. During his high school years, he produced multiple short films to screen in front of his classmates but it wasn’t until this past year when he started production on his first feature length film, Beneath. He hopes that his new movie is only the beginning of what is to come in his career. Outside of filmmaking, JJ works full time as a tour guide at Inner Space Cavern and as a Band Tech for the popular Texas cover band, The Spazmatics.

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"Battle"

Winner - TV

 

A gym owner struggles against an old adversary to keep his gym open while dreams give him clues to help him along the way.

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Drama, Action, Adventure

  • Runtime:

  • 24 minutes 7 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • April 10, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 5,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Emre Orun

Born in 1989 Emre Orun, was raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Emre is very active in extra curricular activities such as mixed martial arts and a talented hand in drawing . Through his hard work and determination, Emre have had championships, 1st and 2nd places, trophies, many victories and great fight career. He teaches martial arts and continuous his professional fight career.
His first foray into modeling and acting first took place in 2006. He received work as an extra in a number of programs on different national TV series in Turkey. Aside from modeling and acting, receiving an education was first on his priority list. His desire to complete his education and earn his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration kept him away from his love for modeling and acting for a few years. Post graduation, him and his family started their journey to seek new opportunities in the United States. They suddenly found themselves in a new country far from home and living in Jacksonville, Florida in the fall of 2010.
Emre’s love for the arts brought him back full circle and he has been modeling, acting and busy with film making recently. His most important ambition is to be successful in the acting/film making society. Through his hard work and dedication, he wants to establish himself in this career. He has been taking acting training and continues to improve his skills and craft. He is very open minded and looks forward to meeting more people from around the world as he continues his life journey.

 

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ONIBARJO [Short/Tv/Online]

Runner UP - TV

 

Dibyendu Chatterjee is a struggling writer of science fiction novels, a genre that is not very popular anymore among readers in Bengal. On one of those occasions when a writer needs inspiration to tear out of their writer’s block, Dibyendu visits Mandarmani, a beachside town much to his publisher’s dismay. Little does he know that nature holds a different fate for him here. He encounters a mysterious man holding his sway over hundreds of birds without even moving a finger or calling out to them. Dibyendu fails to get an explanation from the man who seems absolutely indifferent. But as he turns to leave both the man and the birds vanish into thin air. What he experiences is a strange scenario from the kind of stories that is usually imagined and written by him in his books. Such absurdities have no place in the real. But what he is yet to realize, is that in his pursuit of the truth he is about to witness the weirdest of illusions, mankind has ever seen.

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  • Project Type:

  • Short

  • Runtime:

  • 25 minutes

  • Completion Date:

  • August 11, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 2,200 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • India

  • Country of Filming:

  • India

  • Language:

  • Bengali

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2.39:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Sudipto Shankar Roy

Sudipto is a pass out of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute in the year 2008 with specialization in Editing. He has been working in the Industry since then both as an editor as well as a graphic artist. He was the Chief Assistant Director & VFX artist for the feature film 'Crossing Bridges'. It won the National Award in India in 2014. He has been Film Editor and VFX artist cum Post Production Co-coordinator
in Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute from January 2013 to
August 2015. 'Jalasayanam', edited by him was the winner of Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award at Kolkata International Film Festival in 2014. It was the Official Selection of Imagineindia International Film Festival. He was the winner for Best Editing in the 8th Cut.In Festival conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The Documentary '8 Rooms & 9 Doors' edited by him was the Official Selection at 7th International Documentary and Short Film Festival Kerala. It was the Gold Winner for Best Documentary in the 8th Cut.In Festival. 'Randu Kuripukkal' edited by him won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award
at Kolkata International Film Festival in 2015 and was the winner of Best Short Film at 10th Signs Film Festival Kerala. He has also
worked as the Post Production Supervisor at Hectic Content Private Ltd. Mumbai from October 2015 to September 2016. The Bounty a Sci- Fi short film directed by him in 2017 has been selected in several International Film Festivals like KIFF, Festicine Kids Cartagena, Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival, Akruti International Film Festival, On Air Film Festival - IL VENTO CHE PORTA SORRENTO, Black Box Short Film Festival in Switzerland. It won the best Science Fiction Film Award in Bengal's International Film Festival held in Bangalore in 2018.

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"Solitary Confinement"

[Unfished Feature]

 

Winner Best Unfinshed Feature [Sci-Fi]

In the year 2101, A man learns his punishment for his alleged crime of accessing secret government files, is solitary Confinement on a different planet.

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  • Project Type:

  • Short, Television

  • Runtime:

  • 14 minutes 59 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • October 1, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 7,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

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Director - Laura Ann Heaton Gray

"Fahrer"

Winner - Sci Fi [Short]

 

A grundgy futuristic thriller set ten years in the future. The world is inter-connected. Everyone is implanted with an internal messaging and tracking system. Vivien wants to escape but how can she when someone can always find out exactly where she is?

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Futuristic Drama, Science-Fiction, cyberpunk

  • Runtime:

  • 14 minutes 10 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • April 28, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 4,000 EUR

  • Country of Origin:

  • Germany

  • Country of Filming:

  • Germany

  • Film Language:

  • English, German, Spanish

  • Shooting Format:

  • 16mm

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - James Caley

Grew up in Sydney currently residing in Munich. Works as a camera technician. Always held a true passion for cinema. Has worked on short films, features and commercials as a camera assistant, lighting assistant, gaffer, cinematographer and editor.
Has had one short film 'El Visitante' screened at the 3rd International Tuzla Film Festival in Bosnia.

 

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"Taboodisobis"

A woman from a far-away place is trying to join a clan of magical hunter-gatherers, who will welcome her on a condition - she must prove her ability to use their magic, known as “Taboodisobis”.

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  • Film Type:

  • Short

  • Runtime:

  • 12 minutes 20 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • March 18, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 950 GBP

  • Country of Origin:

  • United Kingdom

  • Country of Filming:

  • United Kingdom

  • Film Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - Ben Murray

This short film "Taboodisobis" took a long time to put together, before and after production - it was written based on snippets and scraps from a dream journal, and made into a story about the value of meditation, being calm, and continuing to work towards your goals even in the face of failure. The visual effects became an entirely person project, for almost twelve months after shooting ended.

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"Eddy 3.0"

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  • Project Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Sci-Fi, Drama

  • Runtime:

  • 7 minutes 18 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • October 14, 2018

  • Production Budget:

  • 100 GBP

  • Country of Origin:

  • United Kingdom

  • Country of Filming:

  • United Kingdom

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • No

Director - John Perivolaris

John Perivolaris is an award-winning director based in London, England. John has won Best Directing at the 2018 Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project and Best Script at the 2016 Scottish Screenwriters' Script Competition. John’s body of work comprises films offering suspense and strong doses of rising tension; challenging elements which he loves exploring and experimenting with.

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