SFFSFF 2021 Package 1

Films screening in Package 1 of the 16th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in partnership with the Museum of Pop Culture.

System Error

System Error

d. Matt Vesely

Every day, George works his job at a dingy convenience store, desperately hoping for a friend – but George is also an immobile robotic service unit, and immobile robotic service units do not have friends. When human customer Sid tries to tell George a joke, the simple robot is baffled. So, he sets about editing his code to learn how to laugh. Meddling with one’s code however, can have unexpected consequences – consequences George is going to need Sid’s help to deal with. A film about friendship, being okay with being broken, and the inner life of Unit CB-94/X0172AB3982-2. Please do not tamper with the store attendant. Have a nice day.

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d. Nivi Pedersen

Anna’s son, Miilu, is discussing with his fiancé if Anna should attend their wedding or not. Anna suffers from hallucinatory dementia bus is already a user of e-Na, a helping equipment for people with dementia and their relatives.

An update will enable them to help her better when frightening hallucinations occur and will make it possible to have her at their wedding.

So why shouldn’t Miily update Anna’s e-Na equipment?

Cabin For Two

Cabin For Two

d. Sam Hoiland

Harold, a hermit living in a remote cabin, uses a self-made dating tape to talk about his search for love. As he bears his soul to the camera, we see a montage of his daily activities and it becomes clear that all is not right in the world. A lurking threat is just out of sight, but not even the apocalypse can dampen Harold’s spirit.

It's Not Safe Outside

d. Stephan Bookas

As the air has become unbreathable, humanity has learned to adapt and reorganise itself, living in isolation. Carla rarely leaves her apartment just like anyone else. The unbroken cycle of sleep, eat, work is taking its toll. Then one day a young couple moves into the apartment in the building opposite. Carla's life is about to change.

Problemless Anonymous

Problemless Anonymous

Ivan has tested positive for perfection, but sadly in this world it’s illegal and the law states he must attend a private clinic to be made imperfect.

Reunions can be tough. In an unsuccessful attempt to save his marriage, Miles (MatthewDeCapua) gave up his fandom --  Infinite Voyage  -- and his convention-going, cosplaying, super-fan friends: Bradford (Brian McCarthy), Delilah (Criena House), and Anita (ShannonDeVido). Now, reeling from his divorce, Miles arrives unannounced at the annual Sci Fi Con and attempts to win back his old friends with VIP tickets to the sold-out Infinite Voyage Bridge Experience (an actual set from seasons 2 through 5!). While Bradford and Delilah are willing to forgive and forget, Anita is having none of it. After all, you can’t buy friendship. But before they can go their separate ways, cosplayer Lord Moro (Mackenzie Astin) “ambushes” the crew, forcing them to reunite in an epic, cosplay “blaster” battle that takes over the hotel bar and restaurant. Fun and fantasy win the day as Bradford, Delilah, Anita, and Miles come together again in their shared love of cosplay, conventions, and “the greatest science-fiction franchise ofall time”, Infinite Voyage.

Pew! Pew! Pew!

Reunions can be tough. In an unsuccessful attempt to save his marriage, Miles (MatthewDeCapua) gave up his fandom—Infinite Voyage—and his convention-going, cosplaying, super-fan friends: Bradford (Brian McCarthy), Delilah (Criena House), and Anita (ShannonDeVido). Now, reeling from his divorce, Miles arrives unannounced at the annual Sci Fi Con and attempts to win back his old friends with VIP tickets to the sold-out Infinite Voyage Bridge Experience (an actual set from seasons 2 through 5!). While Bradford and Delilah are willing to forgive and forget, Anita is having none of it. After all, you can’t buy friendship. But before they can go their separate ways, cosplayer Lord Moro (Mackenzie Astin) “ambushes” the crew, forcing them to reunite in an epic, cosplay “blaster” battle that takes over the hotel bar and restaurant. Fun and fantasy win the day as Bradford, Delilah, Anita, and Miles come together again in their shared love of cosplay, conventions, and “the greatest science-fiction franchise of all time,” Infinite Voyage.

Oxygen

Oxygen

d. Rocky Grispen and Violette Belzer

When doctor FOX crashes into an oxygen-free and hostile planet, she has to survive with one oxygen tank. On this planet live BOBTORS. These are small creatures with an organic and luminous bubble around their bodies. Will Fox steal the oxygen and life of the Bobtors in order to survive or will she sacrifice herself?

You Wouldn't Understand

You Wouldn't Understand

d. Trish Harnetiaux

An idyllic picnic of one is upended after the arrival of a stranger.

Logan Lee & the Rise of the Purple Dawn

Turntablist Logan Lee is in love with his best friend, Beatrice Pan, and tonight, she's throwing a party! That means DJ Logan's Fun is in the HOUSE! Now if only he wasn't so nervous. But not to fear, Auntie Bobbie is here with some of the rarest weed she's ever laid lungs on. Unfortunately, Logan soon discovers there's much more to this strain than its soothing effects.