SFFSFF 2021 Youth Showcase

Films screening in as part of the 16th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival's Youth Showcase, in partnership with the Museum of Pop Culture.

Holidays Amongst The Stars

Holidays Amongst The Stars

d. Jules Webb

During a time of great technological advancements in space travel, an average mid-century nuclear family takes part in advertising the largest holiday resort ever created; a recently colonised alien planet. Welcome to Holiday Amongst the Stars; put your feet up, grab a complimentary drink and pay no attention to the large group of angry locals marching towards you...

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

d. Benji Tucker

A delirious young boy, who believes he has brought his best friend back from the dead, struggles with accepting life for how it is.

My House

My House

d. Alexander Edep

Told from the perspective of AI trapped in a strange futuristic board game, a family is thrust into chaos when a protective mother, desperate to keep her turn in the game a secret, is forced to commit a heinous act to hide a troubling, family-shattering secret - all while her two children grow suspicious of her strange behavior.

Slayer

Slayer

d. Christopher Edwards

Zach, an exhausted high schooler, pulls an all-nighter developing his own retro video game “Slayer.” The game continually crashes after loading up, and Zach searches through his coding textbook for a solution. After multiple fails, the computer glitches out and begins running a foreign code all on its own. The bewildered Zach hears static begin to rise from downstairs, and finds his TV running the same foreign code. Just as Zach arrives downstairs, a real-life version of the dragon from his video game walks out of the television screen. 

Sunshine Room

Sunshine Room

d. Nick Lopez

Cutting-edge technology allows a young woman to grow up alongside her beloved Abuela. But on the verge of leaving for college, her financial realities threaten to erase their relationship for good.

The Archway

The Archway

d. Lyndsie Zimmerman

Ava and her younger sister, Zoey, stumble upon a mysterious structure in an abandoned research facility. Upon further inspection, they find that it still functions and even more than that, it fixes anything that’s broken. Zoey sees this as a miracle that can cure her Cystic Fibrosis, but Ava thinks there’s something more sinister going on.

The Quiet

The Quiet

d. Radheya Jegatheva

When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.

The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?