Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2022

17th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in partnership with the Museum of Pop Culture

May 21 - 22, 2022

In partnership with the Museum of Pop Culture, Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival is THE must-see event for fans to experience the latest and greatest of sci-fi and fantasy cinematic arts.

This year's edition can be experienced both in person or virtually, and will feature for the second year a Youth Showcase winner chosen by MoPOP's Youth Advisory Board. Plus, there will be live Q&As with filmmakers from around the world. 

Saturday Premiere In-Person Tickets: $22
Sunday Encore In-Person Tickets:
$15 ($10 SIFF Members)
Streaming Tickets:
$15 ($10 SIFF Members | $20 Sustainer)

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this event.

In-Person Tickets

Select showtime for pricing and tickets.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

STREAMING TICKETS

May 22-28, 2022

SCREENING TIMES & LOCATIONS (see below for schedule and list of films):

Premiere: 
Saturday, May 21 | noon–5:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Includes intermission and filmmaker Q+A

Encore: (same films in order)
Sunday, May 22 | noon–4:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Includes 20 min. intermission

Virtual SFFSFF
Full access to all films from May 22–May 28.


Lineup below for in-person showings (the lineup is the same for the Premiere and Encore showings):

All films included in Virtual SFFSFF.

PART ONE

An Adventurer's Guide to the End of the World

An Adventurer's Guide to the End of the World

(d. Jayden Byrne, Australia, 13 min.)

A troupe of mystical beings gather to play a role-playing game set in the imaginary realm of ‘Earth’, where they must defeat the final boss - Climate Change. As the realm collapses, rifts between the friends grow wider.

Hakkori

Hakkori

(d. Aya Yamasaki, Jason Brown, USA, 14 min.)

Tato and Bere make their way up the mountain with harvest offerings.

STARGAZER

STARGAZER

(d. Arvind Jay, United Kingdom, 15 min.)

STARGAZER follows an estranged, disconnected family on a journey through the stars as they come together after a recent loss.

HEARTLAND

HEARTLAND

(d. Jahmil Eady, USA, 11 min.)

A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.

THUNDERPUSS

THUNDERPUSS

(d. Steven Seller, United Kingdom, 10 min.)

Thunderpuss: the adventures of a furry, chonky and fabulous God Cat attempting to conquer the internet from his secret hideout in a loft in Tooting, London.

2083

2083

(d. Luis Babst, Germany, 13 min.)

A retro-futuristic future. Two young people are looking for more than the alienation and permanent commercialization of their world has to offer. A journey through time into a future of the past which is not too dissimilar to our present.

Other Half

Other Half

(d. Lina Kalcheva, United Kingdom, 13 min.)

As an Individual Being in a world comprised of Merged Couples, Ren longs to find his other half and become complete.

SHE

SHE

London 2091. Two service androids, a male and a female, have been abandoned in an apartment after the city evacuation. After several decades, the female android wants to know what is outside the door.

Hunting Rabbits

Hunting Rabbits

(d. Kayla Keener, USA, 3 min.)

A tale about a rabbit kingdom and a hunting trip inspired by the incredible drawings found in the margins of books from the Middle Ages.

PART TWO

Celebritas Ex Machina

Celebritas Ex Machina

(d. Joe Nicolosi, USA, 12 min.)

Rosa makes robots. Living within the robots’ cold metal bodies are the souls and personalities of her favorite fictional characters from the worlds of film and television. Rosa believes this perfect life can continue forever, some of the robots have other ideas. The short features some cameos.

Jettison

Jettison

(d. JJ Pollack, USA, 11 min.)

A restless young woman ships off to fight an interstellar war, only to struggle with the effects of being cut off from her home by both time and space.

Hospice

Hospice

(d. Soo-Young Kim, South Korea, 11 min.)

A man woke up from the hospital room and was bound to the bed without knowing anything. A strange-looking nurse came into the room and said that soon he would be "end" comfortably. The man protests that he is not the one to be here and struggles desperately to let himself go.

Adystopia

Adystopia

(d. Doug Karr, Canada, 11 min.)

Utopia within Dystopia.

A resurgent community works to thrive in the shadow of a decimated industrial empire. Led by a pair of dynamic leaders, they find solace and grace in ancient mind, body, and medical practice… as a half-bionic traveler and a lone gig-economy warrior return to the roots of human flourishing. Filmed in the midst of Covid and the immediate wake of the director's wife's untimely death, Adystopia is a frightful yet hopeful vision for uncertain times, a tone poem for a changing world.

MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'

MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'

(d. Daniel Moshel, Austria, 8 min.)

The third part of the internationally award-winning MeTube short film series. This time the intergalactic music nerds August and Elfi conquer the opera stage and orchestrate their final adventure in an opulent manner.

El Camino

El Camino

(d. Jamie Jasso, Fernando Campos, Mexico, 15 min.)

In order to sustain his family a troubled pilot accepts one last crooked deal to transport a dangerous cargo inside his spaceship.

Clean Slate

Clean Slate

(d. Olubajo Sonubi, USA, 12 min.)

After a botched proposal, an apprehensive Jay agrees to try AI counseling in hopes of healing her faltering relationship.

While We Stayed Home

While We Stayed Home

(d. Gil Vesely, Israel, 5 min.)

Boy meets girl during the Coronavirus quarantine, each hides a secret under their mask.

Incarnation

Incarnation

(d. Noboru Suzuki, Japan, 13 min.)

A mysterious old woman who claims to be a 400-year-old vampire, and a con man who tries to swindle her out of money. What will happen at the end? A dialogic play that takes place at a coffee shop outside the town.

Survivers

Survivers

(d. Carlos Gómez-Trigo, Spain, 6 min.)

Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?