August 2021

Runtime: 03:29:11
Available:: Aug 21, 2021 05:01
Until:: Aug 22, 2021 17:01

Official selections for the August virtual edition of the Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival. This block will be available to view for 36 hours during the August event.

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SPiN

SPiN

00:06:22

SPiN is a surreal sci-fi story about a kid who explores and plays in an ancient biome. His world encounters a strange, spinning artifact that sparks his curiosity.

Black Box

Black Box

00:12:21

A wife tries to rekindle her dying marriage with her husband when she learns a life changing secret.

The Appointment

The Appointment

00:02:37

What looks like an ordinary day turns out to be anything but as we follow two friends sitting together during their nature time slots they discuss how they will celebrate their upcoming appointments. What seems like an average interaction soon takes a sinister turn as another friend joins them.

Riled Child

Riled Child

00:08:07

This girl has special powers and it seems like she may be the only one that doesn’t see the problem with it. Maybe she’s right, maybe that’s part of the problem. We’ll just have to wait and see.

The Christmas Horror Story

The Christmas Horror Story

00:04:26

SAM wanders around dark, grey woods when he runs into a big man who turns out to be SANTA CLAUS. Sam is not too convinced the man in the woods is Santa and Santa does not like not to be believed in. After a little discussion this escalates.

Transfert

Transfert

00:13:09

1967: IV ReĂŻch. The Germans won the war. ISAAC, a survivor of the concentration camps, is sent by Max, a Nazi officer, in the middle of the Second World War to recover a strange mechanism. But during his quest, he will be facing his worst nightmare ...

Spud

Spud

00:04:50

Two roommates discover they have a magical microwave.

Mountain Climber

Mountain Climber

00:12:10

In a room closed off from the world, a climber prepares to scale mountains through VR simulations. When they take on the final assessment of their training, a glitch in the system forces them to push their limits and grapple with their doubts, both in and out of the simulated world.

Haunting the Haunted

Haunting the Haunted

00:06:05

The crew of a haunted house try to find a teenage trouble making ghost, even though they're not sure if she'll talk their ears off or rip their limbs off.

Blind With Temptation

Blind With Temptation

00:05:52

A short story about a struggling high school senior who comes across an amazing item with a glaring drawback. Will he be able to resist using it, or will he be blinded by temptation?

Invisible

Invisible

00:20:00

Pierre, a very shy genetician gets to work with the girl he secretly loves. He decides to test a chemical product in order to stop blushing when he's in the same room as her. But the experiment goes wrong, and Pierre becomes invisible. And this is how he is going to become truly visible to her eyes.

BILL

BILL

00:03:21

A widow employs the dark arts to see her husband once more.

The Statement

The Statement

00:14:52

After investigating an Elder cult's meeting place, a professor wakes to find himself in an interrogation room with a grotesquely scarred hand.

The Table

The Table

00:04:47

A girl purchased a second-hand table. She witnessed something paranormal about it. She tries to find out, but...

Dharma Bums

Dharma Bums

00:15:52

At first glance, Daisuke is just a dirty and undernourished Japanese homeless man, suck in a badly patched parka. Actually the man carries with him the weight of a thousands lives spent at a crossroads halfway between everyday reality and mystical dimension, out of time and space: there, Daisuke plays the role of an ancient Ronin of the past, whose guilt has forced him to an eternity of expiation and wandering both physical and spiritual. When Daisuke’s life intersects with Anna’s story, a young mother who tragically lost her son and is unable to “go on”, the tramp receives a “call”: a distress call that seems to come from another world. Trying to help her, Daisuke will have a hard fight with Eric, a young and powerful director of a company of construction whose life is destined to have a “point of contact” with those of Anna and Daisuke. The struggle and the fight of Ronin, however, represents something deeper and transcends the earthly dimension: Daisuke will be forced to deal with the inherent evil in the human soul, and make a radical choice that will mark his path to redemption.
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Ad un primo sguardo, Daisuke è solo un senzatetto giapponese sporco e denutrito, sprofondato in un parka rattoppato malamente.   In realtà, l’uomo porta con sé il peso di mille vite trascorse in un crocevia a metà strada tra la realtà di tutti i giorni e una dimensione mistica, fuori dal tempo e dallo spazio: lì, Daisuke veste i panni di un antico Ronin del passato, la cui colpa lo ha costretto ad un’eternità di espiazione e vagabondaggio tanto fisico quanto spirituale. Quando la vita di Daisuke si incrocia con la storia di Anna, giovane madre che ha tragicamente perso suo figlio ed è incapace di “andare avanti”, il vagabondo riceve una “chiamata”: una richiesta di soccorso che sembra provenire da un altro mondo. Per tentare di aiutarla, Daisuke dovrà scontrarsi duramente con Eric, giovane e potente amministratore di una società di costruzioni la cui vita è destinata ad avere un “punto di contatto” con quelle di Anna e Daisuke. Lo scontro e la lotta del Ronin rappresenta però qualcosa di più profondo e trascende dalla dimensione terrena: Daisuke sarà costretto a confrontarsi con il male connaturato nell’animo umano, e compiere una scelta radicale che ne segnerà il percorso verso la redenzione.Ad un primo sguardo, Daisuke è solo un senzatetto giapponese sporco e denutrito, sprofondato in un parka rattoppato malamente.   In realtà, l’uomo porta con sé il peso di mille vite trascorse in un crocevia a metà strada tra la realtà di tutti i giorni e una dimensione mistica, fuori dal tempo e dallo spazio: lì, Daisuke veste i panni di un antico Ronin del passato, la cui colpa lo ha costretto ad un’eternità di espiazione e vagabondaggio tanto fisico quanto spirituale. Quando la vita di Daisuke si incrocia con la storia di Anna, giovane madre che ha tragicamente perso suo figlio ed è incapace di “andare avanti”, il vagabondo riceve una “chiamata”: una richiesta di soccorso che sembra provenire da un altro mondo. Per tentare di aiutarla, Daisuke dovrà scontrarsi duramente con Eric, giovane e potente amministratore di una società di costruzioni la cui vita è destinata ad avere un “punto di contatto” con quelle di Anna e Daisuke. Lo scontro e la lotta del Ronin rappresenta però qualcosa di più profondo e trascende dalla dimensione terrena: Daisuke sarà costretto a confrontarsi con il male connaturato nell’animo umano, e compiere una scelta radicale che ne segnerà il percorso verso la redenzione.

Pimento!

Pimento!

00:05:50

Pimento! Follows a tiny goblin’s misadventures as she’s sent out on a special errand: stealing from the sprawling human-populated metropolis Ballyhoo! Only time will tell if she’s enough of a monster to commit heinous crimes—or if her moral compass will stand in her way!

Splendor

Splendor

00:08:23

One day, in Samuel apartment, a lighbulb magically switch on. People around Samuel become fascinated by the object, it's a miracle.

Alienated

Alienated

00:06:50

A lonely alien is unable to come to terms with the loss of a loved one and goes to extreme lengths to avoid accepting reality. He puts on a smile and pretends everything is fine, but until he learns to move on, he will be stuck in a peculiar endless loop, his life dominated and defined by the loss he suffered.

30th Story

30th Story

00:01:00

A man alone in his high rise apartment hears something outside his window. Despite its impossibility, he makes sure there's no one outside. Believing he's alone, the man lets go of his paranoia. Unfortunately for him, he is mistaken.

The Recycling Man

The Recycling Man

00:13:24

In a crowded, yet lonely suburban neighborhood, Jacob (Benjamin Ainsworth - "Haunting of Bly Manor"), a boy immobilized in a wheelchair, fights boredom by spying on his neighbors across the courtyard. Sarah, a girl of the same age, spots him out and says hello with a piece of paper. The new friendship is suddenly interrupted when a menacing man approaches the girl and attacks her from behind with a screwdriver. Jacob, even though he is stuck in his chair, will try everything to help the little girl. But is the boy really witnessing a murder with his binoculars, or is he just not seeing the whole picture?

The Ride of a Lifetime

The Ride of a Lifetime

00:09:40

Michael, an alcoholic in recovery, is working a twilight shift as a ride share driver. He picks up Angie, a mysterious nurse. Unbeknownst to Michael, Angie has sinister plans for the ride.

The Crash

The Crash

00:00:56

A seemingly gigantic spaceship crashes towards earth, but things are not always as they seem.

The Rotation

The Rotation

00:06:46

There is a war between two tribes on claiming the sun in the sky. As a result to that war, sun annihilates and the volcano erupts. Those two tribes now are dead and a new sun is made, both by that lava. Several century will pass and the humans are still in a war to claim the sun in the sky.

Colossus

Colossus

00:17:04

A young Navy pilot’s life is shattered after being shot down by a UFO in World War II. Consumed by obsessive fear and hatred, he sets out on a quest to find and kill the creature that put him burning into the sea.

Hugh Manon

Hugh Manon

00:04:27

A music video about an alien sent to infiltrate Earth, but accidentally becomes a film professor with a cult following instead

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  • Convergence Events Virtual Film Pass USD 20.00
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