Day 1: Friday October 20, 2017

UPTOWN EDITING BAY (SMALL)

5:00pm
The Invitation to Armageddon – SF&F – USA – PG-13
Director: Paul Hough
Running Time: 15:44m
URL: http://leagueofsteam.com/#landingpage
A Steampunk Musical! In 1888, on a mission to save the world, a team of monster-hunters take a roller coaster down into Hell to face off with The Devil.
5:16pm
Piper in the Woods – SF&F – USA – PG-13
Director: Matthew Ramirez
Running Time: 7:14m
URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5735092/
With strange things happening at a remote research station, a university psychologist is sent to investigate. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.
5:24pm
The Flare – SF&F – Canada – PG-13
Director: Francesco Giannini
Running Time: 27:06m
URL: http://www.franky-films.com/
In a world brought back to the pre-Industrial Revolution, a reclusive middle-aged woman goes on a quest to uncover her past before being taken to a permanent retirement facility.
6:00pm
Might – SF&F – Finland – PG-13
Director: Emil Sallinen
Running Time: 8:56m
URL: http://www.mightmovie.com/
Maryam, a rebel leader in an archaic world governed by ruthless religion, is set to prove that the god hovering in the sky is a lie. But she is stopped by a holy warrior that turns out to be her lost father. Soon their lives change as they are about to find out a secret only a god can keep.
6:09pm
Monsters – SF&F – USA – PG-13
Director: Steve Desmond
Running Time: 13:00m
URL: http://www.monsters-shortfilm.com/
Jenn lives in an underground bunker, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…
6:22pm
Replika – SF&F/Drama – France – PG-13
Director: Luc Walpoth
Running Time: 26m
URL: www.imdb.com/name/nm2385963?ref_=tt_ov_dr
As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13- year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a human kid. But in a materialistic and functional world, safety takes precedence over emotions.
6:48pm
Future Boyfriend – SF&F/Comedy – USA – PG-13
Director: Ben Rock
Running Time: 12:00m
URL: http://www.futureboyfriend.net/
Stuart and Kaylie are enjoying their third date until Stuart reveals a secret that threatens to derail their relationship. Is he telling the truth, or is it just science fiction?
7:00pm
Reality + – SF&F – France – PG-13
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Running Time: 20:00m
URL:
In a near future, the brain chip ‘Reality+’ acts on your sensory perceptions and allows you to see yourself with the perfect physique you’ve always dreamed of. All the people equipped with the chip can see your new appearance and you can see theirs. But the chip can be activated only for 12h a day…
7:20pm
Glow – SF&F/Thriller – USA – PG-13
Director: Douglas Jessup
Running Time: 16:18m
URL: http://www.douglasjessup.com/
The film revolves around three shady looking characters who check into a motel located in the middle of nowhere. One of the three sits in the car for days on end while the other two guests remain inside motel room 13. Strangely, shortly after their arrival the electricity surges intermittently and causes the hotel lights to flicker.
7:37pm
Dryad – SF&F – France – PG-13
Director: Thomas Vernay
Running Time: 11:26m
URL: http://www.dryad-movie.com/
The wind blows and lightning approaches ominously, while a knight escorts a damsel through the woods. He can sense the end is near.
7:48pm
The New Politics – SF&F – Hong Kong – PG-13
Director: Joshua Wong
Running Time: 5:22m
URL: http://www.laundromatte.com/
It is the year 2056, and the two major political superpowers are on the brink of war with one another. In order to settle their major disputes they choose to elect some of their best and most promising candidates to battle on behalf of the nation, these are The New Politics.
8:00pm
S.A.M. – SF&F – Canada – PG-13
Director: Hector Carreon
Running Time: 13:19m
URL: https://sirheck.com/films/sam/
A neurotic android has trouble expressing his newly realized romantic feelings for his human co-worker. His prospects are threatened when she gets an offer to work in another city, and a new emotionally savvy android asks her out.
8:14pm
Transmission – SF&F – UK – PG-13
Director: Varun Raman
Running Time: 17:26m
URL: http://transmission35mm.com/
Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone.
8:31pm
Hostile – SF&F Feature – France – PG-13
Director: Mathieu Turi
Running Time: 83m
URL: https://www.facebook.com/Hostilethemovie/
Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange disturbing creatures that only comes out at nighttime.

UPTOWN SCREENING ROOM (MAIN)

5:00pm
Soy Cubana – Documentary – USA – PG-13
Director: Jeremy Ungar
Running Time: 16:45m
URL: http://www.soycubanamovie.com/
Winners of the 2016 CUBADISCO Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba – the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This short documentary follows this unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet. Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba – the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. We follow these four women, exploring their daily lives, artistic process and gain a unique window into a building music career in a communist country.
5:17pm
Circus City USA – Documentary – USA – PG-13
Director: Adam Michael Wright
Running Time: 32:00m
URL:
There aren’t many traditional traveling circuses left in America, but Hugo, Oklahoma is home to three of them.
5:49pm
Officially Limited – Documentary – USA – PG-13
Director: John Otterbacher
Running Time: 37:00m
URL: http://officiallylimitedthemovie.com/
Officially Limited follows director, John Otterbacher, into the world of collectible alternative movie posters. A copyright war wages between officially licensed merchandise producer, Mondo, and independent artist Tim Doyle. Who will win?
6:26pm
Finding Beauty in the Rumble – Documentary – Japan – PG-13
Director: Paul Nethercott
Running Time: 4:15m
URL: https://www.facebook.com/findingbeautyfilm/
In Japan, a survivor of the tsunami turns beach debris into jewelry. 津波被災者の日本人女性が 浜辺のガラスのかけらをジュエリーに再生.
“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice… Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose… Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” (Viktor Emil Frankl — an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor)
6:30pm
Hemland/Homeland – Documentary – Sweden – PG-13
Director: Sara Broos
Running Time: 14:00m
URL: broosfilm.com
A young woman escapes the war in Syria and ends up in Sweden. Music brings her back in dreams and memories of her homeland. Each memory is related to a song. Specially one has follow here all her life and becomes a link between the old and the new, a song by the Norwegian popband A-ha; Hunting High and Low. One day the singer Morten Harket arrives at her home.
6:44pm
The Secret World of Foley – Documentary – UK – PG-13
Director: Daniel Jewel
Running Time: 13:21m
URL: http://www.thesecretworldoffoley.com/
Witness the magic of moviemaking and journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life with their perfectly-timed sound-effects.
7:00pm
SMART – Documentary – USA – PG-13
Director: Justin Zimmerman
Running Time: 74:00m
URL: http://www.smartmoviedoc.com/
In the city of Los Angeles, the members of SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team) have stepped up to save lives. This division of trained and passionate animal lovers risks life and limb to rescue all kinds of creatures in need. Justin Zimmerman will be in attendance and available for Q&A after the film.
9:00pm
Lost Face – Drama/Thriller – Australia/Canada – PG-13
Director: Sean Meehan
Running Time: 14:00m
URL: https://vimeo.com/user3009915
The mid 1800’s. Fur thief Subienkow must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him. He calls over the chief, Makamuk, and begins to bargain…
9:15pm
The Hobbyist – Drama/Thriller – USA – PG-13
Director: George Vatistas
Running Time: 8:37m
URL: http://www.airebedd.com/the-hobbyist
A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.
9:24pm
Curve – Drama/Thriller – Australia – PG-13
Director: Tim Egan
Running Time: 11:00m
URL: https://www.facebook.com/curveshort/
Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.
9:35pm
Edith – Drama – UK – PG-13
Director: Christian Cooke
Running Time: 14:57m
URL: http://miniproductions.co.uk/portfolio/edith/
Edith explores the heartbreaking inevitability that is old age.