Total: 90 mins 35 secs

Our visionary Sci-Fi programme showcases some of the best independent shorts on the scene.  We visit old and new tropes within the genre from cloning loved ones, to living in a futuristic and apocalyptic society.  We explore how being plugged into a forgetting machine can help deal with emotional pain, and look at a bizarre ritual of being assigned new spouses regardless of the heartache. 

Friday 15th October Available for 48 hrs from 8:00pm
Friday 1st October 7:50pm - Light Cinema Screen 2

The Following Year

Miguel Campaña
Spain, 2021
23:53 mins
The day of his anniversary, a widow farmer receives the clone of the woman he lost years ago under tragic circumstances.


Carlos Gómez-Trigo
Spain, 2020
6:30 mins
Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?

The Ark

Benjamin South
United Kingdom, 2021
14:47 mins
European Premiere
Two first-time assassins who believe they’re fighting for a higher cause have a crisis of faith minutes before they pull the trigger.

Snake Dick

David Mahmoudieh
United States, 2020
7:48 mins
UK Premiere
Jill's got the snake. Julia's got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness...

Blank Shores

Alex Kyrou
United Kingdom, 2019
16:45 mins
European Premiere
A woman’s journey to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her partner takes her to a world far removed from her own.

Human Resources

David Whayman
United Kingdom, 2020
5:26 mins
'Human Resources' looks to explore the hypocrisies that permeate our society. Through the lens of a dystopian future where slavery has become a service.