Chaplin Theater: Block 1.7 – Sci-Fi (Sunday 23rd, 11.40am-1.10pm)


Presented as a triptych; three music videos that combine to make a three-act short story to the music of Peter Lake.

Directed by Paul Boyd (USA)


While a cryo capsule resurrects the body of a surviving crew member on his long way back to Earth, his wakening mind unwinds memories of the first contact mission. Based on the eponymous hard science fiction novel by Canadian writer Peter Watts.

Directed by Danil Krivoruchko (USA)

33 Floors

A woman’s journey to work takes a horrifying turn as she finds herself trapped alone inside an elevator. Impatient and scared she will soon discover that all her actions have consequences as she begins to wonder whether this state of the art technology has a mind of its own.

Directed by Chris Austen (UK)

California premiere


In the near future, humanity lives isolated from nature because of a hypersensitivity disorder in perception. Living clandestinely, two scientists Daniel 2 and Magda 0 are determined to reverse this reality.

Directed by Isaac Zambra and Jose Luis Gil Bolio (Mexico)

North America premiere

The Time Travelers’ Dilemma

In a post apocalyptic future, two wanderers unearth a message bestowing upon them an opportunity to save their hopeless reality by changing the past.

Directed by Nico Nepola (USA)

The Queue

Two strangers – a desperate man and enigmatic woman – clash while waiting in a queue. After learning the man is searching for something he & his partner desperately need, the woman offers to help. Forming an unlikely partnership, they navigate a city on the brink of collapse and, even more dangerously, the ever shifting dynamic between each other.

Directed by Laurie Waplington (UK)

Los Angeles premiere


In 2032, Zealandia has become the only virus free country left on earth but at a high cost to its population due to intrusive medical regulations. But, could the bag carried by a fearless woman be the downfall of this oppressive state?

Directed by Bruno du Bois (New Zealand)