Short science fiction movies are a great way to get your minimal daily SF movie dosage when you do not have the time to treat yourself to a feature SF film.
Considering the limited time, 5-30 (max 40) minutes, they accomplish so much. They sizzle with interesting ideas, stir up our imagination, make us laugh, cry, or jump with joy, leave us dazzled with special effects, and, sometimes, their impact is greater than that of their bigger brothers.
They are also a great playground for young filmmakers to demonstrate their directorial skills or storytelling talents, present their work, and create pure entertainment undiluted by box office demands and film industry trends.
Extra allure is, I guess, that filmmakers don’t need loads of money to bring their short projects into existence and give them a look as though they had just walked out of a big-budget special effects beauty salon.
Speaking of up-and-coming filmmakers, do not miss Radik’s short comedy High Voyage. He sent us some behind-the-scene info as well.
Many short SF movies float freely in cyberspace and Web is a great place to find them, but, being an SF movie addict, I love to have them in one basket and close at hand. So here is a list of awesome 20 short science fiction movies we can enjoy together. 🙂
These are all live-action movies, but if you prefer animated short SF films do not forget to check out the other list as well. 🙂