The New York Science Fiction Film Festival
Saturday, January 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
The Parallax- Sci Fi at Roxy Cinema
Monochrome - Trailer
Dir: Kodi Zene
USA, 2 minutes
Traded and sold like currency, the outcast people known as “Hues”, are hunted down in a black and white world.
by Emil Sallinen
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.
Dir: M. Sean McManus
USA, 2016, 11 min
The movement is over, but the work must continue. Sister knows she must complete the missions, will Brother stop her? This dread filled sci-fi dystopia was filmed entirely against green screen. Based on the short comic story by Mary. E. Brickthrower, M. Sean McManus, and illustrated by Brian Quinn.
Paranormal Shopping Network
Dir: Micaela Colman
This short film version of the Paranormal Shopping Network web series plays all three episodes from the first season in order. These commercials of mail-order brains for zombies, breath mints for vampires, and a GPS for ghosts present a complete story of one woman's struggle with the undead.
Prince of Nothing
Dir: by Avram Dodson
USA, 9 minutes
A first-time thief gets more than he bargained for from an elderly shopkeeper.
What Goes Up
Dir: Brian Naughton
USA. 5 minutes
When a man wakes up in a mysterious place, he is forced to face his demons.
The Fisherman's Wife
Dir: Ben Leonberg
USA, 9 minutes
When her estranged, fishing-obsessed husband goes missing, Becky's search leads her face to face with an unspeakable horror. Will she survive the night?
Book of Secrets -web series
USA, 11 minutes
A mysterious traveller, looking for alien artifacts that could help him get back home, investigates some of America's deepest held secrets. Based on actual UFO events between 1947 and 1996.
Dir: Tia Salisbury
It's an important night for Molly, but her feckless housemate Dan has totally forgotten. She's going to do everything in her power to remind him, but that's not easy when you've been dead for 180 years and can't talk!
Dir: Masa Gibson
A traveler from another world is geographically lost. A man of this world is spiritually lost. The man offers to help the traveler get where he needs to go, but the traveler struggles to return the favor.
Dir: Gary Lee
A man stays one step ahead of nefarious forces in the race to find a child who may hold the key to mankind’s future.
Virtual Reality/Immersive Experience
(Included with ticket)
Dir: Ben Leonberg
Experience a unique perspective of the Zombie Apocalypse... Will Hank and Julie make it out of the barn alive? Find out in this head-pounding Virtual Reality encounter like you've never seen.
Dir: Pierre Zandrowicz
In early 2005, David Hanson, an American robotics, is developing its first android human. His name is Phil and it is simply the copy of the famous science fiction author Philip K. Dick. In a few weeks Phil became famous on the Web and in the author’s fan circles. It is presented in several conferences around the world. In late 2005, the head of the android disappeared during a flight America West Airlines between Dallas and Las Vegas.
Dir: Philipp Maas and Dominik Stockhausen
Sonar was created by Philipp Maas and Dominik Stockhausen at Film Acadamy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany in 2014. Alexander Maas composed the brilliant musical score. Their concept of a classic Sci-Fi horror film was dramatically altered after they got hold of an Oculus Developer Kit 1 Virtual Reality Headset. At that point they started creating this 360° experience for VR use. This short first appeared for download to Oculus Rift users but is now available in full stereoscopic 3d for Google Cardboard and Gear VR owners.
I'll Make You Bleed
Dir: Ryan Hartsell
Standing helpless, only bear witness to a ritualistic virgin sacrifice in the tradition of The Bohemian Grove Society, the viewer is transported into an emotional and visceral experience set to the music of "These Machines Are Winning." This 360 VR video was shot against a beautiful moonlit backdrop using a custom low-light sensitive camera rig making it one of the first high quality nighttime VR pieces to date.
THE PROBE Pt. 1
Dir: Aldo Romero
3 min. USA, 2017
An automated space probe named "Annie Em" encounters an extraterrestrial spacecraft on Titan and is "updated" to become self aware. This is the story of Earth's first fully functioning artificial intelligence. Too bad Earth will never know.