Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

Our annual juried festival showcasing genre-driven cinematic art from around the globe.

The Museum of Pop Culture in partnership with SIFF presents the thirteenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival.


        • 1st place - Strange Beasts
        • 2nd place - M.A.M.O.N.
        • 3rd place - Fulfilament
        • Audience Favorite - Jiminy
        • Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Visual Effects - Strange Beasts


Date: 3/24
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Cinerama, 2100 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121



2018 Festival Information

After We Have Left Our Homes

After We Have Left Our Homes

d. Marc Adamson | United Kingdom | 8 min

In an oppressive dictatorship that has banned music, a man secretly listens to a recording to escape his dreary reality.

Cautionary Tales

d. Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor | United Kingdom | 8 min

Aaron’s facial disfigurement has plagued him all his life. He seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected support group.

Dead Hearts

Dead Hearts

d. Stephen W. Martin | USA | 17 min

A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love.

Die Lizenz

d. Nora Fingscheidt | Germany, France | 11 min

Adam and Ella’s application for a license to procreate has been successfully reviewed. Now they must complete the final interview.

Everything & Everything & Everything

everything & everything & everything

d. Alberto Roldán | USA | 15 min

Morgan’s life is transformed when a mystical blue pyramid appears in his apartment and begins producing doorknobs.


Fizzy and Frank

Fizzy & Frank

d. Randall McNair | USA | 4 min

A hard-hitting parody expose of life behind the scenes on the set of the beloved classic film The Dark Crystal.



d. Adam Stern | Canada | 15 min

A recently retired NASA astronaut must fly one last mission to test the first faster-than-light spacecraft.



d. Rhiannon Evans | United Kingdom | 8 min

A little lost thought must travel through the brain to find a place to belong.



d. Joe Ksander & Kevin Adams | USA | 8 min

A young girl with dangerous enemies must use her only ally—a broken down construction robot—to fight for survival.

Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad

d. Kieran Sugrue | Australia | 6 min

A recently deceased boy must use his new-found powers to fight demon ghosts alongside his ghostly friends.



d. James Allen Smith | USA | 11 min

Three moments in the life of Haskell Carlston, a man born with the ability to manipulate time.



d. Arthur Môlard | France | 20 min

A brain chip repair man is faced with a moral dilemma when he’s asked to hack the chip of an autistic child.

M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide)

M.A.M.O.N (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide)

d. Ale Damiani | Uruguay, Mexico | 6 min

While Donald Trump undergoes heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens where A hilarious war ensues between a Trump-like mega-robot and several stereotypical Mexicans.


d. Yoni Salmon | Israel | 12 min

The last remaining travelers search for the planet Earth to prove that it is not a myth.

The Privates

The Privates

d. Dylan Allen | USA | 13 min

An rock band struggles with a radioactive energy in their music that blows up amps, liquefies tape decks, and starts electrical fires.

The Replacement

The Replacement

d. Sean Miller | USA | 15 min

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences.

The Sea Is Blue

The Sea is Blue

d. Vincent Peone | USA | 7 min

A stop motion fable about how the ocean got its color.

Strange Beasts

Strange Beasts

d. Magali Barbe | United Kingdom | 5 min

The augmented reality game Strange Beasts allows you to create and grow your own 'pet'. But how far can it go?

Time Chicken

Time Chicken

d. Nick Black | United Kingdom | 6 min

In a bid to heal the rift in society, a plucky chicken sets out to find an answer to the age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler

Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler

d. Stephen W. Martin | USA | 17 min

A cave man meets a spaceman.




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