Fantasia’s showcase of provocative sci-fi shorts returns with nine works from six countries that will stir emotions and juice your imagination.
An unhappy office worker signs up for a high-tech self-improvement procedure – of a kind – in this smart, funny burst of inspired retro-futurism.
Jade’s life is coached by her FREYA, an omnipresent personal assistant whose name stands for “Federally Regulated Enquiry and Yield Assistant”.
In 2069, an aboriginal girl, Luna, lives a lonely existence as the only girl to have been born on the moon.
A film that asks uneasy questions about technology’s place in caregiving, and the privacy trade-offs that come with the barter.
A final weekend between two sisters in the mountains is overwhelmed by the shadow of a mysterious offer being considered.
A customer support rep monitoring calls at an AI companionship service impersonates an artificial hostess.
An actor cast on a 1950s sitcom realizes that her director is an AI that demands perfection but can’t articulate what it wants.
A grim and imaginative cautionary tale, based on the story by Yasutaka Tsutsui (PAPRIKA, THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME).
Italian filmmaker Carlo Ballauri weaves an intimate tale told on a huge scale, with impressive world-building and elaborate visual construction.