Past 2016

//Past 2016
Past 2016 2017-01-23T01:28:56+00:00




Best Sci-Fi Feature Film – Run Away With Me

Runner-up Best Sci-Fi Feature Film – Counter Clockwise

Best Fantasy Film – The Dentros

Runner-up Best Fantasy Film – Artifitial

Best Thriller/Horror Film – Distress

Runner-up Best Thriller/Horror Film – Roadside Assistance

Best Animation – AirJunkie

Best Made in Florida Film – PPH Squad

Runner-up Best Made in Florida Film – The 13th Hour

Best Student Film – The Surface

Runner-up Best Student Film – Invited

Best Supernatural Film – Six Gun Savior

Runner-up Best Supernatural Film – As They Continue to Fall

Best Music Video – Space Trash Men

Best Webseries – Deathworld: 2120

Best Scientific Microdoc – The Great Thaw

Runner-up Best Scientific Microdoc – Logically Policed

Audience Choice Award – Six Gun Savior

Honorable Mention – Oceanus: Act One

Best Director – Eren Ozkural for Run Away With Me

Runner-up Best Director – Mark Towers for The Alpha Invention

Best Soundtrack – Judges

Runner-up Best Soundtrack – Citizen in the Temple

Best Cinematography – ReStart

Best Editor – Art of Human Salvage

Runner-up Best Editor – Super’mance

Best Set Design – Music Box

Runner-up Best Set Design – Oceanus: Act One

Beacon Award – 2084

Europa Award – Trekspertise

Sci-Fi Citizen Award –

Stephen Payne

Todd Cherniawsky

Rachel Pendergrass

George Gonzalez

Kyle Sullivan

Alan Clay

Helena Derett

Lifetime Achievement Award – D. C. Fontana

Best Science Fiction Screenplay – Genesis Rising by Helena Derett

Best Military Sci-Fi Screenplay – Respawn by Toofun West

Best Steampunk Screenplay – Clockwork Heart by Scott Kelly

Screenplay Finalists –

Outside the Wire by John McInnes

Vermin by Chris Warner

The Wall by Gabriel Flaksman

The Dead S.I.T.E. by Gabriel Flaksman

Subterranean by Emily Hu

Rebel Princess of Time by Guillermo Ramon

Savage Destiny by Alan Clay



Festival Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2016

Dawn of Humanity – Matinee – 12:00 PM

PPH Squad 10 minutes, A team of fearless detectives assigned to the elite Pet Peeves Homicide Squad search for the latest serial killer.
Prototype 10 minutes, An unknown prisoner runs for his life – hunted by a relentless military robot.
Airjunkie 4 minutes, In a dark age for humanity, a renegade freedom fighter who lives his life on the edge, reveals his legacy, and explains his reasons to live…. and die.
Jakob 16 minutes, Jakob, a humanoid robot, has just committed the first crime on a human.
The Alpha Invention 15 minutes, After applying an ingenious method to create artificial intelligence on his home computer, a reclusive programmer is contacted one rainy evening by a suspicious dealer looking to buy the technology.
The Music Box 10 minutes, In a world where music is forbidden, a family encounters an ancient cassette player.
Replacement Protocol 14 minutes, John Smith, a hit man, works for Titan Industries, the leading pharmaceutical company.
8GHz 12 minutes, When a massive event plunges the earth into darkness and chaos, a sole survivor goes on a quest to overcome her greatest fear…loneliness.
Space Trash Men 14 minutes, It’s Tu’s first trip on a spaceship that takes earth’s trash deep into space. He sees the job as a stepping-stone to bigger things and looks down on his senior workmate, Barry, who’s been doing it for years.

 Multiverses of the Imagination – 2:00 PM

Cosmic Kiosk 16 minutes, One week from retiring, security guard Hank Goodman stares at blank monitors, and a bleak future.
Total Animal III 4 minutes, Total animal III is an experimental audiovisual creation, digitally enhanced and musically intense.
Hemera 5 minutes, In the near future, where overpopulation has become a serious problem, a highly funded organisation launches a project to move people to an earth-like planet called “Hemera”.
Dark Specter 6 minutes, A villain must confront his greatest challenge
The 13th Hour 13 minutes, When the world is stricken with a deadly pandemic two doctors believe they’re on the brink of finding a cure. The only problem is, they’re running out of time.
Populace 14 minutes, Populace follows a day in the life of John, a clone, who works for the sinister Orwellian Populace corporation.
Super’mance 35 minutes, A superhero romance surrounding a war waged between Capes and Masks, one of which questions his arch rivalry after the planet’s inhabitants become powerless for one night.

Party in Hyatt Lobby – 4:00 PM

Jovian Session – Opening Films 6:00 PM

Introduction to MiSciFi 2016 5 minutes, An introduction from the MiSciFi folks
SuperPhaser 2 minutes, If you are transported away to a space battle, the SuperPhaser really helps…
Oceanus Act One 13 minutes, In the year 2029, on the verge of an amazing breakthrough in whale communication, a married marine biologist and aquatic engineer are caught in a catastrophic global disaster
Clones 14 minutes, A dying scientist is offered the chance to live on in his clone’s body.
Six Gun Savior 90 minutes, When Lane McCrae confronts the outlaw that murdered his family, the battle leaves him fatally wounded. He is visited by the Devil, who offers him a deal that would save the lives of both he and his brother.

Solve by X – 8:30 PM

The Politics of Star Trek – 9:15 PM

Mars Needs Women – Mixed Genres – 10:00 PM

The Surface 20 minutes, To save the life of her dying son, Liz must venture to the desolate surface and face the monsters that drove mankind below.
Bionic Girl 14 minutes, A scientist has created her own android clone to replace her in the outside world so that it can face it for her.
Fray 19 minutes, Returning from an important gig for THE COLLECTOR, FRAY finds herself in trouble as the payment is denied.
Alien Hunter 15 minutes, Where innocence is lost, two kids embark on a journey where they learn what it truly means to be human.
iDeal Wife 36 minutes, If born in an age when everyone are allowed to purchase an iDeal companion, will we be happier?

Seeing the Obscene – 12:00 PM





Saturday, January 16, 2016

In Auditorium


Europa Landing – MicroDocs – 9:30 AM

Logically Policed 15 minutes, There’s a new breed of science communicators who are trying to make mathematics more engaging for all ages through unexpected means.
Microdocs 105 minutes,

Primordial Life Session – 12:00 PM

The Art of Human Salvage 10 minutes, A young boy must by saved from execution by his last hope.
Run Away With Me 80 minutes, On one of the last remaining cities on Earth, a former soldier has come out of prison for a crime he was forced to commit ten years earlier.

The Age of Enlightenment – 2:00 PM

Total Awesome Viking Power 15 minutes, When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to “the land of the dead” he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone.
Evighetens Avkom / The Perpetual Progeny 17 minutes, A description of two parallel landscapes. A being’s journey through a landscape beyond nature; a landscape parallel to the visible world.
Artifitial 20 minutes, Xabier goes for a job interview. What he doesn’t know is that he has already been selected. CORPSA offers to pay him 80,000 if he agrees to be cloned.
Hadir and The Deep 20 minutes, In an ancient realm on the edge of war, a young, noble woman must choose between the tradition of the land, and the call of the Deep.
Judges 19 minutes, For 10 years they studied us. For 1 year they lived like us. Today they judge us.

 The Venus Death Grip –  Horror – 4:00 PM

Time to Eat 4 minutes, After being sent to timeout, a mischievous boy’s trip to the basement leads to a monstrous revelation.
Knock, Knock… 3 minutes, On a dark, stormy night, a brave little boy decides to find out who is knocking on his door… his closet door, that is.
Distress 11 minutes, A horror story about two siblings who encounter a haunting, and the youngest must decide whether he will remain in the shadow of the oldest forever.
The Someone 8 minutes, A man (woman?) who can morph his appearance into anyone has finally lost grasp of his own true identity.
As They Continue To Fall 6 minutes, An aging homeless man hunts divine beings in a city that is falling into ruins.
Strangers 14 minutes, The story of two estranged brothers, one a deputy and one an ex con, and their strained relationship in the face of violence, in the past and the present.
The Perfect Dish 7 minutes, Every man has cravings
Roadside Assistance 7 minutes, A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.
The Adept 9 minutes, A scientist with a passion for magic gets more than he bargains for when he attempts a new card trick.
Deathworld: 2120 10 minutes, The sole survivor of a crash on an unpopulated planet continues her mission.
Flush 6 minutes, It’s man vs. technology in this dark comedy/horror mashup

Dean Lyon, CGI Technology – 6:00 PM

Planet Prithvi – Alternate Reality – 7:00 PM

PreOrb: The Timeline Diverges 6 minutes, As a prequel to ‘The Orb’, Spencer Perceval and Lady Margarita Arden face growing forces in an alternate reality 19th Century.
The Dentros 14 minutes, In some families, roots run deeper.
Restart 15 minutes, A woman is trapped in a temporal loop that she may not be able to break.
Counter Clockwise 91 minutes, A sci-fi thriller/dark comedy about a scientist who accidentally invents time travel and is zapped six months into the future.

Trekspertise with Kyle Sullivan – 9:30 PM

Awards and Closing Party with Screenplay Readings – 10:15 PM






Saturday, January 16, 2016

In Lecture Hall


Cathleen Dean, Social Media  – 10:00 AM

UM Project IF -11:00 AM

Michael Chasin Screenwriting Seminar – 12:15 PM

Kello Hitti – Student Film Challenge – 1:45 PM

The Travelers 8 minutes, Two interplanetary travelers crash-land on Earth. One traveler, Forph, takes this as a free vacation. While the other traveler, Gus, uses this as an opportunity to become a valiant hero.
Super Debt 9 minutes, How does a superhero pay their bills?
The Red Thunder 7 minutes, Little does Sarah know her mother’s car is actually part of a secret and this discovery will change Sarah’s life forever…
Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit 14 minutes, Chased by commandos, Agent Nick Morgan is on the run in the multiverse!
Invited 7 minutes, When a group of teen girls hold a seance, they soon regret inviting two ghostly guests to their party.

MegaDocs – 3:00 PM

VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media 72 minutes This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films.

The Martian and Gravity – Sci-Fi or Historical Fiction – 4:30 PM


Mercury in Retrograde Session – 5:30 PM

2084 4 minutes, In the year 2084, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of a total moron.
Citizen in the Temple 13 minutes, In the city of Nok Tiris a man named Jennon Ril works on ways to preserve life on the planet.
Neurophreak 20 minutes, ORANGE is the AI that runs society, to which all humans are directly connected via wireless brain implants.
Replika 26 minutes, As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13-year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a human kid.
Slave Girls on the Moon 61 minutes, When her colleague is accidentally shot into the year 8888 and sent to a prison on the Moon, scientist Chloe Trustcott must save her.

Skype Talk with Todd Cherniawsky – 8:00 PM

The Great Fear  a New Horror Session – 9:00 PM

The Great Fear 105 minutes, ‘The Great Fear’ is a film about a collapsing food industry, a lonely farmer, a lonely botanist and the wraith-like elements that disconnect and veil us all.





Sunday, January 17, 2016

Field Trip to Sites in South Florida





Vendors and Events January 15-16


Lobby and Adjacent Area

Jeff Carroll


Monster Panel Discussion -Friday 5:30 pm -6:30 pm

Joey Nycz


Celebrity Dungeons & Dragons – Friday 8-11 pm, Sat 3-6 pm

Stephen Payne



Rubin Nunez


Earthrise Institute

Jonathan Hulse


Center 4 Social Change: Oculus Virtual Reality Gaming

Kyle Sullivan



Ji Shen and Blaine Smith


University of Miami Project IF

Dr. George A. Gonzalez


The Politics of Star Trek

Martin Kove


From “Six Gun Savior”

Dean Lyon


A Look at the Uncanny Valley

Miami Heat Dancers


Celebrity Dungeons & Dragons