“Can you believe it is Year Ten?”
Our 10th Anniversary is here!
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OPENING FILM: “Your skin is the galaxy” 4:00 PM Session: Stay Brave Human
An enigmatic and poetic sci-fi musical adventure about a being from another galaxy who comes to earth in search of love. A hypnotic experience somewhere between Z series, Manga comics, Superhero movies and Psychedelics. A sensory journey that makes its way through ‘Lynchian’ roads, which cross mountains created between sheets that embrace the skin and soul of the protagonist who lies helpless, turns this short film into a whole new experience for the viewer.
Dark Cell – Stay Brave Human 4:05 PM
Two convicts in an orbital prison are doing what they usually do, which is to say, not much. Suddenly, two panicked guards armed to the teeth burst into their cell. The guards tell them that the orbital prison has just been invaded by blood-thirsty zombie-type creatures. If they want to survive, their only solution is to eject their cell and return to Earth. But when the ejection order is entered into the computer, it refuses it. The cell, designed for two occupants only, now holds four people. There can only be two lucky winners… and there’s not much time to pick them.
Wakner 4:05 PM – Session: Stay Brave Human
Wakener is a Sci-Fi Horror film that follows a broken and haunted ship technician and a young, honorable military officer. Their paths collide when a ghost ship powered by tech outlawed centuries ago mysteriously appears at Point Station. The station’s chief officer orders the ship secretly investigated for nefarious reasons. As a result, the Technician and Officer are compelled to fulfill an ancient and catastrophic destiny.
Still Here, 4:05 PM Session: Stay Brave Human
All the horrors we imagined for the future have come true. The end of our planet is near. While, the rich are able to live out their days with dignity, the poor must fight tooth and nail for the simplest of pleasures: even a breath of fresh air. In this world, one poor man is being manipulated by the state to help them weed out a small but effective resistance movement. This movement’s transgression? Growing their own plants.. The state and shareholders of the last remaining nature do not like any competition.
6:10 PM – Fri, Apr 28th – Session: The Jump Drive Is Ready
6820 NE 2nd Ave.
Little River District
8:00 PM Fri Apr 28 – Session: The Quantum Physical Horrific Experience, Season II
6820 NE 2nd Ave.
Little River District
Last Ride 8:00 PM Session: The Quantum Physical Horrific Experience
‘Last Ride’ follows Yuuto, a RideShare driver in LA during the final ride of his graveyard shift. Yuuto picks up two young women, Gabrielle and Harmony, who just survived a mysterious attack and have unknowingly brought the horror with them into the car on their ride home.
#NOFILTER 8:00 PM – Session : The Quantum Physical Horrific Experience
#Nofilter addresses the ever-growing issue surrounding Body Dysmorphic Disorder through the eyes of Beth, an insecure twenty-something, who becomes obsessed with an insidious filter, leaving her to question true beauty. It is a cautionary tale for all those obsessed by “likes,” being flawless, and thinking that somehow social media is the magical cure-all for happiness. The film stars Kelly Lamor Wilson and Misha Osherovich from Blumhouse’s “Freaky.”
Welcome to Candy’s 8:00 PM Session: The Quantum Physical Horrific Experience
Like in a fairy tale, it only took one glance for Etienne to fall head over heels in love with Candy. When she invites him home for a drink, he discovers that this pretty influencer with a vivid imagination, did not invite him just by chance. But is Etienne ready to play Candy’s strange little game ?
Saturday April 29 2023
10:00 AM Saturday Apr 29 – Session: Family Friendly – Free
Pridelines 6360 NE 4th Court
Little River District
EARTH GIRL: EARTH MISSION – Family Friendly – FREE 10:00 AM Session
EARTH GIRL: EARTH MISSION is new anime series written and directed by Liz Courtney for the Earth Observatory of Singapore aimed at inspiring youth to be part of the climate solution as seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old girl who is on a mission to learn more about how the earth and nature are changing. Clever, thoughtful, resilient, and action orientated, Earth Girl Mission is a powerful positive heartfelt education series designed to motivate youth to adults to know that they can all be part of the solution if we all stand together.
Bo and Trash 10:00 AM – Session : Family Friendly – FREE
Our planet is choking in garbage. That garbage is transforming into a live embodied force that is invading and upsetting the delicate balance of life on Earth. Bo the dog, a brave chemist, invents a magical solution which can overcome this dreadful monster. Risking his life, he sets out to save wild beasts and birds, and they respond by helping him in his quest.
The Rise – Family Friendly – FREE 10:00 AM Session
In a shipwreck, a little girl Lilit, finds herself on a cold planet, where she must quickly repair her ship. The planet is cold and seemingly empty. Lilit tries to fix the energy core. The temperature is dropping rapidly. She needs to find a way to get the ship back in order or her death is inevitable. Suddenly she spots something weird. An android robot is lurking near the spaceship. To her surprise it has the same core she needs to fix her spaceship. And now she must decide if she can kill this robot in order to survive.
11:00 AM – Apr 29th, Session: I am from a distant world
Pridelines 6360 NE 4th Court
Little River District
Blue 11:00 AM Session: I am from a distant world
The film leans into the sci-fi genre in creating a space of wonder and heroism for young people amidst a time where the world can be a scary place with a lot of fear and uncertainty. Our protagonist Jules looks up to the stars and wonders if we will ever get to explore the worlds and galaxies we are yet to see, or even begin to imagine. Love and exploration are the central themes that bind the story together. And, of course, there are some intergalactic villains along the way.
The Button Lady: 11:00 AM – Session : I am from a distant world
The Button Lady is a supernatural, action short about the mysterious Button Lady, an immortal high priestess of the ancient god Tanit, who is charged with protecting the last living descendants of the Battle of Carthage. When she becomes concerned about the secret location of Becky, the current last in line, the Button Lady decides to confirm that she is still safe. But when a trio of supernaturally imbued acolytes discover Becky’s whereabouts and attempt to capture her, to use her blood to resurrect their fire-lord Moloch, the Button Lady must defeat the three assailants, in spite of the fact that they are on Becky’s doorstep and the Button Lady must keep all knowledge of these facts, a secret.
Life REBORN: 11:00 AM – Session : I am from a distant world
LUCAS (Marcel Barragán) and his daughter CLARISA (María Alexandra Sanz), recreate a wonderful trip to space as NASA crew members. Clarisa is very ill at a terminal point. The objective of this trip is to connect with a Magical Universe for her salvation, and in a great adventure, they succeed!
New Air 11:00 AM Session: I am from a distant world
On a distant planet, human explorers are forging a new future on a brutal, resource-scarce world. A mother and her young daughter battle for survival together, and sometimes against one another, as they fight to stay alive with humanity’s punishing new rules. How far will mankind go to forge new roots in a new, untamed environment? What endures when civilization is gone and survival is all that is left?
THE SPRAYER : 11:00 AM – Session : I am from a distant world
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary
12:30 PM Saturday Apr 29th, Session: The AI has Deposed you
Pridelines 6360 NE 4th Court
Little River District
Phi 1.618: NIGHT 12:30 PM Session: Your A.I. has Deposed You choose
In the worst of times, science conquers death. A micronation of bio-titans is created — a new breed of loveless asexual immortal men built to fit the golden ratio Phi 1.618. The female sex has become obsolete as immortal men do not procreate. The immortal calligrapher Krypton is tasked to create an indestructible copy of the entire bio-titanic written heritage. He must copy all existing books but one. If copied, that book will bedevil the universe. As Krypton is about to toss the forbidden book in an incinerator, it transforms into a wickedly feisty punk girl named Gargara. She challenges Krypton to wake up Sleeping Beauty with a kiss. Krypton tries but fails. His kiss is powerless. They need a super potent miracle balm called Kykeon. To get it, they embark on a dangerous journey through a Boschian wasteland. On the road, they bump into Karbon 666, a vengeful lone-wolf terrorist who is on his way to blow up the spaceship. Krypton and Gargara find themselves in a frantic race against time. They need to bring Sleeping Beauty back to life and save the fairytale before it turns into a raging nightmare.
Continuing Educational Credits – 001A 2:15 PM
Thesis: Andor Is A Star Wars Masterpiece From 1978, Sean Rogers
A Masterclass on detailing how Andor tells the origin story of Cassian Andor with the lens of an ambitious, polished, and carefully crafted understanding of what makes Star Wars so unique. Andor is a masterpiece and easily the best Disney+ series released in the modern age. From fantastic writing, to incredible speeches and thrilling action sequences, there is nothing here to dislike.
Continuing Educational Credits – 002B / 2:35 PM
The Future of Futurism is Cyberfunk. Jeff Carroll award winning filmmaker, writer and comic book creator will explain his hypothesis on the world of science fiction and entertainment. To find out more information about his comics, movies and books follow this link https://linktr.ee/jeffcarrolllinks
Continuing Educational Credits – 003C / 3:15 PM
Dr. George Gonzalez
Prof. Gonzalez has of late embarked on a research agenda in the field of political theory and popular culture. In this area of study he has published articles in the journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, as well as the books The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future (2015, Palgrave MacMillan); The Absolute and Star Trek (2017, Palgrave MacMillan); and Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism (2018, Palgrave MacMillan). Through the vehicle of the broadcast iterations of the Star Trek franchise, Prof. Gonzalez comments on metaphysics; international relations; justice; pragmatism; ethics; and the American left. https://www.amazon.com/stores/George-A.-Gonzalez/author/B001HCZH80
Homing Instinct 5:45 PM – Session: Climate Change? How about Climate Drift?
Homing Instinct is a female-led project that follows Raven, a political psychologist and Paloma, a marine biologist. When they encounter a time traveller at a desperate point in the changing climate, existential questions around government authority and the individual are explored using the language of dance to reimagine our relationship with nature.
Strings 5:45 PM – Session: Climate Change? How about Climate Drift?
Penny has her share of demons, and she’s about to take on one more. Despite her inability to play, Penny has big dreams of becoming the world’s greatest axe player. After stealing one from an antique shop, she decides to break it in at the local punk bar she frequents. Things don’t go very well, and Penny ends up face down in the alley after being thrown out by the owner. Defeated, she quickly turns to a familiar vice, shooting smack to ease the pain. As her high subsides, a dark presence approaches her with a proposition: Penny gives up three souls, and all her dreams come true.
5:45 PM – Rezination – Indigenous Futurism
Science Fiction Content through the lens of Indigenous Nations Worldwide
In the glorious context of the Russell Bates Award
Closed System 5:45 PM – Session: Rezination – Indigenous Futurism
A genetically modified invasive species, bred to eat plastic and spin it into rope, makes a bid for freedom in the last wilderness on earth. A dutiful scientist is sent by a ruthless algorithm to hunt it down and destroy it. As she experiences the forest for the first time in her life, the scientist begins to question everything she has been taught about pollution, conservation, and the mythos of the untouched wilderness
N’xaxaitkw 5:45 PM – Session: Rezination Indigenous Futurism
After moving to a new town, a teenager must navigate peer pressure when her next-door neighbour convinces her to explore a nearby island in search of a legendary lake monster. However, she quickly learns that her new friends might be harbouring some secrets and ulterior motives of their own.
Bunker: The Last Fleet 5:45 PM – Session: Rezination – Indigenous Futurism
The year is 2057. For six years the extraterrestrial invaders have occupied our world. The harvest of humankind has begun. When they arrived, everything was lost. The people, the land the system … gone. Those who survive, remain in hiding and live by one rule: avoid all contact. Tjarra, a strong Aboriginal warrior, fears she is the last of her people, the traditional custodians of the southern nations. Reo, an Australian/Vietnamese cyber hacker, struggles with his paraplegic condition and ill health. Together they survive in the outer regions within the confines of a hidden military bunker. Reo assists Tjarra by utilising an old military satellite technology from within the bunker, allowing him to keep eyes on her from the sky, carefully tracking her in reconnaissance missions above ground. Hope it seems is hard to find in the midst of a storm.
Last Trial – A Star Wars Collateral Story – World Premiere 8:25 PM – Session: Mars Needs Women
18 years after the great Jedi purge and the rise of the galactic empire, a lost padawan acting as a rebel spy and a rookie stormtrooper face the hardest and most important trial of their lives whilst surrounded by a storm of smoke, fire and thousands of blaster bolts. Last Trial is a nonprofit unofficial Star Wars fanfilm shot in El Teide, Canary Islands with the collaboration of the official administration of the Teide national park and the Star Wars fan group Fuerza Imperial de Tenerife. It is not intended for commercial use and it is not associated in any way to Disney or Lucasfilm. This fanfilm has not been premiered and it is not open to the public on the internet.
I XXXX My Sex Doll 8:25 PM – Session: Mars Needs Women
In an attempt to stamp out the ever increasing number of male on female violent acts, in 2030 the British government passed a law requiring that all male – female courting/dating be regulated by them, through a dating app. So far the effect on relationships has been devastating. The effect on violence remains to be seen.
Connected – 8:25 PM – Session: Mars Needs Women
EXELCIA and ANGLE love each other even If they do not know it yet, Ben their owner mistreats ANGLE, his Al (artificial intelligence) daily, which acts as his personal assistant, while he always has a kind word for the sophisticated EXELCIA. Internet of Things with “Connected”, in Ben’s house, gives life to a comedy that makes us reflect, on the tremendous power our technological gadgets have in our lives. ANGLE, EXELCIA and Siri together with the video intercom and the stove actively meddle in Ben’s choices by organising a lunch for him where they invite both his girlfriend and his lover, to awaken him to the consciousness that seems to have been lost: and not only by Ben.
Animal 8:25 PM – Session: Mars Needs Women
Bitty and Minnie pilot their Post Haste Shipping Company vessel, delivering supplies for the ongoing and ambiguous rebuild of a collapsed America. For these pilots, their world is almost entirely contained to the inside of their ship – a self-driving behemoth with no windows onto the landscape that corporate assures them is haunted by dangerous Animals. Minnie has a vicious scar that seems to back up this warning. On a routine stop in a broken down Des Moines honky tonk, Bitty and Minnie chat with the gruff barkeep Dot. Dot peppers questions to Bitty and Minnie, since they are the only pilots she knows to ever be attacked by an Animal. Bitty bats away the questions, since she knows it was a drunken accident that led to Minnie’s jagged scar – not the Animal attack that they blamed it on. Saving them from more lies, they meet Pearl – a shiny, new penny of a woman. Young, passionate and artistic, Pearl delights Bitty and makes Minnie nervous. Eschewing corporate policy, Pearl stows away and soon disrupts the well-worn rhythm of life in the cage of their ship – awakening hidden ambitions and exposing buried bargains.
Red Earth 6:55 PM – Session: The Multiculturo City State
Red Earth imagines a world in the late Anthropocene, where large parts of Earth have become inhospitable to life. The story follows three generations of Martians, from the first colonists to the first expedition to return to an Earth decimated by interplanetary war.
All We Have Is Time – 6:00 PM Sun, April 30th – Session: The Fourth Kind
After surviving a malfunction in the depths of space, Williams and his crew begin to experience memories that aren’t their own. Haunted by the inaction of his past, Williams attempts to hold onto his disappearing memories while coming to terms with a temporal anomaly that will force them to question mankind’s very understanding of time. With the past, present and future no longer separate, Williams will risk everything in order to rewrite what was written in the past.
Time Spent 7:25 PM – Session: Extraterrestrials Dating Humans on Earth
Nathan and his girlfriend are struggling with the cost of living crisis in the UK, so when Nathan gets a chance to interview for a dream job, he jumps at it. After arriving in London for his interview, Nathan finds himself at a luxury apartment which feels a world away from his council flat on the estate. Nathan quickly realises that something is off when he’s faced with making an impossible decision that will affect the rest of his life. With the clock ticking, Nathan will have to decide whether to accept an opportunity of a lifetime or give up his memory of these events.
Company 7:25 PM – Session: Extraterrestrials Dating Humans on Earth
Cam’s relationship with Katie is on the rocks, but why fix something when you can just replace it with another one. Company follows an unemployed Cam who has been struggling to find the motivation to pursue anything, which causes tension between him and his girlfriend, Katie. Whilst Katie is at work, he finds comfort in another woman, but when Katie decides to surprise him for lunch, she comes home to discover this “other woman”, coming face-to-face with her. An awkward, confusing, fervent argument ensues, as things descend into an uncomfortable predicament, where all in their relationship is brought to light and scrutinized.
Through The Lens 7:25 PM – Session: Extraterrestrials Dating Humans on Earth
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of photoshoots? Thought about how models deal with wardrobe malfunctions or get into character? Enjoy cosplay and wanted a peek into the Con world? Well, this show gives you the viewpoint with life “THROUGH THE LENS”! Take a peek at life in front of and behind the camera lens. Through the Lens is a look into life in front of and behind the camera lens. This movie focuses on how Cosplay helps to create an alternate personality. Model Lorraine Toth explains how dressing up in costume also boosts confidence and using cosplay to over overcome personal struggles through portraying a character.
Red Gaia 7:25 PM – Session: Extraterrestrials Dating Humans on Earth
Alone on the dying red planet, among the ruins of human civilization, one last android desperately guards the last essences of life. In her pursuit for meaning, she finds her own soul hanging in the balance. Red Gaia is a tone-poem meditation on life, death and rebirth, destruction and creation and the cycles of existence, drawing inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita, Dante’s Purgatorio, the Kabballah, the Tibetan Bardol Thodol as well as the legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
SPACE PARADOX 7:25 PM – Session: Extraterrestrials Dating Humans on Earth
The space shuttle Orion has been launched from Earth to transfer and supply parts for the lunar exploration project. It is now heading toward the Lunar Gateway, a space station orbiting the moon. Suddenly, despite the smooth course of the voyage to that point, the disused Vanguard 1 satellite is swept up in a blanket of space debris and collides with Orion in a heavy impact. At this moment of imminent crisis, the astronauts onboard desperately try to escape, but Orion is about to explode, and space debris continues to threaten them. Will they survive and make it back home safely?
ABOUT SCI FI MIAMI
The Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival is an experience. Not only for the attendee but the filmmaker too. We have meticulously selected films that represent the very essence of science fiction. As a result of our famous founders, we receive a considerable amount of films and screenplays from dozens of countries each year.