Films: Science Fiction

  • MAGADHEERA
    Harsha, a dirt bike racer, lives for thrills. One day he crosses paths with Indu, a girl with whom he feels strangely connected. Through this bond, Harsha discovers his hidden identity: a reincarnated warrior king.
  • THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD (AKA TURKISH STAR WARS)
    There has never been and will never be another film like THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD, and your only chance to discover why is at this special Fantastic Fest screening!
  • Manifold
    Canuck character vet Stephen McHattie stars as a country sheriff investigating what appears to be a mass suicide, while miles away a computer tech developing a complex facial recognition program stumbles upon his own connection to the bizarre mystery. The latest from filmmaker and visual FX whiz Anthony Scott Burns, MANIFOLD has already been optioned for development as a feature.
  • THE MARTIAN
  • THE MIND’S EYE
    On the heels of his Fantastic Fest debut ALMOST HUMAN, Joe Begos returns with a classic battle of good versus evil.  A drifter with suppressed psychic powers must learn to unleash them to save the woman he loves.
  • The Naturalist
    What if you could take a drug to change your orientation? In a future where only the genetically-modified thrive, one man is faced with a horrible decision. One of the most poignant and disturbing bits of dystopian sci-fi we’ve seen this year.
  • THE NOSTALGIST
    When his glasses break, a man must leave his son alone in their hermetically-sealed apartment as he goes out to get them fixed. Ignoring his father’s instructions, the little boy follows him and learns the horrible truth about the outside world. Based on the award-winning short story by Daniel H. Wilson, THE NOSTALGIST is a stunning example of dystopian sci-fi whose ambitious production design is matched by its poignancy and emotional depth.
  • NOVA SEED
    Painstakingly hand-drawn by a single animator over four years, this saturated slice of lo-fi sci-fi pulp recalls both Moebius and Miyazaki as it ambitiously realizes an eclectic post-apocalyptic future populated by lion-men, brain-leeching slugs and Saturday Morning Cartoon villainy, the latter most memorably personified by the sublimely named Dr. Mindskull.
  • LOST GIRLS Book Launch: THE NUDE VAMPIRE presented by Kier-la Janisse
    Jean Rollin's THE NUDE VAMPIRE (1970) follows a sinister businessman who's keeping a young vampire girl captive and experimenting on her in the hope that he finds the key to eternal life.
  • Open Windows
    Nacho Vigalondo’s latest is a completely unique and endlessly creative thriller for the internet age, taking place entirely on a single computer desktop.
  • R100

    R100

    Dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • R100
    The mad genius behind BIG MAN JAPAN returns to Fantastic Fest with his most crazed work yet, a brain-unraveling comic tale of male self-destruction.
  • RADIUS

    RADIUS

    Dir. Caroline Labrèche, Steeve Léonard
  • RADIUS
    When a man wakes up from a car crash with no memory of what happened, his first instinct is to find help. However, as he gets closer to civilization and other people, an ugly truth will rear its head and affect all those who surround him.
  • Realiti
    A time-warping drug leaves a young media exec caught up in a criminal case while questioning the very nature of existence and reality.
  • Reaver
    Two teens deal with their departed father’s estate. Lamenting his lifelong paranoia, they start dismantling the contraptions he obsessively affixed to the house to ward off a supernatural threat. A solidly acted and tightly directed exercise in mounting dread.
  • REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF
    Welcome to Turkey. It’s home to Yesilcam, the Turkish Hollywood where, in the late ‘70s, dreams were built on nothing more than a dime. Both a loving tribute to the burgeoning cinema of this young country and a trip into history, REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF brings you the most outlandish story you’ve never heard: filmmaking so dangerous you need a safety harness just to watch.
  • SALYUT-7
    Based on a true story, SALYUT-7 is the little-known mission to dock with an unmanned space station in order to stop it from crashing into Earth, a feat never before attempted in space history.
  • SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE : THE OSIRIS CHILD
    A far-future military contractor – and moderately shitty father – must race to save his daughter when his employer’s negligence puts her in the path of a rampaging alien race.
  • SHIN GODZILLA
    Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.