One of the SSFX Short Films, Astroturf, has won the Best Experimental Film Award at this year’s SCInema International Science Film Festival. The judges commented that “This clever film takes the old adage ‘in space no one can hear you scream’ and turns it on its head.” Astroturf, along with the other winners, will tour cinemas around Australia over the next few months.
You can find out more about the film in this Q&A from our festival:
We’ve combined short films featuring the sounds of space into a single anthology film. Here’s the trailer:
The film is being premiered on Wednesday 28 April at Queen mary University of London along with an exhibition of other works produced as part of the project. Tickets are free, so reserve your place now. Other screenings across the UK are taking place, check our tour page for details.
We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Victor Galvao discusses Saturation.
There’s no answer when time is the question. Featuring 35mm slides found in a medical archive, this sci-fi story concerns unknown phenomena that made all organic processes so fast as to make life impossible.
We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Simon Rattigan discusses Names and Numbers.
A sound and voice collage shaped by the sounds of space and Morse code, addressing the external, physical and material experiences of sound and movement contrasted with interior reflections, explored through language, inner voices and symbols.
SSFX will be at the next Space Lates at the National Space Centre in Leicester on Saturday 13 January 2018. In the venue’s Shuttle Suites at 7pm we’ll host screenings of a selection of our short films featuring the sounds of space and hear from the scientists and filmmakers behind the project.
The Space Lates evening will also feature astronaut training, stargazing, and other activities. Book a place now.
The SSFX (Space Sound Effects) project was awarded a Highly Commended in the Innovation Project Award at the biennial SEPnet Public Engagement Awards. This category recognises projects which have delivered interesting and innovative ways in which the public has engaged with physics research.
We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Jesseca Ynez Simmons and Collin Susich discuss DARK MATTER(S).
This experimental and meditative imagining attempts to capture the activities of a fish tank in a way that takes the inhabitants out of their enclosed world, to a place unknown, to feel both their death and their life.