Announcing SSFX UK Tour

Missed out on the SSFX Short Film Festival back in September 2017? Not to worry because the short films will be touring the UK (and some international venues also), having been made freely available to independent cinemas, film festivals, and clubs or societies.  Get in touch for details of how to screen, all we ask is that you let us know which films you show and to how many people.

Select SSFX shorts are being screened at the following events and locations:

We will also have some special SSFX events too:

Check out our trailer for what to expect at one of these events.

Astroturf wins Best Experimental Film at SCInema

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:

Behind the Scenes of our Anthology

Our anthology film discusses the science behind the project and integrates the short films through a framing story. Here’s a behind the scenes look at its creation.

SSFX The Anthology Film

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.

Q&A: Saturation

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.

Q&A: NOISE

We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Ali Jennings and Jess Hammett discuss NOISE.

A secretive woman opens herself up to her unruly housemate, after they are stuck together in her room.

Q&A: Names and Numbers

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.

Q&A: Murmurs of a Macrocosm

We’re showcasing the short films produced through the SSFX project, hearing from the filmmakers involved. Adam Azmy discusses Murmurs of a Macrocosm.

A journey through a microscopic world. We are led via the descriptive recordings of those who travelled it.

SSFX at the National Space Centre

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.

SSFX Highly Commended at SEPnet Public Engagement Awards

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.

It was just one of the awards picked up by Queen Mary physicists that night.

Q&A: DARK MATTER(S)

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.

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