The brilliant sci-fi short film Mis-drop by Ferend Peek was a finalist in the 7th FILMSshort competition. Set some 300 years in the future, It is mainly told with one shot, which shows a new recruit taking part in his first "drop". His team are dropping from a spaceship onto an alien world they are colonising and mining. It is being watched back by a forensic accountant, who has to decide whether what went wrong was the fault of the rookie or not.
Call Back was co-directed by Carlos F. Puertolas and Rani Naamani. It is a simple film about a man who has committed a double murder after visiting the motel where his wife and her lover are meeting. As the police arrive outside, the killer receives a mysterious call that promises him a second chance if he injects himself with an unknown drug. To watch more by the pair google Side Films.
Panic Attack! (Ataque de Pánico! in Spanish) was created by unknown Uruguayan filmmaker Frederico Alvarez, and was such a hit on YouTube that Hollywood heavyweight Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spiderman-3) offered Alvarez a deal to make a film through his production company. This science fiction short film is an exercise in special effects but don't expect much story within the total destruction.
Written by Peer Gopfrich and directed by Amir Reichart, Phoenix 9 was conceived in Germany but filmed in the USA, and a finalist in the 8th FILMSshort competition. It is a science-fiction short film set in a post-apocalyptic future and full of extremely well-made visual effects. It begins before the nuclear war before showing us a weary group of survivors walking across the wastelands of America. When these people take shelter in an underground bunker, they find there may be a way out of their current nightmare.