Four more of the best sci-fi and fantasy short films from around the world.

Trail's End

The Trail's End by David Rosenbaum (2014) (US) (10m)

The Trail's End is a poem written by Bonnie Parker, famous for being one half of the bank robbing duo Bonnie & Clyde. David Rosenbaum takes the Bonnie & Clyde story as inspiration for his sci-fi romance. In a futuristic world, a man is living in the next door apartment to a girl he sees but never talks to. When he hears her apparently being beaten-up he feels he has no choice but to intervene.

The Ark by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (2007) (Poland) (8m) *

Polish filmmaker Grzegorz Jonkajtys was nominated for the Palme d'Or in 2007 (animations and live-action films compete for the same Golden Palme at Cannes) with this superbly finished computer animation. Ark (Arka) shows us a post-apocalyptic world in which one man is leading the survivors to salvation before the cruel twist is revealed (along with possibly the sexiest nurse in short film history).

The Ark

World Builder by Bruce Branit (2007) (US) (9m) *

Like many science-fiction short films, World Builder was written and directed by a digital effects artist looking to display his skills through his own authorship. The American Bruce Branit has worked on Hollywood series such as Lost and Pushing Daisies, and this was his fifth (and by far his best) short film. Like the best sci-fi short films, it marries a simple, strong story with beautifully created visual effects.

World Builder

I'm Here

I'm Here by Spike Jonze (2010) (USA) (30m)

Written and directed by Spike Jonze, I'm Here is a long short film reminiscent of the video promo he made for Daft Punk's classic Da Funk. Instead of personified dogs, in I'm Here we have robots living among us; a kind of social underclass who aren't allowed to drive cars and can't dream. One of these robots, played by Andrew Garfield, falls for a kooky female robot who defies the rules but has a habit of losing bits of her hardware.

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