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Quantum Shorts Film Festival - 15th June

Join us for a special screening of Quantum Shorts, hosted by Daniele Faccio, Professor in Quantum Technologies at the University of Glasgow. Discover more about the quantum properties that inspired some of these award winning films and how they are enabling the development of new technologies in a 'Quantum City'

The Quantum Shorts Festival will showcase films inspired by or related to the themes and ideas of quantum physics. The selected films draw inspiration from the field's science, history, philosophy and technology to create a narrative for abstract films. Ten films have been selected from over 170 submissions. The shortlisted films we will be screening range in style from fascinating sci-fi visions to absurdist takes on the multiverse. 

“Weirdly compelling,” was one judge’s comment. “A very adventurous concept,” said another. “Creative and funny,” came a third verdict. 

The shortlisting judges have picked 10 films out of a total of 176 submissions. The shortlist spans a range of styles and genres, from fascinating sci-fi visions to absurdist takes on the multiverse. There are quantum detectives, love stories and science-inspired comedy. 

The films being shown are:

Name Description
10-57 In this short by Daniel Baig, a police officer responds to an emergency call only to find himself caught in a quantum dilemma
Atoms Searching for immateriality Anne-Marie Bouchard's film shines a spotlight on photoluminescent nanoparticles, displaying their starlike nature.
Gluon Free Chris Willoughby directed, wrote and produced this absurdist exploration of the multiverse.
Heads or Tails A noir-ish take on a Schrödinger's cat situation, by director Lin Tianyun and screenwriter Chen Peishan
If the world spinned backwards Writers Leonardo Martinelli and Arthur Valverde imagine how quantum theory's independence of time would change the human experience.
Knock Knock Grace Lambert and Noemi Gunea share the writing, producing, acting and directing credits on this comedic take on the threat of black holes.
Legio VIII Quantae "The quantum resurgence after the fall of Silicon Valley" A Sci-Fi vision of quantum technology's legacy, directed by Andrea Rodriguez Blanco.
QED A Nobel prize-winning theory inspired Chetan V. Kotebage film about a lost opportunity.
Slide! A detective, a serial killer and a parallel universe provide the framework for Tay Li Guo's quantum thriller.
Under My Bed Paco Frieire wrote and directed this pithy horror-style take on quantum superposition.

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About Quantum Shorts 

Quantum Shorts has alternated between annual calls for science fiction and science films since 2012. The festival is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, with media partners Nature and Scientific American and an international network of scientific partners and screening partners.

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