Sci-fi

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Top Rated Sci-fi Short Screenplays This Year

(Showing Top 20)

  • #1

    I Live Alone, Everyone Does

    George Snape • Sci-fi • Short • 17 pages • View Writer Profile

    In a world where people no longer interact with one another in person. A man and a woman break the cycle and rediscover the simple beauty of human connection.

  • #2

    VIRTUALLY FINE

    Gil Saint • Sci-fi • Short • 10 pages • View Writer Profile

    In the future, an experimental device can change anyone's worldview. But at what cost?

  • #3

    THOSE LAST MOMENTS

    Dimi Nakov • Sci-fi • Short • 14 pages • View Writer Profile

    “In a Dystopian Future Casey and her two brothers have become really good at surviving on almost anything while searching for their parents, but one night an unknown force abducts the youngest brother and the oldest dies in her hands, which leaves Casey with a difficult choice to make, that most of us hopefully never have to.”

  • #4

    Fear Factory

    SARAH polhaus • Sci-fi • Short • 26 pages

    In order to save the family business a soft-spoken man recruits the services of a mysterious biological company propelling him into a race against time when their deadly product is released into society.

  • #5

    The Twenty-Seventh

    Lachlan Marks • Sci-fi • Short • 12 pages • View Writer Profile

    A troubled celebrity-turned-outlaw and an ambitious journalist lock horns in a secret, late-night interview with unexpected consequences for both parties.

  • #6

    Frog

    John Harden • Sci-fi • Short • 8 pages • View Writer Profile

    In a university laboratory late one stormy night, a disabled young woman named Athena meets a hyper-intelligent frog named Max. Max offers Athena a fresh perspective on life as he sees it from behind the terrarium glass.

  • #7

    Ian

    Evan Rosse • Sci-fi • Short • 17 pages • View Writer Profile

    A distraught and deeply flawed mother employs extraordinary tactics to keep her family together

  • #8

    SAIRA

    John Kontoyannis • Sci-fi • Short • 29 pages

    In a post-apocalyptic world, a sinister alien race called the Vaar rule the earth. For the Grayson girls Celine and Anna, life is a brutal struggle for survival. With a mother on her deathbed, limited food, Celine suffering a dark transformation and the constant monitoring of the Vaar, hope is dwindling by the day. And just when it’s all about to come crumbling down… hope emerges. And her name is Saira.

  • #9

    Inside

    James Boyle • Sci-fi • Short • 11 pages • View Writer Profile

    When access to their son’s childhood memories are unexpectedly revoked from the app designed to keep them safe, a strained and confused family must come to terms with an even greater loss.

  • #10

    Entombment

    Justin Solaiman • Sci-fi • Short • 23 pages • View Writer Profile

    A girl wakes up in a room with no exits. With no way out her only chance at salvation is an A.I., who seems to be her keeper.

  • #11

    RECTIFIED

    Dimi Nakov, Jean Marcello • Sci-fi • Short • 20 pages • View Writer Profile

    Rogue corporate employee Cara is captured with a compromising data uploaded into her mind and then taken to a secret facility to be interrogated by A.I.M.E (Artificial Intelligence Memory Extraction Program).

  • #12

    The Cronus Program

    David Oster • Sci-fi • Short • 14 pages

    On an experimental interstellar mission program consisting of one adult Captain and three young boys, when the Captain is in cryosleep for too long, one boy must break protocol attempting to save him, but this leads to a startling new discovery.

  • #13

    Memory Lane

    Sherrill Schmidt • Sci-fi • Short • 10 pages

    When a pioneer in memory travel sees into one client's past it awakens his desire to create new memories of his own.

  • #14

    Bruno

    Charlotte Daniel • Sci-fi • Short • 16 pages

    A lonely widower has made the heart-breaking decision to have his old dog, Bruno, put to sleep. It’s never easy saying goodbye to your loved ones, but when John comes across the opportunity to have his old friend cloned, he soon realises that it is more than just our genetic makeup that make us who we are.

  • #15

    Overseer

    Federico Casal • Sci-fi • Short • 26 pages • View Writer Profile

    The seemingly unrelated lives of a powerful clinic owner and a young freedom fighter go through a critical day as civil unrest rages across the country.

  • #16

    Parallels

    Scott Nelson • Sci-fi • Short • 10 pages • View Writer Profile

    Alex Carson discovers he has slipped into a parallel world with another Alex Carson. Trouble is, he likes that Alex's life better than his own.

  • #17

    UTOPIA

    Dimi Nakov, Jean Marcello • Sci-fi • Short • 35 pages • View Writer Profile

    A group of mischievous teens accidentally find themselves on a hostile post-apocalyptic planet where they struggle to survive and stumble upon the truth that can bring unity or war to the two rival worlds.

  • #18

    Birth

    Mico Montes • Sci-fi • Short • 22 pages • View Writer Profile

    An alien woman crawls out of the earth and discovers a lonely astronomer who helps her return to the stars before a band of nerdy conspiracy theorists can capture her.

  • #19

    Little Fish

    D.L. Watson • Sci-fi • Short • 12 pages • View Writer Profile

    After a long trip across the vast ocean of space, teenager Madison is selected to awaken from her cryo-hibernation and begin life on a new world with her family, but when her cryo-pod is damaged during landing and starts flooding, she must contend with her self-doubt to survive.

  • #20

    Metamorphosis Revisited

    Scott Nelson • Sci-fi • Short • 12 pages • View Writer Profile

    A family has to deal with hard decisions when the machine that has been keeping their father's conciousness alive begins to fail.

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