Space and Sci-fi films by Independent Filmmakers

Since childhood I’ve loved sci-fi and space stuff. If you do too, here’s a collection of short films which are well worthy of a watch. If you know of any other films I’d really love to see them, so please leave a comment below. Enjoy!

Science Fiction


A breathtaking science fiction spectacle by Richard Mans. A strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. 04:23


A short graduation film from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, created at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. 04:08


An Off-World Detective investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA. Concept short inspired by ’70s and ’80s sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner. 09:46

The Leap

In 2069, New Earth is declared open for civilian migration, a decade after its discovery. As tales of wonder and opportunity reach the Old World, taking ‘the leap’ becomes the dream of millions. Unable to afford the journey, many of the less fortunate risk their lives being smuggled aboard cargo ships. The inter-planetary Migration Administration, or IPMA, deals with human trafficking on a biblical scale. Film by Karel van Bellingen. 29:42

The Old New World

It’s a travel back in time with a little Steampunk Time Machine. The main part of this video was made with Camera projection based on photos. 03:48

Space Themed


Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available. 03:50

To Scale: The Solar System

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. 07:07


On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. 19:02


Self-initiated project about eternity, afterlife, revival, pacification. 02:22


Kosmonauta is a visualisation of an actual sound clip from a female cosmonaut in distress. The signal was picked up on a soviet space frequency in 1962 and gave rise to the theory of the (lost) first female cosmonaut. 04:48


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One Response

  1. Hi.
    I have created a website for sci-fi enthusiasts and model-makers and was wondering if it could be of interest in some way. All the models were made and photographed and then included in a photo-shopped scene.
    Thanks for your time.
    Alan Price


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