A screening of two sci-fi short films - "Pulsar" and "Space Girls" - from two award-winning female directors, Aurora Fearnley and Carys Watford. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
"Pulsar" (18 min) directed by Aurora Fearnley. A peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship. An epic sci-fi short starring David Gyasi and Jessie Buckley.
"Space Girls" (10 min) directed by Carys Watford. During a sleepover, four 9-year-old girls obsessed with space embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. A kids adventure film celebrating the power of the imagination, the importance of stem education and girl power!
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"Pulsar" Director Aurora Fearnley. Aurora is a first class NFS graduate Writer/Director who started her production company Little Northern Light in Leeds. She has directed short films funded by DirectorsUK, The Pitch, and UKFC which have screened in competition at festivals worldwide taking awards as Breakthrough Filmmaker. After winning The Pitch at Pinewood, Aurora shot the ambitious sci-fi short "Pulsar" which has gained great festival success this year since premiering at Sci-Fi London Film Festival.
"Space Girls" Director Carys Watford. Carys is an award-winning Writer/Director of live-action short films. Her films have competed internationally at BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying festivals. She is passionate about making comedic, female-led films packed with personality and punch. "Space Girls" has screened at over 30 festivals this year and won the Grand Prize Children's Live Action Short Award at Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival.
"Pulsar" Director: AURORA FEARNLEY
"Space Girls" Director: CARYS WATFORD