Get ready for a massive sci-fi documentary that will take you into the depths and wonders of this genre like never before! You’ll witness top-notch interviews with such film legends as Clancy Brown, Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and many more. Some of the most iconic films of all time are in the spotlight: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future and Aliens, as well as cult classics Flash Gordon and Blade Runner. Everything is also enriched with insider perspectives from directors such as John Carpenter (The Thing) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters). And, of course, we can’t forget the development of special effects that are inherent to building fictional worlds, as well as the immortal Star Wars, which completely changed the rules of the science fiction movie game.
The Universe is enormous, it never ceases to fascinate us, it is home to a huge number of diverse worlds, or exoplanets. We currently know of 5,500 of them, too far away to explore in detail. But that won’t stop us from taking an imaginary journey to see them, based on the latest current scientific findings!
Our spaceship is called Navis III, and it will take you to any place in our galaxy where 200 billion stars can be found. First, we’ll head to the wildest planets yet discovered by humankind. These are worlds beyond our imagination – from planetary oases to hot gas giants with clouds of metal. This interstellar journey will give us a glimpse of just how deep nature’s imagination goes while opening the way for future pioneers who may one day make our second home in deep space. If you could visit any place in the galaxy, where would you go?We are adding a projection in Brno: Kino Art 5.10. 17:00 tickets for 100 CZK (screening without guest / discussion)
Space is by no means a friendly place to live and our dreamt-of spaceflight will encounter major pitfalls, especially in terms of the effects on the human body and its psyche. A flight to Mars, for example, will take at least nine months. The isolated environment and severely limited social contact will be a major stress test for astronauts.
Psychologists will be tasked with preparing the crew of the longest space mission in the history of astronautics for conditions no human has ever encountered. The astronauts will experience prolonged separation from our home planet but most importantly from family, friends and all the comforts of life that our planet Earth provides. Despite the use of state-of-the-art technology in interplanetary flights, the success of the missions will depend mainly on the people themselves and their mental health.
We know him as Captain Kirk but he’s so much more. In the feature-length documentary You Can Call Me Bill, television legend William Shatner goes beyond the hilarious stories of the set and delves into his own depths. With devastating self-reflection, the ninety-two-year-old sci-fi icon realizes the nearness of his own demise, and in this intimate portrait, he and director Alexander O. Philipp embark on a compelling journey across nine decades of his personal and professional life. This frank and candid documentary will appeal to Shatner fans and beyond. If you missed it at KVIFF, we suggest you remedy that.
Beyond Tomorrow is a documentary about the life of one of the greatest space artists of the 20th century, Roy Scarfo (1926-2014). It will take you into the fantastical world of the futuristic illustrator who collaborated with such luminaries as the world-famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov and the German-American aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun. Scarfe’s myriad works have fired (and continue to fire) the imaginations of millions of people around the world about what space exploration and our lives in it might look like. Roy Scarfo is still with us, he was truly one of the greats whose futuristic visions continue to provoke and inspire us, and at the very least, appear in films. But who knows what tomorrow will bring…