The Quantum Shorts film festival has its finalists! Our panel of experts from our scientific and screening partners have picked just ten films from the 224 submissions received.
It is a diverse shortlist. You will find films that are “painfully touching”, while others are “slightly absurd”. Some are “brilliantly unexpected” and a few made the shortlisting judges “laugh out loud”.
Our judges are now deciding the festival’s top prizes. In the meantime, watch the shortlisted films for yourself, read interviews with the film creators, and vote for your favourite to win the People’s Choice Prize. Enjoy!
Alex Winter is a director, writer and actor who has worked across film, television and theater. He came to prominence in movies such as Warner Bros’ hit The Lost Boys and the wildly popular Bill & Ted franchise. As a filmmaker, Winter’s narrative features include the cult classic Freaked and the critically acclaimed Fever.
Mark Levinson is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary feature Particle Fever about the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider experiment outside of Geneva. Before embarking on a film career, Mark earned a B.Sc. in Physics from Brown University and a PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of California at Berkeley. In the film world, he first became a specialist in the post-production writing and recording of dialogue known as ADR, working on over 40 films including The English Patient, The Talented Mr.
José Ignacio Latorre was appointed Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in July 2020. He is also Professor and Provost’s Chair in the National University of Singapore's Department of Physics. A leading figure in particle physics and quantum information, José Ignacio joined CQT, NUS from the University of Barcelona. He has been heading a research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center to build the first quantum processor in Spain. He is one of the founders of the NNPDF collaboration for research on high-energy physics.
Honor Harger is the Executive Director for ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. A curator from New Zealand, she has a strong interest in artistic uses of technologies and in science as part of culture. Honor brings with her over 15 years of experience of working at the intersection between art, science and technology. She is responsible for charting the overall direction and strategy for ArtScience Museum.
Lindy is a senior lecturer in science communication at the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), the Australian National University. She has published extensively on representations of science in fiction, including in Springer’s Encyclopedia of Science Education and international journals such as Sex Roles, Public Understanding of Science, and Journal of Popular Television.