Here is the news you’ve been waiting for! Congratulations to directors Sitoh Ortega, Jack Davies and Akash Meel who have won prizes for their quantum-inspired short films!
Our judges praised the shortlisted films. “Quantum Shorts makes a big ask: to produce a compelling short film that also connects with the complex science of quantum physics,” they said. “The diverse and creative films that made this year’s shortlist have different strengths in how they respond to this challenge.”
Thank you to all the filmmakers who shared your works with us, and to our audience members! You can still watch the shortlisted films here, and let us know what you think about the festival. Thank you for being a part of Quantum Shorts!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.