The Fanomenon Sci-Fi shorts programme is back with another strong selection that is, literally, out of this world.. There’s a fear of our overreliance on technology in the sinister Spanish offering The App, while Real Artists offers a disturbing glimpse into both the future of job interviews and how movies will be made. The apocalypse is also upon us in two rather unique takes: in the stunningly shot Betelgeuse, the Earth is just hours away from being struck by a blazing supernova, while The Escape (starring Art Malik and Julian Sands) offers a seductive way out of an increasingly claustrophobic society.

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