The rules of the quantum world mean that we can process information much faster than is possible using the computers we use now.
Go to our announcement page to learn more about the Quantum Shorts finalists that have claimed the First Prize, Runner Up and People's Choice awards.
Our judges applauded the films. Honor Harger, Executive Director at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, praised the winner's “ravishing visuals and stunning sound.” But it wasn't only the winners that drew appreciation from our six distinguished judges. Filmmaker and writer Alex Winter said, “It was great to see so many varied approaches to quantum, in terms of narrative form, cinematic style and humor. All of the shorts had a lot to offer!” You can still enjoy all ten of our finalists here.
Thank you to the filmmakers, the festival partners, and the audience for a fantastic year of Quantum Shorts.
Alex is a filmmaker and writer. His latest film Deep Web is an award-winning documentary about the online black market Silk Road, and the trial of its creator Ross Ulbricht. The film had its world premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2015, followed by a global festival tour and US broadcast premiere on the Epix network. His previous movie Downloaded was made for VH1 and premiered at SXSW in 2013, among other festivals around the world. It’s a feature-length documentary about Napster and the digital revolution. Alex started in the business as a child actor, and is known for being Bill S. Preston, Esquire, from the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure franchise. His other directing credits include Freaked, Fever and The Idiot Box. He ventured into quantum film-making in 2016 in collaboration with Caltech, directing the viral hit Anyone Can Quantum. That short film features Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd battling each other in a quantum chess match, with narration by Keanu Reeves. alexwinter.com