To many researchers, the universe behaves like a gigantic quantum computer that is busy processing all the information it contains.
“Crazy enough”, “visually very exciting”, “beautiful cinematography” –this is what members of the Quantum Shorts festival shortlisting panel had to say about the films they selected for screening from over 200 entries. Thank you to all the filmmakers who made it such a tough job for us to choose just ten!
After you’ve watched all the films, please vote for your favourite to help decide the People’s Choice prize. We can’t wait to see which you like best. Meanwhile the judges are choosing their favourites too.
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