Film Room

Minicon will once again be hosting a film room. We have a preliminary schedule that is subject to change and previews for many of the movies we will be showing.



  • 5:00pm-7:00pm Sol - Watch preview 106 minutes (2012) In the future, cadets from various academies are on a hostile alien planet for the prestigious "Sol Invictus" tournament. Their portal back to home malfunctions, leaving them stranded with no hope of getting home.
  • 8:00pm-9:30pm Boop-Oop-A-Doop 90 minutes (1930s) Magenta Griffith provides a presentation on classic Betty Boop cartoons, with historical and cultural commentary.
  • 9:30pm-11:00pm Mars - Watch preview 90 minutes (2010) The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways (animated narrative).


  • 12:00pm-2:00pm GOLD - Watch preview Season 1 (2008-2009) A comedic web series. Enter the world of Professional Role Playing Gamers, with arrogant mavericks like Richard Wright, idiot savants like Paul Hokes, tempting vixens like Martha Thistlewait, and stuffed shirts like Oliver Crane. Will America's valiant heroes be able to defeat the World Champion British Team in the World Goblins & Gold Role Playing Game Championship? (webseries)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Summer Wars - Watch preview 114 minutes (2009) A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fianc√© of his friend in her grandmother's 90th birthday (anime narrative).
  • 4:00pm-6:05pm Lloyd the Conqueror - Watch preview 95 minutes (2011) In this Canadian comedy, three male college students must do battle against Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard who is determined to hold onto his title as champion of the LARPers (independent narrative).
  • 6:05pm-7:45pm Skyhook - Watch preview 97 minutes (2012) A material science expert is blackmailed to steal designs from a brilliant team of scientists who are building the world's first space elevator for the lucrative Bonner Prize (independent narrative).
  • 7:45pm-9:15pm The Phoenix Rises - Watch preview 90 minutes (2012) A sequel to Skyhook. A team of scientists is recruited to work with a secretive, government-run project called the Phoenix Program. Sent to Kansas City, they develop counter-measures against a newly formed terrorist group that is using climate-based weapons to hold the US and its allies hostage (independent narrative).
  • 9:15pm-11:00pm THE SELLING - Watch Preview 92 minutes (2011) In this horror-comedy, Realtor Richard Scarry is trying to flip houses, and has a difficult sell on his hands. Ghosts, bleeding walls, and other haunted house trappings are scaring away potential buyers! This too-honest-for-his-own good real estate agent has to sell "Scarry Manor" before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.


  • 12:00pm-1:30pm Short Block
    • FAR - Watch preview 23 minutes (2012) The filmmaker is expected to be onsite for this American short, a winner of 9 awards. David goes on a date with Hannah, a young woman, who isn't quite what she seems. For their first date, David nervously tries to create the perfect evening - but Hannah's odd, yet charming behavior turns dinner into a disaster.
    • Vacuity - Watch preview 14 minutes (2012) Trapped in a dying space station's airlock with a torn spacesuit, Alan must choose between living to see his family again or sacrificing himself to save the lives of his crew. This award-winning film was completed as part of the academic program at the School of Film and Photography, Montana State University - Bozeman.
    • The Astronomer's Sun - Watch preview 6 minutes (2010) This animated short from the UK is a winner of 16 awards. A young man, accompanied by his mysterious mechanical bear, visits an abandoned observatory to confront memories of his past and follow his father on a journey into the unknown.
    • The Field of Vision 26 minutes (2012) This award winning short from the UK is based on the 1973 short story by Ursula K. Le Guin. A mission to Mars goes horribly wrong and leaves some of the astronauts psychologically damaged. Some truths are better left unknown. "Intelligently conceived and written, excellently cast and acted, this short film is what authors long for but seldom see: a dramatic version of their work that both makes an original interpretation of it and gets right to the heart of it." — Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Avarice 12 minutes (2012) A little girl is awakened one morning by a magical Light. She pursues the Light until something darker and more mysterious catches her attention in an ominous forest. Faced with the decision between the Light and the Darkness, she discovers the consequences of her choices while journeying through a strange and fantastical world.
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm PLAY IT AGAIN SAM Did you want to see something in this year's film lineup but missed it? Here's your opportunity to see it; an audience choice of the features shown this weekend.


The Astronomer's Sun (Back to schedule)

Far (Back to schedule)

GOLD: Season 1 of The Webseries (Back to schedule)

Lloyd the Conqueror (Back to schedule)

Mars (Back to schedule)

The Phoenix Rises (Back to schedule)

THE SELLING (Back to schedule)

Skyhook (Back to schedule)

Sol (Back to schedule)

Summer Wars (Back to schedule)

Vacuity (Back to schedule)