Dragon Con is a festival that takes place in Atalnta, Georgia, USA from September 30th through August 4th, 2012. I've been dying to go for YEARS, as, wuite frankly, it seems like the best convention in the entire North American continent. They're screening an effload of films at Dragon Con this year, including some amazing new shorts directed by women in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres.
I have to admit that I am most excited about Siri Rodnes' science fiction short "The Field of Vision," based on the Ursula K. Le Guin short story of the same name. Le Guin is apparently a real hardass about loaning out the rights to her stories because of how awful the TV version of "Tales of Earthsea" turned out, but filmmaker Rodnes got her blessing.
" The Field Of Vision is about mankind's pursuit of truth and the consequence of finding the answer. In an unknown future, a group of astronauts unearth evidence of an ancient alien civilization on Mars. Concealed within it is a truth so dangerous it threatens to change the world forever. On their return, a psychiatrist is brought in to assess the surviving crew, all of whom suffer from unexplainable physical disorders. What he discovers will shake his scientific and rational beliefs to the core."
Martine Asselin's "The Guided Tour" is a sci-fi short about the future, with an environmental message.
"Vivienne Again" (my review pending) is a gorgeous little horror/action flick by Kim Garland.
Like "Skyrim" above, Stephanie Thorpe's "Elfquest: A Fan Imagining" is a testament to fantastical interpretations of popular images in fantasy and sci-fi.
Alana McNair's hilarious sci-fi flick "Imminent Danger" is just unbelievably funny. Unfortunately, no trailer, but look at this still instead: