Well, this was definitely a very popular category. So much so, that I am going to break it up into 3 posts, especially since a number of recommendations are not the usual television episodes, which I think is great! Nothing wrong with TV, but for considering recommendations, I am all for looking far and wide for the best sci-fi/fantasy of the year.
Next week I want to work on catching up by jumping to Best Fan Artist. Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) is another one that will have a lot of interest, but I think, unlike Short Form, will have a smaller variety of obvious choices (although this year, that are some really great choices!). It should be fine later in the season, possibly in a shortened week.
Short Film Recommendations
Every Michael Bay movie wants to be this when it grows up. Every. Single. One.
(additional, but briefer, recs at Sad Puppies 4 and I heartily recommend this as well!)
The story is an amazing and seamless blend of ancient and futuristic with a shaman entering a netherworld to try and convert the soul of massive robotic engine of destruction.
Short but very well-produced film about VR immersive gaming – with an unexpected twist.
A woman brings her younger self into the future and gives her a tour.