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Film Festival

When: Thursday - Saturday, Full schedule below
Where: B144-B145 (Level 1)
How Much: FREE

The Origins Film Festival™ showcases independent feature and short films of any genre related to gaming, sci-fi or fantasy. These films were submitted by many talented creative minds and have been narrowed down to the top finalists, presented to all Origins attendees during the show!

Schedule and Descriptions


Time Film
7:30pm-9:30pm Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons
9:30pm-11:30pm Baphomet High (Short)
Chubby Café (Feature)

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons
An exciting new documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create the worlds in which we all play. The movie profiles D&D artists - both past and present - and also features former TSR insiders, game designers, authors, and fans.

Chubby Café
Chubby is the boss of Chubby Café. She has four lovely employees: Lazy, Petty, Anger, and Simple. Each of them has a distinct personality. One day they saved a mysterious woman named Illusion from a suitcase. Illusion lost her memory and tried to find out who put her in the suitcase and delivered her to Chubby Café.


Time Film
1pm-2pm Filmmaker Meet & Greet
2pm-3pm Fantasy Short Films
3pm-4pm Gaming Short Films
4pm-6pm Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
Star Wars Fan Film Shorts
7:30pm-8:30pm Sci-Fi Short Films - Comedy and Romance
8:30pm-9:30pm Sci-Fi Short Films - Thrillers
9:30pm-11:30pm Occupants

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, and authors like Stephen Sansweet and Gus Lopez, and of course collectors, Plastic Galaxy looks at Star Wars toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.

is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a ‘30 Days of Clean Living’ documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.


Time Film
2pm-3pm Family-Friendly Short Films
3pm-4pm Film Festival Awards Ceremony
4pm-6pm Miniature Wargaming: The Movie
7:30pm-9:30pm Tournament
9:30pm-11:30pm Infinite Santa 8000: The Director's Cut

Miniature Wargaming: The Movie
Miniature Wargaming: The Movie dives into the heart of the wargaming industry and reveals the impact it has on people’s lives. The film follows four individuals as they unveil how warmaging affects their lives in different ways: Andy Bryant, a British war veteran who turns to wargaming as an escape; Chris Nicholls, owner of a small business fighting to secure his family’s future; and two young gamers Matt and Adam who travel across Europe in a bid to fulfill their dream of competing in an international tournament. Finally, uncover the true story behind this incredible hobby with best-selling author Henry Hyde who reveals how this hobby came to pass.

A group of unlikely friends gather for an epic tournament battle only to have a beautiful outsider turn everything upside down.

Infinite Santa 8000: The Director’s Cut
In the year 8000, a cyborg Santa Claus must kill mutants and robo-people, in a vast, post-apocalyptic wasteland, to save the Christmas spirit.

Produced by Cavegirl Productions.