The Shore Leave Alternative Film Festival

Continuing the track we launched in 2007, Shore Leave is pleased to announce our featured Fan Films:

Conspiracy of Innocence - Starship Farragut

Starship Farragut continues Gene Roddenberry’s legacy with live-action, animated, and comic book adventures. We have assembled Star Trek alum and key entertainment industry professionals to help us provide quality, Classic Trek...NOW! This weekend, Farragut brings us the mid-Atlantic premiere of their latest episode. See it on the big screen at 10 PM Friday in the Valley ball room and again Sunday at 10 AM in the Media room with a Q&A session afterward.

While on a mission to a strange new world, Captain Carter and crew face the ultimate challenge as a close friend gives that last full measure of devotion to save the others. Trapped in a world below the surface of a dying planet, the inhabitants share a secret which could change the galaxy forever. While Captain Carter and the crew grieve, a threat emerges which could mean the end of the Farragut.

Fairest of Them AllStar Trek Continues

The Star Trek Continues group, headed by Vic Mignogna, continues to create a show as true as possible to the classic Trek series. With professional actors and first-rate production values, they create a quality product. If it didn't have different actors and a few small differences in the set details, you'd swear you were actually watching TOS. Fairest of them All is their third episode.

In the Mirror Universe, Spock faces a choice that determines the future of the Terran Empire.

KitumbaStar Trek: New Voyages Phase 2

Originally a two-part story draft for the Star Trek: Phase II TV series in 1977, Kitumba was rewritten into a one-part episode for New Voyages Phase 2. A good deal of the episode takes place on Qo'nos, the Klingon hom eworld, and was shot on location at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, and at The Wagon Wheel, a local restaurant. Members of the International Klingon Federation helped with the location shoots. This episode pushes Trek into new territory – it explores Klingon society and we see more castes than just the military. This is NVP2's latest episode never before seen at Shore Leave and will be followed by a Q&A session with Alexander Ibrahim, ST:NVP2's director of photography on the Kitumba shoot.

There's palace intrigue afoot on Qo'nos! The regent has designs to take power from the adolescent emperor known as the Kitumba and launch a war with the Federation for the greater glory of the Empire. The Federation sends the Enterprise, which must run the gauntlet of the entire Klingon fleet, reach the Klingon home world, and then somehow convince the Kitumba of what his happening under his very nose.

LolaniStar Trek Continues

The Star Trek Continues group, headed by Vic Mignogna, continues to create a show as true as possible to the classic Trek series. With professional actors and first-rate production values, they create a quality product. If it didn't have different actors and a few small differences in the set details, you'd swear you were actually watching TOS. Lolani is their second episode.

A survivor from a distressed Tellarite vessel pulls Captain Kirk and his crew into a moral quandary over her sovereignty.

The Night the Stars Fell from the SkyThe Potemkin Project

The Potemkin Project is a Star Trek fan film set after the events of Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country. The captain and crew of the USS Potemkin explore strange new worlds, see out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where none has gone before. The episdoe will be followed by a Q&A session with Doug harper and Fred Dixon.

M-rays have been detected from a primeval world. Captain grigory and his landing party try to unravel the dark secrets of this unusual planet only to discover two ancient Vulcan tribes at war with each other!

Run-Time

Run-Time was originally created as series of webisodes. Created by an all-volunteer crew and acted with non-professional actors, Run-Time is now released as a movie, spoken in Italian with English subtitles.

Run-Time is a story about a man that comes from the future. A lone man with a critical mission: saving humanity. He takes only one piece of information: a mysterious number that will let him find out the resources to get back to his time and to overcome the menace. It explores the relationships between human beings and technology, the rediscovery of nature, the condemnation of the past ,and hope for the future.

The Silent City – Rubidium Wu and company

Conceived during Hurricane Irene in August 2011, The Silent City grew from the eerie feeling of an evacuated and deserted New York, when ‘the city that never sleeps’ fell silent. It is an independent five part web series that offers a slightly different approach to the post-apocalyptic genre. To bring more realistic grittiness to the screen, it was shot in the real-life, abandoned and forgotten spaces of New York's five boroughs.

When an unexplained event decimates the human race, a US Navy submarine already at sea is ordered to dive deep. Six months later, they surface to find everything in ruins. The survivors must fight for their lives in the ruins of civilization, and one by one succumb. This is the story of the last crewman standing. But he's not alone in the city.

Standard Action – comedy/parody series

Created by the Vancouver-based avid Gamer Joanna Gaskell (who plays Edda), Standard Action is a a comedic send-up of the fantasy role-playing genre. A ComedyTVisDead.com review says “By far one of the freshest and funniest things I’ve watched in ages, you don’t have to be hooked on role playing games to enjoy Standard Action but it helps.” With their third season underway, these guys know what they are doing and it shows in the cheeky confidence these 5 minute webisodes project. This series is clearly a must-see.

Although full of jokes that only gamers understand, Action is funny in its own right as we see well-done characters like young adult Edda, the worlds least-threatening barbarian, bending over backwards to patch a rocky relationship with a cleanliness-obsessed wizard who is so clearly incompatible with her that one wonders how they could possibly be attracted to each other. How about the allergic, flaky Druid, Martin, being “laid off” from the group by a very British supervisor in favor of another whose questionable qualifications threaten the entire party? We will show the first five episodes of season 1.

The Tressaurian IntersectionStarship Exeter

The apparently moribund Starship Exeter returns to life with the release of an episode seven years in the making! Exeter is set in the classic Trek universe and follows the adventures of the Captain and crew of the USS Exeter, NCC-1706. This will probably be Exeter's last film episode as co-creator Joshua Johnson shifts into a full-cast audio production. They hope to start recording in the Autumn. This, their second episode, is based on a script by Nebula award nominee Dennis R. Bailey.

Searching for a starship in distress, the crew of the Starship U.S.S. Exeter finds a destroyed starbase and a deepening mystery. Has an enemy species from Captain Garrovick's past invented the ultimate weapon, or is the truth even stranger and more deadly?

Various interesting short works and trailers