One downside of many indie sci-fi short films is that they’re too short to tell a complete story. Example: “Arene” by Henrik B. Clausen.
Arene (2016) has impressive special effects, strong performances and well-designed fight choreography. The filmmakers seem to have done their homework, as the (super)heroine protagonist uses a realistic method for breaking out of handcuffs (in this case, zipties)  .
The film “Arene” however, is too short to answer vital questions: who is Arene? What happened to the world? Who — and what — are “the tribals”?
One of AltSciFi’s main goals is to attain sufficient influence to meaningfully help crowdfunding projects, and ideally, to finance indie scifi films. Our ultimate achievement, of course, will be a faithful live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. This is part of larger process that is beginning right now.
Arene would have been a perfect trailer or first scene for a fifteen-minute short film. Perhaps it still could be.