YouTube is actually a great source to get your daily sci-fi fix.  The directors and writers of these shorts have full creative control over their films, which makes for some really good stuff.  Everything from set design to cinematography is executed in a manner that portrays very large budgets, though I doubt they really have them.  These shorts are raw, sometimes even quite moving.  You even feel the plight of the characters, even though you only meet them for a few minutes.  This one simple fact also speaks volumes for the writers of theses mini epics.  Here is one I ran across that I particularly like.  I present to you, Vacuity, for your viewing pleasure.