Other Worlds Austin wins Austin Chronicle's, Best of Austin; Best Visions of the Future.
In their annual “Best of Austin” edition, the Austin Chronicle critics singled out our 15th month old festival for commendation, making it a critics pick in Entertainment and labelling it “Best Visions of the Future.”
The Chronicle got right to the heart of what we are trying to do saying:
"Science fiction isn’t just about space ships and lasers. It’s about what it means to be a human in strange times. Austin’s first ever dedicated sci-fi film festival went to infinity and beyond in its inaugural year, with former Austin Film Festival booker Bears Fonté selecting the most bizarre, hilarious, and moving titles the genre has to offer. Before it returns this December, its year-round programming has kept highlighting beautiful and unearthly cinema. Keep watching the skies … and the screens."
Other Worlds Austin is proud to be included on that also features Best Dance Dance Karaoke: The HighBall, Best Intmate Music Moments: Continental Club, and Best Little Audacious Film That Could… and Did!: Boyhood. We’d also like to thank the Chronicle for all their support over the last year and to congratulate Chronicle wordsmith Richard Whittaker who was voted BEST JOURNALIST by Chronicle Readers for the FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW! Whittaker has done amazing coverage of all things Other Worldy in and around all the important things he writes about like Texas politics and AISD funding. LISTENING director Khalil Sullins, whose film has been on the festival circuit for over a year, said Whittaker’s article on his film was the best one he had ever read.