OW Enters New Era

A New Brand

A New Home Base

Austin, TX – Other Worlds Film Festival announces new branding and a new home as it enters its sixth season. Formerly Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, the new moniker reflects Other Worlds’ natural evolution as an international brand and its broad influence with smart, independent sci-fi and horror films. 

“We’ve always been bigger than the idea of the spaceship and the alien head [from our original logo],” says Bears Rebecca Fonté, Other Worlds Founder and Artistic Director. “It’s always been about experiencing another world, whether it be an optimistic future, a dark alternative reality, or anywhere in between. For four days in December, our fans escape the real world and immerse themselves in creative visions from around the globe.”

The new brand and logo come from the design firm The Label Collective, who have been with Other Worlds from the beginning. “Erin Pitts and Kristin Waddington have successfully guided us from a start-up, to an emerging, and now an established festival,” says Don Elfant, Other Worlds Director of Marketing and Development. “The addition of Staci Maloney to their team has been a windfall to our new logo/brand development. We can’t thank them enough!”


Other Worlds Coming To A Galaxy Near You

With the new brand, also comes the announcement of a new (old) home for the venerable festival – Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre. Other Worlds launched at the Galaxy in 2014 and while the festival has grown, so has the Galaxy. It now features theaters with plush, comfy seats, plus elevated snacks at the concession stand, including beer and wine.

The move back to the Galaxy will allow Other Worlds to add a third theater for 2019, providing for more flexible programming. “We will now be able to offer repeat viewings of the most popular films as well as the always popular shorts programs,” explains Fonté. “We will also be able to build in meal breaks so guests can take advantage of the many great restaurant options in the neighborhood.”

The Galaxy’s central location was a strong selling point to Other Worlds. And a three-year commitment to the festival (and its monthly Orbiter screenings) provides the kind of stability a growing festival needs.


Badges On Sale June 1

Badges for Other Worlds 2019 go on sale to the general public beginning June 1 at www.otherworldsaustin.com/badges. There will be roughly the same number of screening slots as last year, but with the extra theater, there will be a second chance to catch some films that might have been missed the first time around. And there will be built-in times for meal breaks.

As always, Other Worlds badge-holders are guaranteed a seat for each screening time slot. Four badge levels will be provided and quantities are limited.


About Other Worlds Film Festival

Other Worlds is the premiere SciFi film festival in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the ‘Geek Capital of the World.’

With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, Other Worlds is building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.

The sixth installment of Other Worlds takes place at Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre December 5-8, 2019.


About Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

Galaxy Theatres' award-winning business philosophy of "More than just a Theatre" incorporates the best in movie entertainment with the Company's philosophy of active community service. Austin’s modern theater features snazzy motion seats, plus elevated snacks at the concession stand.

6700 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752


About The Label Collective

We believe design should be a partnership, not just another service. Our agile creative studio model delivers a full-service alternative to the traditional agency. We plug into businesses that need a complete creative team, those who need in-house support, and even those who need help with a single project or two.