Other Worlds Austin will celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a program of fantastic STAR WARS Fan Films. The free event will take place at the Independence Brewing Company (3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744). Doors will open at 7:00pm and the program will begin at 8:30pm. Films screened will include Official Star Wars Fan Film Award winners: TROOPS, PINK FIVE, THE JEDI HUNTER, and CHAD VADER: DAY SHIFT MANAGER. The event will feature a costume contest, Star Wars memorabilia, brewery tours, and handcrafted beer.
"Unlike many such competitions the Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest is not interested in the feasibility of production, but is instead simply a celebration of writing skill. Although a basic understanding of what is possible in the industry is encouraged, entrants will not be penalized for writing big-budget scripts. “Our winners are not selected by production companies looking for low-budget scripts to option, subject to their own prejudices and preconceptions,” says Fonté."
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Audience Award Winners Time Lapse and One-Minute Time Machine
Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival wrapped up its inaugural season today by announcing its Audience Award winners for 2014. More than 250 films were submitted to the first-time festival. A passionate and engaged audience ultimately had to choose from 11 features and 30 shorts, all Texas premieres.
AMFM Magazine got a sneak peek at the upcoming festival, check out the video below.
Bears Fonte, former Austin Film Festival Programmer, and a group of Austin filmmakers and science fiction enthusiasts announce the launch of Austin’s first dedicated SciFi film festival, Other Worlds Austin December 4-6th at the Galaxy Highland Theater. Science fiction comes in all shapes and sizes—horror, drama, comedy, shorts, and feature-length films, and Other Worlds Austin will bring the best of all that is SciFi to this three-day festival by featuring films from all over the world. All films will be eligible for a cash prize Audience Award.