As part of its continuing effort to discover and celebrate female voices working in the genre field, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, presents the third annual Mary Shelley Award for SciFi Filmmaking, awarded to the best film that furthers the involvement and representation of women in the SciFi genre. This award is sponsored by Canine Productions, producers of award-wining shorts, music videos, and documentaries.
Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival wrapped up its second season today by announcing the winners for its Best Feature Audience Award, Best Short Audience Award (sponsored by Film Colossus), the inaugural Mary Shelley Award, and the Cthulhies awards for 2015.
Writer/director Claire Carré deservedly took home the inaugural Mary Shelley Award this weekend at the second Other Worlds Austin fest. With nothing more than performances and ruins, she creates a convincing and enthralling world.
Science fiction can point to a brighter future. Other Worlds Austin hopes to play its part by encouraging more women filmmakers to work in the genre through the new Mary Shelley Award, celebrating the legacy of the Frankenstein creator.
Other Worlds Austin announces the Closing Night film for Austin’s first and only SciFi film festival (Dec 3-5). EMBERS, a Texas premiere, will screen at 7:30pm and 8:00pm on Saturday, December 5 at the Galaxy Highland Theatres. Other Worlds Austin also announces the finalists for the inaugural Mary Shelly Award.