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 third season today by announcing the2016 winners for its Best Feature Audience Award, Best Short Audience Award (sponsored by Film Colossus), the Mary Shelley Award, the Cthulhies awards, and the finalists for the Screenplay Contest.
The slate includes the Closing Night Film, THE UNSEEN; the North American Premiere of STILLE RESERVEN [Hidden Reserves]; the documentary, GHOST ROCKETS; the final Under Worlds Austin selection, THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA (written by Austin’s own Owen Egerton); and the Texas Premiere of the SciFi/Horror, BLOOD HUNTERS. The full schedule of films can be found here: http://www.otherworldsaustin.com/2016-film-lineup.
Indie filmmaking is a tough realm, with even a few hundred or thousand dollars making all the difference. Yesterday, the Austin Film Society announced who will be selecting winners of the AFS Filmmaker Grants: Now Other Worlds Austin is launching its own production grant, honoring one of sci-fi and horror's masters.
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, the city’s only science fiction film festival, starts tonight at the Galaxy Highland. It continues Friday and Saturday.
Other Worlds Austin, the city’s only science fiction film festival, started Thursday night at the Galaxy Highland. It continues Friday and Saturday.