Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival (Dec 1-4 at Flix Brewhouse) has announced as its Opening Night Film for 2016 the Israeli SciFi comedy OMG, I’M A ROBOT?! Other Worlds Austin also announced the retro screening of the cult classic DARK STAR, written by John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon. Lead actor Brian Narelle and Diane O’Bannon (Dan’s widow) will be special guests for the screening. In conjunction with the Austin School of Film, Other Worlds Austin will also present a free screenwriting workshop lead by Matt Lohr, co-author of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure.
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.