"What was amazing about every single script,” says Reid Lansford, Programmer and Director of Registration, “was the sheer scope of imagination and wonder in each one. If these are even just a small sample of the future of SciFi screenwriting, we're in for a bright future."
From the birth of cinema, screenwriters have stretched our imaginations with stories from Other Worlds, taking us on A TRIP TO THE MOON, following the adventures of FLASH GORDON, or frightening us with THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. On the page, anything is possible, and really, what's more 'future' than writing a screenplay for something you hope will get made someday? Even a short that you intend to shoot yourself is an unrealized opportunity in the writing stage.
As part of its ongoing mission to promote Science Fiction, Other Worlds Austin has announced its first SciFi Screenwriting Contest to reward creativity in its earliest stages and encourage writers to keep working in the genre. The contest will run alongside the film component of the festival and will be sponsored by No BullScript Consulting.