As part of its ongoing mission to encourage work in Science Fiction, Other Worlds Austin held its second annual SciFi Screenplay Contest to reward creativity in its earliest stages and encourage writers to keep working in the genre. The contest is sponsored by No BullScript Consulting.
The contest garnered an impressive array of scripts from all over the country. The Grand Prize winner is the short KEYSTROKE by Tom Sanchez Prunier. Other Worlds Austin congratulates Mr. Sanchez Prunier on his compelling, entertaining, and well-written script.
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.
Written and directed by Alain Bidard from the Caribbean island of Martinique, Battledream Chronicle takes place in the year 2100 on an Earth choked by lethal levels of pollution. The bulk of humanity survives by teleporting into a massive shared virtual reality game called Battledream, where nations constantly fight for supremacy.
If you’re scratching your head in disbelief that there’s an entire film festival devoted to science fiction in Central Texas, never fret! Yours truly will give you the inside scoop so you don’t wind up getting blasted into bantha fodder (Note: this is a highly unlikely outcome unless you cut me in line or spill my beer).
Austin's Owen Egerton embraces the horror
The claustrophobic locked room mystery takes a new and deadly level of intensity in DOMAIN, a sci fi end of the world thriller that is top notch from beginning to end.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of viewing the indie scifi thriller DOMAIN ahead of its world premiere at the Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival. The film is about a group of bunker dwelling survivors of a worldwide plague who are in communication with a handful of other survivors in the underground "Domain.
In search of UFOs and meaning
The old certitudes have always been death and taxes. In Austrian Stille Reserven (Hidden Reserves, which just received its North American premiere at Other Worlds Austin), even the inevitability of the grave has been ripped away.