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Other Worlds Austin Announces Closing Night Film and Mary Shelley Award Finalists

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.

Other Worlds Austin Announces Opening Night Film and Mary Shelley Award for SciFi Filmmaking

Other Worlds Austin, Austin’s first and only festival dedicated to SciFi filmmaking, is kicking off its second annual affair with the US premiere of the brilliant thriller, BOY 7. And OWA will close the three day festival by announcing the winner of the inaugural Mary Shelley Award for SciFi Filmmaking.

Austin Chronicle: Drowning in Mystery on The Midnight Swim

What scares Sarah Adina Smith? It's not jump scares or gore. It's films like Australian metaphysical mystery Picnic at Hanging Rock, where the characters are engulfed by the wilderness. She said, "What is terrifying is the existential crisis the movie puts off."

THE MIDNIGHT SWIM Presented by Other Worlds Austin

As part of its year ‘round programming, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to announce the Austin pemiere of THE MIDNIGHT SWIM on July 9 (9:30pm) at the Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7. Writer/director Sarah Adina Smith will be available after the screening for a Q&A.

OWA Profile: Courtney Hazlett, Programmer and Hospitality Director

OWA Profile: Courtney Hazlett, Programmer and Hospitality Director

"It is a dive into unknown yet somehow familiar worlds. Plus, as a lover of sound, what a fun genre to work with! There truly are no limits when it comes to science fiction."

OWA Profile: Reid Lansford, Programmer and Registration Director

OWA Profile: Reid Lansford, Programmer and  Registration Director

"Whenever interesting or out-of-left-field directors are given a chance to do something like that today, more often than not it's a pre-packaged deal: a comic book film or remake that doesn't let them really exhibit their voice. But for a time in the 80's, some great filmmakers were really given that chance and made films that, if not classics, were at least interesting."

OWA Profile: Dan Repp, Programmer and Events Coordinator

OWA Profile: Dan Repp, Programmer and Events Coordinator

" I get annoyed when Scifi films take up most of their runtime with exposition about the science of the film and then spend little time developing interesting characters."

OWA Profile: Jordan Brown, Programmer and Director of Submissions

OWA Profile:  Jordan Brown, Programmer and Director of Submissions

"I enjoy the constant presence of the unknown.  It’s true that as technology progresses, it’s easier to fact-check things like believable movements in Zero Gravity or the proper procedure of carrying out a lab experiment.  But there’s a certain freedom to be had in creating a sci-fi story.  Can you prove that giant squirrel aliens don’t exist out there somewhere? "