How many Star Wars films are there? Seven? You're wrong. Even add in the two Ewok films, and you're still not close. There are hundreds of Star Wars films, it's just that most of them are made by fans. For May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day, the Other Worlds Austin festival is celebrating this off-brand creativity.
Other Worlds Austin will celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a program of fantastic STAR WARS Fan Films. The free event will take place at the Independence Brewing Company (3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744). Doors will open at 7:00pm and the program will begin at 8:30pm. Films screened will include Official Star Wars Fan Film Award winners: TROOPS, PINK FIVE, THE JEDI HUNTER, and CHAD VADER: DAY SHIFT MANAGER. The event will feature a costume contest, Star Wars memorabilia, brewery tours, and handcrafted beer.
After an illustrious inaugural year, Other Worlds Austin will return in December 2015, bringing the best in SciFi from around the world to Austin, TX. We can’t tell you much about this year, but we can tell you that if you want the cheapest possible price on badges, make sure you are on our badge interest list for 2015.
This is why I think Backyard Blockbusters is a special film. By taking us into the world of fan films and introducing us to the canon of those films, to how those films inspired and empowered other people, to hear interviews with the filmmakers explaining why they made what they made and how they made it--Backyard Blockbusters not only inspires, it empowers. The implication, again and again, is, "If you want to do this, you can! You should! Please do!"
Last weekend's Other Worlds Austin has returned to its home planet, but the inaugural year of the city's first dedicated science fiction film festival leaves the winners of its awards, the Cthulhies, behind on Earth.
The big winner in the features category was cause-and-effect crime thriller Time Lapse. Written and directed by Bradley King, it received its Texas premiere as the festival's centerpiece film, and went on to take best feature, best script, best actress for Danielle Panabaker, and best score. Here's the full list of winners: "
The winter holidays can, indeed, be out of this world. And a group of local filmmakers and science-fiction enthusiasts are pushing those boundaries with the launch of Austin's first dedicated science-fiction film festival, Other Worlds Austin, from Dec. 4-6 at Galaxy Highland 10 (6700 Middle Fiskville).
"Less than six months after its founding, Other Worlds Austin proudly announces its line-up for the December 4-6th festival, including the World Premiere of thriller APT 3D, and the US Premiere of The Reconstruction of William Zero starring Amy Seimetz. In total, the festival will include seven features, three programs of shorts, and a world premiere mini-feature, The Sun Devil and The Princess,"