Sci-fi

Announcing: Orbiter Series’ Summer Slate 2018

Announcing: Orbiter Series’ Summer Slate 2018

“This year’s Orbiter Series features a bit of everything we love,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director, “and will provide SciFi and horror lovers appetizer portions of what the December festival showcases.”

Presenting: FUTURE ‘38 - a Texas Premiere

Presenting: FUTURE ‘38 - a Texas Premiere

As part of its Orbiter Year-Round Series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is thrilled to present the Texas premiere of the SciFi screwball comedy FUTURE ‘38 on Wednesday, May 17 (7:30pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Writer/Director Jamie Greenberg will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.

DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, a Texas Premiere

 DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, a Texas Premiere

A long-forgotten horror film somehow makes it into your DVD player. For some reason, you click on the commentary track. As the director and writer discuss the images on the screen, it becomes apparent that the horror behind the camera was far more disturbing than what they filmed. Featuring BARRY LYNDON star Leon Vitali as himself, and Frankenstein in the actual THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN.

Austin Chronicle; Unlocking the Secrets of Prisoner X

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself," as FDR said. When writer/director Gaurav Seth adapted post-9/11 sci-fi story “Truth” into his sci-fi thriller Prisoner X, he said, his purpose was “to understand this psychology of paranoia, and how dangerous it is, and how easy it is to exploit.” Seth’s movie receives its Austin premiere this week as part of the Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival’s year-round programming.

Austin Chronicle; Astraea Sees the Future

The film (which receives its Austin debut this Thursday as part of the Other Worlds Austin festival's year-round programming) focuses on two intersecting couples, months after much of the world has been wiped out by a mysterious ailment known only as "the drops." Teen Astraea (Nerea Duhart) and her half-brother Matthew (Scotty Crowe) are trekking across Maine,

Other Worlds Austin Presents ASTRAEA, an Austin Premiere

Other Worlds Austin Presents ASTRAEA, an Austin Premiere

Winner of Cinequest Film Festival’s New Visions Award, Maine International Film Festival’s Audience Award, and Dances With Films’ Grand Jury Honorable Mention, Astraea is a post-apocalyptic film that finally shows not what humanity is running from, but what we’re running toward.

Austin Chronicle; Other Worlds Austin Has The Answer

Sometimes The Answer to your problems is right under your nose. After years of struggling to get movies made, writer/director Iqbal Ahmed quit trying to pitch projects and just made his sci-fi thriller in his own. As an indie filmmaker, he said, "It’s not the right move to ask for permission anymore."

Other Worlds Austin Presents THE ANSWER, a Texas Premiere

Other Worlds Austin Presents THE ANSWER, a Texas Premiere

As part of its year ‘round screening series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to present the Texas premiere of THE ANSWER on May 19 (9:00pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.