Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival (Dec 1-4 at Flix Brewhouse) has announced as its Opening Night Film for 2016 the Israeli SciFi comedy OMG, I’M A ROBOT?! Other Worlds Austin also announced the retro screening of the cult classic DARK STAR, written by John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon. Lead actor Brian Narelle and Diane O’Bannon (Dan’s widow) will be special guests for the screening. In conjunction with the Austin School of Film, Other Worlds Austin will also present a free screenwriting workshop lead by Matt Lohr, co-author of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure.
While the festival is still in its infancy, having started just last year, it looks to fill a gap in Austin’s lineup of cool fests that bring interesting films to Texas.
Other Worlds Austin, the city’s only science fiction film festival, started Thursday night at the Galaxy Highland. It continues Friday and Saturday.
After rounding up this year's AFF, Joe Gross introduces our opening night film and the Mary Shelley Award.
Joe Gross announces our Opening Night Film Boy 7 and our new award!
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.
Richard Whittaker announces Boy 7 as the opening night film and the Mary Shelley Award.
"Get ready for eco-horror: As the seemingly never-ending Texas drought continues to bake us, Other Worlds Austin has announced its opening night film as a dramatic reminder that the water wars are coming."