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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.

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.

Film Colossus 'Boy 7' Review

Boy 7 isn’t a traditional, large-scale dystopia that impacts an entire country. Instead, it’s a micro-dystopia (a word I’ve never said or used before) in the form of a juvenile delinquent program unlike any in modern existence.

Other Worlds Austin Announces Second Wave of Films

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival announces four more features for Austin’s first and only SciFi film festival (Dec 3-5). The features include the Centerpiece Film NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT, which will screen as a Texas premiere Friday night, December 4.

Austin Chronicle: Cracking the "Nightmare Code"; Director Mark Netter on his new techno-horror

The great science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." For Mark Netter, director of new techno-terror Nightmare Code, we're in an age of technological sorcery. "We knew how the pulley works. But you have no idea how your phone works."

Austin Chronicle: Best of Austin, Best Visions of the Future, Other Worlds Austin

Austin’s first ever dedicated sci-fi film festival went to infinity and beyond in its inaugural year, with former Austin Film Festival booker Bears Fonté selecting the most bizarre, hilarious, and moving titles the genre has to offer.

Austin Chronicle: Other Worlds Austin Is "Listening"; Director Khalil Sullins on telepathy and social media

Social media is supposed to be the great connector. But Khalil Sullins, director of sci-fi thriller Listening, isn't convinced that people are quite ready for such constant access. The technology may be there, he warns, "But it's not in and of itself making us great communicators."

Film Colossus: Interview with Sarah Adina Smith

The Midnight Swim is one of my favorite movies of 2015. Imagine my excitement, and the love for my job, when I got to spend some time with writer/director Sarah Adina Smith. Sarah grew up in Fort Collins, CO, and spent a good chunk of time at her grandma’s cottage in Okoboji, Iowa, where she filmed The Midnight Swim.