Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival wrapped up its third season yesterday by announcing the 2016 winners for its Best Feature Audience Award, Best Short Audience Award (sponsored by Film Colossus), the Mary Shelley Award, the Cthulhies awards, and the finalists for the Screenplay Contest.
Nearly 300 films were submitted to the third-year festival. A passionate and engaged audience ultimately had to choose from 15 features and 31 shorts, all Austin premieres.
The Best Feature Audience Award winner for OWA 2016 is the World Premiere of DOMAIN, written and directed by Nathaniel Atcheson. The post-apocalyptic film follows survivors of deadly virus who wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the threat runs its course. Able to communicate through a networked video interface, their fragile social ecosystem is shattered when, one by one, they start mysteriously