SCI-FI LONDON 48 Hour Challenge - 7:30pm May 22nd

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SCI-FI LONDON 48 Hour Challenge - 7:30pm May 22nd

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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE THEATER AS WELL

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to present the US PREMIERE of films made for the annual Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Challenge, (Wednesday, May 22 - 7:30PM at the Sterling Events Center)! Tickets are $12. THIS YEAR, OWA Founder and Artistic Director Bears Rebecca Fonte has the great honor of serving on the jury of the 48 Hour Challenge. On May 22, Bears will fly back from London and give the films their US theatrical Premiere, just one night after they make their World Premiere, and coinciding with Closing Night of Sci-Fi London. OWA Marketing Director referred to this as pulling a Phil Collins, if you understand that reference you know that old age is in the air tonight. In addition to this year's competitors, the OWA Orbiter screening will feature some past winners selected by Sci-Fi London Founder Louis Savy.

Note: Please select "Processing and Priority Mail (Badges WILL NOT SHIP) — $3.00)" for your shipping method.  You will pick up your ticket at the screening but $3 covers our Credit Card Processing fee. Nothing will be shipped.

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Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to present the US PREMIERE of films made for the annual Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Challenge, (Wednesday, May 22 - 7:30PM at the Sterling Events Center)! Tickets are $12. Every year teams from around the world compete for the opportunity to try to make a piece of great science fiction over the weekend, receiving, on the day of contest, the TITLE of the film they will make, some DIALOGUE that one of the characters must say to screen, and a list of PROPS that must be seen in the film.

In 2008, a young FX artist decided to make a film that John Landis (AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, TRADING PLACES), head of the challenge jury, would see. That filmmaker was Gareth Edwards who took part and won the competition. The short film was called FACTORY FARMED and it showed his talent for cinematic visuals.

The film got touted and a feature deal followed. Gareth’s debut feature, the multiple award-winning MONSTERS, was green-lit because Vertigo Films saw his winning 48hour short-film! Gareth’s second feature came out in 2014, it’s about a big lizard called GODZILLA!!! He then directed the brilliant STAR WARS:

ROGUE ONE. David Cohen won the challenge in 2018 – then bagged £1 million to make it a feature (that’s pounds laddy, it's more than dollars). UNDER

DURESS is the film that won the competition and the canny team behind it made a few tweaks, a proper grade and entered it into festivals. One film festival, CANNES, loved it and it went all the way through to win the main prize.

THIS YEAR, OWA Founder and Artistic Director Bears Rebecca Fonte has the great honor of serving on the jury of the 48 Hour Challenge. On May 22, Bears will fly back from London and give the films their US theatrical Premiere, just one night after they make their World Premiere, and coinciding with Closing Night of Sci-Fi London. OWA Marketing Director referred to this as pulling a Phil Collins, if you understand that reference you know that old age is in the air tonight. In addition to this year's competitors, the OWA Orbiter screening will feature some past winners selected by Sci-Fi London Founder Louis Savy.