Movies Wednesday, October 6, 2004. Post by Drog
Louis Savy, Festival Director of SCI-FI-LONDON says:
"We see the SF genre as a playground for the imagination and aim to encourage students to see that the strength of sci-fi is in its ideas, not just special effects.
The What if…? film competition challenges young people to create a story that is compelling and thought-provoking."
Prizes include Adobe professional editing software, filmmaking equipment and books. The winning films will receive premiere screenings at the 4th SCI-FI-LONDON film festival in February 2005.
The judging panel of filmmakers and industry professionals includes Kieran Breen, Head of Marketing, 20th Century Fox, Dominic Eames, Channel 4 and Dave Golder, editor of SFX magazine. The panel will select Best Film, Best Direction, Best Story, and Best Technical Achievement from each age group (14-16, 17-19, 20-26) and award an overall prize.
Registration, teachers’ notes and full details are at http://www.sci-fi-london.com/whatif
Note to Editors
Now in its fourth year, SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK’s international film festival dedicated to sci-fi and fantastic film. For 2005, it has extended its West End run by two more days and takes place from Wed 2nd – Sun 6th February 2005 at the Curzon SOHO and The Other Cinema. The festival delivers a mix of movies new to the UK as well as a crop of rare classics, short films and events.
The 2005 line-up so far includes UK premieres of CUBE ZERO, the third and concluding part of the CUBE (1997) series. LADY DEATH, a beautifully drawn Animé movie produced in the USA. ABLE EDWARDS, shot on MiniDV and `made with a Mac’. Apple loved it and featured it as an example of the potential of their Final Cut Pro software – is this the future of desktop cinema?
We also present a documentary thread `stranger than fiction’, a collection of classic films and a fantastic assortment of short film.
For more information on the festival, images, synopses and viewing tapes please contact Frazer Nash on 01296 712522 or 07788 971810 or Louis Savy (Festival Director) on 077537 46621
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