Sci-Fi-London – Festival News, Movie Making and More

logo_sflApril 6 – 8 – The SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr Film Challenge AND 30 April – 6 May – The SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival

Sci-Fi London is back this year, with a stellar line-up of films, including ALTER EGOS, STRESS POSITION, DEAD MEAT WALKING and DARK STAR with a live DJ soundtrack by ANIMAT. They have also laid on some suitably cool sideshow events including a Production Workshop with Canon, Tiffin and Brownian Motion – talking film making from filters to DIT.

One of the main reasons for running the SCI-FI-LONDON Festival is to support and encourage original and independent sci-fi films. Over the years they screened many shorts & features, so they are making one or two of their own this year!

Search for Simon – A sci-fi comedy about a man who is convinced his brother Simon was abducted by aliens, and has spent his life searching for him. The film has a great cast including Tom Price (Torchwood), Carol Cleveland (Monty Python), Sophie Aldred (Dr Who) and Simon Jones (Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy). The intention is to have the film finished in time to have the world premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON on Friday 3 May 2013 at the British Film Institute. To make that happen, they are utilising crowd-funding service IndieGoGo, and are giving some fantastic perks for people who back this project. Contributions start at a measly £5.
Ellipse – An ambitious short that melds historical fact, real science and hard sci-fi, and is being made with the collaboration of the Royal Observatory Greenwich and uses real data from NASA’s Kepler mission, and an app called Exoplanet (available free from iTunes Again another crowd-funding campaign is being used for this film, this time through Sponsume, but still need more backers. This film is intended to have a life beyond film festivals and will be used for educational purposes at the Observatory and beyond, to encourage children to study science. Contributions start from just £2:

Reporter: S/Fx-67

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