A giant lizard monster, deadly viruses, alien invasions, spoofs, animations, an android, a Trekkie and a dead earth are just some of the highlights of the fifth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival. How can you not go? Put on by the Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum and the Seattle International Film Festival, the festival is a celebration of both sci-fi and fantasy genres.
“The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts.”
The film festival will be held on Saturday, January 30th, downtown at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Lenora Street. There are two sessions to the festival and you can attend either of the two for $9, or attend both for a cost of $15. Session 1 runs from 4 pm to 6 pm and Session 2 is from 7 pm to 9 pm. 10 movies will be screened in each session and an awards ceremony will follow Session 2. Tickets are available through SIFF.
Awards will be given for the Grand Prize, 2nd place, 3rd place, Best Effects and Audience Favorite. That’s right – you get to vote. Click here for short descriptions of each of the movies that will premiere.