SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!

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SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!

 

 

UK, London – Friday 5th May 2017 – As another successful SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival draws to a close this Saturday (6th May) we are excited to announce 2017’s festival award winners. This year’s competitions included the extremely popular ’48 Hour Film Challenge’ which requires all entrants to create a short film in just two days. The £500 prize & £10,000 in camera and software equipment went to ‘Missing Edge’ by Team Bustabowl who beat stiff competition and over 140 other entrants to be crowned the victor of this year’s challenge, an honour awarded to Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards in 2008.

 The ’48 Hour Flash Fiction Challenge’ also returned to the festival this year asking challengers to create a short piece of fiction over 48 hours based only on a title, line of dialogue and a few other small details given to all entrants. After sifting through hundreds of entrants this year’s jury whittled them down to 2017’s top 3 with Sian Summers’ The Truth Value claiming first place and the £500 prize.

 This year SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival also teamed up with New Scientist & PsychFi to create a new challenge and asked all entrants to create an ‘untethered immersive mobile experience’ in the ‘VR Science Challenge’. All challengers were briefed to explain a scientific principle or theory and explain it through the use of VR technology. Adam Azmy was awarded first place, and claimed the £1000 prize, with his immersive experience ‘The Law Of Gravity’.

 Please find below a full list of 2017’s SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival award winners and runners up.  

 THE SCI-FI-LONDON 48HR FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEW SCIENTIST AND URBAN FANTASIST£500 PRIZE

  • 1ST – SIAN SUMMERS – THE TRUTH VALUE
  • 2ND – CLAIRE MCKENNA – HONOUR IS EVERYTHING
  • 3RD – MIKE SIZEMORE – DAWN CHORUS

 THE SCI-FI-LONDON 48HR FILM CHALLENGE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYFY£500 PRIZE + £10,000 CAMERAS AND SOFTWARE

  • 1ST – MISSING EDGE BY TEAM BUSTABOWL
  • 2ND – THE DATA SET BY TEAM PYRAMID
  • 3RD – IT’S NO GAME BY BENJAMIN 2.0

THE NEW SCIENTIST/SCI-FI-LONDON VR CHALLENGE£1000 PRIZE

  • ADAM AZMY, THE LAW OF GRAVITY

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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