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
The SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (https://sci-fi-london.com/) returns for its 17th annual festival from 27th April until 6thMay 2017 and is the UK’s major sci-fi event of the year. The festival has gained a reputation for pushing the definition of science fiction across the full spectrum of film, gaming, comics and literature with ground-breaking new work showcased from across earth as we know it. It also continues to celebrate the beloved sci-fi genre with its popular cult events such as the 48-Hour Film Challenge and Sci-Fido.
The festival has seen 87,901 fans attend the festival over the past 16 years, with attendance continuing to grow year on year. 1,287 films have screened to date and the artistic programme features an ever-growing plethora of events from UK and World premieres of the latest feature films, documentaries and shorts, and future classics emerging from every programme. Visit SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival to join stars and fans in bringing together the cutting edge in science fiction from across the Cosmos.