After two successful years, the Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival returns this Thursday, December 1st, in new digs (Flix Brewhouse) and with an additional day. The now four day event has grown to include 18 full length films, a slew of of shorts, and an appearance by B-movie legend Sybil Danning, the late Dan O’Bannon’s wife Diane O’Bannon, and others. Not terribly surprising to anyone who regularly follows my writings, I’m covering the event.
Here’s what to expect at Other Worlds Austin 2016.
Saturday, December 3
11:30 AM UNDER WORLDS SHORTS
Blight (US Premiere) Briane Deane | Ireland | 15 min Writer: Matthew Roche
A young priest travels to an isolated island community to face a dark supernatural force that has consumed a young woman.
Even with a deranged killer running rampant inside the house, the girls still vie for leadership in the sorority.
Quenottes [Pearlies] (Texas Premiere) Pascal Thiebaux, Gil Pinheiro | France/Luxembourg | 13 min Writer: Pascal Thiebaux
In many cultures, the tooth fairy that brings you a coin in exchange for the tooth under your pillow is a benevolent little mouse. But what if the teeth he collects are dental trophies, to be guarded at all costs?
Writer: Alain Bidard Cast: Jacques Olivier Ensfelder, Yna Boulangé, & Steffy Glissant
After the empire of Mortemonde reduces the populations of almost all the nations of the Earth to slavery, they force each slave to collect 1000XP every month in Battledream, a video game where they can die for real. Only the successful are granted the right to live until the next month. But Syanna, a young slave from Martinique, the last free nation on the planet, refuses to keep living under these condition.