Highlights and Winners: January 2017 Sci-Fi Film Festival

The SCI-FI JANUARY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was a terrific way to start the new year.

The theme of the festival was “CGI”.

Every film showcased had a computer generated imagery of some kind. This is a sign of the future of short films as technology and post-production talent has caught up to the market.

NOTE: Usually our themes are story based as all of the films tie together in the plot or themes. This is our first “technical” theme. Perhaps a bit of a cop-out!

Before the festival, I and the director of “Arkham’s Journal” were interviewed on the Space Channel: WATCH HERE. The tie-in was this was our first official showcased of Fan Fiction Short Films. A gigantic market on the internet.

The first half of films was a selection of the best Sci-Fi short films from around the world. Then the Fan Fiction Festival began in the 2nd half with a showcase of shorts from the Star Wars, Batman, and Question universe. Plus, we showcased a famous short story by Sci-Fi writer Kurt Vonnegut.

I have to admit that I was very nervous about the Fan Fiction selections as people generally have strong opinions about their favorite franchises and/or works based on written material they have an emotional attachment too. In the end, it all worked out as they seemed to be really taken with the films.

More Sci-Fi and Fan Fiction films to come in the 2017 season.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: 2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE

Best Performances: INTO THE DARK

Best Cinematography: ARKHAM’S JOURNAL

Best Music: The music from QUESTIONS

festival posterINTO THE DARK, 14min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterIM PERFEKT, 7min, Hungray, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMARIA FERNANDA IN TIME, 9min, Spain, Sci-Fi/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterARKHAM’S JOURNAL, 7min, Canada, Fan Fiction/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterQUESTIONS, 6min, USA, Fan Fiction/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival poster2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE, 18min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Fan Fiction
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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