With the 12th annual SCI-FI-LONDON film festival approaching (April 30 – MAY 6 2013), we are excited to announce a series of celebration events to unleash your inner geek. As well as the international round up of the best new sci-fi and fantasy features, short and documentaries, this year’s events include:
• The annual SCI-FI-LONDON COSTUME PARADE (Sun 28 April)
Kicking off from the festival’s new home in Stratford, dress up as your favourite film, comic, TV or literary character, and proudly celebrate science fiction through the streets, shoulder to shoulder with Daleks, Stormtroopers, and fellow fans.
• Our first ever Dog show, SUPERDOGS! (Sun 5 May, 12 noon)
Bring along your adventurous pooch as a famous film or TV character, and have them photographed by East London’s DOGSTAR photo agency. A framed professional photo and packed goody bag for the best dressed canine! Animal welfare first – no distressed pets will be allowed to participate.
• Documentary: DEAD MEAT WALKING (Sat 4 May)
For those whose celebratory tastes err on the more gruesome side, this zombie walk documentary includes interviews with make-up artist and director Tom Savini (Grindhouse, Django), and screenwriter John A. Russo (House of Frankenstein).
It takes an affectionate look at the living dead event that expanded from a mere six ghoulish participants to an international, living dead phenomenon.
• DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary celebrations – FREE EVENT – (Sun 5 May)
We are running two panels exploring the Doctor’s adventures in print. Guests include writers Paul Cornell and Terrance Dicks, and artist Mark Buckingham. Round off the celebration with the classic ‘60’s movie DOCTOR WHO AND THE DALEKS, starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor himself.
• Kids’ Club FREE MOVIE: INNERSPACE (Sun 6 May)
Part of our range of free events for fans of all ages, this screening introduces the new generation of intrepid sci-fi fans to Joe Dante’s classic goofball comedy. No unaccompanied adults! Grown-ups can be dropped off at the FREE PUB QUIZ, which follows at the Stratford Picturehouse.
Other free events include a 24 hour flash fiction challenge, sci-fi sculpture on show, our notorious pub quiz, and much more, ensuring that this year’s festival will be the celebration of a lifetime… well in this dimension!
Film Highlights Include:
Neil Jordan’s BYZANTIUM – opening night (30 Apr) Lithuanian erotic sci-fi, multi-award winning, VANISHINGWAVES (Sat 4 May), crazy steampunk martial arts from China, TAI CHI ZERO (Sat 4 May) and many more… full details to follow.
SCI-FI-LONDON, now in its 12th year, is the UK’s only dedicated sci-fi and fantasy film festival. It screens world and UK film premieres, documentaries and a selection of classic SF titles. SCI-FI-LONDON also has a strong international shorts programme and screens a short film with every feature screening. It also holds filmmaking competitions to encourage more science fiction films to be made in the UK.