Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival wrapped up its inaugural season today by announcing its Audience Award winners for 2014. More than 250 films were submitted to the first-time festival. A passionate and engaged audience ultimately had to choose from 11 features and 30 shorts, all Texas premieres.
The Audience Award winning feature is TIME LAPSE, directed by Bradley King and written by BP Cooper and Bradley King. The film centers on three roommates who discover their scientist neighbor dead. In his apartment, a giant experimental camera aimed at their apartment takes pictures 24 hours into the future. Exploiting the machine, they enjoy being one step ahead in life, until the machine starts spitting out disturbing images. A Hitchcockian thriller, Time Lapse is part indie love triangle comedy, part SciFi mystery and is sure to make your head hurt.
The Audience Award winning short is ONE-MINUTE TIME MACHINE, directed by Devon Avery and written by Sean Crouch. In the film, James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.
“It is sort of funny our audience selected two time-travel films as the winners,” said Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Director of Programming, “both of which are full of humor and a dark edge. As our Centerpiece Film, Time Lapse really represents the best in SciFi and Indie filmmaking. One-Minute Time Machine is a brilliant, simple short that really whirls the audience through a variety of different laughs in a six-minute running time.”