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Audience Award Winners Time Lapse and One-Minute Time Machine
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.”
 
2014 OWA Awards
BEST FEATURE
Time Lapse
BEST SHORT
One-Minute Time Machine
THE CTHULHIES (Features)
Best Script: Time Lapse
Best Director: Brett Ryan Bonowicz 
(The Perfect 46)
Best Actor: Whit Herford (The Perfect 46)
Best Actress: Danielle Panabaker 
(Time Lapse)
Best Cinematography: The Reconstruction of William Zero
Best Editing: APT 3D
Best Score or Music: Time Lapse
Best VFX: Bloody Knuckles
Best Production Design: The Well
 
THE CTHULHIES (Shorts)
Emerging Script: Martian American
Emerging Director: Steven Ayromlooi (The Sun Devil and the Princess)
Emerging Actor: Patrick Edward Wynne (Slumptown)
Emerging Actress: Mandy Amano (The Sun Devil and the Princess)
Emerging Cinematography: Gasmask
Emerging Editing: One-Minute Time Machine
Emerging Score or Music: The House At The Edge of the Galaxy
Emerging VFX: The Developer
Emerging Production Design: The Sun Devil and the Princess
The Team
 

Bears Fonté

Founder and Director of Programming
Don Elfant
Director of Marketing and Development
Jordan Brown
Programmer and Dir. of Submissions
Courtney Hazlett
Programmer and Hospitality Director
Kelsey Hockmuller
Programmer and Social Media Director
Reid Lansford
Programmer and Registration Director
Dan Repp
Programmer and Events Coordinator
Both winning films will receive a cash prize for their victory. “The audience is our jury,” says Fonté; “it was really exciting to put the decision not into the hands of industry movers and shakers but SciFi fans themselves.”  In addition, Other Worlds Austin announced the winners of the Cthulhies, a series of awards given by the programming team in areas such as Script, Cinematography, Visual Effects and Acting. Some highlights include THE PERFECT 46 receiving both Best Director (Brett Ryan Bonowicz) and Best Actor (Whit Herford).  Time Lapse took home awards in Best Script, Best Acress (Danielle Panabaker) and Best Score.  In shorts, THE SUN DEVIL AND THE PRINCESS recevied the most Cthulhies, recieving commendations in Emerging Director (Steven Ayromlooi), Emerging Actress (Mandy Amano) and Emerging Production Design and Art Direction.
 
Other Worlds Austin took place Dec 4-6, 2014 at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theater. The festival sold out and every wristband holder was guaranteed a seat at each screening. Despite this, individual tickets were available for every screening to fill empty seats and no one was turned away from a film they wanted to see. Many filmmakers were present for Q&A’s, including Time Lapse’s Bradley King and Zack Imbrogno, writer/director of the world premiere feature APT3D.
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