Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
"The Nice Guys" takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN DEBUTS AS THE CITY’S FIRST SCI-FI FILM FEST
Bears Fonte, former Austin Film Festival Programmer, and a group of Austin filmmakers and science fiction enthusiasts announce the launch of Austin’s first dedicated SciFi film festival, Other Worlds Austin December 4-6th at the Galaxy Highland Theater. Science fiction comes in all shapes and sizes—horror, drama, comedy, shorts, and feature-length films, and Other Worlds Austin will bring the best of all that is SciFi to this three-day festival by featuring films from all over the world. All films will be eligible for a cash prize Audience Award.
“With a team of programmers who love SciFi, write SciFi, or make SciFi films, we are in this for one reason only—to put on a great festival,” said Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Director of Programming.
“We are looking for great stories that aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of the audience, thrilling them both visually and intellectually,” continued Fonté.
As director of programming for Austin Film Festival for the last two years, Fonté saw many SciFi films that were submitted, but could not be included in the final selection. Also, Fonté loves the programming at Fantastic Fest, but by representing so many genres, he knows they can’t focus on science fiction. In addition, most of the films playing Fantastic Fest tend to be premieres or big-budget studio films.
“There are a ton of SciFi films out there, maybe they’ve played another festival, maybe they are a bit more indie, but right now those films have nowhere to play in Austin,” Fonté believes. “I want to create an outlet for those films. Other Worlds Austin is firmly committed to supporting these filmmakers by giving them exhibition opportunities that might not otherwise be available.”
To submit a film to Other Worlds Austin, go to OtherWorldsAustin.com or Withoutabox.com. There you will find submission guidelines, rules, and a helpful FAQ.
LOCATION: Galaxy Highland 10 (just off IH-35) http://www.otherworldsaustin.com/festival-location
OFFERINGS: Ten+ screenings of feature-length films and shorts programs
BADGES: On sale in July at OtherWorldsAustin.com
FILM SUBMISSIONS: Now through Oct. 1 at OtherWorldsAustin.com or on Withoutabox.com
FEATURES: $40 SHORTS: $30
DEADLINE: AUGUST 1, 2014
About Other Worlds Austin
Other Worlds Austin is dedicated to bringing the best of SciFi to Austin, Texas. The festival programming team looks past budgets or the Hollywood push to find great stories and give them an Austin premiere. Other Worlds Austin was founded by Bears Fonté, formerly director of programming for Austin Film Festival 2012-2014.