THE 2019 4th ANNUAL
Presented by MCSFO

special advanced screenings!

Memory: the origins of alien
special ADVANCED Screening

"A Fascinating Deep Dive Into A Sci-fi, Horror Classic."

"This is a hearty, four-course meal for film fans"
                                                                                   - Playlist

Director Alexandre O. Philippe tells the untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.
Click image below to see trailer. *Limited theater release Oct 4, 2019
Memory: The Origins of Alien will be available
Oct 4, 2019 On Demand and Limited Theater Release!

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

"it is unquestionably not quite like anything else before it (excepting perhaps “Crumbs”), and that’s a virtue from which cult followings are born."

Two special agents are tasked with protecting the computer program that runs a future metropolis. However, the ‘Soviet Union’ virus soon starts wreaking havoc. A delirious ride! Directed by Miguel Llanso .....
Click image below to see trailer.

Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Directed by Miguel Llanso

Industry panel guests
Sat sept 21st 3pm

Founder / Senior VFX Supervisor of Crafy Apes
Alaskan born and bred, Chris earned bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and sociology, but his fascination with cinema and filmmaking instead led him to the world of visual effects. Now a veteran of the film industry, Chris’s impressive résumé includes compositing and VFX supervision on numerous films and TV shows, including 12 Years A Slave, Doctor Strange, The Greatest Showman, and Better Call Saul, among others.
A gifted storyteller, Chris has also directed many music videos and led visual effects teams for U2, Chris Cornell, New Kids on the Block, and Paramore, just to name a few.
Founder / CEO - Southbox Entertainment
Executive Producer who invests or co-finances film and TV projects.
Prior to his work in film, Jon spent ten years in venture capital and tech.  Southbox Entertainment is an independent motion picture and television production company specializing in finance, co-finance, and development. With offices in both Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA, Southbox was originally founded in 2017 in Philadelphia, PA when Founder and CEO Jon Gosier exited 10 years in tech and venture capital.

Alum of Savannah College of Art and Design and the THNK School of Creative Leadership and Innovation. Guest lecturer and presenter at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Lund University in Sweden, NYU, Rollins College, Wharton, Temple, Drexel, U Penn and more.

congratulations to
kuba michalczuk
for his powerful short film, tomorrow
winner of the 2019 audience choice award for
best live action short!

Thank you to all the films in competition!!

Basile Vignes,
Radheya Jegatheva
by Mark Cabaroy
by Jayk Gallagher
by Carles Jofre
by Boone Cavender
by Damien Buchheit
by T.C. Barrera
by Sergio Rozas
by Kuba Michalczuk
by Matthew Hanisch
by Rohan Francis
by Amr Singh

the sci-fi writers scope

Hosted by
Special guest: EMILY DEAN 'Lego Movie 2' Storyboard Artist and Director of Sony's upcoming animated feature TAO, will be joining the Women in Sci-fi Panel Sun Sept 22nd!

Emily Dean's first short film, Andromeda, the Official Selection of Atl Sci-fi Film Festival 2018, will be screened.

Asian-Australian American. Dean started drawing at age 3, making films at age 12, and working professionally as a storyboard artist for TV commercials at age 15. Her story artist resume includes:
Scoob (story artist) (2020 release)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lego Batman Movie
The Master
Sebastian Alvarado, author of The Science of Marvel and faculty member at Queens College City University of New York and CEO of Thwacke Consulting, a science consulting firm for the entertainment sector.
And by the way, Alvarado can Shrink ANTS!!

With a decade of consulting for various intellectual properties, he will share approaches to communicate science in various forms of media ranging from television, film, and video games. He will share strategies that creatives can use in carrying out their research and how to get the most out an"expert" in the field. More specifically, he will discuss designing plausibility in "hard" sci-fi by crafting fiction within the gaps of scientific zeitgeist.
Also joining the Women in Sci-fi panel is, AMANDA WEISS. She will discuss how new works by female Asian and Asian American authors articulate new visions of a transnational Asian future.

Amanda Weiss is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at Georgia Institute of Technology and a graduate of Clarion Workshop.  Her current research project is on collective memory in Chinese and Japanese media productions.
Celebrating Octavia E. Butler's re-issue of one of her most popular works, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.
Other guest speakers include, The Atlanta Writers Club (AWC) former president and author, George Weinstein.

He will discuss how AWC helps authors learn the craft & business of writing and details on the upcoming conference October 25-26, 2019