Star Wars Day in Austin

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Star Wars day (May the 4th – you know, “May the For[th] be With you”) will be celebrated again this year in Austin by Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival. If you are interested in Science Fiction and are free the evening of May 4th, this might be a great event for you!

To quote from their recent email : Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival will celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth) with a program of stellar Star Wars fan films, a SciFi Dance Party (hosted by DJ Boba Fett), a costume contest, a special burlesque performance by OWA’s own Gemmi Galactic, as well as Star Wars memorabilia from Austin Books & Comics. The free event will take place at the North Door (502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702). Doors will open at 6:00pm and the program will begin at 7:30pm.

Fan films will include:

DARTH MAUL: APPRENTICE

With his training almost complete, Darth Maul must face six Jedi in order to reach his true potential, and become a Dark Lord of the Sith. Directed by Shawn Bu.

THE LESSER EVIL

2015 “Filmmaker Select” Star Wars Fan Film Award winner as chosen by Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy. A Jedi Master and his Padawan, with the help of a bounty hunter, go after a Sith Lord. Directed by Sy Cody White.

GEORGE LUCAS IN LOVE

1967 film student George Lucas has writer’s block trying to finish his “Space Wheat” script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight. Directed by Joe Nussbaum.

CRAZY WATTO

A commercial for Watto’s Junkyard, the best used vehicle dealership in the galaxy. Directed by 2014 OWA alum John E. Hudgens.

PINK FIVE STRIKES BACK

The “totally awesome” saga of Stacey continues as she treks to Dagobah, where Master Yoda trains her to be a Jedi. Kinda. Directed by Trey Stokes.

“Last year’s Star Wars Day event was such a hit we wanted to come back this year even bigger and better,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director. “The fan films are real passion projects and advances in technology have allowed some of them to look as good as the real thing. Watching them on the laptop is one thing, but up on the big screen, like the originals that inspired them—that’s a great excuse to celebrate a fan driven holiday like May the 4th.”

Pretty amazing for a FREE EVENT. To stay up to date on the party, be sure to Check out the facebook event page →

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