The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film to give us our full title, was established to overcome the popular misconceptions of the genre.
The SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival was started by the Festival's director Louis Savy "because there wasn't anywhere for low-budget, interesting or foreign science fiction films. Its purpose was to show films that you're not likely to see in the UK at all, or that are going to be difficult to get hold of "
Seven years later and Film London, the capital’s film and media agency said of the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival:
“Film London is pleased to support SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival as a significant contributor to London’s film cultural live. The strong audiences achieved by its screenings are a testament both to the city’s appetite for science fiction film and to the work the festival does in bringing new audiences to the genre. An acknowledged leader in its field, the festival has effectively pioneered a variety of online marketing strategies and consistently demonstrates professional best practise in its operations. SCI-FI-LONDON have always been generous in sharing their expertise and knowledge and Film London are grateful for their support in developing London’s film festival sector.”
We are one of the friendliest film festivals you have ever been to.. and if you have never been to a film festival, well come to ours. We won't bite! Ever movie we show is introduced and set in context, has a short film (or two) to accompany it, is shown in a luxury cinema and there is a chance you will win some goodies with our spot competitions and giveaways. Come on, join us!
Official Website: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2008/
Added by billyabbott on March 25, 2008