It’s great to announce that Sci-Fi London Film Festival has launched its 19th annual programme, which runs from 15 May until 22 May, returns across London with 8 days of film, immersive experiences and loads more!
This year their fantastic line-up includes 4 world film premieres, 11 UK film premieres, 11 world short premieres and 13 UK short premieres. It will host 17 features, 36 shorts and 7 VR shorts alongside those regular cult classic events such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and…wait for it… Sci-Fido, the world’s only cosplay for dogs – read more on that here!
Opening this year’s festival on the 15 May at the Prince Charles Cinema is the UK Premiere of Perfect – a film that sends us tripping into a science fiction world like no other. Directed by Eddie Alcazar it is unclear if the young man (Garrett Wareing) has committed the horrible crime, but his mother (Abbie Cornish) sends him to a luxurious retreat full of beautiful hedonistic people for therapy. He will receive an experimental treatment to cure his ills and discover his true self. His mother has been there, but does she want to help him become ‘perfect’?
The festival’s Closing Night on the 22 May at Stratford Picturehouse is the World Premiere of The Rizen: Possession directed by Matt Mitchell and starring Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sarine Sofair, Adrian Edmondson and Sally Phillips.
Other major Film Premiere Galas this year include the World Premiere of Shed of the Dead, directed by Drew Cullingham, it’s darkly funny, gruesome and a little bit rude! Celebrating its World Premiere, After We Leave is a brilliant debut for director Aleem Hossain, a vibrant script, satisfying special effects and outstanding performances – the type of film this festival searches for every year.
Another World Premiere is The Tangle, a brilliant sci-fi noir written and directed by Christopher Soren Kelly and starring Jessica Graham and Nicole Da Silva.
Also having its world premiere is Zoo-Head, directed by Navin Dev. This is a strong debut from Dev, with great performances and awesome techno soundtrack to boot.