From Michel Gondry on the South Bank to debut features in a Dalston bunker - supporting special screenings at Sci-Fi London
Date posted: 23.04.2014
Back for a 14th year, Sci-Fi London is bigger and better than ever thanks, in part, to funding from Film London. The Festival hits venues across the capital from Friday with films new and old, offering events from the sublime (Alien all-nighter on Saturday) to the ridiculous (Sci-Fido, the Sci-Fi London dog show on 4 May). The packed 11-day programme is sure to bring out the geek in all of us.
Film London is proud to have supported two very special screenings though the Boost Award.Tweet
Bunker Double Bill: Bunker 6 followed by a Q&A with director Greg Jackson + Day of the Dead
When: 6.30pm Friday 25 April
Where: Dalston Bunker, Abbot Street, London E8 3DP
Buried under the lively streets of East London, the World War Two Dalston Bunker has opened its doors to the public. Where better to screen the UK premiere of dystopian thriller Bunker 6?
Shot in a real fallout shelter in Nova Scotia, this debut feature from Canadian writer/director Gregory Jackson offers an alternative ending to the Cold War - one in which the bombs are dropped and people are forced underground.
10 years later, Grace and her fellow survivors are still in their bunker, waiting for the safety light to change from red to green. When Grace's mentor Lewis dies, Grace is left to take charge and things start to unravel.
With help from Film London, the Festival was able to invite director Greg Jackson to this special screening and he will take part in a Q&A following the film.
Not content with watching the best in contemporary sci-fi? Don't worry - there's a great classic Bunker-based cinema treat screening too! George Romero's Day of the Dead will take the sci-fi celebration late into the evening.
Mood Indigo followed by a Q&A with Michel Gondry, Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris
When: 6.10pm Friday 2 May
Where: BFI Southbank
Showing that Sci-Fi London is the leader in its field, the Festival has not only bagged the premiere of Michel Gondry's latest film Moon Indigo, with support from Film London and BFI Southbank it's also persuaded the director and the film's two stars to join for a Q&A after the screening.
The screening is sold out, but returns may be available on the day.
About the Boost Award
If you're an individual or organisation with ambitions of showcasing rare or unseen film in London, or securing talent to support a screening, the Boost Award can help you.
Open to Members of Film Hub London, the Award subsidises:
- Screening fees
- Film transport
- Talent appearances and Q&As
It is limited to projects that represent collaboration between Film Hub Members, with at least three benefiting from any of the above.
Seven projects were supported in the first round, developing 25 new partnerships between Film Hub London Members. The latest round has just opened for applications. Find out if your project qualifies
Not yet a Member? Apply now to join Film Hub London