Sci-fi London Film Festival. Stratford Picturehouse, BFI, Royal Society. Fri 30 April - Mon 6 May
With Sundance London Film Festival over for another year, the capital’s film enthusiasts may be feeling a little blue with only the mechanic claws in Iron Man 3, the blood infusion that is the Evil Dead, and the racy ride of The Place Beyond The Pines to watch - if they haven’t already. But not to worry, with the next installment of the 'Trekkie' franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness, being released next Thursday (9 May), we have a fitting warm up event for London’s true earthlings, humanoids and cyborgs this week...
In its 12th consecutive year, Sci-fi London hosts an invigorating programme of Sci-fi and Fantasy film UK and World premieres, exclusive talks with the genre’s key players, a short film showcase, and an array of special events. With cross-generic film rife more and more each year (especially in the sci-fi genre, which was not too long ago considered a 'niche' fictional platform) there’s something for every film fan, whether its horror, comedy or indie films that float their boat.
Taking place from 30 April to 6 May, having opened last night with Neil Jordan’s indie vamp horror Byzantium, there’s still 42 events left over the next 6 days and the Friday to Sunday line-up promises a weekend out of this world. The majority of events are held at Stratford Picturehouse, with some taking place at BFI (Southbank) and The Royal Society (St James). Tickets are still available for most events and can be purchased from the official Sci-fi London website or at the venue’s website.