Robots, flying jellyfish, spaceships, aliens, astronauts, laser guns, zombies, headless nuns, axe murderers, time machines, steam powered horses…welcome to the Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival!
The 2017 edition of the Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival opens with Luc Besson’s sci-fi masterpiece THE FIFTH ELEMENT. This special 20th Anniversary screening is a 4K remastered print of of the iconic film starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker and Ian Holm. The film will screen in partnership with The Light House Cinema on the 5th May at 10pm in their Smithfield venue.
Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival also partners with the Light House Cinema to bring two further classic sci-fi titles, Fred M. Wilcox’s FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956) starring Leslie Nielsen and Walter Pidgeon, and a late night screening of the psychedelic 60’s cult film BARBARELLA, starring Jane Fonda as the titular heroine. Also in the Light House on Saturday afternoon is award winning Mexican director Amat Escalante’s terrifying and surreal new feature THE UNTAMED, featuring a tentacle wielding creature that delivers both pleasure and pain to the locals of a small Mexican town.
The festival also welcomes Jury Members from across the country who will deliberate over the Best Feature, Best Short Sci-Fi, and Best Short Fantasy nominations at this year’s festival, delivering a verdict by the last day of competition.
The feature jury includes award winning director Bob Gallagher, senior film programmer at Cork Film Festival Don O’Mahony, and film journalist and founder of the website Scannain, Niall Murphy. The shorts jury consists of Luke Dunne, film journalist and founder of the website Film In Dublin, Eibh Collins, the short film programmer at Galway Film Fleadh, and filmmaker Conor Maloney of Cashmere Media.
Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival runs from 5th to 7th May at The Light House cinema and Generator Hostel, both located in Smithfield.
Light House Cinema
Tel: 01 872 8006
Tel: 01 901 0222
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