The Mary Shelley Award
Other Worlds Austin celebrates women in sci-fi
Science fiction can point to a brighter future. Other Worlds Austin hopes to play its part by encouraging more women filmmakers to work in the genre through the new Mary Shelley Award, celebrating the legacy of the Frankenstein creator. Ilona Rossman Ho of award sponsors Canine Productions said, "We hope this award inspires women to continue to create worlds, imagine characters, and share their vision. I want my children to see strong female protagonists as the norm, not the exception." The winner, selected by a panel which includes Chronicle senior editor Marjorie Baumgarten, will be announced on closing night. Below is the full list of nominees, and how to see their films at the festival.