Golden Blasters 2011

Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention (15-16 October, 2011), has announced details of this year’s Golden Blasters Short Film and Short Script Festival.

The Golden Blasters Short Film competition is now open to short film submissions from filmmakers from anywhere in the world. The science fiction, fantasy or horror films should be 12-15 minutes long, and can be live action, animation or a mixture of media. The shorts can be filmed on 35mm, 16 mm or video but entries must must be on DVD. Two copies will be required.

A short-list of films will be selected prior to Octocon and will be screened for the attendees of the festival.

There are two awards: The Golden Blaster for Best Film, which is selected by a jury, and the Silver Blaster Audience Award which is voted by the festival attendees.

The Golden Blaster Short Script Competition is looking for science fiction, fantasy of horror scripts no longer than 20 pages. Submissions should be formatted in the standard script style, and submitted via Withoutabox.

The winning script will be awarded €100.

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Entry Deadline: 30th April 2011
Standard Deadline: 30th June 2011
Final Deadline: 31st July 2011

More information about the competitions is available on the web site.

The winners of the three competitions will be announced at the convention’s closing ceremony.

Octocon 2011