(The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film
), is a UK based film festival, dedicated to the science fiction
and fantasy genres, which began in 2002.
About the Festival
Designed to be a festival that “takes a serious look at sci-fi
and fantasy, bringing new, classic and rare movies from around the world to the UK
”, Sci-Fi-London (SFL) annually screens world and UK Premieres, seminal cult classics, as well as documentaries, debates and talks.
Short films are also an important part of the festival programme, screening in front of every movie shown, as well as together in the Blink Of An Eye short film programme. Over its history Sci-Fi-London has also held a number of Short Film competitions, and in 2008 launched the Sci-Fi-London 48hr Film Challenge
, in order to encourage filmmakers to create sci-fi short films over a very short space of time.
In 2006 the festival became the official home of The Arthur C. Clarke Award
, the most prestigious award for science fiction
literature in Britain
, and recognised as one of the most prestigious science fiction
awards in the world.
Since its inception, the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival has also been one of the few places in the UK
to consistently screen "All-Nighters" — film marathons which run throughout the night. These have focused on anime
, and Matrix
films as well as episodes of the cult American TV series: Mystery Science Theatre 3000
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