‘Sparks’ Wins The SciFiPulse Award At The KWC Film Festival

This weekend saw the inaugural KWC Film Festival, which is a celebration of short films and web series made by both regional and international talent.  The event took place...

This weekend saw the inaugural KWC Film Festival, which is a celebration of short films and web series made by both regional and international talent.  The event took place in Kentucky. So there was obviously a strong showing for local film talent. But the event also attracted some international entries as well.

SciFiPulse was invited to take part in the Festival in order to judge and host an Award for the science fiction category of the Festival and it’s fair to say. the quality on display was fantastic. It was quite a difficult job for the judges to whittle the films down to 1 winner and 2 runners up. Especially given the high quality of the entries that were viewed.

The prize for the winner is to have their film reviewed here on SciFiPulse.Net and to also be featured in an interview on the site as well as the podcast. The two runners up will get their films reviewed as well. So you can look for those in the coming weeks.

The winner of the first KWC Film Fest SCIFIPULSE Award is the film ‘Sparks‘, which is a very fun love story about an android that falls for one of the human workers in the office where it toils. “A happy, code-typing worker android falls in love with his human female supervisor. Just one problem: every time he sees her, his heart literally explodes.”

2nd Runner Up was the science fiction short ‘The Boogeys’, which is a stylish dystopic science fiction story, which features Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Douglas Tait (Hellboy), and a really talented visual effects team. “On a future Earth transformed into a planetary ghetto by alien overlords, Dawkins, a cop-turned-pickpocket, tracks down a missing child about to be sold to the ‘Boogeys.’ The encounter will determine the child’s fate and his redemption.”

3rd Runner Up was ‘E-Bowla‘, which will make you think twice about Ten-Pin Bowling. “It’s ladies night at the local bowling alley and four longtime friends decide that it’s the perfect place to enjoy their one night a year away from their wives. Unfortunately, the ladies and the pizza buffet have other ideas.”


Writer/Director Cindy Maples and Director of Photography/Editor Jim Dougherty for E-Bowla

These three short movies exemplify how a short story can be told in a film with a limited budget and resources. ‘Sparks’, which won the award had a wonderful Fairytale feel to it in parts and made the viewer empathize with the poor Android throughout the film. It did this with very little in the way of visual effects or dialogue. It was mostly made up of physical acting and a wonderful music score.

We’ll be talking more about these movies in the coming weeks.

In closing, we here at SciFiPulse.Net would like to congratulate all the filmmakers and winners that took part in KWC Film Fest.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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