Science fiction judges announcement!

We can now reveal the judges for this year’s short science film competition for the science fiction category!

Once we have received all your entries, we will be passing on shortlisted films to the four talented people below. They’ll be deciding the winners!

Andrew Glester

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Andrew is currently a lecturer in science communication at UWE and the coordinator for the Space Universities Network. In his spare time, he has hosted science podcast The Cosmic Shed since 2015. The cosmic shed was listed as one of the Guardian’s favourite podcasts 2018 and has featured guests like Tim Peake, Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Andrew is also the host of the Physics World Stories podcast, a writer/reviewer for Physics World and a science film maker himself.

Follow him on Twitter: @astrondrew
Check out his podcast:  www.thecosmicshed.com

Gabriela Staniszewska

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Gabriela is a multi-award winning filmmaker from Bristol, UK. She works primarily in horror and sci-fi, with a small local collective.

Her film ‘I Should Have Run’ won several awards and was showcased on the website of the production company behind Paranormal Activity and Get Out.

Follow her on Twitter: @gabstaniszewska

Ti Singh

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Ti is best known for founding Bristol Bad Film Club. This local film night has raised over £30,000 for local charities over the years through the medium of terrible films.

A film enthusiast through and through, Ti has numerous other projects that include Born to be Bad, a book interviewing the actors behind some of the greatest movie villains of the 1980s. To cap it all off, he has also defended some of the shocking science to the bitter end as a panellist at our Bad Film Science events.

Follow him on Twitter: @Timonsingh

Dr Amy C Chambers

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Amy is a senior lecturer in film and media studies at Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University). Her research focuses on the intersection of science and entertainment media, with a specific focus on women scientists, and discourses surrounding science and religion on screen. Amy also publishes on medical horror, women horror filmmakers, science fiction (1968-1977), and the mediation of women scientists’ expertise.

Amy regularly writes popular articles for online publications including The GuardianBitch Flicks, and The Conversation. She has also contributed her research and expertise to events including the British Science Festival, Silbersalz: Science and Media Festival, and the Copenhagen Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX*).

Follow her on Twitter: @AmyCChambers
Check out her website: amycchambers.com

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