Nat Saenz coordinated the film festival at LoneStarCon 3. The following films received awards at the film festival.
- Best SF&F Short Film: Ray Bradbury’s Kaleidoscope, directed by Eric Tozzi
- Best Horror Short Film: CARGOLS! (Snails), directed by Geoffrey Cowper
- Best Animation Short Film: Oh Super, directed by Mike Roberts
- Best Fan Film: Star Trek Continues; Pilot – Pilgrim of Eternity, directed by Vic Mignogna
- Best Feature Film: Chill – Horror, directed by Noelle Bye and Meredith Holland
Beginning on January 9, Freeport, Illinois’s Lindo Theatre will be presenting a ’50s Science Fiction Film Series, running a film on select Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. through April. The films selected will include The Thing from Another World, Them!, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Tickets are $5 per film, or $20 for the series.
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Nat Saenz coordinated the film festival at Chicon. This year’s judging panel was comprised of John Hickey, David Kania, Bill Frazier, and Nick Wagoner. The Battelle SF Club served as a focus group judging films. 125 independent short films and 8 independent feature films were screened from 17 countries. The festival was coordinated by Nat Saenz. The following films received awards at the film festival.
- Best SF&F Feature Film: Pig, directed by Henry Barrial
- Best Horror Feature Film: Nailbiter, directed by Patrick Rea
- Best Animation Short Film: Paths of Hate, directed by Damian Nenow
- Best SF&F Short Film: The Centrifuge Brain Project, directed by Till Nowak
- Best Horror Short Film: Dead Happy, directed by Nicky Lianos
- Best Fan Film: Star Trek Phase II: The Child, directed by Jon Povill