Readers rise to the challenge of putting the 'science' into 'science fiction' for film festival's 48-hour challengeThe lights will dim and flicker in Piccadilly Circus on Tuesday as Sci-Fi London – the "international festival of science fiction and fantastic film" – comes to life with a jolt at the Apollo cinema.Highlights this year include Death, starring the inimitable Leslie Philips as an inventor who has found a way to communicate from beyond the grave, Osombie, about a zombie Osama bin Laden, and a Boris Karloff all-nighter. Of course there will be more cerebral films, too, such as Clone, which explores the possible psychological fallout from human cloning.Every year, the festival organisers set aspiring filmmakers the challenge of creating a five-minute movie from scratch over a single weekend, with the title, a prop and a line of dialogue set for them at random. The best shorts are shown at the festival.This...
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