The winners of the Golden Blasters 2013 were announced on Sunday 13th October at the closing ceremony of The Irish National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Octocon, in the Camden Court Hotel.
The Golden Blaster for a short Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror was awarded to LOCKED UP, written and directed by Jane Eakin.
The 2013 Golden Blaster award for scriptwriting went to Eoin O'Sullivan for his work "An Bean Sidhe".
Our audience award, The Silver Blaster, went to SLEEPWORKING written and directed by Gavin Williams.
Well after weeks of argument and discussion, the Judges have come up with a list of the ten nominees for this years awards.
To say this was our hardest year yet would be an understatement with the level of entries doubling in the past year and a quality to each, be it from Ireland or Singapore, the United States or Australia that has surpassed all our expectations.
To all of you whether selected or not we say this, congratulations on making films that amused, entertained and made us think and for that we thank you. Here are the ten films short-listed for this years Blasters.
THE GIRL (16min, Ireland)
FINAL DEFECT (14min, Singapore)
RECA113 (6min, USA)
RESTITUTION (13min, USA)
THE TALE OF THE CURIOUS AND CONFUSED MONSTER (3min, Australia)
LE PASSAGE (18min, France)
LOCKED UP (9min, Australia)
94 (3min, UK)
MARS II (13min, UK)
SLEEPWORKING (15min, UK)
Best of Luck to all the finalists.