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SCI-FI-LONDON Announces 4th Festival Awards

The SCI-FI-LONDON film festival (London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film) announced the winners of this years awards, doled out Feb. 6, 2005. Cube Zero one for Best Visual Effects while Sky Blue took the prize for Best Anime.

Now in its fourth year, SCI-FI-LONDON is the U.K.s international film festival dedicated to sci-fi and fantastic film. The festival delivers a mix of movies new to the U.K. as well as a crop of rare classics, short films and events, running Feb. 2-6 at the Curzon SOHO, Odeon Panton Street, Odeon Covent Garden, Prince Charles and UGC Trocadero.

The judges for the SCI-FI-LONDON awards are based in Japan, America, Paris, Berlin and London. For more on the winners go to

The SCI-FI-LONDON 2005 festival awards went to:

Best Feature Film: PRIMER (Shane Carruth)

Best Short: LA VIE D'UN CHIEN (John Harden)

Best Director: Brad Anderson (THE MACHINIST)

Best Actor: Christian Bale (THE MACHINIST)

Best Supporting Actor: Jim Peterson (SAVING STAR WARS)


Best Newcomer to SF/action: Vinnie Jones (SLIPSTREAM)

Best New Director to SF/Action: David Van Eyssen (SLIPSTREAM)

Best SF/Action Movie: RECON 2020 (Christian Viel)

Best Anime: SKY BLUE (Moon-saeng Kim)

Best Visual Effects: CUBE ZERO (Ernie Barbarash)

Best Cinematography: Simon Dennis (IOTA)