Mary Shelley Award


Thank you to Other Worlds Austin and members of the jury for the Mary Shelley Award. A million thanks to the talented cast and crew of Kepler X-47 – I share this with you. The jury’s statement encourages me even more as I move forward with new sci-fi projects on my slate.

“The jury is unanimous. We award the Mary Shelley prize to Erin Li for her original vision, rigorous world-building, and creative storytelling in her impressive short film, Kepler X-47. We look forward to seeing Erin grow as a bold new voice in the SciFi genre.”

Members of this year’s jury included:
– Anne Chaisson, Executive Director Hamptons International Film Festival
– Alysia Reiner, Producer/Founder Broad Street Picture (EQUITY – Sundance Jury award winner), actress (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SIDEWAYS, EQUITY)
– Sarah Adina Smith, writer/director BUSTER’S MAL HEART, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM