Wednesday, November 29, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
We will not be holding the film race for the 2018 season. Although, we will be doing something very cool which we will announce next week, so get ready. BUT, the film festival is NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!!! https://filmfreeway.com/TheZONESciFan
Sunday, October 01, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
The last three years have been a blast but they’ve also taken a toll. We’re taking a break for the 2018 season next year. We’re still doing The VOID in September later in the year. Stay tuned for updates. We’re not done, just taking a break. Thanks for all of your support and we WILL see you again soon!!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
It’s with a heavy heart that we are making this decision but with everything happening in our amazing city and the long road ahead, we have decided to cancel The Void film race this year. We can’t in good conscience ask people to spend money on this when so many need it more. We will start this next year. But for now we need to heal. We’ll be focusing on helping our community in the next couple of weeks the best we can. We wish everyone the best for now and know this isn’t the end. Many of us are living a nightmare right now, focusing on horror feels inappropriate at this time. We LOVE YOU. We LOVE HOUSTON.  
Friday, July 28, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
The Void Sci/Horror film race registration opens today, after 5pm!
Friday, July 28, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
Click here to view the nominations for the 2017 Zone Film Festival!
Friday, July 14, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
Starting this weekend we will announce more details about The VOID. Registration for this film race will open at 5pm on Friday, July 28th. In the meantime just know that….The VOID is watching you from the darkness….calling for you, slowly…waiting for you to come and experience all of it’s dark and demented delights.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
We will announce nominees for The ZONE SciFan International Film Festival on July 21st. Winners will be announced in the first week of August.
Monday, May 15, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
Audience Award The Vanished Best Costume God Particle Best Score The Caretaker Best Writing IT Best Editing The Vanished Best Ensemble IT Best Use of Element IT Best VFX The Caretaker Best Supporting Actress Victoria Kraus – The Wall App Best Supporting Actor Hunter Hall – The Vanished Best Actress Susie McCauley – The Caretaker Best Actor David Tran Nguyen – The Vanished 4th Overall IT 3rd Overall The Wall App 2nd Overall The Caretaker Best Film The Vanished CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!!!
Friday, May 12, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
http://www.thezonescifan.com/2017-nominees-for-the-film-race/
Thursday, May 11, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
All events are in room 352E. 11am – 1:30pm SciFan Festival Short Film Program runtime: 2:10 “Tea For Two The Weight of Forgivneness White Lily The Night Circus Sucubus The Lost: Director’s Cut Last day of war Revelation – the City of Haze BREAKER Tears In The Rain ‘A Room’ Brood of Man 1:30pm – 2:30pm “Lights, Camera, Magic! For the last two years we’ve talked about everything that could go wrong while making a film, now we’ll talk about those magical moments that happen in front of the camera. In every production you find yourself shooting something completely unexpected that just adds a degree of magic to film making. It’s those moments that make it all worth it for filmmakers. Join us and local film makers as we discuss our favorite magical moments. 2:30pm – 4pm SciFan Film Festival Feature Film Cronus Directed By Derek Presley End of Day
Thursday, May 11, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
Saturday 11am – 12pm Series and Local Film Shorts runtime : 1:14 “Dear Mankind Kyloki Brood of Man Last Day of War The Lost: Director’s Cut The Robo-Thug Holiday Special 1:15 – 3pm Film Race 2017 runtime: 1:40mins 3pm – 4:30pm CW Facebook Live DC Crossover Podcast: Crew members from the CW39 channel and ZONE Creator Jo’Nathan Gwynn will go live on Facebook to recap and discuss this past weeks DC shows. 4:30pm – 5:30pm “Why Sci-Fi Matters: Carrie was far more than a Princess! Carrie was more than just a princess. We will talk about the impact Carrie Fisher not only had on the Star Wars franchise but also her work as a script doctor in the 90’s. We will also discuss other sci fi legends that we’ve lost in the past couple of years and what they meant to all of us. 5:30pm – 7pm Film Race 2017 runtime: 1:40mins 7pm – 8pm Film Race Awards Ceremony and Meet and Greet 8pm – 9:30pm SciFan Film Festival Feature Film Cronus Directed By Derek Presley 9:30pm – 10pm Cronus Q&A with Director and Producer. End of Day
Thursday, May 11, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
11am – 12:30pm Film Race 2017 runtime: 1:40mins 12:30pm – 3pm SciFan Festival Short Film Program runtime: 2:10 “Tea For Two The Weight of Forgivneness White Lily The Night Circus Sucubus The Lost: Director’s Cut Last day of war Revelation – the City of Haze BREAKER Tears In The Rain ‘A Room’ Brood of Man 3pm – 4pm Panel: Space Robotic :NASA Robotics engineers discuss the function and the difficulties robotics in space. Discussions will range from the famous robotic arm on the space shuttle to the robotics use to build the ISS. At the end we will hold a Q&A for the audience. 4pm – 5pm SciFan Festival Mini-movies runtime: 52 mins Olfactory The Robo-thug Holiday Special 5pm – 6:30pm Film Race 2017 runtime: 1:40mins End of Day
Sunday, April 30, 2017 The Zone Status No comments
MAY 3, Wednesday at 8 PM – 10:30 PM,  Wellborne Cinema Four 324 E House St, Alvin, Texas 77511 Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/261024407693680/ Purchase Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-zone-2017-film-race-films-screening-tickets-34122412053
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 thezonescifan Status No comments
NAME: Carrie or Ron OCCUPATION: Mercenary LINE OF DIALOGUE: “I don’t care what you believe in, just believe in it.” Good luck everyone!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 thezonescifan Status No comments
Monday, March 13, 2017 thezonescifan Status No comments
The ZONE Film Races and Film Festivals were established on March 13th, 2015 by Jo’Nathan Gwynn and Rakesh Jacob. The ZONE Film Race broke on to the Houston film scene as a new outlet for local filmmakers to showcase their storytelling talent. It also was introduced to the International Film Festival scene with submission from over 20 countries. The ZONE partnered with Comicpalooza, BedRock City Comics, Prime Camera, and Metal Geeks Podcast to bring exciting new film competitions to Houston. The ZONE comes to us from the creative minds of Jo’Nathan Gwynn and Rakesh Jacob of Worlds of Imagination Productions, two filmmakers and entrepreneurs from Houston. Jo’Nathan is a graduate of The Art Institute of Houston and has been working in the video/film industry for the past 17 years. He has done just about everything in the media field all the way to owning his own production company. Rakesh Jacob is a well-respected and sought after filmmaker in the Houston film community. After a critically acclaimed career as a music producer, Rakesh went on to filmmaking, seeking a more challenging medium. He quickly amassed over 25 million views on multiple platforms as well as the respect and admiration of the Houston Film Community. Through their tireless efforts they have only begun to accomplish their prime directive of making Houston a cultural hub for the indie community and a dream destination for filmmakers from across the country to come and create quality films in multiple genres. It’s the mission of The ZONE to let the world know that Houston is so much more than what the world perceives it to be, and their film races and festivals exist to highlight the incredible, undiscovered talent that calls this amazing place home. They are looking forward to the coming years, showcasing the quality films we know Houston filmmakers can create. On March 13th, 2017, The City of Houston will honor Jo’Nathan Gwynn and Rakesh Jacob for their hard work to expand the Houston Film Community and making Houston a global destination for filmmakers.    
Friday, March 10, 2017 thezonescifan Status No comments
HOUSTON (KTRK) — http://abc13.com/entertainment/the-zone-houstons-sci-fi-film-race/1795507/ Want to get into film? Then you’ll want to get in ‘The Zone.’ The Zone is a Houston based sci-fi fantasy film race and festival, and the 3rd annual competition is kicking off March 22. Participants will have only one week to write, shoot, and edit a 7 to 10 minute sci-fi or fantasy film. The teams will be given an element at the start of the race that must be included in the film, like a prop, a line, or character, but the most important element is Houston. At the end of the race, teams will have the opportunity to see their work on a big screen during a two-day public showing held at a local movie theater and again, in front of hundreds of sci-fi fans at ‘The Zone’ film festival event at Comicpalooza. The film festival is followed by an Oscar-like award ceremony, where film and talent winners are announced. When ‘The Zone’ founder Jo’nathan Gwynn created the race, his goal was to do more than just make sci-fi and fantasy films. He wanted to expose the world to the talent, diversity, and eclectic landscape that the Bayou City has to offer. “That’s why we made it one of the rules of the competition. You have to shoot in Houston or show some landmark or something specific to Houston in your film,” said Gwynn. The city has recently acknowledged ‘The Zone’s’ work, and Gwynn looks forward to meeting with Mayor Sylvester Turner to receive a proclamation that recognizes the festival’s effort to expand the Houston film community. The film race is open to anyone whether they’re looking to get into filmmaking or just try something new and exciting. According to Gwynn, you don’t have to be Spielberg to enter the competition. “There’s no limit to your creativity –just go all out with it and have fun. Whatever you can think of -just do it,” said Gwynn. This year’s prize pot includes bragging rights, gift cards to Bedrock City Comics, and camera equipment including a slate, a monitor, and a drone. Teams can register online for $150, with special discounts offered to students, they have until March 21 to get in ‘The Zone’.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 thezonescifan Status No comments
Registration 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016 thezonescifan Status No comments
The the 2017, 3rd annual The Zone Sci-Fan Film Race, opens at 3pm!  Less than 10 minutes!
Saturday, December 17, 2016 thezonescifan Status No comments
You can now register for the Film Festival at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheZONESciFan

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