A total of 418 entries were submitted and the judges (including yours sincerely) read through them all (that's about 800,000 words in total) and drew up a shortlist of six which are now before our final jury. The winner will be announced on the evening of Thursday 4th May in London. Here is the shortlist (in alphabetical order)...
James Howell - Alone (United States)
Dora Klindžić - Exit Zone (Croatia)
Claire McKenna - Honour is Everything (Australia)
James Parfitt - The Shake Up (Australia)
Mike Sizemore - Dawn Chorus (Somewhere)
Sian Summers - The Truth Value (Scotland)
And in today's WTF! news... clearly my education was sadly lacking, we never had moustache knotting classes at my school – how different my life could have been!
Yes, an AI wrote all the dialogue for this movie, which makes its debut at this week's SCI-FI-LONDON film festival. The Ars Technica article tells you all you need to know.
War in the Digital Age: UK MoD looking for war zone drones to deliver bullets & beans to the frontline - or they could just use Amazon
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What if you were trapped in a world of stop-motion animation asks Adam Millard in our latest dark fantasy flash fiction story The Animator. You can read the story HERE
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