11th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Open for Submissions Festival will screen in early 2016, partnered with the Seattle International Film Festival,

EMP Museum

From July 1 through September 30, EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.

5 Episodes In: “Stitchers” The mysteries deepen, but the tone tries hard to stay light

Stitchers

Stitchers is ABC Family’s first procedural drama, and the lighter tone regarding the characters’ personal lives balances out the seriousness of the procedural aspects of solving murders, and the potentially darker mysteries surrounding the creators of the secret program — and Kirsten’s own past — grow deeper and more dangerous.

“Dream Defenders” Coming to Discovery Family The animated adventure series will join the daytime lineup

Dream Defenders

Discovery Family has acquired the US rights to the 26-episode series, Dream Defenders, from Tiny Island Productions. The series follows 14-year-old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer through their dual dimension adventures—in both the ‘Realworld’ of Meridian, and the fantastical universes of the ‘Dreamworld’.

Jaime Murray: Fear and Loving in “Defiance” Power plays and other challenges await in Season 3

Defiance S3

This week, Jaime Murray chats with Summer about the challenges and changes facing Defiance in Season 3 (no spoilers). Jaime plays Stahma Tarr, who at the start of Season 3 is searching with her husband Datak Tarr for the missing members of their family, and picking up the pieces in the aftermath of devastation and the arrival of another alien race long-believed to have died out.

Jaime also talks about how the ritual baths became a thing, and wonders if Kevin Murphy might have some sort of fixation on water, since he did the same thing to her in Valentine, a short-lived series on The CW that he also created and produced.

“Heroes Reborn” Trailer Released New 13-episode series well be a featured presentation at SDCC for NBC

Heroes Reborn

From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically-acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

The new series is set to premiere September 24.

Aaron Ashmore: “Killjoys” Down and Dirty Loyalties and secrets tie the Killjoys together through the good times and rough times

Killjoys Aaron Ashmore

This week, Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) chats with Summer about one of Syfy Channel’s newest space adventure series, Killjoys. Aaron plays John Jaqobis, one of a team of galactic bounty hunters, pursuing fugitives (called Warrants) throughout the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war. His character is a tough fighter but a peacemaker at heart, and in a pinch he can fix, fly or build just about anything.