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2014 Films

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  • Steampunk is a subculture, a creative community, and an aesthetic movement . . .

    Anina Bennett
  • . . . collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like ‘steam-punks’, perhaps.

    K.W. Jeter
  • Steampunk is modern technology—iPads, computers, robotics, air travel—powered by steam and set in the 1800’s.

    Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine
  • [A]n era that never was, but one that we wish had been.

    Abney Park
  • I have to confess that steampunk often reads to me like updated versions of a Boy’s Own adventure.

    Jay Lake
  • It’s sort of Victorian-industrial, but with more whimsy and fewer orphans.

    Caitlin Kittredge
  • I don’t believe in steampunk as a binary. I see it as more like a spectrum.

    Cherie Priest
  • Steampunk is a noun, a verb, and an adjective. The arguments start when people try to pick just one.

    Overheard at GEAR Con 2012

Festival Info & Tickets

2015 Festival Postponed

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on February 7th 2015

This year’s festival buildup competed for organizers’ energies with two resource- and detail-intensive events in January & February; due to our divided attention, we were not as aggressive in our pursuit of new steampunk films for our 5th anniversary program as has been our custom. Because we believe we can do better to represent the last year in steampunk …

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About The Festival

The Steampunk Film Festival is the only annual event wholly devoted to fostering steampunk themes and aesthetics in cinema, and the principal sponsor of GEAR Con, Portland's steampunk convention. 2015's festival breaks with our traditional Valentine's Day weekend date in order to extend our window for submissions: email director@steampunkfilmfestival.com for more information.


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