‘Hashtag’ Wins Best Sci-Fi Short Film at FilmQuest

FilmQuest Poster Featuring Hashtag Gigi EdgleyPROVO, Utah, Runic Films and Little Empire Productions are excited to announce that Hashtag, their prescient science fiction short film, has won BEST SCI-FI SHORT FILM at FilmQuest film festival! Director and co-writer Ben Alpi was on hand to accept the award.


Alpi says, “Many thanks to Festival Director Jonathan Martin, Assistant Director Jonna Jackson, and the Filmquest staff and judges. It is a massive honor for Hashtag to win Best Sci-Fi at FilmQuest. With three years of work, this is a great award for all the cast and crew and their outstanding performances and craftsmanship. And thanks to our Kickstarter backers for their support!”


Hashtag is a short science fiction thriller that examines a looming future where social media dominates our lives and “X” (Gigi Edgley), the supreme online celebrity, finds the true cost of her popularity. It also stars Erryn Arkin and Juliet Landau as the voice of “Te’a”.


Hashtag‘s next screening will be in Rhode Island for our premiere in that state at the Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival, October 21 & 26, 2019. Don’t miss it on the big screen!


A co-production of Runic Films and Little Empire Productions, Hashtag is an ambitious vision of our possible future in the tradition of classic science fiction storytelling. For more about the project, please visit https://runicfilms.com/hashtag.



Runic Films is a Los Angeles-based film production and entertainment company developing original properties for film and television. Runic was founded in 2001 to return visual storytelling to its roots and uphold the traditions of myth and legend. Today, Runic Films harnesses cutting-edge technology and visual effects to create amazing worlds for dramatic tales grounded in humanity.




Little Empire Productions is the creative partnership of Gigi and Jake Edgley to create and promote music, comic books, and films that enlighten, intrigue, and rock your world. Spanning the Pacific between Australia and Los Angeles, Calif., Little Empire Productions mission is to create great art straight from the heart and soul.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Jyotika Virmani
Runic Films
Ph: 747-245-5559



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