CTRL ALT DELETE, one of many features to screen for judges and audiences at the 2016 Silver Scream Festival, impressed the judge’s panel so much that it went on to win Best Sci-Fi Feature at the awards ceremony.
Director James B. Cox attributes some of the film’s continued success to its win. “Since Silver Scream Fest, CTRL ALT DELETE has screened around the world, from Detroit to Singapore— playing for packed houses and garnering a dozen festival awards,” says Cox. “Shortly after winning the Best Sci-Fi Feature award at the inaugural Silver Scream Fest, we were approached by Taylor & Dodge, a reputable domestic and foreign sales agency. They have taken CTRL ALT DELETE to Cannes and other major film markets, putting our film in front of studio executives and distributors.”
Cox is also grateful he took part in the Festival because it fulfilled a childhood dream. “Being invited to be a part of this festival, and its association with Famous Monsters, made the Monster Kid in me giddy. I’m a fan, and since my love of film was fostered by the glossy pages of Famous Monsters magazine, my experience at Silver Scream Fest brought things full circle.”
Despite his success at the 2016 festival, however, Cox has no plans to submit a feature this year, although he still plans to attend. “We’ve got a comic and a few films in the works,” he explains, “but nothing in time to submit. I’m going as a fan.”