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The 14th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival will take place in October 15-22, 2021.We're planning a hybrid with most of our films that will be playing via our partnering platform Labocine.com.
The theme of the 14th Imagine Science Film Festival is "RESISTANCE."
We're currently living in a time where resistance seems to be part of our everyday life. The act of swimming against the current but not for futile reasons but to spark change and awareness. For our 14th annual festival, we will be exploring the act of resisting from the micro to the macro level. What is mean to withstand opposing forces that sometimes feel overwhelming. How does resistance measures a materials ability to resist the flow of electrons through it. How do organism resist harmful influences such as disease, toxic agents or infection.
Though this subject is the special focus of this year's festival, we'll also be accepting films of any and all other genres, methodologies, and subjects, as always.
2021 SUBMISSIONS OPEN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2021
Propelled by a movement led by working scientists in 2008 to broaden how science is depicted in media, the Imagine Science Film Festival is committed to promoting a high-level dialogue between scientists and filmmakers. But not only through the usual channels -- where many other science film outlets focus on classic televsion-style documentary or science fiction, ISFF radically expands the conversation and reaches diverse audiences through a blend of inventive documentaries, thought-provoking scientific fiction, data and visualizations straight from the labs, and stunning experimental film. The resulting hybrid programming defies preconceived notions and provides a unique forum for new ideas and interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as some of the finest filmmaking in the world. The festival also actively cultivates forward-thinking scientific cinema through annual Symbiosis competitions challenging scientists and filmmakers to work together to create groundbreaking new work.
The festival takes places at science and art venues around New York city. This year, we will be partnering with these same organizations but we will be virtual, expanding our feature and shorts programming to serve an audience hungry for better scientific communication in today's world.