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17-Apr-2014 5:47am PDT  

 

Imagine Science Film Festival

7 Annual October 17, 2014 to October 24, 2014

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Imagine Science Films
Attn: Film Submissions
18 Bridge Street unit 3J
Brooklyn NY 11201
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Phone: 1 (718) 360-8848
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Documentary
ISFF seeks films, that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings.

DOCUMENTARY SUBMISSIONS need to adhere to the underlying requirement of IMAGINE SCIENCE which is that science and/or scientists need to be presented in a narrative/story-driven framework - in a compelling yet credible manner.
Shorts
ISFF seeks films, that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings. Submitted films should have a scientific or technological theme and storyline, or that have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.

We discourage "science fiction" submissions unless the SCIENCE is STRONG, ACCURATE and ENTERTAINING.
Features
ISFF seeks films, that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings.

Submitted films should have a scientific or technological theme and storyline, or that have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.

We discourage "science fiction" submissions unless the SCIENCE is STRONG, ACCURATE and ENTERTAINING.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
While films about science and scientists appear regularly at annual general film festivals in New York City and around the world, nothing else like the Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) currently exists. It is an innovative film festival based on scientists’ and filmmakers’ desire not only to effectively communicate science, but also to transform scientific ideas into something accessible and creative to diverse audiences.

ISFF will encourage artists and filmmakers to explore the potential of science, technology and medicine in cinema. It will also give scientists the opportunity to learn about the world of filmmaking and to realize the creative potential and accessibility of their work.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This year marks the 7th year of the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York.

HISTORY & PRESS

Six years ago, the 2008 Imagine Science Film Festival took place October 16th - 25th, bringing 31 films from all over the world to screening locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn. “The first edition of the ISFF combines two arts—science and film—making the mysteries of the world palatable on the silver screen,” wrote Tribeca Films in a review of the Imagine Science Film Festival, which generated significant media attention in its first year.

"Imagine Science Film Festival has grown like cells in a petri dish, from a small group of students who in their downtime would discuss the merits of science-fiction films like “Gattaca” to in its fifth year, 80 movies from 15 countries" - wrote the New York Times last year.

The Village Voice summed up ISFF describing the festival as "creative interaction between scientists and filmmakers” resulting in “powerful films that make science accessible to the public. Expect to see flicks that spill over with imagination but still hold to credible hard facts.”

WHERE/WHEN DOES ISF TAKE PLACE?
The Imagine Science Film Festival takes place in diverse array of venues - museums, universities, cinemas & bars - around New York City.

ORGANIZERS
Administration Imagine Science Film Festival (Administration) ; Alexis Gambis (Artistic Director) ; Alexis Gambis (Festival Director) ; Nate Dorr (Director of Programming)

GENERAL RULES
ISFF seeks NARRATIVE films that have a scientific or technological theme and storyline, or that have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.

FORMAT
Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles, and there must be a preview AND screening copy available in English or with English subtitles, excepting music videos and films without dialogue.

If your film is accepted, ISFF generally screens off QuickTime. We can assist filmmakers in making transfers from other types of masters if necessary. We may also be able to screen in other formats as the festival gets closer.

DEADLINES, FEES & NOTIFICATION
All on-time submissions for 2014 will be notified of their status around end of August (all fees are in U.S. dollars ONLY, foreign currency cannot be accepted):

All filmmakers will receive notification, whether or not their film is chosen to screen. Notifications will be sent out on or before October 1st. Please DO NOT contact us to find out whether or not your film has been received. We do not have a large enough staff to respond to such inquiries.

PREVIEWS, ENTRY FORMAT & SUBMISSION
ISFF accepts submissions for PREVIEW on NTSC or PAL DVD (any region).

Feel free to send along any additional press material, cast and crew bios or any other information about your film. We will say, however, that it will most likely NOT influence our selections in any way.

Preview DVDs WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Please DO NOT send a self-addressed stamped envelope. DO NOT send a master tape as a preview copy.

If your film is accepted, we will get a master tape from you, and will mail back masters at our expense.

Please write or print your name, email, phone number, and the name of the film directly on the preview tape or DVD.

SCREENING RIGHTS
Should your work be selected to be part of the Imagine Science Film Festival, Imagine Science Films will reserve the right to show your film until the end of 2014.

We will also ask filmmakers if they would like to participate in our Satellite festivals and be exhibited in a variety of Online Platforms (AAAS/Science MemberCentral, Imagine Science Youtube Screening Room, Special Events).

ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL
If your work is accepted as part of ISFF 2014 we would love for you to be able to attend the screening of your work. Unfortunately, Imagine Science Films is not usually able to cover travel or accommodation.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All Selected Films can be screened until end of 2014 as part of the Imagine Science Film Festival and have the option to participate in our Imagine Science Satellite Programs & Events.