41st Annual

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

February 05, 2016 to February 15, 2016

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Pelham NH 03076
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Short Film
Achievement in the short film format featuring creativity, integrated direction, acting, editing and writing.
Feature Film
Achievement in the feature length film featuring well integrated direction, editing and writing.


The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival is an event which brings filmmakers and audiences together to celebrate creativity, imagination and vision.

The Festival actively seeks out new storytellers from around the globe. Our film industry background has us appreciate that an audience is great, but gaining a foothold in the business yields greater dividends.

So from the classics to latest from Hollywood, from personal visions to epic adventures, from cutting edge to traditional stories, the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival explores it all. To make it even more enjoyable it is housed in a vintage 100 year old theatre in one of the world's greatest cities - Boston.


In early 1970s, the legendary Orson Welles Cinemas in Cambridge MA ran a series of science fiction/horror themed festivals. They were so successful that in 1976 they decided to try something unique - a 24 hour sci-fi only marathon. They called it IT CAME FROM THE ORSON WELLES. It sold out. The 'THON, as it became to be called, has happened every year since.

From these humble, bleary eyed beginnings a festival was born. Today we are a 10 day cinematic celebration featuring shorts, features, documentaries and animation from around the world. The event still culminates with The 'Thon where a vintage 900 seat movie house is crammed with all sorts of life forms watching new films, reliving classics, and the occasional crowd pleasing schlocker.

Welcome to SF41, the Boston Science Fiction, the oldest genre festival in the U.S.

Awards are given by judges and by the audience. iRobot is giving a Roomba for best feature, beat short and audience favorite.


Garen Daly (Festival Director)


Decisions of the Screening Committee and Judges is final.

Judges, at their discretion, may add additional awards based on merit.


BOSTON SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless BOSTON SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL or its assignees, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.