EXTENDED WITH REPLAY PASS TILL OCT 25

Oct 16
13th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival

Organized By Imagine Science Films

About Event
Event starts at October 16, 2020, 7:00 PM EDT and ends at October 23, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT

Please complete a short anonymous survey about how you engage with films and what you are watching during the ISFF13.

The theme of the 13th Imagine Science Film Festival is "MIGRATION"

The flight of the arctic tern, the multi-generational travels of the monarch butterfly, the return of eels to the streams they hatched in. The arduous journeys of displaced peoples. Data systems in flux. The complex movements of cells, from embryonic origins to developed organisms. This year we seek MIGRATIONS of all kinds. Though this subject is the special focus of this year...

Please complete a short anonymous survey about how you engage with films and what you are watching during the ISFF13.

The theme of the 13th Imagine Science Film Festival is "MIGRATION"

The flight of the arctic tern, the multi-generational travels of the monarch butterfly, the return of eels to the streams they hatched in. The arduous journeys of displaced peoples. Data systems in flux. The complex movements of cells, from embryonic origins to developed organisms. This year we seek MIGRATIONS of all kinds. Though this subject is the special focus of this year's festival, we'll be featuring films, installations, and online works of any and all other genres, methodologies, and subjects, as always that push the boundaries of the science narrative - embracing the movement of the Science New Wave.

To learn more about the festival, visit the festival website at imaginesciencefilms.org/ny13

How do I attend the 13th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival?

The festival is FREE for scheduled programs below. We encourage you to RSVP so you can simply receive reminders from us a few hours before the program start time.

RSVP for each program gives you FREE access to Film & Conversations that appear as different windows. These RSVPs are specific to each program but they do not guarantee entrance. You need to start the movie within the program start/end time window. If a program is from 7-10pm, you can access the film starting at 7pm but will not be able to start the movie after 10pm. The window of time you have to watch a film is indicated. Most programs are limited to 500 attendees and we will inform you if there is only 50 seats left or less. If we reach quota, no one will be allowed in and the screening will be indicated as SOLD OUT.

REPLAY Festival Pass (for the entire festival): The Imagine Science REPLAY pass allows you to watch films and conversations after the live events and only for the duration of the festival thru October 25. Note that some of our films may be SOLD OUT as the festival week takes place and this will be indicated so make sure to check before buying your pass.

Ticketing starts on October 1. We will release a limited amount of REPLAY passes. Note that films with REPLAY passes are only accessible once the scheduled screening has taken place.

You need to be in the United States to be able to watch films of the festival A few films will be limited for viewing to only New York and indicated in the Program info. Filmmaker Q&A  conversations will be published on our social media.

How to watch festival films?

Click on a program below and you will see several thumbnails that correspond to the various sub-parts of the program. Click on Film, Panel, Webinair and watch at scheduled timed.

What if I am not in the US?

Most films are restricted to the US because we're ultimately a New York festival and need to keep it this way for many reasons related to the concerns from filmmakers, producers, and distributors. However, some creators have expressed an interest to share their films with the world at-large.

For those not in the United States, we are making a few films available worldwide in a few playlists from October 16-25

  • ISFF13 Worldwide - selection of films of the 13th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival.
  • Symbiosis films made over the last few years by pairs of scientists and filmmakers short films created over the course of 1-week during the festival.
  • Scenes: Capturing Scientific Data on Screen. Scenes serve as clips for teaching, documenting and preserving the accuracy of science through film. They are precisely unedited and raw. There are meant to be recycled and repositioned into a different context in which they can be framed as cinematic experiences.

Many of the films will then circulate in some of the Labocine Issues over the coming months or in some of our LIVE events so stay tuned. Once programmed at Imagine Science, it is important for us to help these films get out to the world in order to keep with our mission of promoting compelling scientific stories.

All of the panels and conversations will also be shared on our Vimeo channel and Facebook Live.

Why is this festival taking place this year?

We're living through a crisis and it has never been more important to find ways to communicate science through visual storytelling and spark conversations. We need to keep experimenting with new ways to bridge the worlds of science and cinema. We also need to prevent false or sensationalized information from reaching the public. Lastly, it is important to understand that science affects all of us in different ways, whether it is an individual, a society, or the world at-large. Even if virtual, the festival still embodies the spirit of New York City, inviting filmmakers, scientists, and audiences to take part in this grand experiment. We will still keep the spirit of a borderless festival by partnering with different institutions worldwide.

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Any questions about the festival - ticketing, programs or more - email us at hi@imaginesciencefilm.org