Founded at Rockefeller University by geneticist and filmmaker Alexis Gambis in 2008, Imagine Science Films has run an annual science film festival in New York since 2008. It also hosts a seriessatellite events worldwide, and serves as a major venue for the release of new and experimental works bridging the worlds of science and film. We seek to challenge and expand the role of science in the current cultural discourse by providing a forum for adventurous interdisciplinary collaboration.
ISF satellite locations have included Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Berlin, Chicago, Dublin, Quito, Bologna, Hong Kong, Athens, Kaluga, San Francisco, Oslo, Warsaw and Geneva.
ISF runs a variety of initiatives including the science-film community Habitat
, Student film labs
, a year round Science Matters
pop-up event series, and the scientist-filmmaker competition Symbiosis
. ISF is a proud partner of Labocine,
which allows audiences beyond our festival cities to view a decade of festival films.
Three years ago, ISF celebrated its 10-year anniversary in New York with the 10th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival