Friday 01st August 2014,
Imagine Science Films
Strange Lines and Distances

Strange Lines and Distances

Joshua Bonnetta | 30 min | USA | 2011 SYNOPSIS Strange Lines and Distances is a two-channel audio-visual installation focusing on Guglielmo Marconi’s first transatlantic radio broadcast. The work is inspired by Marconi’s belief that sound never diminishes, but rather [...]

October 5, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Cubic Limit

Cubic Limit

Manfred Mohr | 4 min | France | 1973-74 SYNOPSIS During Manfred Mohr’s legendary 1971 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, he met the CEO of C.G.M (La Companie Generale de Micromatique), a data storage and preservation [...]

October 5, 2013 2013, Animation, Art piece, Experiment, Films
Mesocosm (Wink, TX)

Mesocosm (Wink, TX)

Marina Zurkow | USA | 2012 SYNOPSIS Mesocosm (Wink, Texas) is part of a series of animated landscapes that develop and change over time in response to software-driven data inputs. The title Mesocosm is drawn from the field of environmental science, referring to experimental, [...]

October 5, 2013 2013, Animation, Art piece, Docu-Fiction, Films
Network B

Network B

Casey Reas | USA | 2009 SYNOPSIS Network B is software that combines recorded drawings with generative processes to build fictional networks. As marks recorded by Reas are played back through the software, elements defined by the Process 4 text are activated to [...]

October 5, 2013 2013, Art piece, Experiment
Hard Data

Hard Data

R. Luke DuBois | USA | 2009 SYNOPSIS Hard Data is a data-mining, sonification, and visualization project by R. Luke DuBois that uses statistics from the American military actions in Iraq as source material for a series of audiovisual compositions.  Using Xenakis’ understanding of formalized [...]

October 5, 2013 2013, Art piece, Experiment, Films
La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans (Performance Preview)

La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans (Performance Preview)

Mara Hasseltine | 1 min | USA | 2013 SYNOPSIS Depicting the poor young poet Rodolfo, who falls in love with Mimi, a young grisette who is dying of consumption. In this case, Mimi is the plankton sculpture ensnared in [...]

October 2, 2013 2013, Art piece, Experiment, Films
Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

Emily V. Driscoll | 8 min | USA | 2013 SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING SYNOPSIS During a Tara Oceans expedition to study the health of the oceans, NYC sci-artist Mara Haseltine finds an unsettling presence in samples of plankton she collected. [...]

October 2, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Live Action
System Technology

System Technology

System Development Corportation | 7 min | USA | 1960s SYNOPSIS Data and raw computer code are physically visualized in one of their earliest incarnations in this excerpt from a 60s-era tour of the computerization of the U.S. Air Defense: [...]

September 30, 2013 2013, Archival Footage, Documentary, Films
The Incredible Machine

The Incredible Machine

Paul Cohen | 15 min | USA | 1968 SYNOPSIS Produced in 1968 at Bell Labs, The Incredible Machine takes the viewer across the bleeding edge of 45-year-old computer science: simulated circuitry, voice synthesis, digital graphics, and, via a shocking revelation [...]

September 30, 2013 2013, Archival Footage, Documentary, Films
Someday Somewhere Beyond

Someday Somewhere Beyond

Someday Somewhere Beyond | 20 min | USA | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Imagine a city in space, a round structure miles across that millions of people would call home. Engineers working at [...]

September 30, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Sci-Fi
This is and is not a film.

This is and is not a film.

Jessica Brillhart | 7 min | USA | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS This is a film (or not a film, depending on what part of the multi-verse you’re from) about harnessing the laws of [...]

September 27, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
Reflections: R. Buckminster Fuller

Reflections: R. Buckminster Fuller

Robert Snyder & Jaime Snyder | 60 min | USA | 1977 SYNOPSIS Made for the U.S. Information Agency in 1977 by award-winning filmmakers Robert & Jaime Snyder, Reflections is a tightly-framed portrait of the life and versatile mind of a [...]

September 27, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Historical
Forms

Forms

Memo Akten & Quayola | 3 min | UK | 2012 EAST COAST PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Forms is an ongoing collaboration between visuals artists Memo Akten and Quayola, a series of studies on human motion, and its reverberations through space and time. [...]

September 25, 2013 2013, Animation, Documentary, Experiment, Films
We Will Live Again

We Will Live Again

Myles Kane & Joshua Koury | 12 min | USA | 2013 SYNOPSIS We Will Live Again looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99 deceased [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
663114

663114

Isamu Hirabayashi | 7 min | Japan | 2011 SYNOPSIS 663114 comes after the recent major earthquake which struck Japan. There is a desire as an artist to make something to leave behind and it is a piece of work that has [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Animation, Docu-Fiction
Silent Passengers

Silent Passengers

Hirofumi Nakamoto | 15 min | Japan | 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A man catches hermit crabs which only live on a certain island in Japan. He releases them in his hotel room. Large numbers of hermit crabs are spread around and [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Herbarium

Herbarium

Barbara Visser | 7 min | Netherlands | 2013 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS ‘Herbarium’ is a cinematographic observation based on the changes in the classification of plants. Going from classical taxonomy to genetic [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Films
Genesis

Genesis

Guillermo Daldovo & Francisco Miranda | 2 min | Argentina | 2013 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Genesis is an introspective look on the begining of matter, from the tiniest cells up to the huge [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Animation, Films
Return to Sender

Return to Sender

Denise Hauser | 12 min | Norway | 2012 (watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS A female scientist lives a lonely and isolated life on the coast of Greenland. She is looking for the perfect partner to keep [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Animation, Fiction, Films, Sci-Fi
Alien Repair Guy

Alien Repair Guy

Øystein Moe & Alexander Somma | 13 min | Norway | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS A sci-fi story about where we come from, and about whose pawns we are – a film about what goes on [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Fiction, Films, Sci-Fi
Astronomer’s Paradise

Astronomer’s Paradise

Christoph Malin | 6 min | Austria | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Documentary
The ISS Image Frontier – Making the Invisible Visible

The ISS Image Frontier – Making the Invisible Visible

Christoph Malin | 19 min | Austria | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE (view in the ISFF 2103 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS A tribute to the International Space Station Program and Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer. It can not be overemphasized how [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
Here and the Great Elsewhere

Here and the Great Elsewhere

Michèle Lemieux | 14 min | Canada | 2012 SYNOPSIS Lost in a reverie, a man reels with sudden, piercing awareness of his own state of being. He ponders the world in which he lives—from the evolution of life and the [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Animation, Fiction, Films
Remanence III

Remanence III

Joshua Bonnetta | 2 min | USA | 2013 SYNOPSIS Remanence or residual magnetization is the property where by a demagnetized material retains a trace of its original magnetization. Remanence I-IV is a series of works created from a demagnetized [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Experiment, Films, Recycled Footage
Sight

Sight

Eran May-raz & Daniel Lazo | 8 min | Israel | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS In an all-too-plausible near future, contact lens-based computing floods any experience with information, analysis, and instant connectivity. As a date unfolds [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Fiction, Films, Sci-Fi
Emergency Calls

Emergency Calls

Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen | 15 min | Finland | 2013 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life and the universe around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness all we can [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films, Recycled Footage
Gates of Life

Gates of Life

Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen | 6 min | Finland | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2103 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Brief moments of life stolen from passing-by strangers form a sequence of events hidden in plain sight. SCREENING SCHEDULE The Art of [...]

September 23, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Oscillate

Oscillate

Daniel Sierra | 4 min | USA | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An evolving abstract visualization of the patterns formed by overlapping sine waves set in conjunction to music. SCREENING SCHEDULE The Art of Code, 6th Annual Imagine Science Film [...]

September 22, 2013 2013, Animation, Films, Music Video
Playground

Playground

Mirai Mizue | 4 min | Japan | 2010 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Biomorphic forms shift and evolve in complex play. Cells become systems, systems become organisms. The dance of life goes on. SCREENING SCHEDULE DNA Dreams, 6th Annual Imagine Science [...]

September 22, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Films
Modern no.2

Modern no.2

Mirai Mizue | 4 min | Japan | 2011 NEW YORK PREMIERE SYNOPSIS We went for it without any hesitation. We’ve formed the world at a quickening pace. What on earth is this world that we’ve created? SCREENING SCHEDULE The [...]

September 22, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Films
Some Part of Us Will Have Become

Some Part of Us Will Have Become

Semiconductor | 6 min | UK | 2012 SYNOPSIS Some Part of Us Will Have Become is the lament of a lone robot bearing witness to a man-made disaster. Made using internet streams captured during the Deepwater Horizon disaster Semiconductor have [...]

September 22, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Recycled Footage, Sci-Fi
20Hz

20Hz

Semiconductor | 5 min | UK | 2011 SYNOPSIS 20Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by [...]

September 22, 2013 2013, Animation, Documentary, Experiment, Films
#PostModem

#PostModem

Jillian Mayer & Lucas Levya | 15 min | USA | 2012 SYNOPSIS A comedic, satirical, sci-fi pop musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists, #PostModem is the story of two Miami girls and how they deal [...]

September 22, 2013 2013, Experiment, Fiction, Films, Sci-Fi
whiteonwhite:algorhythmicnoir

whiteonwhite:algorhythmicnoir

Eve Sussman | 90 min | USA | 2011 SYNOPSIS An expedition to the banks of the Caspian landed Rufus Corporation in a dystopian “future-opolis” that became the location for their experimental film noir. Pushing the envelope of cinematic form, [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Drama, Experiment, Feature, Films, Sci-Fi
DNA Dreams

DNA Dreams

  Bregtje van der Haak | 54 min | The Netherlands | 2012 NEW YORK PREMIERE SYNOPSIS What if you were allowed to have only one child and had the option of selecting its genes? Would you choose for a [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Documentary, Feature, Films, Lab Footage
The Decelerator Helmet

The Decelerator Helmet

Lorenz Potthast | 3 min | Germany | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS This project documentation explains the principles and thoughts behind the Decelerator Helmet: A helmet that offers a perception of the world in slow [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Sci-Fi
Repeat Till Overdose

Repeat Till Overdose

Zlatimir Arakliev | 3 min | Bulgaria | 2013 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the process of rolling the particles release energy due to the friction between them. This leads to a strong heating. The temperature rises steadily and may lead to [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Films
Micromegas

Micromegas

François Mathieu, Jessica Perrin, Anne Murray-Potvin, & Benjamin Vigneron | 4 min | Canada | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE (view in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS This experimental film will transport you to a trip. You will explore three fictive environments [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Supernova Sonata

Supernova Sonata

Alex Parker | 2 min | USA | 2011 SYNOPSIS This animation is a compilation of the 241 Type Ia supernovae seen in these fields during the CFHT Legacy Survey. The four Deep Fields are shown in color, and the [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Animation, Documentary, Films
Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates

Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates

Alex Parker | 3 min | USA | 2012 SYNOPSIS This animation shows the 2299 high-quality (multiple transits), non-circumbinary transiting planet candidates found by NASA’s Kepler mission so far. These candidates were detected around 1770 unique stars, but are animated [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Animation, Documentary, Films
3D Printed Record

3D Printed Record

Amanda Ghassaei | 2 min | USA | 2013 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS “3D Printed Record” shows the process of digitally fabricating 33rpm records with a 3D printer, transforming any mp3 into a physical, playable 12″ [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
Simple Machines

Simple Machines

H. Paul Moon | 9 min | USA | 2012 NEW YORK PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the first half of the 20th Century, a massive diesel engine in Copenhagen, Denmark was the world’s largest. Still preserved and working, it fires up [...]

September 21, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Explorative, Films
The Pixel Painter

The Pixel Painter

Josh Bogdan & Ryan Lasko | 9 min | USA | 2012 NEW YORK PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
Hyperlink

Hyperlink

Spencer Moh | 8 min | USA | 2013 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS After the human genome has been sequenced, not much has changed. Sometimes a father and a son still have to just talk things [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Fiction, Films, Sci-Fi
Eclipse

Eclipse

Karlis Vitols | 10 min | Latvia | 2010 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS During a solar eclipse, nature performs a transcendental ritual. Two worlds collide and a secret gate is opened, allowing a male to reach a [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Fiction, Films
The Sun

The Sun

Lyndon Lorenz | 3 min | USA | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE   (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS NASA-produced narration by William Shatner is remixed with footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and other missions, with additional [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Recycled Footage
Lights will never be that fast again

Lights will never be that fast again

Alfredo Hubard | 6 min | France | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The following historical observation is the starting point for this film: The estimates of the speed of light through history decrease with time. The images in the film [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Docu-Fiction, Experiment, Films
How Synapses Spark

How Synapses Spark

Anna Massih | 9 min | Germany | 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Learning and Memory leave behind anatomically visible traces. Tobias Bonhoeffer was the first to observe them. Together with his team, he [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Lab Footage
Stormy Sun

Stormy Sun

Daniel Münter | 9 min | Germany | 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS Sun flares can not only produce beautiful polar lights, but as well damage satellites and interfere with power grids. Astrophysicist Sami [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films, Lab Footage
Velocity

Velocity

Karolina Głusiec | 7 min | UK | 2012 NEW YORK PREMIERE SYNOPSIS “I always thought I had a perfect memory, I wanted to show these drawings to you”. A collection of memories, images and loss. SCREENING SCHEDULE The Impermanence [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Animation, Fiction, Films
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork

Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork

Amy Karle | 3 min | USA | 2011 WORLD PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2103 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS We all have this energy that we can feel, a vital life force inside of us… what would it look like [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Art piece, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Memory Sculptor

Memory Sculptor

Ken Ochiai | 17 min | Japan | 2013 NEW YORK PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS The wife of a wealthy man hires memory erasing agents to erase the memory of the young lover with whom [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Drama, Films, Live Action, Sci-Fi
From Fireflies to Space Invaders

From Fireflies to Space Invaders

Siouxsie Wiles | 3 min | New Zealand | 2012 (watch in the ISFF 2013 screening room) SYNOPSIS Something magical happens when science and nature collide. Weaving a tale of attraction and deception, this short animation brings the visually stunning [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Animation, Documentary, Films
Sci-Fly

Sci-Fly

Joey Shanks | 6 min | USA | 2013 NY PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A journey through time & space, and the fight for existence. A dark premise contrasted with the divine imaginary creates a hypnotic ride of tone and emotion. Only [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Animation, Films, Sci-Fi
Other Voices

Other Voices

Sarah Enid Hagey | 21 min | USA | 2012 SYNOPSIS Part science and part fiction, Other Voices is an experimental documentary about the enigmatic life of plants and the people who love them. We meet Mileece, a sound artist who [...]

September 20, 2013 2012, Documentary, Films, Lab Footage
Shelter

Shelter

Carl Burton | 6 min | USA | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS A vast secret world is revealed within an attic during a rainstorm. SCREENING SCHEDULE Film Lab, 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival 7:00pm [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Films
abbau

abbau

Masahiro Ohsuka | 5 min | Japan | 2013 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The world is on Uncertainty. Atom is Wave, Wave is Signal. The technique is changing media from PC to Paper, from Paper to Water, from Water to PC. This [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Experiment, Films
Writing

Writing

Geraldine Cox | 4 min | UK | 2012 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A microscopic observation of physicists’ notes and equations jotted on whatever was on hand, bringing us into poignant intimacy with the scientific creative process and the travel of [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Resonance

Resonance

Geraldine Cox | 2 min | UK | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A visual exploration of this beautiful phenomenon that threads throughout nature giving colour to the world and its potential to guide us in finding happiness and making art. [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

Sarah J. Christman | 50 min | USA | 2012 SYNOPSIS Shedding light on local and global acts of alchemy, “As Above, So Below” is a deeply personal and thought-provoking reflection on the ephemeral life of material objects. Christman’s intimate [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Explorative, Feature, Films
Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Canal

Sarah J. Christman | 7 min | USA | 2013 SYNOPSIS Just below the surface of one of the most contaminated urban waterways in the United States, microorganisms thrive amidst the 
toxic waste. SCREENING SCHEDULE Experimental Nature, 6th Annual Imagine [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films
Hypochondria of the Heart

Hypochondria of the Heart

Janna Kyllästinen | 16 min | USA | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS “Longing for a home that no longer exists or perhaps has never existed” -Svetlana Boym. From a 17th century medical illness to [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Explorative, Films
Into Noise

Into Noise

Janna Kyllästinen | 12 min | USA | 2013 SYNOPSIS Into noise is an experimental documentary film on the soundscape of New York, and a personal story of alienation and disruption. Challenging the way we hear our every day lives, the [...]

September 20, 2013 2013, Documentary, Explorative, Films
Distance

Distance

Marcin Wojciechowski | 9 min | Poland | 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Distance: the length of space between two points; remoteness, detachment. In a work devoid of anecdote and dramaturgical twists and turns, the filmmaker experiments with the borderlands between [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Animation, Experiment, Films
Fairy Shrimp

Fairy Shrimp

Melissa Lesh | 3 min | USA | 2013 SYNOPSIS Hidden deep within the Pony Pasture Park of Richmond, Virginia there lives a creature whose ancestors span back a half a billion years. In this short film discover how one [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
Simply Complex

Simply Complex

Cameron Duguid | 9 min | UK | 2013 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A stop-motion insight into the molecular world of DNA and the genome. The genome’s complexity goes hand in hand with the technology to understand it, what can now fit [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Documentary, Films
Look Inside The Ghost Machine

Look Inside The Ghost Machine

Péter Lichter | 4 min | Hungary | 2012 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS The early avant-garde filmmakers believed that the cinema had the function of a machine, made to generate pure feelings. The main part of this [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Experiment, Films
MOOON

MOOON

James Kwan | 6 min | USA | 2013 (Watch in the ISFF 2013 Screening Room) SYNOPSIS MOOON is a stop motion short about Spacebaby searching for his Moon. While the Universe seems to be tearing itself apart, Spacebaby sees the [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Fiction, Films
The Decelerators

The Decelerators

Mark Slutsky | 5 min | Canada | 2012 NEW YORK PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When a group of friends invent a machine to slow down time, the results aren’t quite what they expected. SCREENING SCHEDULE The Impermanence of Memory, 6th Annual [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Films, Sci-Fi
Paper box

Paper box

Zbigniew Czapla | 9 min | Poland | 2012 NEW YORK PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In May 2010, after record rainfall, flash flood broke embankments of the Vistula near Wilków. Catastrophic flooding deprived thousands of people of all their possessions and roofs over [...]

September 19, 2013 2013, Documentary, Experiment, Films