Celebrating women in science on SCREEN


We kick off on Friday, October 16
Go to Labocine to reserve your seat today!
for Opening Night!
The 13th Imagine Science Film Festival kicks on Friday, October 16 with an evening devoted to women in science. We begin our migration journey by putting a spotlight on an issue that is universal to all of us: gender parity. We pay tribute contributions of female scientists over history.

Only a few days days ago, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna for their groundbreaking researching on genetic editing technology CRISPR-CAS9.

6:30pm / The evening kicks off with some opening remarks about atypical 13th edition. Our artistic director Alexis Gambis will announce the Symbiosis pairs that will be working together for the week-long festival to make science films inspired by today's times.

following by:
A Conversation with Emmanuelle Charpentier

We then unveil an exclusive interview with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2020 with Dr. Jennifer Doudna for "the development of a method for genome editing." Dr. Charpentier discusses her life as a mobile [transposable] element, our hybrid identities and share some thoughts about science in cinema today


Ever wonder why female scientists are still a minority in the U.S.? In their eye-opening documentary "Picture a Scientist," directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney employ well-chosen personal histories and statistical data to investigate the issue and suggest ways to ameliorate the situation.

9:00pm / Followed by a conversation with directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney.

Over the course of eight days, we will have over 80 films from over 25 countries. Our programs will also include exclusive conversations with filmmakers.

Don't miss our Symbiosis Lab meeting and closing night where you can get an inside scoop on collaborations between filmmakers and scientists. And join us Sunday Oct 18 at 3pm, for our ORIGINS pitch session.
Festival Registration and Ticketing available starting October 1 on

The programs will be online but will be limited for viewing to the United States. A few select programs will be limited to NY. We plan to have a playlist "ISFF13 WORLDWIDE" to showcase a few films to a wider audience and we're extend viewing of many of our films over the weekend of October 24-25..
Our yearly short film competition is happening once again . SYMBIOSIS will bring together scientists and filmmakers to create a science-inspired short film themed Migration over the course of one week.

See you in one weeks at the festival!
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