Science New Wave
Where Science Meets Film and Becomes Culture
Science New Wave Fund is open for submission.

We will be providing up grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 for approximately 5-7 science/film projects of all shapes and sizes that demonstrate a singular vision in how scientific thought is brought into cinematic narratives.

The Science New Wave Fund provides support to singular film projects that challenge and expand the role of science in the current cultural discourse and celebrate adventurous interdisciplinary collaboration across disciplines.

1. Works can be of any length, medium, origin + genre, including fiction, documentary, animation, music videos, VR/AR, games + immersive experience, performance, installation and data visualization - and of course crossbreeding + hybridizations are always welcomed.

2. Your project should speak to the traits of the Science New Wave manifesto. Check out the five 2022 inaugural recipients and our line-up of films from past festival editions to see the scope of the projects we support and present.

3. Anyone from anywhere can apply as long as this human can demonstrate a strong sense of collaboration throughout the process. If more than one person is applying, please specify this below in application. Elaborate on your relationship to project and established/planned collaborations if any.

4. SNW funds can be applied for research, development, production, post-production and distribution and even be attributed to Field Notes, that includes supplementary material accompanying a "primary source."

The SNW Fund came into being thanks to a generous support from AT&T and the WarnerMedia OneFifty. The SNW is now supported thanks you to a generous donation from The Brandt Jackson Foundation.
Round 1:

Submit your proposal by completing the form below. Deadline: May 1.
Round 2: Shortlisted

If selected, additional material (script, treatments) will be requested over the May-June .
Round 3: Interviews

If selected, interviews will be conducted over the Summer.
Outcome & Festival

Selected projects will be announced early Fall along with the selection of the festivals and Symbiosis participants. Selected applicants will be invited to the festival in October.
Join the Science New Wave
~ a movement + an ecosystem + an organism et al.

All applicants are required to sign up on our sister platform Labocine and join the Science New Wave.

Your membership must remain valid during the duration of the selection process. Check out Become a SNW Member video + additional SNW Membership info
Science New Wave Fund
Submission Form

Director, Writer, Researcher, Biologist, Producer...
Please specify here if this is an application submitted by more than one.
(500 words)
About your project
Documentary, Fiction, Performance, Installation. Hybrid...
Feature, Medium, Short...
Research, Development, Production, Post-Production, Distribution...
300 words
300 words
300 words
between $2,500-$25,000 / 300 words
Connections to the Science New Wave
Create Labocine Film Page + Field Notes
1. Submit a film page on Labocine via our submission portal (specify stage of development)
2. Wait for a response from Labocine
3. [Optional] Once in the Labocine archive, you will be able to upload field notes/supplementary material about project. Learn more about Field Notes

Note: As the project evolves/moves forward, you will be able to update the film page entry with revised/new information.
We recommend uploading additional material via Field Notes. That said, feel free to also send this material and more (ex: links) to Make sure to specify in your email, your "Full Name | SNW ID | Project Name" in subject header.
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