Every year, the Science New Wave selects sixty four films and showcases them at the New York-based Science New Wave Festival. These works propose a visionary look on how to bring science into film.
The 64 films have been completed in the last year and selected by our programming team. They vary widely in form, content, and length. The number 64 corresponds to the 64 possible nucleotide triplets (four possible nucleotides - A, T/U, C, G - in groups of 3) of the Genetic code
. Each of these selected films will receive a Science New Wave Certificate
Our films are eligible for several awards and cash prizes
listed below. These awards are voted by our Science New Wave Luminary Members
The Science New Wave Award
goes to a film in competition that demonstrates a bold and inventive approach to scientific storytelling. Its affinity with the Science New Wave
is gauged by how much it expresses the 6 traits of the Science New Wave
The Theme-Sensitive Award
recognizes a film that brings this year's festival theme: (art)ficial
to the screen in singular fashion.≈
The In Vivo Award
goes to a film that paints a daring yet realistic portrait of a scientist and/or other non-human organism.≈
The Avant-Garde Award
celebrates the film that best expresses hybrid aesthetics and experimentation.
The Symbiosis Award
is given every year for the Symbiosis
scientist/filmmaker competition. This is the only award that is decided by its own Symbiosis Jury.