A few highlights
Our selection includes 6 World Premieres, 1 International Premiere, 18 US Premieres, 10 East Coast Premieres
and 10 New York Premieres
Every year that goes by, the impact of climate change on our planet is increasingly disconcerting. For this year's opening film, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg's provocative documentary We Are As Gods
explores the controversial field of de-extinction. What should we do in the face of endangerment and extinction? How does bringing back animals to life help to resurrect ecosystems? What should we do when we reach a point of no return?
Our Saturday October 16, at 5pm, put on your winter jackets for the World Premiere of The Lake at the Bottom of the World
where director and researcher Kathy Sasic's joins an international team of scientists and explores a subglacial lake buried 3,600 feet beneath the Antarctic ice to reveal hidden truths about our planet's dynamic past.
In A.rtificial I.mmortality
(US Premiere, Sunday 10/17, 7pm), Canadian filmmaker Ann Shin opens Pandora's box on transhumanism, where people seek to live forever in a digital state, intertwining her journey with personal stories. In the Shadows
by Erdem Tepegöz (US Premiere, 10/18, 5pm) is a dystopian Orwellian story, of a post-apocalyptic world ruled over by primitive technology where there is no indication of time and place. Sound familiar? To make us feel happy or meditate on happiness, don't miss the comedic odyssey through Tiong Bahru Social Club
(Wed 10/20, 9pm), a data-driven project to create the world's happiest neighborhood in Singapore.
Don't miss our highly exploratory short films that are at the heart of what Imagine Science represents. The Short film programs in competition represent the importance of experimentation not only in science but also in scientific filmmaking. Join a mysterious congregation of animal beings in Senegal in Tang Jër
or meditate on our perpetual attempts to replicate and preserve the real world in Our Ark
. Feel free to forget about the world in Podesta Island
, and explore a phantom island off the coast of Chile, where geographies are imagined and memories are lost. Our 46 shorts are split into 7 programs
as well as the Science New Wave
evening (Oct 16). Along with the film programs, we will provide more information about our conversations and in-person events. Our initiatives
The 2021 Symbiosis
competition, presented by Science Sandbox
, will kick off on the first night and run alongside our festival. Tune in on Monday (Oct 18, 7pm) to see the works-in-progress and join us virtually or in person (New Lab
) on Friday, Oct 22 at 7pm for the world premiere of the 6 films created this year by our pairs of scientists and filmmakers.
With the support of Warner Media OneFifty,
we're launching the Science New Wave Development Fund
to elevate daring projects and bring scientists and filmmakers together. This official launch date will be on the Science New Wave Evening
on Saturday, October 16.
This year, we're also introducing Habitat,
an online community and platform for interdisciplinary minds. We invite everyone to join our networking events (online at Spatial.chat
and/or in-person), to create your profile at Labocine.com
and to plug into the ecosystem of beautiful art/science misfits.