From conception to market. Learn from six case studies.
Science films at various stages of development, production and distribution.
Science Cinema
in progress
Tracking the developmental process of a scientific film
Join us for our annual pitch session Origins where filmmakers working on science film projects will share their works-in-progress with a panel of funders, distributors, and producers specialized in scientific content. Get the behind the scenes look at what it takes to mold a scientific idea into a film. How and when do we decide on form - documentary, fiction, animation, hybrid and more.
Wendy Ettinger
Chicken & Egg Pictures, Co Founder, Gamechanger Films
John Tintori
Professor of Graduate Film at Tisch & Founder, NYU Production Lab
John Steele
Founder, Nautilus Magazine
Adam D'Arpino
Senior Video Programmer & Producer, AEON Magazine
Wangechi Ngugi
Programming Coordinator, Imagine Science Films & Producer, Monsoons Creative Studio

Below are the six projects that were selected for
ISFF13 Origins 2020
Do you have a science film project in any stage of production? Would you like to share it with us for next year? Send it to us by filling out this form.
Imagine Science Films & BioBus team up!

High-school students Pitch Their Ideas!
This year, with BioBus, Imagine Science will showcase and elevate student voices.

Any and all ideas welcome! Send us a one minute video (filmed horizontally) or a 2-3 sentence pitch for a visual science-art project you've imagined around the festival theme of MIGRATION to Any student who applies will be entered in a raffle for a free pass to the Imagine Science Film Festival! The six students selected for the Workshop will have a chance at a cash prize and a spot in next year's festival line-up.

Animating a biologically accurate plucky carrier pigeon adventure story?
Staging a fiction pandemic-era film where everyone lives indoors but travels in time?
Documenting a natural migratory phenomenon in your neighborhood?
Creating multimedia interactive maps of internet traffic during quarantine? ...We can't wait to read about and see your ideas!
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