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Film Selection 2021
8 days / 28 programs / 18 features / 45 shorts

6 World Premieres / 1 International Premiere / 18 US Premieres / 10 East Coast Premieres/ 10 New York Premieres
Science New Wave
(SN) Science New Wave - Feature film films that range from and blend various genres. These films come from all over the world and push the boundaries of how science is communicated.
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A.rtificial I.mmortality | Ann Shin, Canada, 74 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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A Mild Touch of Cancer | Annie Goldson, New Zealand, 84 min, 2021 - World Premiere
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A Mirror of the Cosmos | Isabelle Carbonell, USA / Spain, 85 min, 2021 - World Premiere
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End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock | Shannon Kring, USA, 87 min, 2021
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Holgut | Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Belgium, 75 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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In the Shadows | Erdem Tepegöz, Turkey, 96 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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Pushed Up the Mountain | Julia Haslett, China / United Kingdom / USA, 76 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
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Rebel Objects (Objetes Rebeldes) | Carolina Arias Ortiz, Costa Rica, 70 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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The Father of the Cyborgs | David Burke, Ireland, 76 min, 2021
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The Mushroom Speaks | Marion Neumann, Switzerland, 90 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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The Quintessence | Pamela Breda, Italy, 68 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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Tiong Bahru Social Club | Tan Bee Thiam, Singapore, 88 min, 2020
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We Are As Gods | David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg, USA, 94 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
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Wuhan Wuhan | Yung Chang, USA / Canada, 90 min, 2021
SPOTLIGHT
(SP) Spotlight - Films that don't shy away from controversial topics. They talk about scientific issues that are especially pertinent in our society. This category also includes films from past festivals that highlight issues that are still relevant today. Some films are part of special programs organized in partnership with like-minded organizations.
OUT OF COMPETITION
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In the Event of Moon Disaster | Halsey Burgund, Francesca Panetta, USA, 6 min, 2019
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In Silico | Noah Hutton, USA, 83 min, 2021
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Son of Monarchs | Alexis Gambis, Mexico / USA, 96 min, 2020
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Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution | John Feldman, USA, 147 min, 2018
SHORTS
(SH) From fiction to documentary to animation, our short film programs contain imaginative narratives and stunning imagery. They celebrate new voices and interdisciplinary collaboration that explore how cinema and research overlap. Our short films embody the essence of the festival.
IN COMPETITION
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$75,000 | Moïse Togo, France, 14 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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80,000 years old (80 000 ans) | Christelle Lheureux, France, 29 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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A Hole | Molly Murphy, USA, 10 min, 2020
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A Little Stone Worth Gold | Alize Arnal, Virginie Texier, Ludovic Plisson, Quentin Greiner, France, 4 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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A Place in the Cosmos | Gavin Hipkins, New Zealand, 9 min, 2020 - International Premiere
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Antonese | Lavado Stubbs, The Bahamas, 8 min, 2021
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Are we receiving biological signals from outer space? | Tim Grabham, United Kingdom, 5 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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Bình | Ostin Fam, Vietnam / South Korea / Singapore / Thailand, 22 min, 2020
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Breaches (Quebrantos) | Maria Elorza & Koldo Almandoz, Spain, 8 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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Don't Get too Comfortable | Shaima Al Tamimi, United Arab Emirates / Qatar / Yemen, 9 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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Dora Sena | Jorge Caballero, Colombia, 7 min, 2020
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Einstein Telescope | Evgenia Alexandrova, France, 24 min, 2021 - World Premiere
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Ethereality | Kantaram Gahigiri, Switzerland, 14 min, 2019, East Coast Premiere
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Full Picture| Jacob Reeb, USA, 12 min, 2020
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Galapagos: Secrets of the Ocean Giants | Jeffrey Garriock, Canada / Ecuador, 31 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
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Horizon | Tanja Deman, Croatia, 25 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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Humanity Has Not Yet Failed (Greta Thunberg) | Norma V. Toraya & Jared P. Scott, USA, 8 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
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I Like Tomorrow | Jennifer Reeder & Nancy Andrews, USA, 10 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
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Interspecies Architecture | Mauricio Freyre, Peru / Spain / Taiwan, 12 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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J'ai le Cafard | Maysaa Almumin, Kuwait / Qatar / Egypt, 14 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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June Night | Mike Maryniuk, Canada, 4 min, 2020
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Kapaemahu | Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, USA, 8 min, 2020
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Letter From Your Far-off Country | Suneil Sanzgiri, USA / India, 18 min, 2020
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Light Leak | Nate Dorr, U.S.A., 8 min, 2021 - World Premiere
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Listen To the Beat of our Images | Maxime Jean-Baptiste & Audrey Jean-Baptiste, French Guiana, France, 15 min, 2021 - East Coast Premiere
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Missing Memories of the Universe | Ali Alvarez, USA / United Kingdom, 7 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
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Mofiala | Boris Kpadenou, Togo, 26 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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Our Ark | Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton, USA / The Netherlands, 12 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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Our Bed is Green | Maggie Brennan, USA, 7 min, 2021
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Podesta Island | Stéphanie Roland, France / Belgium / Micronesia, 23 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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Sea Dragon | James Morgan, United Kingdom, 17 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
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Shattering Stars | Peter Galison, USA, 13 min, 2021 - World Premiere
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Stolen Fish | Gosia Juszczak, United Kingdom / Poland / Spain, 31 min, 2020, New York Premiere
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Survivers | Carlos Gómez-Trigo, Spain, 6 min, 2020, New York Premiere
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Swallow The Universe | Nieto, France, 12 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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Tang Jër | Selly Raby Kane, Senegal, 14 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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Tellurian Drama | Riar Rizaldi, Indonesia, 26 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
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Terrain Ahead | Anna Kipervaser & Majd Alloush, United Arab Emirates, 20 min, 2021 - World Premiere
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The Problem of the Hydra | Maija Tammi, Finland, 10 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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The Return | Eriberto Gualinga, Ecuador / United Kingdom, 15 min, 2021
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This Mortal Plastik | Jess Irish, USA, 21 min, 2020
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To Live and Die in the Shadows: Ferns, Survival, and Horizontal Gene Transfer | Shannon Silva, USA, 6 min, 2021 - East Coast Premiere
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Under Control | Ville Koskinen, Estonia / Finland, 18 min, 2021 - US Premiere
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VO | Nicolas Gourault, France, 19 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
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Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part 3 Micro Resistances | Marwa Arsanios, Germany / Colombia, 32 min, 2020 - US Premiere
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