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Festival Schedule
8 days / 28 programs / 18 features / 46 shorts / 32 countries
7 World Premieres / 1 International Premiere / 18 US Premieres /
10 East Coast Premieres/ 10 New York Premieres


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Here's the complete film lineup.
All films and conversations will be streaming on Labocine.
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You will be able to access films & programs at start time.
All films are limited for viewing to the United States.
Conversations will be available worldwide.

Friday, October 15
Day 1
6:30pm
6:30pm
Festival Kick-off
Opening Remarks & Special Thanks
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7:00pm
7:00pm
We Are As Gods
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Followed by a conversation with directors David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg
+ Special Guests
We Are As Gods offers a compelling deep dive into the many sides of Stewart Brand - creator of The Whole Earth Catalog, an influential member of Ken Kesey's "The Merry Pranksters," a founder of the modern environmental movement, and today a vocal advocate for bringing back extinct species of animals and plants.

We Are As Gods | David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg, USA, 94 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
Saturday, October 16
Day 2
1:00pm
1:00pm
Unstable Future
Shorts film program 1 - in competition
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In partnership with the Eugene Lang College at The New School
The program measures the fragility of the times we live in to help develop new paradigms for the future.

Our Ark | Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton, USA / The Netherlands, 12 min, 2021 - US Premiere
Missing Memories of the Universe | Ali Alvarez, USA / United Kingdom, 7 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
Humanity Has Not Yet Failed (Greta Thunberg) | Norma V. Toraya & Jared P. Scott, USA, 8 min, 2021 - New York Premiere
Horizon | Tanja Deman, Croatia, 25 min, 2021 - US Premiere
Terrain Ahead | Anna Kipervaser & Majd Alloush, United Arab Emirates, 20 min, 2021 - World Premiere
The Return | Eriberto Gualinga, Ecuador / United Kingdom, 15 min, 2021
June Night | Mike Maryniuk, Canada, 4 min, 2020

3:00pm
3:00pm
Resisting Memory
Shorts film program 2 - in competition
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In partnership with the Eugene Lang College at The New School
Memories persist against the flickering mind. How do we negotiate resisting memories?

80,000 years old (80 000 ans)
| Christelle Lheureux, France, 29 min, 2020 - US Premiere
Letter From Your Far-off Country | Suneil Sanzgiri, USA / India, 18 min, 2020
Tellurian Drama | Riar Rizaldi, Indonesia, 26 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
Listen To the Beat of our Images | Maxime Jean-Baptiste & Audrey Jean-Baptiste, French Guiana, France, 15 min, 2021 - East Coast Premiere
Don't Get too Comfortable | Shaima Al Tamimi, United Arab Emirates / Qatar / Yemen, 9 min, 2021 - US Premiere
Light Leak | Nate Dorr, U.S.A., 8 min, 2021 - World Premiere
5:00pm
5:00pm
The Lake at the Bottom of the World
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Q&A with director Kathy Kasic + Special Guests!
In partnership with Eugene Lang College at The New School

An international team of scientists venture into the virtually unknown interior of Antarctica to explore a lake buried 3,600 feet beneath the ice.

The Lake at the Bottom of the World | Kathy Kasic, USA, 91 min, 2021 - World Premiere
7:00pm
7:00pm
Science New Wave Kick-Off
Special Film Program + Science Film Social Club & Art/Science Habitat
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Presented by Warner Media 150
Check out the participants / RSVP - Science New Wave Evening
Learn more about the Science New Wave Development Fund
Face masks and vaccination cards mandatory for attendance
Come celebrate with us the momentous kick-off of the Science New Wave program! We will share some of the teasers and shorts from our festival. Filmmakers will talk about how they collaborate with scientists and their art/science process.

Take this opportunity to connect with filmmakers and scientists through our
Habitat initiative

We Are As Gods - with David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg
In Event of Moon Disaster with Halsey Burgund
Shattering Stars with Peter Galison
Our Ark with Kathryn Hamilton
Light Leak with Nate Dorr
This Mortal Plastik with Jess Irish
A HOLE with Molly Murphy
In Silico with Noah Hutton
9:00pm
9:00pm
End of the Line: The Women at Standing Rock
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Special thanks to The Film Collaborative
A group of indigenous women risk their lives to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which jeopardizes their land, water and entire way of life.

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock | Shannon Kring, USA, 87 min, 2021
Sunday, October 17
Day 3
1:00pm
1:00pm
Exchanges with Habitats
Shorts film program 3 - in competition
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In partnership with the Eugene Lang College at The New School
Do we co-exist or are we encroaching on the lands we inhabit? How can we achieve an equilibrium or an exchange of sorts with our environments?

J'ai le Cafard | Maysaa Almumin, Kuwait / Qatar / Egypt, 14 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
Sea Dragon | James Morgan, United Kingdom, 17 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
The Problem of the Hydra | Maija Tammi, Finland, 10 min, 2020 - US Premiere
Interspecies Architecture | Mauricio Freyre, Peru / Spain / Taiwan, 12 min, 2021 - US Premiere
Antonese | Lavado Stubbs, The Bahamas, 8 min, 2021
Galapagos: Secrets of the Ocean Giants | Jeffrey Garriock, Canada / Ecuador, 31 min, 2021 - New York Premiere

3:00pm
3:00pm
Outer Connections
Shorts film program 4 - in competition
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In partnership with the Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Why do we crave signals from outer worlds?

Einstein Telescope | Evgenia Alexandrova, France, 24 min, 2021 - World Premiere
A Place in the Cosmos | Gavin Hipkins, New Zealand, 9 min, 2020 - International Premiere
Bình | Ostin Fam, Vietnam / South Korea / Singapore / Thailand, 22 min, 2020
Are we receiving biological signals from outer space? | Tim Grabham, United Kingdom, 5 min, 2021 - US Premiere
I Like Tomorrow | Jennifer Reeder & Nancy Andrews, USA, 10 min, 2020 - New York Premiere
A Hole | Molly Murphy, USA, 10 min, 2020
Shattering Stars | Peter Galison, USA, 13 min, 2021 - World Premiere
5:00pm
5:00pm
Wuhan Wuhan
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Special thanks to The Film Collaborative
An invaluable depiction of a metropolis joining together to overcome a crisis.

Wuhan Wuhan
| Yung Chang, USA / Canada, 90 min, 2021
7:00pm
7:00pm
A.rtificial I.mmortality
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Can AI enable us to live forever? Filmmaker Ann Shin sets out on a journey to explore the latest AI and biotech with scientists and visionaries who foresee a 'post-biological' world where humans and AI merge. Will AI be the best, or the last thing we ever do?

A.rtificial I.mmortality | Ann Shin, Canada, 74 min, 2021 - US Premiere
9:00pm
9:00pm
The Mushroom Speaks
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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What if the fungi could help us address and radically change our relationship to this world?

The Mushroom Speaks | Marion Neumann, Switzerland, 90 min, 2020 - US Premiere
Monday, October 18
Day 4
3:00pm
3:00pm
Mapping Survival
Shorts film program 5 - in competition
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An examination of the attributes needed to cope with the realities we live in.

Survivers | Carlos Gómez-Trigo, Spain, 6 min, 2020, New York Premiere
To Live and Die in the Shadows: Ferns, Survival, and Horizontal Gene Transfer | Shannon Silva, USA, 6 min, 2021 - East Coast Premiere
Under Control | Ville Koskinen, Estonia / Finland, 18 min, 2021 - US Premiere
Ethereality | Kantaram Gahigiri, Switzerland, 14 min, 2019, East Coast Premiere
Stolen Fish | Gosia Juszczak, United Kingdom / Poland / Spain, 31 min, 2020, New York Premiere
$75,000 | Moïse Togo, France, 14 min, 2020 - US Premiere

5:00pm
5:00pm
In the Shadows
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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In a dystopia of undefined place and time, dominated by primitive technology, a group of people are being controlled by an omnipresent surveillance system.

In the Shadows | Erdem Tepegöz, Turkey, 96 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
7:00pm
7:00pm
Symbiosis Lab Meeting & Science Film Social
Lab Meeting with Scientists & Filmmakers + Mid-festival Party
Art/Science Talks & Networking

Presented by Science Sandbox

Open-House Atypical Lab Meeting.
Freeform. Visuals. Drinks. Anecdotes

Followed by the Science Film Social party on Spatial Chat.

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Scientists and filmmakers discuss their works-in progress around the theme of "Resistance." We encourage everyone to join in as this is an open-door lab meeting. We will also have network/party afterwards on Spatial Chat. Be there or be square!
9:00pm
9:00pm
Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution
Feature Film - SPOTLIGHT
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Symbiotic Earth explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a brilliant and radical scientist, whose unconventional theories challenged the male-dominated scientific community and are today fundamentally changing how we look at our selves, evolution, and the environment.

Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution | John Feldman, USA, 147 min, 2018
Tuesday, October 19
Day 5
3:00pm
3:00pm
Forms of Defiance
Shorts film program 6 - in competition
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The program urges us to reflect on the new forms of defiance to stand up and instill change.

Mofiala | Boris Kpadenou, Togo, 26 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part 3 Micro Resistances | Marwa Arsanios, Germany / Colombia, 32 min, 2020 - US Premiere
Breaches (Quebrantos) | Maria Elorza & Koldo Almandoz, Spain, 8 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
Full Picture| Jacob Reeb, USA, 12 min, 2020
Kapaemahu | Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, USA, 8 min, 2020
Swallow The Universe | Nieto, France, 12 min, 2021 - US Premiere
5:00pm
5:00pm
The Quintessence
Feature Film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Constructed during a three-year-long research period involving visits to more than 20 centers and labs, The Quintessence portrays those who shape contemporary research about outer space.

The Quintessence | Pamela Breda, Italy, 68 min, 2021 - US Premiere
7:00pm
7:00pm
In Silico
Feature Film - SPOTLIGHT
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With time elapsing and millions of dollars on the line, In Silico explores an audacious 10-year quest to simulate the entire human brain on supercomputers.

In Silico | Noah Hutton, USA, 83 min, 2021
9:00pm
9:00pm
A Mirror of the Cosmos
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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This sci-fi documentary explores how the Mar Menor lagoon, located in southeastern Spain and considered a beachside paradise, is being pushed by the climate crisis to the brink of extinction and beyond.

A Mirror of the Cosmos | Isabelle Carbonell, USA / Spain, 85 min, 2021 - World Premiere
Wednesday, October 20
Day 6
3:00pm
3:00pm
This Modern World
Shorts film program 7 - in competition
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This Modern World explores what we have become in a world of digital maps, global trade and self-driving cars.

VO | Nicolas Gourault, France, 19 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
Tang Jër | Selly Raby Kane, Senegal, 14 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
This Mortal Plastik | Jess Irish, USA, 21 min, 2020
Dora Sena | Jorge Caballero, Colombia, 7 min, 2020
Our Bed is Green | Maggie Brennan, USA, 7 min, 2021
Podesta Island | Stéphanie Roland, France / Belgium / Micronesia, 23 min, 2020 - US Premiere
A Little Stone Worth Gold | Alize Arnal, Virginie Texier, Ludovic Plisson, Quentin Greiner, France, 4 min, 2020 - US Premiere
5:00pm
5:00pm
Rebel Objects
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Haunted by a long-broken relationship with her father, anthropologist Carolina Arias Ortiz returns to her childhood home of Costa Rica to repair their relationship while haunted by the otherworldly mystery of ancient stone spheres in this lyrical and poetic debut feature.

Rebel Objects (Objetes Rebeldes) | Carolina Arias Ortiz, Costa Rica, 70 min, 2020 - East Coast Premiere
7:00pm
7:00pm
Father of the Cyborgs
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Examining the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where technology and human brains combine.

Father of the Cyborgs | David Burke, Ireland, 76 min, 2021
9:00pm
9:00pm
Tiong Bahru Social Club
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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For his 30th birthday, a man's mother gives him a membership to the Tiong Bahru Social Club, a planned community dedicated to the pursuit of happiness.

Tiong Bahru Social Club | Tan Bee Thiam, Singapore, 88 min, 2020
Thursday, October 21
Day 7
3:00pm
3:00pm
Holgut
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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The Siberian permafrost is melting. Ancient bones rise up from the ground and wild animals seem to have disappeared. Three Yakutians venture into the vast wilderness on different quests. Villager Roman and city boy Kyym hunt for a rare reindeer while scientist Semyon scoures the permafrost for a viable cell of the mammoth, which he needs to clone the extinct animal

Holgut | Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Belgium, 75 min, 2021 - US Premiere
5:00pm
5:00pm
A Mild Touch of Cancer
Feature film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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David Downs had just months to live when he entered a clinical trial of an innovative cancer treatment in the U.S. Within weeks, he was in complete remission, and two years later he is deemed cured. Now, he has dedicated himself to helping others facing their own cancer journeys. We follow their stories of life and death.

A Mild Touch of Cancer | Annie Goldson, New Zealnd, 84 min, 2021 - World Premiere
7:00pm
7:00pm
Son of Monarchs
Feature Film - SPOTLIGHT
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A Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal metamorphosis.

Son of Monarchs | Alexis Gambis, Mexico / USA, 96 min, 2020
9:00
9:00
Pushed Up the Mountain
Feature Film - SCIENCE NEW WAVE COMPETITION
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Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world.

Pushed Up the Mountain | Julia Haslett, China / United Kingdom / USA, 76 min, 2020 - New York Premiere

Friday, October 22
Day 8
7:00pm
7:00pm
Symbiosis Closing Night & Awards Ceremony + Afterparty Network
SYMBIOSIS Lab Meeting| Talks, Video & Drinks
❂ In Person | New Lab (Brooklyn) - RSVP In Person

Presented by Science Sandbox
For Closing Night, we present the world premiere of the six films made as part of the 2021 Symbiosis competition presented by Science Sandbox. We will conclude with the Awards Ceremony.

Join the AfterParty Network at around 9pm at New Lab + Spatial Chat
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