Our 15th Anniversary Imagine Science Film Festival brings you our most expansive slate to date, with more than 100 films that shake up the very conventions of a "science film". Scientific storytelling is fearlessly experimenting in form and style. Scientific stories are becoming more personal and hybrid, tackling issues pertaining both to the individual and the world at-large. How are artists, scientists, and educators working together to create singular narratives? The boundaries between scientific data and cinema magic are dissolving. Similar to developing organisms, science films are emerging with new traits and new forms. The Science New Wave is born.
We're a bunch of scientists running a film festival, so let's run some stats... and symbols 8 days / 43 programs / 101 films / 29 features / 72 shorts /46 countries /8 World Premieres / 7 International Premieres / 32 US Premieres / 8 East Coast Premieres/ 21 New York Premieres.
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(SN) Science New Wave - Features (≥ 50 min) that range in form and blend aesthetics, cultures, and processes. These films represent the very essence of the Science New Wave and its underlying traits. They push the boundaries of how science and cinema intertwine to bring us daring, avant-garde, and powerful scientific messages.
(SP) Spotlight - Films that are timeless, as they evoke elements of the past while connecting with the present and future. Spotlights also include emblematic films that speak to today's issues. Some programs are hosted in partnership with like-minded organizations.
OUT OF COMPETITION (in-person)
彡 Alphaville: The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution | Jean-Luc Godard, France, 99 min, 1965
(CU) Our partner Labocine has selected a few avant-garde, subject-specific pieces that show us an intimate view of the world around us. These are films that should not be overlooked but examined more closely, carefully dissected, and appreciated without the constraint of time and space.
❂ Another Presence | Simon Ball, United Kingdom, 12 min, 2022
❂ The Last Human (Siunissaq Det Sidste Menneske)| Ivalo Frank, Denmark / Greenland, 80 min, 2022 - US Premiere
❂ White Noise (Le fond de L'air) | Simon Beaulieu, Canada, 77 min, 2022
(SH) From fiction to documentary to animation, our short films (< 50 min) contain imaginative narratives and stunning imagery. They celebrate new voices and interdisciplinary collaborations that explore how cinema and research overlap. Our short films embody the essence of the festival.
IN COMPETITION (in-person + streaming)
❂彡 A Language of Shapes | Samantha Moore, United Kingdom, 6 min, 2022 - US Premiere
❂ 彡 A Perfect Storm | Karel Doing, 3 min, United Kingdom, 2022 - NY Premiere
❂彡 A River in Winter (Un fleuve d'hiver) | Félix Lamarche, Canada, 28 min, 2022 - US Premiere