Works in Progress / Views into Process
Field Notes Competition is now
part of the Science New Wave Fund
If you are looking for funding opportunities for works-in-progress, please visit the Science New Wave Fund page and apply today. Deadline is May 1.
How does an intrepid film make its way, through jungles of images, seas of sound, and often years of conceptualizing and production, to the screen?Much of the labor of filmmaking -- hours of experiments, outtakes, and test footage, not to mention scrapped scripts, endless interview transcriptions, and deep research into tangential leads -- ends up invisible in the final creation

In partnership with Labocine, we want to peek into the process. Win also a chance to also present these very same notes at our annual Science New Wave Festival.

Your science-enriched film projects can be in any stages of the making : research, development, production, post-production + distribution.

We believe that ultimately every film is somewhat of a field note, living in limbo between completed and in-the-making.

How to Send Field Notes on Labocine?
Step by Step Field Notes Demo video

1. Become A Science New Wave Member !
2. Submit Your Film Project and mention stage of development via the submission portal.
Wait for the Labocine team to get back to you.
If you don't hear back, send a message to
We will then link your project to your Account and notify you!


3. Head to your Lab via Account
4. Select the Film in question
5. In top banner, you will see Share Film / Edit Film > Click Edit Film (it's the notepad icon)
6. Direct your gaze to the Field Notes toolbar on the right side
7. Upload image +/- video +/ audio +/document w/ or w/o captions (follow format + size specs)


The Film page will then have a glowing Field Notes button and our users can access additional field notes material if they want to learn more about the films.

Note Field Notes consist of material you want to share with the public as we want to celebrate far and wide process ! For any info material you want to keep private, best to keep it that way.

☀︎Learn more about the Science New Wave movement/community.
by Evan Luchkow & Kelly Sutherland
>> Check out Influence's Field Notes

How do we influence the world around us? A flow analysis tool ordinarily used in the laboratory offers new interpretations of human interaction and our place in the world.

This film was made as part of the 2023 Symbiosis initiative presented at the Science New Wave Festival XVI (Imagine Science Films) and supported by the Simons Foundation.

"Images, ideas, memory, the news, tears at airport security, makeshift darkrooms, magic, chemistry and costumes, chaos and contradictions - the making of O Seeker has been one giant puzzle."

Gavati Wad

A film barely begun, with no script.
And a film in the last throws of editing.
I speak of what happens in between.

Jenifeer Reeves

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.
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