The 13th Imagine Science Film Festival kicks on Friday, October 16 with an evening devoted to women in science. We begin our migration journey by putting a spotlight on an issue that is universal to all of us: gender parity. We pay tribute contributions of female scientists over history.
Only a few days days ago, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna for their groundbreaking researching on genetic editing technology CRISPR-CAS9.
/ The evening kicks off with some opening remarks about atypical 13th edition. Our artistic director Alexis Gambis will announce the Symbiosis pairs that will be working together for the week-long festival to make science films inspired by today's times.
following by:I AM A MOBILE ELEMENT:
A Conversation with Emmanuelle Charpentier
We then unveil an exclusive interview with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2020 with Dr. Jennifer Doudna for "the development of a method for genome editing." Dr. Charpentier discusses her life as a mobile [transposable] element, our hybrid identities and share some thoughts about science in cinema today
/ PICTURE A SCIENTIST SCREENING Ever wonder why female scientists are still a minority in the U.S.? In their eye-opening documentary "Picture a Scientist," directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney employ well-chosen personal histories and statistical data to investigate the issue and suggest ways to ameliorate the situation. 9:00pm
/ Followed by a conversation with directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney.
Over the course of eight days
, we will have over 80 films
from over 25 countries.
Our programs will also include exclusive conversations with filmmakers.
Don't miss our Symbiosis
Lab meeting and closing night where you can get an inside scoop on collaborations between filmmakers and scientists. And join us Sunday Oct 18 at 3pm, for our ORIGINS