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On opening night, 6 filmmakers and 6 scientists will be paired and sent off into the city to begin filmmaking with a $2,500 stipend in hand.
On Friday, October 14th, the pairs of scientists and filmmakers will be announced on the opening night of the 15th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival
at the Museum of the Moving Image
in Queens. The pairs meet up again on Monday, October 16th for our Symbiosis Lab Meeting
in the Lower East Side. and speak about their art/science works-in-progress. The audience will provide feedback, and all final films will be screened on our closing night, October 21, at UnionDocs
when a winner will be selected!
The theme of this year's Symbiosis Competition is SCIENCE NEW WAVE.
Scientific storytelling is increasingly and 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.