Imagine Science Film Festival


Years running: 15 (since 2008)

Imagine Science Film Festival

International festival of films about science and technology.


It is an innovative film festival based on scientists’ and filmmakers’ desire not only to effectively communicate science, but also to transform scientific ideas into something accessible and creative to the city’s diverse audiences. ISFF will encourage artists and filmmakers to explore the potential of science, technology and medicine in cinema. It also will give scientists the opportunity to learn about the world of filmmaking and to realize the creative potential and accessibility of their work.  


Awards in categories Documentary and Shorts:

  • Scientific Merit Award. Cash Award Value: 2500 U.S. Dollar; 
  • Audience Choice Award. Cash Award Value: 1000 U.S. Dollar; 
  • The Scientist Award. Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar; 
  • Honorable Mention.


  • SUBMISSIONS need to adhere to the underlying requirement of IMAGINE SCIENCE which is that science and/or scientists need to be presented in a narrative framework - in a compelling yet credible manner.
  • No requirement for completed by date.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway system.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Administration Imagine Science Film Festival (Administration);
  • Alexis Gambis (Artistic Director and Festival Director);
  • Kate Jeffrey (Program Director);
  • Luis Quevedo (Program Director). 



United States
New York, Brooklyn

Official Website



Imagine Science Films
New Lab
19 Morris Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205

Phone: 1 (718) 596-6404


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    February 15, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    April 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    June 15, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    August 15, 2022
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    14 — 21 October 2022
Categories & Fees

Shorts: maximum 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Documentary. A runtime of any length is permitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Features: From 40 minutes to 120 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

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