The 8th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) will run October 16-24 in venues across New York City and New Jersey. This year's festival theme is AIR, in all its forms and meanings: respiration, aeronautics, the elemental composition of the atmosphere, weather, climate, sublimation, gas properties, the mechanics of sound, and all of the mundane and esoteric ways in which air touches everything in and beyond our world.
Each night of the festival moves to a different venue, circulating through the tri-state area with 116 short films and 10 features. It is a celebration of both scientific merit and visually engaging cinema with awards presented on closing night. AAAS/Science is a sponsor of the festival and presents The Science/AAAS Scientist Award to the film that best depicts a scientist in an accurate and original way.
Film screenings will include new shorts from Jonathan Minard, Tyler Trumbo and Su Rynard, and Sundance award winning shorts Storm Hits Jacket by Paul Cabon, Object by Paulina Skibińska and The World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt. New feature length film highlights include Robb Moss and Peter Galison’s forward looking doc on radioactive waste Containment , the U.S. Premiere of Philippe Fernandez’s scifi Cosmodrama, and a 10th anniversary screening of Alexei Fedorchenko’s First on the Moon.
To review the full program of events and to sign up to attend screenings, go to the ISFF's festival website here.