Imagine Science Films has spent the last 10 years building a community of scientists and filmmakers worldwide in order to transform the way science is represented on film. Our work has been chronicled over the years by publications such as Nature, The New York Times, Science Magazine, Scientific American, PSFK, and Vice Motherboard.
Imagine Science Films now hosts annual festivals in New York, Paris and Abu Dhabi. We also maintain year-round endeavors which change annually. Nearly half a million people have been reached through videos we produced during our Experimenta and Spotlight art-science series. Our new online archive, Labocine, will house 1000 science films online, and already receives 500 views per day. Our activities have brought us collaborations around the globe. We have facilitated events in Bergen, Washington D.C., Chicago, Berlin, Dublin, Quito, Bologna, Kaluga, San Francisco, Marseilles, Geneva, Hong Kong and Athens.
A long-standing feature of our festivals is our 48 hour and 1 week film competitions, which randomly pair scientists and filmmakers who have never met before to create films together on a theme. Each partnership is a study in how scientific and artistic processes can merge and complement one another. Winners of these competitions include Happy Tree in 2014, air (verb) in 2015, and Light-Hearted in 2016.