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Science Art Cinema Film Festival

Stanley Kubrick. Ridley Scott. Steven Spielberg. Could the next great director be among us?

Find out on Thursday, August 31 as we host Science Art Cinema Series 1, Episode 4: Science Art Cinema Film Festival—the final and thrilling installment of the series celebrating science and art through the lens of film. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the winners from our open call in the stunning dome of the new Frost Planetarium.

Science has long been a deep well for the imagination of filmmakers. From Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” to George Lucas’ mythical “Star Wars” series, directors have used its possibilities to peer into dystopian and extraterrestrial worlds and ask the question: “What if?” And along the way, they’ve captured the hearts and minds of audiences across the world for generations.

Inspired by both the influence science has had on the movie industry and the impact art has made on science films, Science Art Cinema set out to find the next generation of great short film directors. The program put out an open call worldwide for newly created short science and science fiction films informed by art, as well as short art films informed by science and science fiction.

The catch? Each film needed to clock in at five minutes or less.

Winners were chosen by an esteemed jury of science and art professionals that includes: Christian Slater, Actor, Director and Producer; Diliana Alexander, Filmgate Miami Executive Director; Dr. Elizabeth Losin, University of Miami Psychology Professor; Jaie Laplante, Miami Film Festival Executive Director; Dr. Jorge Perez Gallego, Frost Science; Barron Sherer, Obsolete Media Miami; and Kevin Arrow, Frost Science.

The evening’s program will also include pre-show entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. by Buffalo Brown and activations by the Miami Film Festival, FilmGate Miami and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a series of prizes including a Frost Science Family level membership, telescope and more.

Science Art Cinema is made possible in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its 2014 Knight Arts Challenge.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Admission is $10 for non-members / $8.50 for members.

Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium. Space is limited – pre-purchase highly recommended. Tickets will be available at the door based on availability (credit card only; cash will not be accepted). Admission does not include access to the museum’s exhibitions. Food and beverage will be available for purchase before the program. Food and beverage is not allowed inside the Frost Planetarium.

Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine.


August 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$8.50 – $10
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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL  33132