Submissions for the 2019 BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival are now open!


The theme of this edition is: FUTUREBODY. We’re looking for short films dealing with how neurotechnology shapes the future of the human body, mind, intelligence and society.

We’re looking forward to your film submissions that deal with the theme across multiple genres: science fiction, documentaries, animations, fictional pieces, design, experimental work, and anything else that you would like to explore.

If you want to be a part of it, share your film(s) with us by JULY 31, 2019.  You’ll get the chance to win the festival competition in 3 categories (and a prize of €1000 in each of these) as well as to have your film screened worldwide.



Where science meets art, design and film.


The BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival is one of a kind: It’s a creative and boundary-crossing event with a program filled to the brim with a variety of content exploring emerging sciences – in the present, but also in possible futures.

In the past two editions of the festival in 2011 and 2014, our main focus lay on synthetic biology.

The next edition of the festival will take place in September 2019, and we’re highlighting neurotechnologies, as focal points of convergences between neural networks, the body, mind, intelligence, society, machines, brain-computer-interface, techno-evolution, mind/brain upload and much more…

For more info, visit About and Submissions– or just explore some of what we’ve done in the past!



We sent the festival on tour around the world.


After the first BIO·FICTION festival in Vienna, Austria, we sent film selections to 4 more cities: Adelaide, Karlsruhe, Hong Kong and Mannheim.

But after the second BIO·FICTION concluded, something even more amazing has happened! From 2014 until 2016 the festival has been on tour across the world initiating a public discourse between people from different backgrounds in 35 different venues, on all continents (and, yes, that includes Antarctica)!



Keep in touch for more exciting news!


We’re working on the next BIO·FICTION festival – which will take place in 2019. Stay tuned! We’ll keep our website up to date, but if you want to make sure you don’t miss any news, join our newsletter!