The 2019 Call for Submissions will go out soon.
Here’s a small preview of our 2019 themes and topics for submissions.
2019 marks the third BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival. The theme of this edition is: FUTUREBODY. The BIO·FICTION festival is looking for films dealing with how neurotechnology shapes the future of the human body, mind, intelligence and society.
Topics include but are not limited to :
- Human Augmentation/Enhancement
- Intelligence Explosion
- Transcranial direct-current (deep brain) stimulation
- Whole brain emulation, mind upload or brain upload
- Neuro- and sensory prosthesis
- Mindful wearables
- Human brain organoids (mini-brain)
- Disability and what it means to be normal
The FUTUREBODY project will culminate in the two day long BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival, held in Vienna, Austria in September 2019. After the film festival, a selection of the films will tour around the world. BIO·FICTION invites filmmakers, artists, designers, but also hackers and scientists – anyone who likes to delve into the topic – to think creatively about how the use of neurotechnology may affect individuals or society at large.
The submitted short films should be up to 15 minutes long and can cover the issue from factual or fictional perspectives, so we accept all submissions spanning from fiction across documentary, animations, and including comedy or experimental genres.
FUTUREBODY is a 3 year EU ERANET NEURON-ELSA project in collaboration with KIT-ITAS (Germany), the University of Calgary (Canada), the University of Freiburg (Germany) and Biofaction KG (Austria). The Austrian part is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project number I 3752-B27.
What kinds of films will be accepted?
Details will follow, once we open submissions.
But there is one certainty, we can already tell you: we love to be surprised! As you can tell from having a look around previous festivals, we love everything that goes beyond categorizations or conventional boxes. We’re happy with short films that deal with science fiction, documentaries, animations, fictional pieces, design, experimental work, and anything else that you would like to explore.