Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bio:Fiction Science, Art and Filmfestival: Call for entries

Bio:Fiction Science, Art and Filmfestival: Call for entries

***This is reposted on behalf of the Bio:Fiction team***

...Bio:Fiction announces over 9000 € in prize-money for Synthetic Biology film projects

- - - Final Deadline for film entries: 1st of December 2010 - - -

Synthetic biology aims at creating new forms of life for practical purposes. Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological systems not found in nature. By applying engineering principles to biology scientists will be able to design life forms much different from breeding or traditional genetic engineering.

We want to encourage filmmakers to produce and share their cinematic visions of a present or future society shaped by synthetic biology. What is your view on a world living with synthetic life forms? Your approach is up to you - the filmmaker, scientists or artist - the entries can be on science, fiction, or science fiction. We welcome live-action short film, animation, experimental or documentary film. Synthetic biology has to be reflected somehow in the work, but how you do it is up to you.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Bio:Fiction Award - Short Fiction 2500 €
Bio:Fiction Award - Documentary Film 2500 €
Bio:Fiction Award - Animation 2500 €
Online-Audience Award 1000 €
Special Award of the Jury 500 €

The Bio:Fiction- Science, Art & Filmfestival aims at attracting public awareness to synthetic biology and its ramifications for our daily life in the future.

On http://www.bio-fiction.com you will find more useful and inspiring information on synthetic biology, the entry form, teasers and the regulations of the filmfestival.
The nominated films will be presented in public at the Museum of Natural History, the festival event in Vienna, Austria from the 13th-14th of May 2011. The Bio:Fiction Award ceremony will build the highlight of the festival.

There is no entry fee for submitting films.


Best wishes,
the Bio:Fiction team

Markus Schmidt
Albert Beckmann
Camillo Meinhart
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