Science Art Cinema, a popular event series and a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner that celebrates science and art through the lens of film, is one of Frost Science’s innovative programs. The program seeks to bring art and science enthusiasts together by mixing science and science fiction films with performances and multimedia presentations. Now on its fourth chapter, the series’ first season will culminate in a festival for which we are now requesting newly created films.

Call for Submissions Announcement: September 1, 2016
Submissions Deadline: Extended to June 30, 2017
Public Screening: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Selected films will be screened at the Frost Planetarium in summer 2017.

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Frost Science is seeking submissions from filmmakers for the 2017 edition of the Science Art Cinema Series 1, Episode 4: Science Art Cinema Film Festival. With science at the core of its mission, the museum is seeking short science and science fiction films informed by art, as well as short art films informed by science and science fiction. The call is open to fiction and nonfiction efforts as well as live action and animation.

Our program is designed to provide emerging, mid-career, and established professionals with an opportunity to share their work in a unique environment.

We also invite high school students in Miami-Dade County to submit their work. They will be placed in a special category. Their submissions, however, will be evaluated by their own merits and may be awarded in the main category as well.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of science and art professionals that include:

  • 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
  • Kevin Arrow – Frost Science

To learn more about the jury, please see below.

Selected films will be screened at the Frost Planetarium on Thursday, August 31, 2017 during a reception that will kick off at 7 p.m.

Winning films will be awarded and highlighted on the Frost Science website.


  • All submissions must contain original material, and must have been created within the last two years.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by (i) an up to 500-word film statement summarizing the film and clearly stating the role science plays in it; and (ii) a brief bio of the applicant(s).
  • Entries must have a running time of no longer than five minutes in length. Longer entries may not be considered.
  • Entries are limited to two per person.
  • There is a minimal non-refundable processing fee of $10.00 per entry if received by December 31, 2016 ($20.00 per entry if received afterwards).
  • All filmmakers will be notified by email as to the status of their submissions.
  • By submitting you grant Frost Science and its partners the right to share your work through its channels.

For more information, please contact Kevin Arrow, Frost Science Art and Collection Manager, at

2017 Science Art Cinema Jury Panel

Christian Slater currently stars as Mr. Robot in the Golden Globe Award-winning television series, "Mr. Robot." He will next star in "King Cobra" with James Franco. Recent film credits include Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" and another...

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Diliana Alexander is the Executive Director of FilmGate Miami, an organization which empowers Florida's visual storytellers and delivers a range of multidisciplinary programs in film, digital media, interactive and immersive content, virtual and augmented reality.  She...

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Dr. Elizabeth Losin is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social and Cultural Neuroscience Lab at the University of Miami. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012 and came...

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Jaie Laplante is an internationally recognized leader and influencer in film culture. As a critic and journalist in Canada in the late 1980s and 1990s, he published more than 400 pieces on contemporary commercial and international...

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Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego is a multifaceted scientist, designer and educator, with a Ph.D. in astronomy and a Master of Fine Arts in design. As an astronomer, he has led an international team of colleagues in...

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Barron Sherer is a time-based media artist with a background in moving image archival practice and research. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in media arts. From there, he worked...

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Joining the museum in 2012, Kevin Arrow manages Frost Science’s physical collection, and acts as a liaison between the Museum and the contemporary art community. Arrow developed the Knight Arts Challenge-funded Science Art Cinema program,...

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Science Art Cinema is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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