**FILMMAKERS MUST EXPLAIN IN THEIR COVER LETTER WHY THEIR FILM IS RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC OF ALGORITHMS OR OF "DECODING LIFE". ANY FILMS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THIS COVER LETTER EXPLANATION WILL BE REJECTED WITHOUT WATCHING.**

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival (PACMF) is one of the most innovative music festivals in Europe, focusing on the intersection between science and music. In 2013 PACMF introduced "Algoshorts", the world's first public festival of algorithmic film, garnering major media attention internationally. This year sees a return of Algoshorts, focusing on the theme of "decoding life". We will be running an afternoon of films, free of entry to the public, in the Jill Craigie Cinema in Plymouth, UK.

Do you have a film about understanding life as a scientific concept? Perhaps it's genetics, exobiology, technology, the history of life on the planet - all of these are possible topics for this year's Algoshorts. Additionally, films about algorithmic technology, or made with algorithmic technology, are particularly welcome.

Rules & Terms

Only short films are acceptable, up to 15 minutes. They must be on the themes of algorithms or "decoding life". Non-English language films must have subtitles.

**FILMMAKERS MUST EXPLAIN IN THEIR COVER LETTER WHY THEIR FILM IS RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC OF ALGORITHMS OR OF "DECODING LIFE". ANY FILMS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THIS COVER LETTER EXPLANATION WILL BE REJECTED WITHOUT WATCHING.**