The Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival is on a mission to bring the best independent, SciFi films to one of the most innovative and creative hubs in the world: Brooklyn. This thrilling, week-long film festival will feature works by some of the most dynamic minds in the genre. Our panel of judges will select the best films for recognition and online streaming as part of our week-long virtual festival with live screenings at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This year, BSFFF will feature all-new exclusive online events, screening parties, and filmmaker commentary. And we'll introduce "The Future Sounds of Brooklyn," a compilation of SciFi-inspired music from musicians across the globe.

We also look forward to bringing you Season 2 of The Sixth Borough. TSB is our curated, BSFFF-developed series, which highlights and presents 3 fantastic science fiction short films united by a common theme every day of the festival. Think of it as "This American Life" for our dystopian future!

Filmmakers will be recognized in the following categories:

Best Live Action Short Film - Awarded to the best live action (non-animated) short film (30 minutes or less) selected by our committee.

Best Animated Short Film - Awarded to the best animated (non-live action) short film (30 minutes or less) selected by our committee.

Best Student Short Films - Awarded to filmmakers under the age of 18, with recognition according to age and/or grade level (depending on number of entries).

Best College Short Films - Awarded to filmmakers over the age of 18, and currently attending a film program at a recognized college, university, or certificate program.

Best SciFi Feature Film - Awarded by juror selection to a selected feature length film.

Peoples Choice Award - All attendees of the festival can cast votes for their favorite films. Recognition to films that receive the most viewer up-votes are awarded within each category.

Best In Brooklyn - Awarded to the best entry shot in Brooklyn or directed by a Brooklyn based filmmaker (Currently living in Brooklyn).

Honorable Mentions - All Categories TBD

Early Bird Deadline: May 31, 2021
Regular Deadline: June 30, 2021
Late Submissions Deadline: July 31, 2021

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Filmmaker - The creator of an original work that has the right to submit their film (the work).

Registrant - Refers to the filmmaker or representing individual submitting the work to this festival.

The work - Refers to the film or project submitted by the filmmaker.

BSFFF - Abbreviation for The Brooklyn SciFiFilm Festival (aka festival)

Online Screening - Refers to limited distribution and viewing of the work through the BSFFF website, OTT channels, and partner channels.

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All submissions must be original works within the science fiction genre. Registrants submitting films must have full rights to submit, distribute, and screen the work. The filmmaker must have the right to submit the work for online viewing.

Upon selection, the filmmaker agrees to allow limited online streaming of the submitted film or work on the Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival Website, BSFFF OTT apps (Roku, Amazon Prime, Samsung, Apple TV, Etc.) as well as partner distribution sites for a limited period of two-weeks minimum. The Filmmaker reserves the right to withdraw for online screenings on any of these channels upon request.

Student films are reserved for filmmakers 18 years or younger and for works developed within that age range.

College films submissions are reserved for individuals 18 or older currently attending a college, university, or private film school program. Industry professionals may not submit to this category.

Films must not infringe on copyrighted materials not authorized for use in the submitted film. This includes but is not limited to music, musical scores, written dialog, film clips or stock footage not licensed for use and distribution.Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival reserves the right to reject entries based on content, non-compliance, violation of copyright, trademark, or ownership rights. Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival reserves the right to reject entries if deemed to be inappropriate for the purposes of this festival.

Overall Rating
  • Robert Husted

    One of the coolest festivals on EARTH! We were lucky enough to be selected for an award, and I kid you not, the reveal was done via a video of a little wind-up robot holding up a sign. Needless to say, we were jumping up and down with excitement, but we were honestly doing so anyway because this festival is awesome!! Wonderful folks, awesome Q&As, and a killer site - don't miss it!

    November 2020
  • Brooklyn SciFi is a very good film festival!
    Film Festival staff also supports very heartwarming.
    They constantly supported me by e-mail and social media.
    I would love to enter again next time!

    November 2020
  • Honvault Anais

    It will be a pleasure to be part of your festival!
    Thank you a lot!
    Anaïs Honvault Zborowski

    October 2020
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our short film "Adam & Eve Mk II" awarded a "Runner-Up" prize in the category of Best College Short. Thanks for a great festival!

    September 2020
  • Wade Chitwood

    This has to be such a weird and challenging year to have a film festival. Yet, the Brooklyn ScFi Film organizers did a GREAT job with the virtual fest. Everything was professionally run, and the communication was excellent. Thank you for the wonderful experience. Looking forward to meeting up next year.

    September 2020