Northstar Science Film Festival seeks to inspire passion for science by showcasing great science films, fostering connections between scientists and filmmakers, and providing opportunities for filmmakers who explore the ideas of science.

"Science Through the Lens" screenwriting competition

2021 NSFF "Science Through the Lens" GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 2021 "Science Through the Lens"

+Screenplays submitted to NSFF must have some scientific content, premise, characters or story line.

+Only original screenplays for narrative films will be considered.

+Screenplays can not have been submitted to other competitions prior to 2018 to be eligible for consideration for the 2021 NSFF "Science Through the Lens" compatition

+Screenplays must be feature length to be considered.

+NSFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.

+NSFF reserves the right to revoke acceptance of a screenplay that cannot be submitted in a required format.


The following submission requirements must be met before a submission can be considered:

1) Completed Submissions Form (online).

2) Submission Fee. Payment is accepted via FilmFreeway. Submissions fees are non-refundable.

3) Waivers will be granted on a case by case basis. Screenwriters should request a waiver prior to submission at

4) Screenwriters are limited to one project submission per competition cycle.

3) General:

+NSFF reserves the right to remove a screenplay from the competition for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.