Screening at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, we're the Biggest Little Science + Fiction Film Festival in the World! Our goal is to bring science fiction and documentary short films to audiences in Nevada and around the world -- and to recognize, reward and showcase creativity, ingenuity and science-based imagination.

Medals, awards, room packages and/or cash prizes for:

Best Science Documentary
Best Science Fiction Short Film (Animation)
Best Science Fiction Short Film (Live Action)
Best Virtual Reality
Best Sci-Fi Music Video
Best Student Sci-Fi Film

Specialty Awards include:

Roddenberry Award / Audience Choice
Best Space Film (Animation or Live Action)
Directors' and Film Critics' Awards

Filmmakers must have the legal right to screen their film and, by submitting, freely grant the Festival the right to screen their film for festival participants.

Note: All submissions must be made online, uploaded as a digital file. We do not accept or return mailed dvds or other media.

Overall Rating
  • David Mair

    I couldn't make it to the festival, but the communication with the directors was excellent. Love the themed, sci-fi specific awards.

    May 2018
  • Unfortunately I could not attend the festival, but the communication was amazing and very kind. They all sounded very passionate to support and disseminate art.

    May 2018
  • Julia Deumling

    We didn't travel to Nevada and experience the festival "live" (we're from Germany, so, quite a way to go...), but communicating about our film everyone was incredibly kind! We feel very honored to have been part of this festival. Already after our submission we received a very nice mail, and then another one after winning one of the awards, with detailed information why our film was perceived so well and what the jury and audience liked about it. Also, the organizers were very enthusiastic about seeing more of our work in the future, so we're eager to submit again :) The only thing is - I wish we could have been there. Next year maybe!

    May 2018
  • Anthony Burkhalter

    This is a great little festival and the people who run it are wonderful communicators and a joy to work with. Also one of the few festivals that appreciates classic sci-fi in addition to appreciating newer forms of expression. Kudos to everyone involved!

    May 2018
  • Evan Luchkow

    I wasn't able to attend, but I was honoured to screen my short documentary at Sci-On! The team is really great, and they work hard to bring a diverse selection of science+fiction films to Reno. Communication was superb, and they went out of their way to give me detailed feedback on my submissions. Great people!

    May 2018