Screening at the National Automobile Museum, the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center and other Reno venues -- as well as with a secure online festival partner -- we're the Biggest Little Science + Fiction Film Festival in the World!

Our goal is to bring science fiction and science 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
Best Local Student 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 share it with a secure online audience.

By submitting, the filmmaker grants the Festival the right to screen their film for festival participants at premium local venues and, for a short time, allow it to be viewed over a secure online hosting platform (only in regions approved BY each individual filmmaker, and only by registered festival participants).

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

Submission fees are not refundable.

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  • Tough year for festivals, given the global shutdown... but Sci-On pulled it off, with virtual screenings and as much inclusion as anyone could expect. And I was very pleased to see the success of our film "My Operator" in the festival. We're headed back next year, for sure!

    May 2020
  • Sammy Verni

    Everyone was great! Was so honored to have my premiere with Sci-On!

    May 2020
  • Quentin Daniel

    Sci-On! is a great festival! The festival team was extremely friendly and the communication was perfect. This year, the festival was done online and everything was very well organized! Thank you again! The 'Help3' team.

    May 2020
  • Christian Hall

    A wonderful and terrific festival experience. Unfortunately, we were remotely engaged in 2020, however it was a joy to be a part of nontheless. Thank you and would love to be included again in the future.

    May 2020
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our films "Joe" and "Adam & Eve Mk II" as Director's Choice winners at Sci-On! Thanks for a great festival.

    May 2020