Screening at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, 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)

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.

By submitting, the filmmaker grants the Festival the right to screen their film without fee or royalties for festival participants at premium local venues.

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.

Overall Rating
  • I didn't have the opportunity to attend in-person, but members of my family did and they said they had a wonderful time. I was able to zoom in to introduce my film and our project even won the critics choice award! It was a great experience and the festival is run by people who truly wanna celebrate science fiction cinema. Lovely team and a very unique and fun location.

    July 2022
  • Evan Yee

    So thankful that our short film resonated with audiences and won "Best Documentary Short" in 2022.
    While our team couldn't be there in person, Paul and Jenny ran a super smooth online screening - and it was great to briefly connect with the filmmakers who hopped on the Zoom call. Would love to attend in person someday soon!

    May 2022
  • Alain Kulmburg

    It has been an honor to be selected at Sci-On! Film Festival and to have also received their award. The communication was also really nice with the organziation!

    May 2022
  • Grace McNally

    Excellent communication and kindness to the filmmakers!

    May 2022
  • Next Move Arts

    From all the festivals (big and small) I've attended physically and online (during these times), I've to say the team and organization have been super amazing. Very well organized, communicative since the first day, and they managed very well our communication across the pond, allowing the filmmakers that couldn't be there in person, see the other nominated films.
    Their selection of films for this year were wonderful. I wish a long prosper and continue growth to Sci-On!
    Congrats for bringing such a great event, celebrating the sci-fi genre, to more audiences.
    I hope for next year be able to visit you there in person.

    May 2022