As the telescopes of Galileo and Edwin Hubble de-centered our sense of the universe and Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope first revealed life hitherto invisible to the naked eye, SECRETS of OUTER SPACE: Into the Great Beyond will deploy a visual device - cinema - to plumb the mysteries of that which lay outside unassisted sensory knowledge. Rooted in the belief that exploration need not require a trip to an observatory or a ticket aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX, this film festival will endeavor to go beyond where any film festival has gone before! Secrets of Outer Space will explore SPACE TRAVEL, TIME TRAVEL, EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE, and ALTERNATIVE DIMENSIONS. Ten films, each between 5 and 10 minutes long, will be selected among narrative, music video, documentary, animated, and experimental submissions. ANY GENRE CONSIDERED. All submissions are welcome.

As with previous SECRETS festivals – Secrets of the Insect World, Secrets of the Heart, and Secrets of the Intoxicated Life, Secrets of the Deep - SECRETS of OUTER SPACE will select only ten films for a screening at the historic Gene Frankel Theatre in downtown New York City. The screening will occur in early 2019 (January or February). SECRETS of OUTER SPACE is now an official "qualifying" festival for the Berkeley Video and Film Festival, so films accepted will be screened at Berkeley as well as in NYC, Brooklyn, Baltimore, etc.

Film Threat has now run a feature article on the Secrets series: http://filmthreat.com/features/secrets-of-the-deep-film-festival-as-traveling-sideshow/

As featured in The Culture Trip: https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/experience-dream-life-films-new-yorks-gene-frankel-theatre/

And in Cold Lips Magazine from England: https://coldlips.co.uk/2018/02/18/%F0%9F%92%A5cold-lips-iii-nyc-%F0%9F%92%A5/

While the Secrets festivals do not offer awards or prizes, it's programs are shown coast-to-coast. Secrets of Outer Space will premiere at the historic Gene Frankel Theater in downtown Manhattan on January 31, then screen at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn in February 9, and it will be featured in the 2019 Berkeley Video and Film Festival.

Secrets of Outer Space will thus be screened in at least three major media markets: NYC, Brooklyn, San Francisco. Previous festivals have also screened at the 21C Museum Hotel in Lexington, Reverb in Baltimore, Sunview Luncheonette in Brooklyn and The Lookout in DC.

Secrets of Outer Space: Into the Great Beyond, will explore space travel, time travel, extra-terrestrial life, and alternative dimensions. Ten films, each between 5 and 10 minutes long, will be selected among narrative, music video, documentary, and experimental submissions.

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  • Liz Tabish

    Had a great time at this event, it was intimate, easy going and had a cool underground vibe to it. I've been consistently amazed and grateful for the continued work that Jeffrey does throughout the year to promote and screen the films at other venues and cities. Such a good community.

    October 2018
  • Stephen Rutterford

    Fun festival. Great camaraderie. Very New York.

    March 2018
  • Vinicius Santos

    I really enjoyed participating with my movie "Sleep Paralysis", thanks Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film.

    February 2018