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). And as with previous SECRETS festivals, the films are likely to be screened in other cities (like Baltimore, Washington, DC, Lexington, KY, etc.) .

Film Threat has now run a feature article on the Secrets series:

As featured in The Culture Trip:

And in Cold Lips Magazine from England:

The complete program of the previous festival - Secrets of the Deep - has now also been accepted by the Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2018.

While the Secrets festivals do not offer awards or prizes, it's programs are shown repeatedly. We always premiere in NYC. Afterward, we have had screenings in Brooklyn, Berkeley, Baltimore, Washington, 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.

As with previous Secrets festivals, the program will premiere at the Gene Frankel Theatre in NYC and then travel. Previous Secrets programs have subsequently screened at the 21C Museum-Hotel (Lexington, KY), Reverb (Baltimore), The Lookout (Washington, DC), London (UK), Berkeley (CA), and the Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn).

*** Last year's festival - Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film - will be included in the 2018 Berkeley Video and Film Festival. ***

Overall Rating
  • 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