Bio-Fiction: Call for entries!

Bio-Fiction: Call for entries!

Bio-fiction 2014, the International Synthetic Biology Film Festival, is back and calls for submissions! Bio-fiction aims to document, speculate and reflect creatively on synthetic biology and its societal ramifications.

The festival will take place from October 23-25, 2014, in Vienna, Austria.

Here's the announcement from Synenergene partner Biofaction:

We want to encourage filmmakers to share their cinematic visions of a present or future society shaped by synthetic biology. What is your view on a world living with synthetic life forms? The approach is up to you – the filmmaker, scientists or artist – entries can cover science, fiction, or science fiction.

We welcome documentary films, animations, (science) fiction and experimental films. The main
criteria is that synthetic biology has to be reflected in the work – how you do it is up to you.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Bio-fiction Award – Fiction
Bio-fiction Award – Documentary
Bio-fiction Award – Animation

The prize money will be 6000 €.

Visit to find more detailed information on the film festival. The shortlisted
and awarded films will be presented between October 23-25, 2014, at the Museum of Natural
History in Vienna, Austria.

The deadline for film entries is August 31, 2014 (new deadline!). There is no entry fee for submitting films.

Best wishes,
the Bio-fiction team

Markus Schmidt
Camillo Meinhart
Melissa Saavedra

Biofaction is a research and science communication company based in Vienna, Austria. Biofaction has significant expertise in science communication, film production, technology assessment and the study of ethical, legal and social issues in a number of emerging sciences and technology (genetic engineering, synthetic biology and converging technology).