"Science fiction is something that could happen -
but usually you wouldn't want it to.
Fantasy is something that couldn't happen -
though often you only wish that it could.

Arthur C. Clarke



The first annual Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival is on a mission to bring the best independent science fiction films to one of the most innovative and creative hubs in the world: Brooklyn. The first of its kind, this thrilling seven-day online festival with live film screenings on Saturday, September 19th, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will feature over 40 independent works by some of the most dynamic minds in the genre. Our panel of judges will select the best films for recognition and live screenings, and all selections will be available to stream online with a festival pass.


  • Best Feature Film - Awarded to the best feature length entry selected by our committee.

  • Best Live Action Short Film - Awarded to the best live action (non-animated) short film (15 minutes or less) selected by our committee.

  • Best Animated Short Film - Awarded to the best animated (non-live action) short film (15 minutes or less) selected by our committee.

  • Best Student Short Films - Awarded to filmmakers under the age of 18, with recognition according to age and/or grade level (depending on number of entries).

  • Best College Short Films - Awarded to filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 26, and currently attending a film program at a recognized college, university, or certificate program.

  • Best In Brooklyn - Awarded to the best entry shot in Brooklyn or directed by a Brooklyn based filmmaker (Currently living in Brooklyn).

  • Honorable Mentions - All categories TBD.


Submission Deadlines & Fees

  • Early Bird Deadline: May 31, 2021 - $10 Fee

  • Regular Deadline: June 30, 2021 - $20 Fee

  • Late Submissions Deadline: July 31, 2021 - $30 Fee

  • Late, Late Submissions: August 13, 2021 - TBD

  • Students (18 or under) are free for early and regular registration deadlines

Submit your film now!