To nurture, develop, and champion films that explore scientific or technological themes and characters

  • Amount $479,616
  • City San Francisco, CA
  • Investigator Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter
  • Year 2023
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

Each year SFFILM awards two feature film prizes to recognize excellence in science-themed filmmaking: the $20K Sloan Science in Cinema Prize which is awarded in December in advance of the Academy Awards; and a second, Science on Screen award, given out at its April film festival, which includes screenings and panels with scientists.  SFFILM also supports two screenwriters a year with a fellowship that includes a cash award, residency and mentorship by filmmakers and scientists. SFFILM also compiles an annual list of the ten best discoveries in science and gives a prize to two filmmakers to develop one discovery into a screenplay.

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