2019 Film Festival Spotlight
Sloan Science on Screen
In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation—the nation’s leading philanthropic grantor for science and the arts—SFFILM launched a major new initiative in 2015 to enhance public understanding of science through the language of film. The Sloan Science in Cinema initiative includes four interconnected programs—fellowships, screenwriting workshops, awards, and exhibition opportunities—that elevate filmmakers who tackle scientific or technological themes.
At this year’s Festival, SFFILM is thrilled to once again highlight compelling cinema that tells the story of science. We hope not only to engage members of the scientific community, but also to inspire those Festival attendees who are not scientists or engineers. Both the Sloan Foundation and SFFILM believe that filmmakers have the power to immerse audiences in the challenges and rewards of scientific discovery while illuminating the intersections between science, technology, and our daily lives.