Call for Entries to the #CINEMICRO Tiny Film Fest of Microscope Footage

Enter your microscope footage in the world’s tiniest film fest, #CINEMICRO on Instagram.

Created by Labocine and Imagine Science Films, #CINEMICRO is dedicated to the unexpected art of microscopy movies — that is, video recorded through a microscope or magnifying lens, revealing forms, colors, and motion at the microscopic level.

Out of the entries, four :15 second micro microscope films will be selected to premiere in the 9th Imagine Science Film Festival at MINY Media Center by IFP in New York City on Sat Oct 15 at 9pm for the event “Science Futures.”

It will be the most epic minute of any film festival ever programed.

Additionally, entires will be highlighted through Labocine’s social channels.

Everyone with microscopic footage may enter.

Submissions to the #CINEMICRO Mini Film Fest are now open. It’s easy to enter:

  • Record a video of a microscopic scene through a microscope, smartphone adapter, or other magnification devices.
  • Trim it to :15 seconds or less.
  • Feel free to give your micromovie a soundtrack.
  • Post your video to Instagram with the hashtag #CINEMICRO
  • On Instagram, please title your video and (if possible) describe what’s shown in the footage.
  • Also, please email when your video is posted.
  • Videos will be curated on a special Labocine webpage and promoted on social media.
  • Enter by October 10 2016.
  • Winning footage will premiere at the 9th Imagine Science Film Festival in New York City between October 14–21.
  • Open to science teachers, curious kids, smartphone experimenters, Ph.D. students, professional filmmakers and all micro visionaries everywhere.
“I’ve spent more time than many will believe [making microscopic observations], but I’ve done them with joy, and I’ve taken no notice those who have said why take so much trouble and what good is it?”- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, founder of the field of microbiology


Labocine is a new platform for extraordinary films from the science new wave. From lab footage to documentary to fiction, Labocine aspires to become one of the largest and most diverse platforms for science cinema worldwide.

On the first Tuesday of each month, Labocine releases a surgically curated monthly issue of films connected by a theme. Issues are organized in an interactive network-viewing experience, branching out as interconnected nodes from the central theme — a phylogenetic tree of movies and ideas.

Part archive, part curated program, part experiment, Labocine challenges the way you understand, interpret, and appreciate scientific ideas.


Imagine Science Films is a 501©(3) non-profit organization in existence since 2008 committed to promoting a high-level dialogue between scientists and filmmakers.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between art and science through film, thereby transforming the way science is communicated to the public and encouraging collaboration across disciplines.

Together, scientists, who dedicate their lives to studying the world in which we live, and filmmakers, who interpret and expose this knowledge, can make science accessible and stimulating to the broadest possible audience. Imagine Science Films is committed to drawing attention to the sciences, whether it is through art or our community outreach efforts.

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