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The 5th Imagine Science Film Festival

The 5th Imagine Science Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the Museum of Moving Image with the U.S. Premiere of The End of Time by Peter Mettler. The feature documentary film takes us on an explorative journey through time, from the particle accelerator at the CERN in Geneva, where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see, to the lava flows in Hawaii.

For the 5th year running, Nature will be sponsoring the $2,500 “Scientific Merit’ and $1,000 ‘Audience’ awards at the Imagine Science Film Festival. The theme for the Festival this year is Imagine Consciousness. Film screenings will present films that stimulate the synapses and the senses by exploring the inner mind of the subconscious, and how our own perceptions are formed. Each film program and panel will address this topic from various perspectives, sharing research from some of the top scientists in their fields to fully reveal the mysteries behind conscious thought and what it means to be human.

The selection of films has nearly doubled from the previous festival and includes over 140 films from 26 different countries. Screenings and events will take place at 8 different venues located across the tri-state area and ranging from museums, to bars, cinemas, and universities. The diversity in location and venue enables Imagine Science Films to reach eclectic audiences in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and New Jersey. 

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