STEM Art and Film Festival: Call for Submissions

April 02, 2020

STEM Art and Film Festival

Artists and filmmakers may submit their work to the 2020 STEM Art and Film Festival through July 31. (Image by Ruthie Hauge Photography)

Sigma Xi STEM Art and Film Festival 

November 6–8, 2020, with featured screenings on November 8
Time TBD
Virtual Event

Do you mix art or films with science? Submit your work to Sigma Xi's 2nd festival that connects the public with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The public enjoys free admission so you can share your work with the most people possible.

Art and films about all areas of STEM are welcome. A special exhibit will be on the Annual Meeting theme, Hacking the Brain: The Intersection of Art and Neuroscience.

Featured pieces may include the following. 


  • Documentaries
  • Animations
  • Web series
  • Short films
  • Science fiction films

Visual Arts

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Photography
  • 2D and 3D visualizations
  • Sculptures and installations
  • Microscopic images
  • Fiber art 

Artists and filmmakers can choose to opt-in to our judged competition. A panel of professional judges and a public vote will name the top art and film submissions to receive cash prizes of up to $1,000.

The call for submissions is open through July 31.

Learn How to Participate

Updated: 6/12/2020

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety