Abu Dhabi

Imagine Science Film Festival

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16 Jul - 10 Mar 2018
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reviews (77)

out of 5
Very good
Mar 12, 2018
The place of the event, the staff and the Ideas of the films
Mar 11, 2018
The choice of films was excellent. And the virtual reality experience was a good idea, adding a bit of extra fun to the event.
Mar 11, 2018
My first visit to NYUAD - an excellent venue, beautiful and spacious theatre with comfortable seating. Security team very helpful in providing directions to the correct parking area and answering any first-timer questions! Venue was easy to find too. So glad I saw the Jane Goodall documentary - it was fascinating! Anyone who cares about animals and even how we treat each other, should see this!
Mar 11, 2018
I really appreciated that the host took into account the large numbers of people who wanted to view the film and relocated to a larger space to accommodate everyone interested. Thank you, also, for making this event available free of charge. The film made a lasting impression of myself and my children.


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4th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi. A film festival that showcases the latest in the global intersection between art and science. See the full program below.

Featuring groundbreaking documentaries, thought-provoking scientific fictions, and dazzling experimental film from the UAE, the Gulf, and beyond, this hybrid festival seeks to break down interdisciplinary boundaries and inspire new directions for creativity, innovation, and reflection.

In addition to short and feature films the festival expands into The Project Space with a sci-art show, panel discussions, Q&As, talks, workshops, and performances with top artists, scientists, and filmmakers.

Discover the past, present, and future of the scientific world, from the mysterious interiors of our brains to the surface of mars.


Book for all 4 screenings and save 25%.

The program includes.

Opening Feature Documentry


At age 26, Jane Goodall set out into Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park to study chimpanzees in the wild and up close for the first time.

This film is courtesy of National Geographic

Thursday, Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

Short Film Program - Matinee

Fragile Lives

Stories of the precarious nature of health, home, and family.

Friday, Mar 9 @ 2pm

Feature Documentary


When doctors tell Jennifer Brea that her illness is “all in her head” she turn the camera on herself and seeks answers about the mysterious condition commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Friday, Mar 9 @ 7:30pm

Short Film Program - Matinee

Hybrid Creatures

Conversations between the human, animal, and technological worlds.

Saturday, Mar 10 @ 2pm

Feature Film - Festival closing

Marjorie Prime

What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

Saturday, Mar 10 @ 7:30pm

Event ended

16 Jul - 10 Mar 2018
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