In its fourth year, Imagine Science Abu Dhabi explores the latest in the global intersection between art and science. 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.
“When you’re in a lab and you have to think about how to tackle a topic, there’s obviously the technical expertise… but it’s also extremely creative and I’m trying to show that those worlds are connected.” – Alexis Gambis, Festival Founder
“The fields of art and science have played a crucial role in furthering significant learning and development across mediums for generations. And bringing the two subjects together right here in the capital is Imagine Science Films.” – Time Out Abu Dhabi
What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
Scientist-artist panelists discuss their hybrid fields of work.
Conversations between the human, animal, and technological worlds.
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.
Stories of the precarious nature of health, home, and family.
A Science-Art Exhibition including artist Gallery Talks throughout the festival weekend.
At age 26, Jane Goodall set out to study chimpanzees in the wild and up close for the first time. Her research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.