We’re in the planning stages for the 43rd foray into other worlds, new dimensions, and of course, sleep deprivation. Now is the time to submit films and get tickets at the lowest prices! See below for handy links.



The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival(“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 9th to the 19th. The 2018 edition marks our 43rd anniversary as the oldest science fiction film festival.

The first nine days is a traditional film festival. Films submitted and curated from around the world are screened, whether they be features, shorts, or webisodes. Plus we have workshops, parties or anything else that seems appropriate. Here at BostonSciFi we emphasize emerging directors with distinct visions.

The Festival concludes with The Marathon (a.k.a., “The ‘Thon”), a 24-hour orgiastic motion picture endurance test featuring classic, new and schlock films. Think of it as binge viewing with 750 close friends. It starts at noon on the 18th and ends at noon on President’s Day.

Boston SciFi is the oldest genre fest in the country and one of the oldest in the world. Being in Boston has many advantages. Boston is a world class city. Boston is one of the world’s best college towns (hello Harvard, MIT, BU, BC, Tufts and more). As such, BostonSciFi endeavors to reflect all that in the festival. Then toss in, we are housed in the classic 1914 Somerville Theatre in the all most too hip Davis Square, and you can see why FilmFreeway touted us as one of the Top 100 Film Fest.

If you’re a filmmaker, a film fan or a simply lover of science fiction, the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival is fresh, vital, and more importantly, fun place to screen, watch and enjoy film.

View from the Somerville Theatre balcony
View from the Somerville Theatre balcony

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