SCIFI 42 Festival Update 


Congratulations to this year’s Award Recipients



The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival(“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 10th to the 20th. The 2017 edition marks our 42nd anniversary as the oldest genre fest in America.

The first nine days consist of a traditional film festival. Whether they be features, shorts, webisodes, workshops, parties or a new Hollywood film, BostonSciFi emphasizes emerging directors with distinct visions from around the globe.

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 19th 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. Boston is a world class city. It is BostonSciFi’s desire to reflect that in the festival. Then toss in, the Boston college scene means cutting edge voices find a savvy audience.

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

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

Here are some Quick Links:
Festival Films
Marathon Films
Who We Are
BostonSciFi Store
FAQs & Other Distractions
Special Announcements
Filmmakers Page
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