Welcome to the Filmmakers page for the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, aka BostonSciFi or SF43. This page is dedicated to those who would like their films screened at our annual event. Here you will find out about submissions, technical requirements, shipping instructions and attending BostonSciFi. Please check back when you can as it will be updated regularly. We also recommend you check out our Facebook page for info and such.

Below is information on specific questions.


To submit your film to the 43rd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, please use WithoutaBox or FilmFreeway. These sites will have all the necessary info you may need for submission, including length, categories and cost. Because we are a 10 day festival our ratio of films screened to submitted films is roughly 1:3. That ratio is higher for shorts, and lesser for features. Thank you for thinking of us.

Submit on Withoutabox.


Well first of all congratulations! We look forward to screening your film, and hopefully enjoying your company. One of the first things we do is assign a Filmmaker Liaison to you. This person will contact you to answer as many of your questions as possible and assist you with your needs leading up to the festival.

Now please read the sections below dealing with Technical Requirements, accomodations and more.


Once your film has been accepted to SF43, please reach out to our technical team (link below). Our goal is to have your film shown in the best possible circumstances. With over 100 films being received, this requires a great deal of coordination. Your help will be appreciated. If you submitted a Short Film, please begin by heading over to our Technical Team’s Page.


Please review the Technical Requirements (above) before considering shipping. Laurel 42-542

For SHORTS: Please go directly to the Technical Requirements page for instructions.

For FEATURES: DCP is the preferred format with all KDM Key information provided. Your DCP must be delivered to the venue via hard drive. BluRay may be accepted, but please email bostonscifi@gmail.com to confirm. If we are able to accept your film in Blu-ray format, PLEASE SEND TWO DISCS. One is bound to not work. Please ship at least 8 business days in advance of play date. Earlier would be ideal.

The venue address is:
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA. 02144
Attn: Ian Judge, Gen. Mgr.
RE: Boston SciFi


The official hotel for BostonSciFi is Homewood Suites, a Hilton Hotel at 1 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington, MA. It is about 1 mile from the venue, and about 1/2 mile from the Alewife Mass Transit station.
Homewood Suites provides free parking, complimentary breakfast, complimentary evening snacks, weight room, and multiple people can use one room. All of this makes them convenient and practical. As we get closer to the event, we will have a special link to them.

For phone reservations, call 781-643-7258 and use the group code BSF or mention Boston SciFi.


The 43rd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival is located at the Somerville Theatre, a vintage 1914 Vaudeville house with five screens. It is located in Davis Square in Somerville. Davis Square is a cool place with tons of restaurants and small boutiques. It is Tufts University’s front door. It is also on the Red Line, one of Boston’s major transit arteries. The Davis Square station is two stops from Harvard Square, three from MIT and two more to downtown Boston. Park Street station in downtown Boston is the nexus for all of Boston’s subways. So we are located in a convenient place with access to everything Boston has to offer.