43rd Boston SciFi Film Festival

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 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 Original Binge View, The Marathon (a.k.a., “The ‘Thon”), a 24-hour orgiastic motion picture endurance test. Imagine 750 close friends (maybe) sitting in a vintage movie theatre straining eyeballs and tush muscles watching everything from classics, soon to be classics and the occasional schlock. That's THE MARATHON. 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. 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, a lover of science fiction or Uber-nerd, come. Boston Science Fiction Film Festival is fresh, vital, and more importantly, fun.

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Buy tickets

Prepare yourself for a straight 24hour marathon of butt sweat inducing films.

Or just visit the films you want. Your choice. We prefer butt sweat, with a coffee mug alongside it.

Tickets are now on sale for The Marathon (noon to noon, Feb 18-19) as well as Festival Passes.

Individual shows will go on sale in January.


Buy Cool stuff

Our SciFi Store is located at Bonanza.com. Follow the link for tickets and other cool stuff. Check back frequently, we'll be adding stuff soon.

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Learn More


Learn more about our event, submissions, partnerships, survival tactics and whatever else.

We're not going to lie,
its a pretty big deal if your film is accepted. Humble, we know. 
SubmiSSIONS via film freeway or withoutabox

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