What is the Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest?

The Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest is a way for creative, inspired scientists and science communicators to tell short (3-minute-or-less) stories about evolution through music, dance, art, drama, comedy, or sometimes all-of-the-above!

Anyone can submit a video to share their own research or the research of others, or simply describe an amazing, beautiful or compelling aspect of evolution.

What Happens Next?

All videos are screened by a panel of judges, and the finalists are shown during a special evening event at the annual Evolution Conference (the joint conference of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society of Systematic Biologists).

The audience votes on their favorites and the winner and runner-up receive prizes. First place winners receive $1,000 and this amazing trophy! Runners-up receive $500. (Thanks to the Society for the Study of Evolution for their generous sponsorship, which makes the prize money possible!)

All finalists are uploaded to this website so they can be viewed and enjoyed by anyone who wants to learn more about evolution.

How Can I Participate?

For more information on how to submit your own video(s), click on the “How To Submit” link at the top of this page.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest, which will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 in Cleveland, OH. Deadline to submit is Monday, June 1st, 2020 at midnight, EST. Click on “How To Submit” for more information or to submit your video(s).

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