The 4th annual Raw Science Film Festival will be held between January 5 – 7, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA. The Festival honors the best media centered on science and technology from around the world. The mission of the Festival is to ensure fact-based scientific experts stay at the forefront of popular culture.
The three-day event begins with an Opening-Night VIP Reception at the Santa Barbara University Club. During the festival, there will be film screenings, exhibitions, and workshops. A black-tie red-carpet Awards Ceremony will be held on the evening of Saturday, January 6th at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre. A series of Workshops, with experts from the Hollywood and scientific communities, are scheduled for Sunday, January 7th, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Paul Hynek, President of EZ Numbers will emcee the Awards Ceremony for the second year in a row. There will be a song by Susaye Greene and performances by the La Boheme Dance Company and WJM Band. Among other special features will be a celebration of the 100th birthday of Sir Arthur C. Clarke with experts on interstellar travel, human longevity, scalable healthcare, the ethics of space travel, and lunar colonization. Recent Nobel Prize-winner, Kip Thorne will “roll down the red carpet via Beam robot” to present the annual Kip Thorne Gravity Award.