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The Robot Film Festival is an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance.



The 7th Annual Robot Film Festival will be in Los Angeles, CA on December 30, 2017!  

This year's theme will be BEAUTIFUL ROBOTS: Exploring the Aesthetics and Emotions of Everyday Robots.

Held at the Hive Gallery in Downtown LA in partnership with the 'Robots & Unicorns' art show, this year's curated and accepted films will celebrate robots beautiful on the inside and out. From robot forms to robot emotional impact, these real and fictional robots can lead us into a more beautiful shared future. As always, we encourage submissions to explore positive storytelling about robots that can positively influence our human-machine futures.

So come play with us! 

  • 6-10pm, Hive Gallery, Downtown LA
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, December 8
  • Notification: Tuesday, December 12
  • TICKETS HERE *you must R.S.V.P to attend*

This is a New Year's Eve-Eve celebration for robot admirers and robot companions. Kicking off with our bots & booze reception, we will screen short films, showcase robot art, and feature live robot performers The night will close with the awarding of the annual BOTSKER Awards (say it out loud). Possible award categories include Best Picture, Best Robot Director, and Best Human-As-Robot-Actor. 

 Co-hosted by roboticist Heather Knight and chess-boxer Andrew McGregor, the night will be full of gallivanting, robot comedians and technology-based art. Bring a camera and dress to impress!

Can't wait to see you there! :-]

The Robot Film Festival is an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance. The event features screenings of invited films and juried selections from open-call submissions, live performances by robot entertainers, and a red-carpet awards ceremony.

The first and only event of its kind, the Robot Film Festival was founded in 2011 to inject both artistry and playfulness into traditional robotic engineering and to explore the frontiers of the human-machine relationship. Bi-coastal and in its fifth year, the Festival is more than an annual eventthrough its online video archives and traveling screenings at select venues around the country, the team behind the Robot Film Festival is nurturing a community of creatives and engineers who explore, document, and invent the imaginative world of robotics.