Is this the world’s first Robot Film Festival? I think so! The deadline to submit a film is June 5th. So if you have a robot and a video camera, now is your robot’s chance to walk (or roll) down the red carpet in New York City!

Please submit your outstanding, dazzling, hilarious or thought-provoking short film. Just one requirement: Please feature a robot as one of the main characters as or framing devices of the narrative. Films should be one to eight minutes long. The Robot Film Festival was founded by roboticist Heather Knight of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore new frontiers for robotics before the technology is even possible.

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Nick Normal

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


  • Anonymous

    See you there! This is what I look like:

    http://bit.ly/jrZWQI

  • http://twitter.com/migpics migpics

    Does anyone know if the robot has to be a real working robot or can it be a robot puppet?
    Wondering if my ‘Chrisbot’ project will qualify. http://frijolemagico.blogspot.com/2010/06/painting-chris-bot-and-adding-hands.html

    • http://twitter.com/robotfilmfest Robot Film Festival

      it qualifies!!! :-] cool!!

  • http://www.wow-goldstore.com/ WoW gold

    Robot is one of my favorite theme of fims.
    I like fscience fiction films very much.

  • http://www.wow-goldstore.com/ WoW gold

    Robot is one of my favorite theme of fims.
    I like fscience fiction films very much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Thomas3D Thomas Persichilli

    does this count? THis is a video my and my friend made featuring a robot i created my self: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skpm78ZKcCo

    • http://twitter.com/migpics migpics

      I’m trying to figure out that too. The site isn’t too specific if the robot has to be a functioning robot or, in your case a person in a robot suit.
      I think the intent is probably for the former but who knows?

      • http://twitter.com/robotfilmfest Robot Film Festival

        Robots can be real or fictional! See above!! :-) Submit away!! I hope you could attend in costume :-)

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  • http://twitter.com/robotfilmfest Robot Film Festival

    Robots can be real or fictional! So animation, puppetry, costumes, research robots or ones you made yourselves are all eligible!! We want to leverage storytelling to explore exciting robotic futures, ethics, fun and implications of human-robot friendships, collaborations, interactions…

    Let’s explore new memes for robotics! Whether for education, entertainment, home companions or the performing arts!! Robot project bloopers welcome too! :-) Ever seen the researcher chasing his errant skiing robot in Slovenia? Hilarious!!

  • Robot Platform

    I am sure I cannot make it there, but it would be interesting though…

    http://www.robotplatform.com