About the Competition

Thanks for being interested in our Quantum Short Film Competition – otherwise known as Quantum Shorts 2012.

We are looking for videos no longer than three minutes that are inspired by quantum physics. Does the idea of a quantum multiverse fill your head with stories? Can you picture a quantum superposition? We don’t want you to explain quantum physics to us: instead, show us something of how it makes you think about the world. Check out our inspiration pages to get started or go to our prizes page to see what you stand to win. When you’re ready, just follow our simple guide to entering and sign up for our newsletter for updates. Winners will be notified in January.



This competition is an initiative of the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore. CQT brings together quantum physicists and computer scientists to explore the quantum nature of reality and quantum possibilities in  information processing. CQT researchers work at the edge of knowledge and at the forefront of technology.

CQT was established in December 2007 as Singapore’s first Research Centre of Excellence and is funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education.

To read more about research at CQT, visit www.quantumlah.org.


New Scientist, the popular science and technology magazine, is a media partner for Quantum Shorts 2012. The New Scientist website will showcase the top ten entries and the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief is on the judging panel.

New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 “for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences”. The brand’s mission is no different today – for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

The magazine’s online guide to the quantum world is also a great place to go for inspiration. Read more at www.newscientist.com.