Jordan 2nd Edition

In order to reach different groups of children all over Jordan, the Goethe-Institut Jordan decided to organise the Science Film Festival 2014 in cooperation with three Jordanian partner institutions: The Children's Museum Jordan, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation and the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD). The official media partner of the festival was "Ro'Ya TV" who broadcasted two reports on the festival within their popular family program "Dunya ya Dunya". The festival was supported by Mercedes-Benz as the main sponsor. In total the Science Film Festival 2014 in Jordan reached 9701 visitors.

Special guest of the opening of Science Film Festival was Joachim Hecker from Germany with his renowned Science Show. All events took place in the venues of the partner institutions from October 15 to October 30, 2014. A total of seventeen films were screened together with related hands-on experiments. And while the partner organizations provided school and family programs, the Goethe-Institut focused in 2014 on a family day. This special program for families took place in a public park on October 17 and was visited by many Jordanian families.

Moreover the Goethe-Institut Jordan could realize twelve visits to Jordanian Refugee Camps with the "Eureka-Bus“ of the cooperation partner JOHUD and with the help of CARE International. Thus the programme of the Science Film Festival also reached Syrian refugee children and was very well received and appreciated.

The Science Film Festival in Jordan is a project of the Goethe-Institut as part of the German-Arabic transformation partnership, funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

North Africa and the Middle East

The Pre Jury

Ayman Elsayed
Ayman Elsayed holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University ...


Dr. Osama Rayis

Dr. Osama Rayis
Dr. Osama Rayis is a leading scientist and General Manger at Africa City of Technology in Khartoum, Sudan ...


Samar Darwish Kirresh
Samar Darwish Kirresh is the Senior Researcher leading the Empowerment Programme at the Walid and Helen Science Education Project ...


Ayah Younis
Ayah Younis specializes in hands-on educational programs that are developed scientifically ...