Science Film Festival

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The Science Film Festival received 200 films from 35 countries this year. Over 40 international science educators and science communicators selected the films to be screened at the event. In total, 67 films were chosen as finalists in the festival program. The international official selection of the Science Film Festival 2017 can be found in our FILMS section.

The festival is a celebration of science communication and enjoys a unique position in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international film and television content with accompanying educational activities. The event has grown steadily since its first edition in 2005, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide with nearly one million visitors.

The Science Film Festival 2017 takes place in 23 countries from October 6 to December 18. Please note that the festival period and film selection differs from country to country so please click on the country of interest from the map below for more detailed local information.

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    © NHK, Natural History New Zealand Limited und CCTV9 in Kooperation mit ARTE für Science Channel

    Award-winning Films 2016

    • © nautilusfilm GmbH
      The Visual Effects & Cinematography Award
      Wild Germany – The Chiemsee
    • © NTR
      IPST Education Award
      Full Proof – Domes
    • © a & o buero filmproduktion
      The Ecofilmprize
      Rare Earths
    • T© Paul Apsellhe Phoney War of Alan Turing © Valérianne Boué
      The Discovery Award
      The Great Math Mystery
    • © Max Planck Society & Massih Media
      The Technology Award Max-Planck Cinema - Biomaterials
    • © fact+film
      The Prize of the Jury
      The Origami-Code – Scientists Uncover the Power of Folding
      The Festival
      Countries and Programme