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Science Film Festival

Goethe-Institut Pune invites you all as the Science Film Festival celebrates its 5th edition with another virtual festival. A total of 30 Science Edutainment films will be accessible online for FREE as a video-on-demand (VOD) service till December 2021. 


About the festival

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities. The event has grown considerably since its first edition in 2005, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide. 

How to register?


Click the button! Please submit your email address, to which we will send the access for the Vimeo Films. The data you submit will only be processed within the Science Film Festival project, and will be destroyed once the project has ended. 

Film Selection

Discover. Experiment. Explore.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, screenings will again take place virtually this year. The Indian selection of the Science Film Festival 2021 has therefore been made available online. A total of 30 Science Edutainment Films divided into different age groups will be available for online screening starting Oktober 01 to End of December 2021.  

The Indian pre-jury members with expertise in science education and science communication in the participating countries and in-depth knowledge of the local target audience were closely involved in the selection process. All films are translated and synchronized or subtitled into local languages where necessary to offer access without language barriers.

Science Activities

Paticipate actively!

An essential part of the Science Film Festival is curating activities that supplement the themes explored in the films, through hands-on experiments, projects or learning games offered for young audiences at the screenings. Festival partners from all participating countries exchange and adapt ideas for educational activities, which supplement the films at an international workshop and subsequent national workshops. The Science Film Festival offers an effective and enjoyable learning environment though this multidisciplinary approach.

In this section, facilitators, teachers and parents can find activities that connect to early learners, primary and secondary school films at the annual Science Film Festival. These include learning games, projects and hands-on experiments that can be done before or after visiting the festival to enrich the experience.

You just have to select the focus theme, the preferred age group and the country (India) and you will discover a colourful palette of activites associated with the films! 

Quiz - SFFQ 2021


The Science Film Festival Quiz 2021 or SFFQ2021 is an international knowledge event 
for students in Grades 9 to 12 from five countries: Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, 
and Sri Lanka. It will run parallel to Goethe-Institut’s Science Film Festival, which 
focuses on the theme of ‘Better Health through Better Understanding’. The Science 
Film Festival will be open from 1 October to 20 December 2021. Quiz participants are 
encouraged to watch the films before attempting the quiz. Follow the Goethe-Institut 
website and festival social media for updates on the festival and registration process. 
SFFQ2021 aims to focus on the broad themes of health and wellbeing in the larger 
context of sustainable development. This quiz will be an excellent tool for your 
students to engage with these relevant themes and their significance in the overall 
context of sustainable development. It will help expand and enrich the students’ 
awareness of global, regional, and local health.