Online Film Festival Science Film Festival 2020

SFF 2020 Malaysia Goethe-Institut

Thu, 01.10.2020 -
Sun, 20.12.2020


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. In Malaysia we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Science Film Festival.

MALAYSIA: Online booklet and programme leaflet

Download the booklet with all film synopsis as well as the programme leaflet  with exciting essay and video competitions by MNS, online quizzes by ASTI, interactive film introductions by MNS and 12 SDG teaching modules by Ecocentric Transitions. 

MNS: Essay and Video Competition
ASTI: Online Quiz
Ecocentric Transitions: 12 SDG Modules

In 2015, 193 countries adopted a vision for the world in 2030. The vision is ambitious: a world of peace and prosperity built on a a healthy environment. A world of improved health, access to quality education, good jobs and reduced inequalities, among other aspirations.
This vision, outlined in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is our shared blueprint for a better, sustainable future. To achieve that future, we must look at the world today, understand the possibilities for change and take action to make that change happen. 
In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Science Film Festival 2020 aims to explore these possibilities. Through an international selection of films on science, technology and the environment, the festival helps expand the conversation on the issues central to the SDGs, and through this conversation, helps to inspire action for the betterment of people and planet.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, screenings will only take place virtually this year. The Malaysian selection of the Science Film Festival 2020 has therefore been made available online. Please register to receive the link to the films and the password that enables you to stream the films free of charge. By receiving the password, you agree that the link and password cannot be posted on the internet and passed on to third parties. Commercial use, screen capture or downloading of the films is also prohibited. 

During the festival period from 01 October to 20 December 2020 the 30 films are available for streaming in schools, universities, educational venues or simply from home throughout the country, non-commercially. If you would like to watch the SFF films, please register here.

The festival has also provided suggested teaching materials for learning activities connected to this year's theme of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which complement the films and can be found online on the Science Film Festival website. 



In light of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the selection of the Science Film Festival 2020 is available online. Please register here to receive the link to the films and the password that enables you to stream the films free of charge. 

The Science Film Festival 2020 in Malaysia is organized by the Goethe-Institut Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Cooler Lumpur Festival, the Malaysian Nature Society, the German Malaysian Institute, the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ecocentric Transitions, SCVenture and the German Partner School Initiative in Malaysia.