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Science Film Festival

The Goethe-Institut Philippinen invites you all as the Science Film Festival celebrates its 12th edition in the Philippines with another virtual festival. A total of 35 Science Edutainment films will be accessible online for FREE as a video-on-demand (VOD) service from November 3 to December 3, 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. 

The world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other - COVID-19 has destabilized the global economy and upended the lives of billions of people around the globe. In the context and aftermath of the pandemic, health and mental well-being are more important than ever. That is why bringing these issues out into the open especially at this time is so important and why the Science Film Festival turns its focus on health and mental health in 2021

Since the health and safety of our viewers is of paramount importance to us, many screenings will only take place virtually this year. The selection of the Science Film Festival 2021 has therefore been made available online as video-on-demand service. Please register to receive the link to the films selected in your country and the password that enables you to stream the films free of charge during the festival period. 

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 strictly prohibited. The festival has also provided suggested teaching materials for learning activities connected to this year's theme of health and mental well-being, which complement a number of films and can be found online on the Science Film Festival website. 

Science Film Festival 2021

How to Register

To receive the link to the films and the password that enables you to stream the films free of charge, you have to register first. Follow the steps on how to register below. 

Registration period will be from October 1, 9am until December 03, 12pm

Registration closed

Step 1

Click on the Register Here button above or click here to be able to go to the online registration form.

Step 2

Fill-up all the necessary information needed in the registration form and click Send.

Step 3

Log in to the  Email Address you used in the registration and check our Email with the access details to the SFF Vimeo Showcase.

Step 4

Open the link to the Vimeo Showcase, enter the Password, and enjoy watching!

Film Selection

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, screenings will again take place virtually this year. The Philippine selection of the Science Film Festival 2021 has therefore been made available online. A total of 35 Science Edutainment Films divided into different age groups will be available for online screening starting November 03 to December 03, 2021.  

The Philippine pre-jury members with expertise in science education and science communication in the participating countries and in-depth knowledge of the local target audience are 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.

View Film Selection

Science Activities

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.

Science Activities for Everyone

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The Science Film Festival Philippines 2021 E-Booklet is now available for download!

The Interactive E-Booklet will serve as your guide to the film festival. It contains messages from the Goethe-Institut and our local partners as well as the list of the films and its synopses and instructions on how to watch online.

Download the E-Booklet below:

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Our Partners

The virtual Science Film Festival 2021 is made possible with the help of our major partners the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST​) and our other local partners from Museo ng Muntinlupa, The Mind Museum, Museo Pambata, Philippine Science Centrum, Felta Multimedia, National Library of the Philippines, Liceo de Cagayan University, and Xavier University in cooperation with the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education (SEAMEO STEM-ED).