Science film festival - 15.10. - 20.12.2020 - Goethe-Institut Vietnam

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15.10. - 20.12.2020
Science film festival

From October to December, the Goethe-Institut Vietnam will host the ninth edition of the annual SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL VIETNAM. In partnership with long term partner THD (social enterprise THD Education Solution Ltd), we offer daytime screenings for secondary scholars but also adult audience. Students, scholars and the general public alike are invited to explore this year’s theme „Humboldt and the Web of Life“.

Activity days in Hanoi

25th October 2020 & 8th November 2020
Free entry | Pre-registration
From: 11 years and above
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Activities on 25.10.2020 Activities on 08.11.2020
Nhung ngay vui hoc thi nghiem

As part of the Science Film Festival 2020 Goethe-Institut Hanoi offers 2 full Sundays of science at the institute. The festival will travel through schools with the focus of letting pupils get hands on with science as well as learning by watching films about certain topics.

On the events of the 25th October and 8th  November, pupils from 6th grade and higher can come to Goethe-Institut to experience science with hands and eyes, doing experiments on the spot. The experiments are connected to the movies watched. By this multi access approach, curiosity, cleverness and knowledge will be fostered.

Activity days

Film program on 25th October 2020 and 8th November 2020 at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi.
Time frame
8:30 am. - 9:45 am.
  • The Show with the Mouse: The Super Storage Battery
  • Merengue Joe – Why is the Sky Blue?
  • Me and My robot 
10 am. - 11:15 am.
  • Earth to Future – How Will We Live in the Future?
  • Me and My robot
2 pm. - 3:15 pm.
  • Nine-and-a-half – Your Reporter: Corona, Flu & Co – The Long Journey of Viruses
  • The Show with the Mouse: The Super Storage Battery
  • Me and My robot
3:30 pm. - 4:45 pm.
  • Merengue Joe - Why is the Sky Blue?
  • Born to be Wild: Hungry Planet
  • Me and My robot

The activity days are suitable for children from 11 years.
To ensure the quality of the activities, we will limit each shift to 80 children. Registrations follow a first come, first serve principle
Please make sure you register in time.

About the Science Film Festival 2020

The Science Film Festival will kick off on 15th October with a press conference and a panel discussion, followed by high substantial science films, aiming to promote the initatives of learning and to contribute to the cultural development in Vietnam. We are planning to reach 44 schools. The concept of the festival has proven to be very successful, that’s why we expect our hand-on activities to again reach tens of thousands of students in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Each screening will be accompanied by interactive projects, discovery workshops and experiments. Youth can experience science with hands and eyes; they can do experiments on the spot. This will deepen the process of learning and understanding. We believe that curiosity and the ability to think critically in each young learner are the potential for being a researcher and constructor, a thinker and builder. Films and experiments will be the medium through which curiosity and the desire to explore are encouraged and our knowledge of today’s world are expanded.

This year marks the 250th birthday (1769 - 2019) of the brilliant german scientist Alexander von Humboldt. His approach to understand nature as an interconnected web rather than single disciplines revolutionised the conception of nature itself. This interdisciplinary point of view is more urgently needed than ever: If everything is inseparable, what global consequences do actions have? Because of this anniversary the festival will circle around his ideas, explorations and findings, taking in his perspectives of the interconnectedness of nature.

As last year, the Southeast Asian Digital STEM Platform (SEADSTED) will be our partner. It can be used as a teaching material and tool to relate to our films and experiments and in addition it can be used as a source for teaching STEM by teachers. It also brings a forum for them to share their thoughts, experiences and opinions about STEM.

SFF 2020 © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Science Film Festival 2020

In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the festival aims to expand the conversation on the issues central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an international selection of films on science, technology and the environment.