Science Film Festival
Call for independent clubs of STEM teachers

HAN SFF Call Stem clubs © Goethe-Institut Hanoi


The Science Film Festival initiated and implemented by the Goethe-Institut and its partners in 2005 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 Science Film Festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience and demonstrates that science can be fun. The event has grown considerably becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide.

In Vietnam the film festival has been organized since 2010 and has become an event at schools for students and teachers at secondary level. Theme of the Year 2022: Equal Opportunities in Science

Equal opportunity is a state of fairness in which individuals are treated similarly, unhampered by artificial barriers or prejudices or preferences. Innovations resulting from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have positively touched nearly every aspect of human life. Yet, even today, science can exacerbate the equality divide in subtle and more pervasive ways and the continued underrepresentation of minorities and women in the scientific enterprise represents a challenge to cultivate an adequate international scientific workforce.

The Science Film Festival 2022 is committed to increasing awareness on the issue of diversity and inclusiveness in STEM from underrepresented groups, in which studying and working in science is open to all and for the benefit of all sections of society.

Why is the call?

Science Film Festival is a collection of edutainment products by international TV stations, reporters, filmmakers that explain complex knowledge of science and nature in very simple and understandable ways.

The Goethe-Institut Vietnam in collaboration with local partners from different sectors including educational institutions, libraries, NGOs and schools has promoted science knowledge through science documentaries/ films and hands-on activities.

On the occasion of the theme in 2022: Equal Opportunities in Science, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi would like to launch for the first time a call for independent clubs of STEM teachers in order to mobilize more potential resources to reach out to new target groups, promote the message “science is for all” and enhance the synergy among the communities of teaching and learning STEM and science.

Who is eligible?

We are looking for 03 independent clubs of STEM teachers being active in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City that:
  • Consist of STEM teachers from different schools in Vietnam
  • Are major in STEM education for students aged from 12-16
  • Are interested in using science films as a tool to stimulate science knowledge and create various hands-on activities that better support students with learning science
  • Are capable of hosting STEM events at schools/ community space
Some definitions to be clarified:
  • A CLUB of STEM teachers means an active group of STEM teachers that has a management board, clear vision and mission and has been officially running in STEM education
  • Activity & Campaign: within SFF 2022, activity means film screening sessions, experiments, discussions/ exchange sessions which can be done physically or online or in hybrid format. Campaign refers to the whole implementation of activities
  • Target group of the project: this project targets students aged 12-16 in Vietnam, who are interested in STEM

What is the expected outcome?

The Goethe-Institut will provide selected teams with this year science films and materials for reference, from which they can develop their own content for their relevant target groups. Selected teams will implement the science film festival 2022 within the period of November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 based on their own proposal.

Within the framework of this component of the project, there are different outcomes to fulfill as below:

1) About the content development
  • Your team is given a list of 16 science films in 2022. You can choose up to 05 films for your own package to implement.
  • Your team develops hands-on-activities based on the content of the films and materials provided by the Goethe-Institut
  • The campaign reaches out to as many classes and schools with the target groups of students aged 12-16 as possible
2) Reporting
  • An activity reporting and updated budget use after the campaign to be submitted to the Goethe-Institut by the end of the campaign
3) Communication materials
  • A collection of 15 pictures/videos and stories of your activities during your campaign
  • Posts/ Articles on newspapers or social media channels
4) Further cooperation
  • Showing the possibility of the cooperation in the following years

What can you expect?

Being part of the Science Film Festival 2022,
  • You will be provided with packages of science films and suggested corresponding experiments/ hands-on activities as the main materials of content
  • You can take advantage of online film portal on Vimeo where all the films this year will be available during the festival
  • Your team can be qualified for a maximum financial support of 50.000.000 VNĐ for your expenses and fees to run your own campaign. The agreement can be with a representative of the club

What to submit?

Your proposal should include the following required documents:
  • Your team’s profile that states clearly your members’ role and your experience in the relevant field of this call
  • A statement of your team: What motivates you to be part of Science Film Festival 2022?
  • A sheet of planned activities that your team commit to implementing based on the films selected by your team. Register to get the films here:
  • A sheet of budget plan to show how your team use the given amount of money
Please send your documents to, cc: before 12:00 am., October 20, 2022.


  • Deadline to submit your group proposal: 12:00, October 20, 2022
  • Result announcement: October 26, 2022
  • Onboarding week: October 26-October 31, 2022

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Mrs. Vo Tra My
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