The Science Film Festival
The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science and technology and colourful proof that these topics can be communicated to a broad audience in a creative, inspiring and accessible way. It promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through the screening of film content with accompanying educational activities. Since its first edition in 2005, it has become the largest event of its kind and one of the biggest film festivals worldwide with over 1 million visitors last year.
From Light, Material Science, Anthropocene to this year’s theme Food Revolution the festival brings diverse and relevant topics through film and activities into 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
During the three-month long festival period, the films are screened non-commercially in museums, schools, universities and other educational venues in cooperation with local and international agencies from the scientific, cultural, educational and environmental sector, and with the generous support of the international film and television community. All films are synchronized into local languages to offer viewers access to the content without language barriers.
In 2017, the Science Film Festival came to Sub-Sahara Africa for the first time with Namibia, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, South Africa and Mali participating. Over 15 different films were screened to over 2600 children and adults with assistance from partner institutions and schools. Thanks to the great success, the Science Film Festival will be expanded into other Sub-Saharan African countries in 2018 and 2019.