Submission Guidlines

The application form must be submitted by April 10, 2021. A pre-screening copy should be submitted no later than April 10, 2021. Please use a separate application form for each film, unless the films are part of a series of films being submitted in which case one form can be filled out mentioning the submitted films or episodes. Please fill in all parts of the application form. Only content that has been produced since January 1, 2018, is accepted. There is no submission fee, however, the Science Film Festival principally does not pay licensing fees for films submitted into competition.
We kindly ask you to submit a pre-screening copy of your film as downloadable file (MP4, MKV or MOV) through WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo, FTP Server or other secure file sharing service (please send to recipient: or by sending a DVD to:

Science Film Festival 
Goethe-Institut Thailand 
18/1 Soi Goethe, 
Sathorn Soi 1 
Bangkok 10120 
+66 (0) 2 108 8200

We kindly ask that films not in English or German provide English subtitles.

This copy of the film is used for the selection process only.
We kindly ask that you are able to provide a minimum of two still images of the film for the festival catalogue and website whenever possible. These should be high-resolution (300 dpi). The images can be sent to us per e-mail or download link together with the pre-screening copy of the film.
Should your film be selected into the official festival program, we kindly ask you to make available a Master copy with separate music and effect audio track (separate from the dialogue and narration track) of the film if possible for synchronization purposes to ensure maximum quality. However, mixed-track versions are still accepted if necessary. Please note that we will approach you for the HD file and/or audio track if and after your film has been selected into the official festival program. Notifications will be sent out in August 2021.

Please note the following technical specifications for the final festival screening copy:

Accepted file formats:
  • mxf
  • mov
  • mp4
  • mkv
  • avi
  • ProRes
We kindly ask you to provide an English or German language MS Word dialogue script of the film if possible for accurate translation into local festival languages. The dialogue script can be sent to us per e-mail or per download link with the pre-screening copy of the film.

All festival films are translated and synchronized or subtitled into local languages where applicable to offer access for the audience without language barriers.
Please send the festival screening materials directly to the Goethe-Institut in Thailand:

Science Film Festival
Goethe-Institut Thailand
18/1 Soi Goethe,
Sathorn Soi 1
Bangkok 10120

+66 (0) 2 108 8200

Or electronically in case of upload with recipient

The expenses for sending materials must be covered by the applicant.
Results of the official festival selection will be announced in August 2021. Notifications will be sent per e-mail, unless requested otherwise. Please kindly communicate any inquiries via e-mail to

Since the film selection may vary from country to country, participating filmmakers, producers and broadcasters will be notified of the countries in which their film will be screened in the notification.

Award winners are publicly announced on the website in January of the following year. A comprehensive Science Film Festival report is sent to all applicants in February of the following year as well.
i. The Science Film Festival does not pay for screening fees. Submission of a film means consent for screenings in the context of the event as outlined in the application form.

ii. Entries do not necessarily have to be related to the festival theme.

iii. Due to the cost of translation and synchronization, only about one-fifth of all entries can be accepted into the final competition. The selection of the festival program is made by a collective of over 30 pre-jury members consisting of experts in scientific fields, education, television and filmmaking representing all participating countries.


Version with separate audio tracks
A version with separate ME tracks (Music & Effects), if selected for the official festival program, may be submitted for local language synchronization:
Providing a separate music & effects track without dialogue will facilitate a high quality synchronization.

Agreement „Trailer“
Do you agree with extracts (no more than 120 sec.) of the film to appear in the official festival trailer and on the official festival website?

Declaration of consent “Screenings”
The Science Film Festival is organized by the Goethe-Institut and its partners and takes place in education institutions such as museums, science centers, universities and schools in several countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and South Asia during the international festival period between October 1 and December 20, 2021.

All screenings are non-commercial and any and all copies of films that are screened remain in the festival organizers' safekeeping throughout.

Do you permit access to the film online through a password protected link (no download option) under the Science Film Festival Vimeo profile for the duration of the festival from October 1 to December 20, 2021 in participating countries?

Addresses and Contact Details




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Andreas Klempin

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  • Goethe-Institut Bangkok
  • 18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn 1
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • +66 2108 8233
  • Fax +66 2108 8299
Science Film Festival - Thailand Contact - Andreas Klempin