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Science Film 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 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 since its first edition in 2005, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide.

In 2023, the Science Film Festival takes place internationally from October 01 to December 20 and invites viewers to enjoy the best in international science communication. The Science Film Festival is official supporting partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration this year. The theme is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world.

The call for entries is open until March 20, 2023. Please use our online application to submit films and find out more about the submission guidelines.

The Science Film Festival presented 91 films from 27 countries in the official selection in 2022. We wish to thank all participating filmmakers, producers, broadcasters and distributors! The six award winning films are now announced on our website. The festival reached over half a million viewers in 2022 in 22 countries.

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Theme 2023

In 2023, the Science Film Festival is official supporting partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The theme is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world. The UN Decade runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change. Ecosystem restoration means assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as conserving the ecosystems that are still intact.

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Participating Countries

The Science Film Festival took place in 22 countries in 2022.
A summary of local activities can be found on each country page in February. Information on the Science Film Festival countries in 2023 will be announced in August.