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.
The Science Film Festival received 161 films from 34 countries this year. We thank all filmmakers, producers, distributors and broadcasters for their submissions despite this year's difficult circumstances in the face of a global pandemic. The Official Selection 2020 is introduced in the films section of the website!
The Science Film Festival runs internationally in 30 countries from October 1 to December 20. Dates will vary between participating countries, so please select your country of interest for local dates and information. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many screenings will only take place virtually or in classrooms. The festival has provided suggested teaching materials for learning activities connected to this year's theme of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which complement the films and can be found online on the website. We thank you for your understanding and continued support through these challenging times.
The award winners of the Science Film Festival 2020 will be announced online in January 2021. The festival bestows awards in six categories. More information can be found in the awards section.
The Science Film Festival received 161 films and over 30 local science education and communication professionals in the participating festival countries have chosen 92 films from 24 countries that make up the official selection of the Science Film Festival 2020. All films are translated and synchronized or subtitled into local languages where necessary to offer access without language barriers.