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United Arab Emirates

6th Edition
For the sixth time already, the Science Film Festival was organized in the United Arab Emirates. The festival took place from October 7 through November 23 and welcomed more than 9,600 visitors. The partners of the 2018 Science Film Festivals 2018 in the VAE were Children’s City Dubai, Mohammad Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Future Generations Society Al Ain, Fujairah Culture and Media Authority in Fujairah and Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.

In September, the Goethe-Institut Golf Region together with Nutty Scientist co-hosted a “training of trainers“. During this workshop, the representatives of the partners were trained how to conduct experiments. The experiments had previously been selected and prepared by Nutty Scientist in accordance with this year’s festival theme.

In total, 13 movies from different countries were screened. The visitors were enthused by the hands-on experiments and the live science shows that Nutty Scientist presented at the occasion of the two festival opening events in Children’s City and in the Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Future Generations Society.

Film selection 2019

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Over 30 pre-jury members with expertise in science education and science communication in the participating countries and in-depth knowledge of the local target audience are closely involved in the selection process. All films are translated and synchronized or subtitled into local languages where necessary to offer access without language barriers.


Majari Fareed

General Manager of the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region

  • Goethe-Institut Abu Dhabi
  • Al Qasbah Street (zwischen Al Bateen Street und Bainunah Street)
  • Al Bateen
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • +971 2 4099 400
Raya Zabalawi

Communication and Social Media Cultural Program

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Partners and sponsors

Children’s City
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Fujairah Culture & Media Authority
Mohamed Bin Khalid Future Generation Society