In Thailand, the 15th edition of the Science Film Festival was organized by the Goethe-Institut, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science & Technology (IPST) and the National Science Museum Thailand and took place from November 1 to December 23. The event reached over 700,000 visitors in Thailand for the first time, breaking another record.
A selection of 21 films was screened at NSTDA Thailand Science Park, the Thai Film Archive, the National Science Museum Thailand, NSM Science Square, nanmeebooks Learning Center, City Learning Park Nakhorn Sri Thammarat, and 17 Science Centers for Education throughout the country during the festival period: Ubon Ratchathani, Lampang, Roy Et, Kanchanaburi, Yala, Sra Kaeow, Trang, Nakhon Sawan, Khon Kaen, Ayutthaya, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Rangsit, Ekkamai, Nakhon Panom, Pitsanulok, Narathivat, Pattani.
A special screening of the film “Hope Frozen”, which tells the story of the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation, took place in cooperation with the Thai Film Archive, with director Pailin Wedel and protagonists from the documentary in attendance for discussions with the audience after the screening. The Goethe-Institut also continued to facilitate the development of science communication in Thailand with associated programs such the Young Thai Science Ambassador competition in cooperation with the National Science Museum Thailand and other initiatives.