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 19th Science Film Festival in Thailand is organized by the Goethe-Institut, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science & Technology (IPST) and the National Science Museum Thailand with Rolls-Royce as key partner in Southeast Asia.
Screenings will take place from November 1 to December 20 with a selection of 34 films from 19 countries shown at NSTDA Thailand Science Park, the Thai Film Archive, the National Science Museum Thailand, City Learning Park Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park) and 19 Science Centers for Education throughout the country during the festival period: Ayutthaya, Ekkamai, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Lampang, Nahon Panom, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhorn Sri Thammarat.Narathiwat, Pattani Nakhon Ratchasima, Pitsanulok, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Rangsit, Roi Et, Sa Kaeo, Trang, Ubon Ratchathani and Yala.
All films are synchronized in Thai to provide access without language barriers. The event is expected to reach over 500 000 viewers in Thailand, making it one of the largest film festival audiences worldwide.
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.