In Thailand, the 14th edition of the Science Film Festival is organized by the Goethe-Institut, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science & Technology (IPST) and the National Science Museum Thailand and takes place from November 1 to December 23.
A selection of 21 films will be screened at NSTDA Thailand Science Park, the Thai Film Archive, the National Science Museum Thailand, NSM Science Square, City Learning Park Nakhorn Sri Thammarat, and 20 Science Centers for Education throughout the country during the festival period: Nakhon Phanom, Trang, Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaew, Yala, Roi Et, Samut Sakhon, Rangsit, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chumphon, Khon Kaen, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Ubon Ratchathani, Lampang, Narathiwat, Ekkmai, and Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Last year the event reached over 540,000 visitors and it is hoped 2018 will see over 600,000 viewers in Thailand alone. The Goethe-Institut also continues to facilitate the development of science communication in Thailand with associated programs such the Young Thai Science Ambassador competition and other initiatives supporting science education outreach in cooperation with IPST, the National Science Museum Thailand and Thai PBS.
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.