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Sri Lanka

3rd Edition
It is three years ago that the Science Film Festival extended its international dimension to South Asia and hence was implemented in Sri Lanka for the first time. All the more impressive is the enormously growing awareness and popularity of the festival within these two years. Counting around 82.000 viewers of the island wide film screenings in its inaugural year, the number of viewers increased to more than 120.000 in 2018 and about 110.00 in 2019. This development proves once again that the interest in science education in Sri Lanka is immense. In order to even exceed all the expectations of the continuously growing audience, the Goethe-Institut works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research and other local partners such as the the Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists, Leo Club and Rupavahini TV.

Together we aim at making a meaningful contribution to the national improvement of science education in Sri Lanka by performing a memorable Science Film Festival 2020.

Focusing on tangible issues such as environmentalism, climate change and sustainability under the main theme Sustainable Development Goals makes this year’s Science Film Festival even more relevant and valuable at the current period of time. Because tackling these global challenges requires awareness and a clear understanding of the interconnectedness of all human actions, societal developments and natural phenomena. By screening international films addressing this topic from different perspectives in age appropriate ways in primary and secondary schools, universities and for general audiences, the Goethe-Institut wants to encourage the holistic debate about climate change related global challenges in Sri Lanka. The festival will be spread out island wide to 620 venues on November, 06,2020 until December, 15, 2020. A variety of films belonging to the festival can also be watched in our next film series taking place on every Friday evening in the Goethe-Institut.

Film selection 2020

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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.


Dr. Petra Raymond

Director Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

Daniel Stolle

Librarian - Internet-Contact Person

Our Partners and Sponsors in Sri Lanka

Partners and Sponsors

Ministry of Science, Technology and Research
Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists
Leos o Sri Lanka