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Sri Lanka

2nd Edition
In 2018, the Science Film Festival takes place for the second time in South Asia. For Sri Lanka it is the right moment to take part due to the reason that it has a great impact on the island. In particular climate change and garbage dumping are social challenges that Sri Lanka faces. In the last months Sri Lanka suffered from droughts in the north and floods in the south. In addition, the non-availability of garbage or solid-waste recycling facilities in Sri Lanka is a big problem. More than half of the plastic waste that flows into the oceans comes from just five countries: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. This created serious issues relating to health, environment and wildlife.

The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka wants to encourage the discussion of these topics with the Science Film Festival in schools, universities and vocational training centers to reach the young generation, the decision makers of the future. The Science Film Festival in Sri Lanka is supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, the Ministries of Education and of Higher Education as well as by the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training.

Film Selection 2018

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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

Jan Ramesh de Saram

Program Coordinator

Our Partners and Sponsors in Sri Lanka

Partners and Sponsors

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