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The Science Film Festival bestows six awards chosen by an international jury. They are complimented with a cash prize of 1,000 Euro each. The Prize of the Jury is complimented with a cash prize of 3,000 Euro.

Award Winners 2021

International Jury 2021

An international jury consisting of science education and broadcasting professionals from participating Science Film Festival regions select the award winners each year. 

Andrea Holler
SFF International Jury 2021: Andrea Holler

Project Manager
and Scientific Editor International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI)

Andrea Holler, M.A. media education, psychology, sociology, is a project manager and scientific editor at the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR) and the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation in Munich, Germany. Her main field of research is in the area of children, youth, and television. She organizes and conducts international studies on practical questions with regard to the production of children’s quality media, (i.a How children understand the catastrophes of Fukushima, Learning from Television or Fear, Nightmares and Thrill from TV) and formative studies to consulting producers during the development of programs (TV, radio, podcasts). She also is involved in the publication of the journal “TelevIZIon” and  part of the team of “so geht MEDIEN“ [That’s How Media Works] a platform of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio to promote media literacy.

Nadine Phiri
Nadine Phiri

Assistant Curator
Scientific Society Swakopmund

Nadine Phiri works for the Scientific Society Swakopmund. She started as an Archivist in 2011, soon realizing that her true passion lies in history and heritage. After a short time away from the Scientific Society Swakopmund , she found herself returning as the Assistant Curator in 2019. She has a true passion for teaching, so education in the Museum environment is something she thrives on and constantly challenges herself and her team to reach new heights in. Constantly busy with a variety of projects to benefit her community, creating exhibitions and planning workshops for Ocean Month, Heritage week, Science week and even tackling issues such as Autism and Mental Health. Since 2020 she serves as the Secretary for the National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and also has the privilege of being this year’s Chairperson for National Team of the Heritage week 2021. She is also an advocate for the Autism Community and serves on the Autism Coastal Namibia committee as the Vice Chairperson.

Alisha Sadikot
Science Film Festival 2021 - Pre-jury - SAS - Alisha Sadikot

Public Historian and Educator
Inheritage Project

Alisha Sadikot is a public historian and educator who uses walking tours, both physical and virtual, as a tool to encourage creative and critical public engagement with Mumbai's urban histories, art and museum collections. Her practice focuses on broadening and deepening art, museum and heritage conversations through the Inheritage Project (since 2015) and Art Walks Mumbai, which she co-founded in 2017. Formerly, Alisha was Curator, Education & Outreach, at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum from 2012 to 2015 where she helped develop the museum’s popular learning program. She continues to work with the museum part time as outreach and education consultant.

Dr. Varoth Chotipitayasunondh
Science Film Festival 2021 - Pre-Jury - Thailand: Dr. Varoth Chotpitayasunondh

Spokesperson for the Department of Mental Health
Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health

Dr. Varoth Chotipitayasunondh (Dr. Nat) is a child and adolescent psychiatrist holding the position of the Spokesperson for the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health. He works primarily in the care of mental health issues in children and is also responsible for communicating with Thai society about various matters of mental health. Personally, Dr. Nat has always been interested in media and communication, especially in relation to mental health. Therefore, he had received scholarships to study master's and doctoral degrees in Media psychology abroad. After that, he has worked in media and mental health for the Ministry of Public Health and served as a consultant and lecturer in media psychology for a number of agencies. Furthermore, he has co-produced more than 10 mental health advertisements and short films over the past three years.

The Discovery Centre
SFF International Jury 2021: The Discovery Centre

Hands-on Science Education Team

The Discovery Centre in Kenya has a highly motivated science team with a keen appreciation for science communication. The Nairobi-based center has experience in dispensing and inculcating science concepts to students in the GCSE, CBC, and 8-4-4 curriculums and prides itself in the ability to convey concepts clearly and thus build trust and motivation with their partners. This cultivates a fun and positive learning environment in which students can realize their maximum capabilities. The Discovery Centre is committed to enhancing the learning of STEM subjects by simplifying them, using experiential methods, and making learning fun and interactive. The center offers a STEM Curriculum to both schools and individual clients in Primary and Secondary levels of education.