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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 2020

International Jury 2020

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

Althea Jarvis
Althea Jarvis

Commissioning Editor:
Tween and Youth Development
South African Broadcasting Corporation
South Africa

Althea Jarvis is a television producer with more than 20 years experience. She is also a former educator and has always been passionate about how the medium of film and television can be used as an empowerment and educational tool. In her capacity as Commissioning Editor at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, she is the Editor of some of South Africa’s most beloved TV shows. The Daily Youth Drama “Skeem Saam” has an average viewership of more than 6 million viewers daily and won the prestigious South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for most Popular Drama in 2016. In 2017, the Docu-reality show, “100% Youth” won the SAFTA for Best Youth  Programme. The show focusses on the creative economies and how young entrepreneurs are turning their creative expressions into a viable business. She is currently doing her Master’s degree in Media Studies at AFDA film School in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Adam Hodge
Adam Hodge

Regional Information Officer
Asia and the Pacific Office
UN Environment Programme

Adam Hodge leads regional communications for the UN Environment Programme in Asia and the Pacific. He was formerly the press secretary and speechwriter for two Executive Directors at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. Prior to this, he advised the Tunisian government on political communications, and was the chief spokesperson for the Canadian Foreign Minister. The United Nations Environment Programme is responsible for coordinating the UN's environmental activities and assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. UNEP is the global champion for the environment with programmes focusing on sustainable development, climate, biodiversity and more.

Indranil Sanyal
Indranil Sanyal

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
University of Cape Coast

Jim has for the past two decades been producing an innovative program on the nation’s public television known as “Greetings from Abroad”. This TV program took advantage of the ‘digital silence’ in the period to link Ghanaians abroad to their loved ones in Ghana. Fara has also been busying himself lately with documentary research works focusing on indigenous land systems. He is a prolific writer who has published and written several papers on various film topics and has contributed immensely to curricular and to the learning environment at the National Film and Television Institute where he taught for more than two decades. He is the president and founding member of the Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts (GAFTA), an umbrella body for 10 notable film guilds. He is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, a Fulbright and holds a PhD. in Endogenous Development.

Joachim Hecker
Science Film Festival 2020 - Internatonale Jury 2020 - Joachim Hecker

Science Author &
Science Show Performer

Joachim studied electrical engineering and, after finishing his diploma, worked as a designing engineer at a major research institution. Always interested in theatre and writing, he has worked for German public broadcasting services at the West German Radio Station (WDR) in Cologne and has been a science editor and reporter in the editorial department for science for 18 years. Hecker is the author of numerous bestselling children’s books from which he takes experiments for the interactive science shows and readings that he performs nationally and internationally.

Silapavet Konthikamee
Science FIlm Festival 2020 - International Jury - Silapavet Konthikamee

Academic Officer
Learning innovation Unit The Institute for Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)

Silapavet graduated with a M.Sc. in Education Technology and Society at Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. He holds a position at IPST as academic staff and has participated in the Science Film Festival since 2017. He feels very grateful to be a part of the Science Films Festival team in Thailand, which is a great experience for children across the country. He also believes that this festival is unique in combining entertainment from watching films and learning from hands-on activities at the same time.