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Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities. The Science Film Festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience and demonstrates that science can be fun. The event has grown considerably since its first edition in 2005, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide.

In 2021, the Science Film Festival takes place internationally from October 01 to December 20 and invites viewers to enjoy the best in international science communication. In the context and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and mental well-being are more important than ever. That is why bringing these issues out into the open especially at this time is so important and why the Science Film Festival turns its focus on health and mental health in 2021. 

The Science Film Festival presents 126 films from 22 countries as the international official selection in 2021. Please note the screening selection varies in participating countries, so please select your country of interest for the local selection.
 
A selection of the films can be accessed securely online with required registration. Please see country details to register and receive the link to the films available in your participating country and the password that enables you to stream these films free of charge for the duration of the Science Film Festival 2021.
 
The award winners will be announced online in January 2022. The festival bestows awards in six categories. More information can be found in the awards section of the website.


 

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Theme 2021

The world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other - COVID-19 has destabilized the global economy and upended the lives of billions of people around the globe. In the context and aftermath of the pandemic, health and mental wellbeing are more important than ever. That is why bringing these issues out into the open especially at this time is so important and why the Science Film Festival turns its focus on the science of health and wellbeing in 2021 with a selection of international films on these topics.

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Participating Countries

The Science Film Festival presents 122 films from 22 countries as the international official selection in 2021. Please note the screening selection will vary in participating countries, so please select your country of interest for the local selection.