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3rd Edition
Science Film Festival Brazil celebrated its 3rd edition in 2021. Organized by Midiativa (Centro Brasileiro de Mídia para Crianças e Adolescentes) through its label comKids, the festival was carried out during the pandemic thanks to the International Relief Fund for Organizations in Culture and Education 2021 of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and other partners. The festival also received the important local support of partners, NGOs and charities such as Ciência na Rua, Semente-Escola Audiovisual, Escola Apecatu, Unibes Cultural, and Faculdades Sebrae.

Due to Covid-19, the festival took place in a hybrid format, with five live panels that discussed science and education (Jornadas da Ciência e Educação) with the participation of important Brazilian scientists and scholars. More than 800 people attended the streaming. SFF Brazil also offered a Teacher Training Workshop which was attended by teachers from Mozambique, in collaboration with Goethe-Zentrum Maputo. In 2021, the festival managed to organize some attendance screenings as well, followed by practical activities based on Science Film Festival teaching resources. These activities were held in public schools and cultural centers, with the participation of around 200 students age 3 to 14 years old.

The Science Film Festival Brazil is becoming an important cultural and educational event for the promotion of science in the country, despite the adversities caused by the pandemic, the increasing wave of science denialism and the lack of resources for science and education in the country. This expansion has been happening each year, since 2019.

In 2021, the festival received inscriptions from 60 cities and 18 states, all over the country. A total of 37 films were selected from nine countries, including a large number of Brazilian contents, that was available from October 15th to December 20th.

Film selection 2021

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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.

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Beth Beth Carmona
Beth Carmona
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