The Science Film Festival in Indonesia celebrated its 12th edition in 2021. Organized by Goethe-Institut Indonesien, the festival returned with the support of its partners: the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Schulen: Partner der Zukunft (PASCH), Bildungskooperation Deutsch (BKD), SEAMEO STEM-ED, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, and Paramadina University. There were a total of 17 films from 6 countries that were selected to be screened during the festival period from October 12 to November 30 in 52 cities in Indonesia.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 12th Science Film Festival in Indonesia adopted the hybrid format. While some venue partners preferred online screening, some others invited audiences on-site to watch films hosted remotely by the Science Film Festival team from the Goethe-Institute office with a video conference platform. Audiences had the opportunity to join fun science experiments led by 15 students from Paramadina University and Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia.
The festival was strongly supported by the following media and venue partners: Harian Kompas, Deutsche Welle, Bobo, Alliance Française de Medan, Goethe-Zentrum Surabaya and the Science and Technology Interactive Center in several cities - Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Pontianak. Numerous local schools, universities and institutions and communities also hosted festival screenings. In coordination with our friends and partners, the festival recorded a total of 28 770 participants in 2021.