The 18th Science Film Festival in Thailand was organized by the Goethe-Institut, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science & Technology (IPST) and the National Science Museum Thailand with Rolls-Royce as key partner in Southeast Asia and in association with SEAMEO STEM-ED.
Screenings took place from November 1 to December 20 with a selection of 34 films shown at NSTDA Thailand Science Park, the Thai Film Archive, the National Science Museum Thailand, City Learning Park Nakhorn Sri Thammarat and 19 Science Centers for Education throughout the country during the festival period: Ubon Ratchathani, Lampang, Roy Et, Kanchanaburi, Yala, Sra Kaeow, Trang, Nakhon Sawann, Konkhaen, Ayutthaya, Prachuab Kheerikan, Rangsit, Ekamai, Nahon Panom, Pitsanulok, Narathivat, Pattani and Nakhon Ratchasima.
All films were synchronized in Thai to provide access without language barriers and for the first time also offered sign language versions of select films. The event was fortunately able to return to pre-pandemic visitor numbers with over 530 000 viewers in Thailand, making it one of the largest film festival audiences worldwide.
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.