5th Edition
The Science Film Festival in Bangladesh took place for the fifth time in 2023 involving existing partners and gaining six new partners. A total of 29 films were selected to be screened in Bangladesh during the festival period from October 01 to December 20. Five films were available with Bengali dubbing.

In 2023, the Science Film Festival reached 26,795 viewers in Bangladesh from October 1 to December 20. All school partners actively participated by conducting online or on-site screenings and guiding the children through hands-on experiments. The Goethe-Institut Bangladesh Science Film Festival team organized several workshops, screenings and a VR ‘STEAM Corner’ with short films at the Goethe-Institut library for students and teachers.

For the first time, the Science Film Festival reached 41 government schools in collaboration with Aspire to Innovate (A2i) and Teach for Bangladesh (TFB) and showed a significant improvement of viewers in Dhaka and local areas. Two films dubbed in Bangla were streamed on the Kishor Batayan (Konnect) online platfrom in collaboration with Human Development Media and were viewed more than 13,000 times.

Students from Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Teknaf, Habiganj and Bandarban districts of Bangladesh had the opportunity to watch all Bangla dubbed films. Two special online workshops titled ‘Patch to Badge an Upcycling Jam’ and ‘Block to Block’ were organized with Mahenaz Chowdhury, a climate change activist and Zero-waste Designer & Founder of Broqué. In addition, there were regular teacher training sessions on experiments and workshops by trained science educators for pupils.

For the third time, a dedicated quiz show was organized in Bangladesh with the Science Film Festival Quiz Competition, in which 206 students from elementary school to university could participate. In addition, the Science Film Festival theme 2023 became the subject of the “Curriculum Integration Program” of the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Film Selection 2023

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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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Sharmin Shoma
Science Film Festival - Bangladesh Contact - Sharmin Shoheli Khanom Shoma

SFF Coordinator, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh

Mahima Haque
Mahima Haque

SFF Pasch Coordinator

Our Partners and Sponsors in Bangladesh