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Sri Lanka

4th Edition
In 2017, the international dimension of the Science Film Festival included South Asia for the first time and as a part of this extension, Sri Lanka joined the festival as a newcomer. Around the world the Science Film Festival attracts millions spectators in over 30 countries every year. There is tremendous interest in Sri Lanka to improve science education in the country. Therefore, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research as well as the Education Ministry are the major partners of the Goethe-Institut to implement the festival for the fifth time together with other partners such as Leo Club, the Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists and Rupavahini TV. The kick-off in Sri Lanka in 2021 takes place Online with the participation of more than 5000 schools in all 25 districts of the country.

Feeding the growing world population is an unprecedented challenge, made even more difficult by circumstances such as the climate change. The vision for this year`s festival is about the development of a better sustainable future which can be achieved only by looking at the world today, understand the possibilities for change and take action to make that change happen. The Goethe-Institut wants to encourage this debate in Sri Lanka with this year’s Science Film Festival. Under the main theme of HEALTH & WELLBEING, the Online- Screenings will address the topic from different angles and in age-appropriate ways for students of primary and secondary schools &universities. With this festival, the Goethe-Institut aims to raise awareness of important issues in society, to stimulate discussion and to raise the understanding on producing edutainment science programs in Sri Lankan television together with experts in media, science and education in cooperation with the national broadcaster Rupavahini TV.

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.


Petra Raymond

Director Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

Daniel Stolle

Librarian - Internet-Contact Person

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