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South Africa

3rd Edition
In September 2021, Play Africa joined virtual workshops with partners around the globe to develop learning activities for early learners and primary school level students. These activities help build greater awareness of the theme of the Science Film Festival last year.

In total, 343 children, 31 local educators/caregivers with 10 in-person sessions were reached, which included in-person film screenings then reinforced by hands-on science activities supported by trained Play & Learning facilitators. This programme exceeded expectations in terms of the number of children served. Four in-person sessions from 13th of October to 27th of November were sucessfully organized.

The Science Film Festival sessions were conducted in person with all COVID-19 regulations and restrictions adhered to. Inner-city beneficiary partners were an after school programme for children from the refugee community (Three2six, Refugee children's education project) at three campuses, and a community centre in Soweto (Ikageng Itekeng Aids Ministry) supporting the orphaned and vulnerable children, Thembekile Primary, Parktown Public Primary School, Parkview Junior Primary School and Skilful Spaces. Thanks to Rand Merchant Bank and Constitution Hill for their support of this programme.

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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Dr. Nadine Siegert

Head of Culture & Development

Julia Scheller
 Science Film Festival - South Africa Contact  - Julia Scheller

Project coordination Culture & Development / Creative Industries

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