The Science Film Festival 2015 – Call for entries

In 2015 the Science Film Festival invites audiences to discover the different roles light and its applications play in our everyday lives and what it reveals about the nature of the universe. The Festival is now open for submission until 13 March 2015. Films and programmes on all subjects and for all ages are welcome for consideration. The Science Film Festival is a collaborating Partner for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

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The film festival, initiated by the Goethe-Institut Thailand in 2005, is a celebration of science communication and enjoys a unique position in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. In cooperation with local partners it promote science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through the medium of film and television content. With over 580,000 visitors in13 countries last year, the festival is one of the most extensive event of its kind and one of the biggest film festivals worldwide in terms of audience reach.

The call for submissions is now open and films and programmes on all subjects are welcome for consideration. The deadline for submissions is 13 March 2015. For more information on the submission process please visit the festival website.

The Science Film Festival bestows six awards chosen by an international jury. They are complimented with a €1,000 prize each. The Prize of the Jury is complimented with a €3,000 prize.

The Science Film Festival in 2015 is organized in Cambodia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Palestinian Territories, the Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, together with various local partners.

For more information please visit the Science Film Festival 2015 website.

About The Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival, initiated by the Goethe-Institut Thailand in 2005, is a celebration of science communication and enjoys a unique position in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East: In cooperation with local partners it promote science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through the medium of film and television content. It presents films that explain scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience. The festival selection demonstrates that science can be communicated in an educational, as well as entertaining manner through audio-visual media. The festival has grown considerably, meanwhile becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide in terms of audience reach with 580,000 visitors in 13 countries in 2014.

By facilitating cooperation between local and international agencies from the scientific, cultural, educational and environmental sector, with the generous support of the international film and television community, an effective infrastructure can be put into place for the dissemination of scientific understanding and access to knowledge. In addition, the festival offers a platform for intercultural exchange through which different media approaches to the world of knowledge converge. During the festival period, the films are screened non-commercially in museums, schools, universities and other educational venues through coordinated efforts of partners with existing networks and the capabilities to organize such screenings.

About IYL 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.  With UNESCO as lead agency, IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015—from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.  The IYL Global Secretariat is located at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The Founding Partners of IYL 2015 are the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the Institute of Physics (IOP), Light: Science and Applications, the lightsources.org International Network, 1001 Inventions, The Optical Society (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).  

Patron Sponsors include Bosca, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Royal Philips Lighting, Thorlabs and UL.

Contacts

Andreas Klempin
Science & Media Project Manager
Science Film Festival
Andreas.Klempin@bangkok.goethe.org

John Dudley
Steering Committee Chair
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
president@eps.org

Joe Niemela
Global Coordinator (IYL Secretariat)
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
light2015@ictp.it