Goethe-Institute Bangladesh is hosting the third edition of the Science Film Festival (SFF) 2021. The festival is designed with 122 films from 22 countries as the international official selection, while selection of 32 films will be available for the Bangladeshi audience where filmmakers, educators, students, and film enthusiasts can watch the films through registration.
The virtual inauguration of the festival will be held on Friday, 22 October 2021.
Upon registration, the inauguration is open for all.
Along with the screening of the films, workshops for students and educators, quiz and science discussions will be carried out during the festival time. Besides online screening of the films, some of the films will also be broadcasted on local television.
The partners for this year's festival are Aspire to Innovate (A2i), Brac Education Program, JAAGO Foundation, Teach for Bangladesh (TFB), Netz Bangladesh, UNESCO, Independent University, Bangladesh, PASCH-Schools: Partners for the Future Maple Leaf International School, Oxford International School (OIS), Mastermind International School in Chittagong.
Keeping the impact of coronavirus on mental health in mind, Science Film Festival turns its focus to health and mental health in 2021.
Dr. Kirsten Hackenbroch, the director of Goethe-Institute Bangladesh said, "Science can make a difference and save lives, we just all learned again. And to be a scientist means to be open to the unexpected, to inspire debates, and to co-create sustainable futures for humanity. You can start young: to show how this serious endeavour is also fun is one aim of the Science Film Festival."
She was speaking at a press brief held at Goethe Institute, Dhaka Office in Dhanmondi on Wednesday, 20 October.
For the first time this year, the festival is introducing a quiz show.
The quiz show, SFFQ2021, will be open to students of Grades 9–12 across 5 countries: Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
It will be held in three stages - intra-national online round (October–November), national-level video conference round (December), and International level video conference round (December).
BDST: 1952 HRS, OCT 21, 2021