International Science Film Festival Of India 2021

CREATIVITY IN SCIENCE THROUGH CINEMA

Film submission is closed.

 

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The International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) aims at popularising science among citizens as well as attracting and promoting talented young science filmmakers and science enthusiasts. This year we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India, commemorating 75 years of progressive India and its glorious scientific history. The International Science Film Festival of India is scheduled from the 11th December to 13th December 2021, in Goa, India, and seeks to celebrate this initiative by fostering and creating the excitement of science amongst people at large. This would help inculcate scientific temper among the audience, thereby shaping analytical thinking, a prerequisite for the inclusive development of any nation. The initiative recognizes the effort and contribution of film producers in the specialized areas of science and technology and motivates them to develop this unique profession of science film making with innovative quality content for the public interest.

The festival offers an opportunity for filmmakers from across the world to communicate science using the medium of films and also learn the art of science filmmaking through several Masterclass, Webinars, and Panel Discussions. The 3 days science film festival in its hybrid platform (offline and online) will showcase internationally acclaimed and award-winning foreign and Indian films and also invite short films/documentaries/animated films from International and Indian filmmakers on the theme of “Science for Everyone” and "INDIAN SCIENCE @75".

CATEGORIES

COMPETITIVE SECTION

Theme for Competitive Section

  1. "SCIENCE FOR EVERYONE"

Duration of Films: Film submitted cannot exceed 40 minutes in length

  1. "INDIAN SCIENCE @75"

Films are invited into the following themes:

  • Freedom Struggle: Events to remember the role of the scientific community in the freedom movement.
  • Ideas @ 75: New Science and Technology ideas for New India.
  • Achievements @ 75: Showcasing the S&T Achievements of our country in the last 75 years.
  • Actions @ 75: S&T Action plan for New India.
  • Resolves @ 75Resolves: to make Atmanirbhar and prosperous India

Duration of Films: Film submitted cannot exceed 30 minutes in length

 

NON COMPETITIVE SECTION (only for screening)

Theme for non-competitive category

"SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE"

Duration of Films: There is no duration limit for the non-competitive section.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
The following can participate in both the categories (competitive/non-competitive)

  • Any National / International professional / Individual filmmaker
  • Any National / International organization / Institute
  • Any National / International Student / Research scholar

AWARDS FOR COMPETITIVE SECTION

  • Best of the International Science Film Festival Award Winner
    Trophy and Certificate - (In each section A & B)
  • Best of the International Science Film Festival Award - 1st Runner up
    Trophy and Certificate - (In each section A & B)
  • Best of the International Science Film Festival Award - 2nd Runner up
    Trophy and Certificate - (In each section A & B)
  • Best of the International Science Film Festival Award - Special Jury Award (2 nos.)
    Trophy and Certificate - (In each section A & B)


COORDINATING AGENCY: Vigyan Prasar (DST)

COORDINATING TEAM:
1. Nimish Kapoor, Vigyan Prasar (DST), 98102 15648
2. Rakesh Rao, VIBHA, 84119 96453
3. Ashish Thakurdesai, VIBHA, 98817 78876
4. Avinash Kumar, NCPOR, 9158536334
5. Swati Nagar, NCPOR, 99979 78855

E mail: filmfestival@scienceindiafest.org