Throughout his life the German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had a deep fascination for the physical and metaphorical effects of light on humans. From sunsets to rainbows, from the blues of the sky and the ocean, to the remarkable range of colours of plants and animals, our first experiences of light and colour are through what we see in the natural world.
However, the importance of light reaches far beyond life on Earth. Through major scientific discoveries and technological advancements, light has helped us to see and better understand the universe. 2015 marks an important milestone in the history of physics: one hundred years ago, in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote down the famous field equations of General Relativity, which showed through a series of experiments centred on the concept of light, how light was at the centre of the very structure of space and time.
All over the globe, people are using light to discover solutions for society’s most pressing problems. From 3-D printing to bringing energy solutions to developing regions, light is key in driving economies and encouraging development in the 21st Century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.
The Science Film Festival is organized in Cambodia for the seventh time in 2015 from November 01 to 15 December. It takes place in Phnom Penh city and travels to Kompong Thom Province, Kompot Province and Stung Treng Province (+)
The Science Film Festival is a program initiated in 2005 by the Goethe-Institut in Thailand. The festival featured films that communicate science and technology accessibly for youngsters aged 9-14. Through this approach, the festival evokes a culture of science films that effectively combines education and entertainment – showing that communicating and learning about science is great fun (+)
In its third year in Jordan, the Science Film Festival 2015 is realized in cooperation of the Children’s Museum Jordan and the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation. It takes place with two separate film programs for both families and school groups in their premises in Amman and as part of the Museum´s and the Foundation´s mobile projects (+)
In Laos, the Science Film Festival is organized by DOKLAO Center/PADETC for the fourth time in October with 10 Films. The festival is an official Collaborating Partner of the United Nations International Year of Light 2015 (+)
The Goethe-Institut Malaysia in cooperation with the Malaysian Nature Society, the Malaysian-German Institute, Siemens Malaysia, the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), Petrosains, the Ministry of Education and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will organize the Science Film Festival 2015 in Kuala Lumpur from mid October – mid November. The opening ceremony will take place at Golden Screen Cinema at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur together with screenings and other interactive activities related to the theme this year (+)
The Science Film Festival is organized by the Goethe-Institut Myanmar for the fourth time in Myanmar between October and December, 2015 with 20 Films. The Goethe-Institut cooperated with the ministries, local NGOs and international organizations to expand the festival in Myanmar. The festival is being supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Culture, Education, Information, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (Yangon), Educational Information Department, Myanmar YMCA and KMSS (Karuna Myanmar Social Services) (+)
The Goethe-Institut Palestinian Territories presents the Science Film Festival 2015 to Palestine in cooperation with the A. M. Qattan Foundation, the Institut Français, Al Nayzak, the Ramallah Municipality and the Birzeit University in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip’s Governorates from October 21 till November 15, 2015 (+)
Second only to Thailand in overall audience count with almost 104,000 attendees in 2014, the Philippines is set to celebrate its sixth edition of the Science Film Festival this year. In 2015, the festival showcases the theme “Light” in accordance with the celebration of United Nation’s International Year of Light 2015, focusing on the importance of light and how it helps revolutionize our global society (+)
After its initiation in 2014, the Goethe-Institut Sudan partners in 2015 for the Science Film Festival with Al Faisal Cultural Center in Khartoum to realize the Science Film Festival with this year´s focus on LIGHT. The festival will take place from November 20 to December 20, 2015 (+)
In Thailand, the Science Film Festival is organized for the eleventh time from November 03 to December 20, 2015. The event reached over 250 000 visitors in 2014 and the co-organizers are hoping to further the reach throughout the Kingdom this year as official Collaborating Partner of the United Nations International Year of Light 2015 (+)
The Science Film Festival is organized by the Goethe-Institut for the fifth time in Vietnam from the October 01 to the December 20, 2015. 13 Films from five different countries are shown and like in the previous years, children and families from 10 cities and provinces are given the opportunity to attend this popular event, where viewers can learn about science in everyday life (+)