Goa to host the third edition of Science Film Festival of India – Things you need to know

Goa to host the third edition of Science Film Festival of India

Things you need to know – Goa to host the third edition of Science Film Festival of India

 

Goa to host the third edition of Science Film Festival of India – Things you need to know

Goa to host the third edition of Science Film Festival of India. The third edition of Science film festival of India is to be hosted by the beach City of Goa from 16th to 19th January. The event is orgnised by state – based Vidyanan parishad, Goa, Department of Science and Technology, the entertainment society of Goa and the Goa college of Arts.

As per the orgnisers, the highlight of this four days long event will be Science film making competition with two categories, where films having duration of five minute and above will be taken into consideration. Apart from the Awards for catgories including Direction/Research presentation, Cinematography, Editing and design, A whopping prize money of Rs. 1 lakh will be at stake at the opening ceremony on 16th January 2018.

 

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All the films submitted should only be related to Science and Technology as this festival is willing to promote the new and bright Sci-Fi films of techie Indians. School students can also participate in the competition by filming on mobile phone on any topic related to science and technology. All the films in languages other than English, must carry an English subtitle.

Below are the important notification details about the event;

Dates to remember:

  • Starting on January 16 and ending on January 20.

Events:

  • Film workshops
  • Science film making competition
  • Film screenings
  • Film competitions

Science film making competition:

  • Participants can fill their online form on the official website to participate in the competition
  • The 3rd edition of SCI-FI short film competition is open in two categories: films duration more than 5 minutes and films duration up to 5 minutes
  • Last date of film submission in competition is January 12
  • School students have been invited to submit films shot on mobile phone on any topic of science to win prizes

Competitions scheduled in the festival are as follows:

  • National Level Robotics Competition – 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Session 1) and 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Session 2)
  • The Sketch-up Locomotive Challenge – 10 AM to 1 PM

All about the third edition of Science Film Festival of India

  • As a part of Science film festival of India, Experts and Scientists visited various schools and colleges of Goa and conducted sessions.
  • The session include the screenig of the films and the explanation of Science in the film.
  • Aim of this festival is to cover 100 institutions in Goa this year.
  • Many competions are framed to involve people from Non-Science background to futher the cause of Science among the Student community.
  • The screening of films in schools brings in the outreach for scientific institutions, which enables them to showcase the research they are carrying out and students are exposed to the latest happenings in science.
  • The institutions involved in the outreach programme are National Institute of Oceanography(NIO), National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) and Goa University.

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