Science Film Festival 2011
The Embassy of France, the Goethe-Institut, the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. and the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with the Department of Education and the Department of Science and Technology, presented the 2nd Science Film Festival, cultivating and elevating Science and Technology education and development.
Guided by UNESCO’s declaration of year 2011 as the International Year of the Forest, this year’s Science Film Festival celebrated the significance of the forest in relation to science, technology, development, and most importantly to humanity.
The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
The theme “Nurturing the home of our people” emphasized the essential role of forests for people all over the world. Forests are in many ways intrinsically tied to us, our environment and our quality of life.
Originally initiated by the Goethe-Institut and the French Embassy in Bangkok in 2005, the Science Film Festival was regionalized in 2010. The SFF demonstrates that science communication and learning can be fun and engages students to become more interested in science and technology. This year, the festival was held simultaneously in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. Additionally, a documentary film competition for students “SEADocs Competition” took place under the motto “Trees of Change: Seeds of Life“.
The Science Film Festival opened on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema with a film screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s short film Of Forests and Men, followed by a Science Fair. In line with this event, an exhibit on the theme “The forest: a living community” provided by the French Embassy was held at the National Library of the Philippines. A bike tour was also organized from Quezon City through Pasay to Manila to raise awareness for clean air month and to promote non-motorized forms of transportation.
- Screening Schedules
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- Film Synopses
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