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Intl Science Film Festival comes to young viewers in Alexandria, adds other Egyptian cities

Launched in 2015 by the Goethe-Institut, the Science Film Festival brings screenings to a variety of venues in Alexandria, moving to other Egyptian cities for the first time

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Nov 2016
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Science Film Festival (Photo: Science Film Festival's promotional material at the Goethe Institut Alexandria facebook page)
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In its second edition, the Science Film Festival takes place between 1 October and 18 December, screening a large number of films in 16 countries in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

In Egypt, screenings take place between 27 November and 16 December in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Goethe Institut (Alexandria), along other locations in Alexandira.

For the first time, the festival is reaching out to a young audience in Cairo and other cities.

The festival was initiated in 2015 and is organised by the Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany.

This year, the festival's theme is "Material," aiming at introducing to viewers how materials are put together, how they can be used and changed.

Following the theme, a series of films focus on different aspects of the material world, reaching out to children and young audience's interests.

The films are divided into the following categories: Family Edutainment, Ecology and Environment, Natural Science, Technology and Life Science, Culture and History, and Non-Verbal & Science Shorts.

The festival brings eight films to Egypt: five from the Family Edutainment segment, two from Natural Science, Technology and Life Science and one from Non-Verbal & Science Shorts.

Apart of the screenings, the Science Film Festival offers a large variety of science-related activities, descriptions of which can be found on the festival's website

The Goethe-Institut reported on its website that this year the festival "received 181 submissions from 46 countries. With over 750,000 visitors last year in 16 countries, the event is one of the largest science festivals worldwide."

This year the countries participating in the festival include (in alphabetical order): Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Sudan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam.

Check the programme below for more details:

Programme
Science Film Festival Programme Photo: from the Goethe Institut Alexandria Facebook page)

Programme
Science Film Festival Programme Photo: from the Goethe Institut Alexandria Facebook page)

Programme
Science Film Festival Programme Photo: from the Goethe Institut Alexandria Facebook page)

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