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Goethe-Institute Science Film Festival commences

The festival is designed with 150 films from 35 countries as the international official selection, while a selection of 29 films will be available for the attending audience through registration here: www.goethe.de/sff23

Update : 14 Oct 2023, 12:19 AM

The Goethe-Institute Bangladesh is hosting the fifth edition of the Science Film Festival (SFF) 2023, in a hybrid format, from October 1 to December 20. 

The inauguration celebration will be held today, 14 October on the premises of one of the local partners Maple Leaf International School at 5.00 pm. 

The festival is designed with 150 films from 35 countries as the international official selection, while a selection of 29 films will be available for the attending audience through registration here: www.goethe.de/sff23

The festival, which will allow for both offline and online attendance, is the official supporting partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in 2023. 

The event will host a short film screening, a science fair and competition, followed by a children theatre performance by BotTala, a performance space and performances, song and dance by school students and a musical performance by the band “Shorbonam”. The ceremony will be inaugurated by Mr. Frank Werner, director of the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh. 

Alongside the film screenings workshops for students and educators, quiz and science discussions will also take place at the SFF.  

During the festival there will be five films available on Vimeo platform with Bangla dubbing and  a 'VR-STEAM Corner' at the Goethe-Institut library. Two online workshops along with offline workshops will also be organised in November and December. 

The festival will visit remote areas like Dinajpur, Rangpur, Nilfamari and Naogaon of Bangladesh, where film screenings and science workshops will be organised for students with a team of science educators. 

The Science Film Festival is committed to highlighting the importance of the ecosystem approach for the integrated management of land, water and living resources. They will also focus on the need to step up efforts against desertification, land degradation, erosion and drought, biodiversity loss and water scarcity, which are seen as major environmental, economic and social challenges for global sustainable development. 

Visit their website for more information: https://www.goethe.de/prj/sff/en/index.html

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