International Edu News: What will education look like in future  |  Leadership Instincts: Advanced Leadership Initiative welcomes its most diverse group of fellows  |  International Edu News: Diet may influence risk of aggressive prostate cancer  |  Teacher Insights: Laurie Anderson to present Norton Lectures  |  Policy Indications: NEP 2020: Implementation Plan for School Education  |  National Edu News: Union Education Minister virtually interacts with KV students   |  Expert Counsel: The India Way  |  Science Innovations: DST Scientists find clue to anomalous behaviour of self-propelled fluctuations  |  Technology Inceptions: INSPIRE Faculty fellow’s engineering to produce heat-tolerant wheat varieties  |  National Edu News: Indians to soon have access to Chitra Flow Diverter stent  |  National Edu News: Sensitive Youth will Create New India: Smriti Zubin Irani  |  Education Information: Sports Ministry to name all upgraded sporting facilities after sportspersons  |  Finance: Elephant in the Room  |  Guest Column: Pandemic Effect on Education  |  Parent Interventions: Fast food restaurant proximity likely doesn't affect children's weight   |  
November 25, 2020 Wednesday 11:00:50 AM IST

Tenth edition of National Science Film Festival kicks offin a virtual mode

National Edu News

The tenth edition of prestigious science film festival got off in a virtual mode. VigyanPrasar, an autonomous agency under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, has been organizing this festival as a part of its science popularization endeavour. The festival offers a unique platform to showcase the science films made by professionals, amateur and student filmmakers under various themes.

The four-day long film festival was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura JishnuDevVerma on Tuesday. The national science film festival 2020 is being jointly by organized Vigyan Prasar, and the Tripura State Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of Tripura. A total of 372 films in different languages ​​have been received for participation in the festival this year.

A total of 115 shortlisted films selected by the ten-member jury will be screened during the festival. These include films in Hindi, English, Urdu, Malayalam, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Tamil languages. Science and technology, environment, agriculture, renewable energy, water management, health and drugs and technological innovations are some of the most explored themes in the submitted films. The entries include documentaries, biography, short films, docu-dramas, science fiction and animation films.These films have been made by different institutions, professional, amateur and student filmmakers to compete under specific categories. The festival was earlier scheduled to take place between 18-22 March’20 in Agartala. The event had to be postponed due to the unfolding pandemic situation.

The national science film festival receives entries in the form of government funded films as well as films made by independent filmmakers, media institutes, college, universities, and school students. In addition to the screening of films, this virtual festival will also have thematic panel discussions and dedicated sessions on topics such as science, media, and filming craft and techniques.  The names of outstanding science films to be awarded will be announced on the 27th of November, the last day of the event.




Comments