The Science Film Festival is now on its 10th edition in the Philippines this 2019.
Organized by the Goethe-Institut in Manila, the festival, which is celebrated as one of the biggest and longest running science event in the Philippines, was made possible through the support of long-standing partners from the Department of Education and the Department of Science and Technology.
Aside from the 10th year anniversary, the Goethe-Institut will also be celebrating the 250th birth anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt.
With the theme “Humboldt and the Web of Life,” the Science Film Festival presents a selection of 31 science films and 15 science activities which aims to illustrate the relevance of Humboldt‘s complex approach to the 21st century, in particular for students and young people and raise awareness of environmental issues, climate change and sustainability.
It opens on 5 November at SM Megamall Cinema 2 with a special screening of the film Anote’s Ark which takes a look at the devastating effects that climate change has on the people living on Kiribati, a low-lying atoll in the Pacific.
From 7 November to 6 December, organized film screenings will follow at Museo Pambata, The Mind Museum, Philippine Science Centrum, The National Libraries of the Philippines, Quezon City Science Interactive Centre, Xavier University, Liceo de Cagayan University, ABLAN Foundation, and Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs throughout the country during the festival period.
There will also be screenings in select public schools and science high schools nationwide. For more information, visit Goethe.de/Manila or send inquiries to ScienceFilmFestival@Manila.goethe.org.