Science Film Festival Philippines 2016
by: Manila For Kids

The Science Film Festival started out as an initiative of the Goethe-Institut in Bangkok, to present science in an educational, yet entertaining way, and make it accessible to a young audience. Because it is much more fun to learn about science, by watching a film!

Science Film Festivals are a great opportunity to tickle the curiosity and spark the interest of our young learners. - Secretary Leonor M. Briones, Department of Education

Happy kids after seeing "A Beautiful Planet"

The festival has grown significantly since the start in 2005. With over 750 000 visitors last year in 16 countries from South East Asia, Middle East and Africa, the event is one of the largest science festivals worldwide.

Selected schools were invited to the opening

The festival has only one primary mindset which is to put Science on the center stage; to promote, explore and further innovate the discipline through Science-related films from all over the world.  - Dr. Ulrich Nowak, director Goethe-Institut Philippinen

The robotics team with Mylene Abiva from Felta Multimedia

The jury received a total of 181 science films submissions from all over the world, of which 30 were selected to be shown in the Philippines for this year's theme of MATERIAL SCIENCE– understanding how materials are put together, how they can be used and how they can be changed.
The amount of new materials developed or discovered in different parts of the world everyday, presents tremendous potentials in changing the way people live. - Secretary Fortunate T. De La Peña, Department of Science and Technology

Science Film Festival Schedule

The films are mostly shown for free, at schools, museums and other educational venues in the Philippines. Non-English films are dubbed in Filipino with English subtitles. Please note that not all venues will be open to everyone as their main focus is on public schools.  The public venues might ask a minimal entrance fee. The schedule so far, of films at public venues The Mind Museum and Museo Pambata:
Schedule The Mind Museum

Schedule The Mind Museum

Schedule Museo Pambata

Schedule Museo Pambata

  Forgive me for taking crappy pictures of the schedule but will update as soon as a digital version comes available! The Science Film Festival Philippines 2016 officially opened on November 8, with the special screening of the film "A Beautiful Planet" at the IMAX theatre, SM Megamall. The festival runs until December 16, 2016. Grab this opportunity with the kids to watch educational and fun films, a rare find in the Philippines!

Falk Schleicher, Goethe Institut; Joseph Gutierrez, DepEd; Goldie Largoza, Angelica Uy & Walt Cho, Imax, Dr. Nina Lim-Yuson, Museo Pambata; Dr. Ulrich Nowak, Goethe Institut

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