InScience Film Festival


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InScience 2020

What is InScience?

InScience, International Science Film Festival Nijmegen is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe and unique in the Netherlands. The program most importantly consists of an overview of the best science films of the year. InScience offers a broad program, with talks, film debates, Q&A’s, meetings, and expositions on the cutting edge of science and art. During InScience, Nijmegen is changed into a meeting place for filmmakers, scientists and the audience for exchanging new insights. You can read more about the festival here.

What does the festival look like this year?

Fortunately, the InScience 2020 online program is still on. Ticket sales will start on 11 November and most films can be viewed on our new online platform. The talks that we initially planned in the theaters also move to the online platform. This means that you can talk with experts, creative thinkers and scientists. All films and talks will remain available up to and including November 22.

Opening film

The opening film Spaceship Earth will be screened on Wednesday 11 November at 20:00 via a livestream on our online platform. Note: make sure you have bought your ticket on time and are logged in. The live stream starts promptly at 20:00. Ticket sales start on November 11. Don’t have time on November 11? Spaceship Earth can be viewed again on Saturday, November 14 at 20:00.

What are the corona measures?

Unfortunate news: cinemas must close their doors for two weeks from November 4 at 10:00 PM, which means that the physical program of InScience 2020 has been canceled. The program in LUX has been canceled.

Satellite editions

Concerning the satellite editions, we and our partners are working on finding suitable solutions. If a film screening is canceled, the local cinema will contact the ticket buyers.

I have a ticket for a screening in a cinema, how do I get my money back?

Do you have a ticket for one of our film screenings in LUX? Then you will receive your money back as soon as possible. The money will be refunded by LUX to the account number used for payment. We ask you not to contact us by telephone or e-mail for more information; LUX will contact all ticket buyers this week. If you have any questions regarding the e-mail, you can contact LUX at You will receive a one-time email from InScience containing information about the online program.

Satellite editions

Concerning the satellite editions, we and our partners are working on finding suitable solutions. If a film screening is canceled, the local cinema will contact the ticket buyers.

Online platform

How do I get to the online platform?

You can go to the online platform via this link.

How do I create an account?

This can be done by clicking the ‘create account’ button on the homepage of the online platform. You can also click on the ‘sign in’ button at the top right and then select ‘sign up’. In addition, you can also click on the title of the film you want to see in the Film program overview, and then create an account. Note: To create an account you must have a valid email address where you can verify the account.

How do I watch a film?

To watch a film you need an account. Once you have an account, you can click on the title of the film in Film program and then, after you have logged in, you will be taken to the page of the film where you can buy a ticket. From any film page you can navigate directly to the entire overview by clicking the ‘search’ button at the top left.

How do I purchase tickets and what do they cost?

Ticket sales for the online platform start on November 11. Individual tickets are for sale for all programs. These tickets cost €6.00.

Are you planning to watch more than 3 films? Then buy a passe-partout for €20.00.

Buying a ticket is done via so-called ‘credits’. Please note, ticket sales will stop on November 22 at 10:00 PM.

What are credits?

You need a credit to watch a film. You can buy a credit by clicking ‘credits’ next to your name after logging in to your account. Here you can buy credits. You can apply this to the film of your choice after purchase. When you buy a credit for the film in question, that credit is only valid on that film and you have 48 hours to watch it (the Spaceship Earth live stream excluded).

Which payment methods can I use to pay?

You can pay with iDEAL, credit card, and PayPal.

Can I watch all InScience films online?

No, not all films from the InScience program of 2020 can be viewed online. The InScience 2020 program in the cinemas of LUX has been canceled. You can view the original program here.

Can I watch films from abroad?

No, unfortunately the films are geo-blocked outside the Netherlands. This means that they cannot be viewed outside the Netherlands.

Do I have to pay for the livestreams?

No, the livestream talks can be viewed for free. The livestreams can also be viewed after broadcast until November 22. A number of them can only be viewed by logging in, which you can find in the livestream overview.

You do need to buy a ticket for the Spaceship Earth livestream screening.

What can I watch without an account?

Most livestreams and online interactives.

For how long can I watch the online programs?

All films and livestreams can be viewed from 11 November 20:00 to 22 November 24:00. Please note, ticket sales will stop on November 22 at 10:00 PM.

How many times can I watch a film?

After you have allocated the purchased credit to a film, you have 48 hours to watch the film. Within those 48 hours you can restart the film if necessary.

Can I stream the film to my TV via Chromecast or AppleTV?

The player on the platform does not have the option to stream directly. You can (if you use the correct version) send your browser to your Chromecast or AppleTV using a plugin. From there you should be able to play the film on your TV.

How can I vote for the NTR De Kennis van Nu Audience Award?

On the film page where you also watch the film, you can indicate how many stars you want to give the film under the heading Rating. You can vote from 1 to 5 stars. You can vote until November 20. After this, the winner will be announced.


Are the films subtitled in Dutch?

All films are either spoken or subtitled in English. Because we are an international film festival, we look to serve an international audience.

Are the talks in Dutch?

Talks can be in Dutch or English. If and when a talk is in English this is explicitly stated in the program’s description.

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