InScience, the Dutch International Science Film Festival in 2014 was just an idea. Now there is a festival where more than fifty films are screened. Where more than two hundred scientists, directors, and producers from all over the world talk about and in response to those films. And where more than twenty artists explore the relationship between art and science with their work. The theme of the first edition was:
InScience devoted part of the program to Light and shows how light shapes our lives. The festival thus connected with the Year of Light proclaimed by the United Nations. Light plays an important role in our lives and in science and without light film would not exist. The theme of Light was explored in-depth on the basis of documentaries, science fiction blockbusters, and short, experimental films.
About the festival
InScience, the Dutch International Science Film Festival in 2014 was just an idea. A year later, from 4 to 8 November 2015, there is a festival where more than fifty films were screened. Where more than two hundred scientists, directors, and producers from all over the world talked about and in response to those films. And where more than twenty artists explored the relationship between art and science with their work.
It was up to the visitor to judge whether we succeeded, or whether the first edition of InScience indeed contains the promise to allow InScience to grow into a tradition. Because that is our commitment: a festival as a platform for the meeting between the public, film, science, art, and business. And in that encounter not only contributes to the strengthening of the city and region but acquires national significance.
313 submissions, 55 films screened
43 interactives and special events
The theme and campaign
The year 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light. Light and light-based technologies are of the utmost importance for the entire world population, according to a UN resolution. Light is the source of life on Earth. Light regulates nature’s biological clock and our own body. Light is also a source of energy. In addition, light plays a major role in technology that has made life on Earth a bit more pleasant, in healthcare, and in communication and GPS. So there is every reason to dwell on the many meanings of light, both in the past, the present, and the future.
Jury & Awards
The films from the competition program had a chance to win the NTR De Kennis van Nu Audience Award. View the 2015 winner here.
NTR De Kennis Van Nu Audience Award
Which film is most liked by InScience visitors? A selection of the best science films has a chance to win this audience award.
- That Sugar Film / Damon Gameau