Looking beyond the horizon. To the world beyond the known. To discover that the familiar is but a thin shell. Behind it lies a new reality. A new future. And knowledge is the building block. That is why the theme of the second edition of InScience was:
InScience thus offers a glimpse into the new world. Because science is the most important shaper of our culture and its application is the driving force of our society. But a new world is not necessarily a better world. Step out of your comfort zone of the known known, step into the new world of the known unknown. Talk and join, share the fascination. Because science is too important – and too beautiful – to be left to scientists alone.
About the festival
The second edition of the festival, which took place from 2 to 6 November 2016. With InScience we want to grow into a festival of national significance and international appeal. We are taking new steps this year. We started with InVision, a production house to develop the visualization of science. Educating young talent to make science accessible to a wider audience. Drew Berry is a leader in that field. His work hangs worldwide in major museums such as the MoMa. He was the special guest of InScience. The Pop-up science museum about language was also new.
The exhibition Contemporary Phenomena was special this year. While scientists methodologically try to fathom our reality step by step, artists are not bound by a shared set of instruments. They share the scientist’s curious and critical attitude, but they decide for themselves how and which turn they take. An ‘Academy for Transition’, that is what the ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design aims to be, a laboratory for society. The InScience exhibition Contemporary Phenomena in the Mariënburgkapel was a product of that laboratory.
249 submissions, 48 films screened
20 premieres, of which 1 worldpremiere
22 interactives and special events
The theme and campaign
After the successful first edition of the Dutch International Science Film Festival in 2015, we once again presented the best science films that have been released worldwide in the past year. InScience thus offers a glimpse into the new world. Because science is the most important shaper of our culture and its application is the driving force of our society. But a new world is not necessarily a better world. That is why more than 150 scientists and directors are our guests and debate about and in response to the films. And artists present their obstinate views.
Jury & Awards
The films from the competition program had a chance to win the NTR De Kennis van Nu Audience Award and the Student Jury Award. InScience also awards the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs. View the 2016 winners 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.
- The Martian / Ridley Scott
Student Jury Award
InScience Student Jury consists of five students from colleges and universities in the province of Gelderland. Through the Student Jury, InScience encourages young people to be more involved in science.
- How To Build a Time Machine / Jay Cheel
With the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs, Het Klokhuis and InScience reward interesting and relevant scientific research for children aged 9 to 12 years.
- ‘Groente kweken op Mars’ / Wieger Wamelink (Wageningen University)