The International Science Film Festival Pariscience was held from October 4th to October 9th, at the Paris Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, at the IPGP and at the UPMC. Have a look at the highlights of the festival through this selection of photos.
The High School Jury and Middle School Jury had also selected the best film of their competition.
After six days of screenings, the Laureates are :
AST – Ville de Paris Grand Prix
The Fabric of the Cosmos – What is space ?
The AST – Ville de Paris Grand Prix was awarded to the film The Fabric of the Cosmos – What is space ?
The award was presented by the Mairie de Paris (City Hall) to the producers Paula S. Apsell and Joseph McMaster and to the director Jonathan Sahula. This prize rewards the best film of the competition.
The Substance : Albert Hofmann’s LSD
The Audacity Prize was awarded to the film The Substance : Albert Hofmann’s LSD by Martin Witz.
The award was presented by the Île-de-France Region to the producers Elda Guidinetti and Andres Pfaeffli.. This prize rewards a film showing originality in its subject or treatment.
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize
A dark cloud on top of the world
The Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize was awarded to the film A dark cloud on top of the world.
The award was presented by the CNRS to the author Agnès Moreau. This prize rewards a film dealing with research and spreading scientific knowledge, through an original scenario.
Hummingbirds – Jewelled Messengers
The Buffon Prize was awarded to the film Hummingbirds – Jewelled Messengers.
The award was presented by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Paris Museum of Natural History) to the director Paul Reddish. This prize rewards the best film about Biodiversity.
High School Jury Prize
Automatic Brain – The magic of the unconscious
The High School Jury Prize was awarded to the film Automatic Brain – The magic of the unconscious.
The award was presented by Inserm to the directors Francesca D’Amicis, Petra Höfer and Freddie Röckenhaus. This prize rewards the best film of the High School Competition.
Middle School Jury’s Prize
Sleepiness. When your brain has a mind of its own
The Middle School Jury Prize was awarded to the film Sleepiness. When your brain has a mind of its own.
The award was presented by the CNES to the director Maryse Bergonzat. This prize rewards the best film of the Middle School Competition.
Thank you very much for coming at the 8th edition of Pariscience Film Festival ! You have been more than 9 500 spectators !
See you next year !
Pariscience honoured the great scientist Albert Jacquard. Watch the video of this very touching tribute.
Sold-out audiences, thousand spectators were in the Museum and other festival venues : a very great first day !
A successful Opening Night !
In partnership with ARTE
The Far Side of the Universe, a film by Cécile Denjean produced by ARTE France, Scientifilms, CNRS Images, CEA Energies alternatives.
The Far Side of the Universe opens successfully this 8th edition of the International Science Film Festival PARISCIENCE.
Valérie Abita, President, and Vincent Lamy, Festival Director, were pleased to launch the festival before an audience of more than 300 people.
People attend the Opening Night to discover this film, in competition, introduced by the director Cécile Denjean and the scientist Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, astrophysicist at the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA).
A great success for the Opening Night, so a great festival ahead !
Cécile Denjean, director of the film, at the Opening Night
© AST-Pariscience, Jérôme Plon
Does my brain have a sex ? (winner of the High school jury Prize at Pariscience 2010) is available in French kiosk with the Sciences & Avenir magazine (February 2012).
Scientists, authors, directors, journalists… They generously accepted to come to discuss with the audience after the projections. Jérôme Plon, photographer of the festival, did portraits of them.
Thank you to all the speakers at Pariscience 2011 !
Middle school jury is made up of three classes:
- 5th grade, Collège Gérard Philipe
9, rue des Migneaux 91300 Massy
- 3d grade, Lycée professionnel Gustave Eiffel
1, rue du Général Camou 75007 Paris
- 3d grade, Lycée professionnel Corbon
5, rue Corbon 75015 Paris
The High school jury is made up of three classes:
- 2d grade, Lycée Blaise Pascal
15, allée du Commendant Guesnet 77170 Brie-Comte-Robert
- 1st grade (S), Lycée Jean-Pierre Vernant
21, rue du Docteur-Ledermann 92310 Sèvres
- 1st grade (S), Lycée Victor Duruy
33, boulevard des Invalides 75007 Paris
> See also the Awards and Juries page
For this new edition of Pariscience over forty screenings followed by discussions with directors, producers and scientists.
French films and foreign films on various scientific themes, related to the news, the latest technological progress or the social issues that affect us all.
Come discover films on exciting subjects, in the privileged auditoriums of the Paris Museum of Natural History, in the Jardin des Plantes, between 6 to 11 October!
The Audacity Prize is awarded by the Île-de-France Region to a film showing originality in it’s subject or treatment.
To show its support to science in general and especially to the Pariscience festival, Isabelle This-Saint-Jean, Vice President of the Île-de-France regional council, in charge of higher education and research, decided to organise a screening of the laureate film.
by invitation only
More information on the festival’s website