The Festival Programme 2018

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THE PROGRAMME OF THE 14th EDITION OF PARISCIENCE 
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

 

True 360° world tour, Pariscience screens every year a selection of the very best of recent science films – with productions in every format and on every subject.

The general public, students and professionals are invited to discover movies made for the big screen, TV documentaries, short films, scientific web videos and virtual reality programs. The festival aims to present diverse and innovative writing and to offer exclusive experiences to an ever-growing audience.

Through its programming, Pariscience’s goal is to bear witness to the state of the world today and to help its audience better understand and decipher it in order to increase awareness of scientific issues.

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THEMATIC 2018 : SCIENCE & POWER

Seen as an instrument of both power and progress, a source of knowledge that can free as well as create dissent, science has been a key issue in political struggles since human beings created the first tool.

Science keeps pushing the boundaries of our world: our understanding of the universe, of medicine or the environment…  It is, at the same time, omnipresent in our everyday lives and essential to our understanding of the great challenges of our time.

Since scientific knowledge can act as a liberating force, some of the films selected this year will explore the close and often tense relationship between science and power, from the beginning of the 20thcentury to the present day. In authoritarian regimes, science has often been misused, sometimes at the cost of millions of lives.

Our selection will also present a large choice of diverse scientific topics: youth’s commitment to protecting the environment, space exploration, ethical debates on genetic manipulation or artificial intelligence…

Fundamental questions to ask in order to start building tomorrow’s world.

AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION…

315 FILMS RECEIVED DURING OUR CALL FOR ENTRIES BETWEEN FEBRUARY 15 AND APRIL 30.

17 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN OUR INTERNATIONAL SELECTION

5 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

85 SELECTED FILMS

30 PREMIERES

7 AWARDS

For its 14th edition, Pariscience will take place in two separate phases:

  • Pariscience for school audiences: designed for and by the children.From October 15 to 19, at the Institut de physique du globe de Paris.

 

  • Pariscience for the general public, during the autumn holidays.From October 26 to 31, at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelleand at the Institut de physique du globe de Paris.