India’s first Science Film Festival
India is all set to have its first edition of the Science Film Festival and Goa will be the host to the sic-fi movie enthusiasts. The three-day events starting from January 14, 2016 is organised by Vigyan Parishad, a body of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, in association with Department of Science and Technology-Goa, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Goa Science Centre and National Institute of Oceanography.
Beside film screenings, discussions, interactive sessions and workshops with experts and scientists will also be held. Experts in the field of Science like G Madhavan Nair, Suresh Naik with filmmaker Mike Pandey and many others would be sharing their expertise and knowledge with the participants.
People from all age groups are invited to register for the same but the target group will remain the students from Class VII to IX and Class XI.
“This is an opportunity for all of us, students of science to come together and witness this freshly created concept of a film festival themed around the marvels of Science. Youngsters should utilise this opportunity and participate in the competition ‘Dream to Screen’,” an official press release issues said.
The festival will showcase a motley of sci-fi films ranging from The Martian, Russell Crowe’s A Beautiful Mind, Roland Emmerich’s 2012 to World War Z, giving sci-fi film lovers an awe-inspiring experience.