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5th Science Filmmaking Marathon 2021

5th Science Filmmaking Marathon; October 2021

The Marathon Of All Swiss Universities And Research Centres

ORGANISERS

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Graduate Campus (University of Zurich), Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg & Neuchatel (CUSO), University of Zurich & ETH (Life Science Zurich), University of Basel, University of Bern, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow & Landscape Research (WSL), Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag)

DESCRIPTION

“Ask a scientist about Hollywood, and you’ll probably get eye rolls. But ask someone in Hollywood about science, and they’ll see dollar signs: moviemakers know that science can be the source of great stories, with all the drama and action that blockbusters require” 

– Randy Olson

 

In the filmmaking marathon, we train researchers in tools used in dramatic storytelling and filmmaking to communicate their research, thereby making their science more readily accessible for a broader audience. Course participants learn the basics of visual storytelling and filmmaking and in working in groups supervised by professional filmmakers will produce short films during four intensive course days. The produced films will be screened as premieres at the 4th Global Science Film Festival (www.sciencefilm.ch), with a special award for the best film.

 

PROGRAM 

Day 1: Pitching of science stories, and small groups (scientists and artists) making

            Each group (Scientist and filmmakers) prepare their story, script and storyboard, and present them to the other participants in the marathon

Day 2: Filming (participants are free to decide where and when to film)

Day 3: Films editing and screening 

The premiere of the produced films will take place at the 3rd Global Science Film Festival (Nov. 2021, www.sciencefilm.ch)

 

WHERE

Filmmaking Marathon: Zurich University and ETH Zurich

Premiere of the produced films: Resulting films will be screened at the 4th Global Science Film Festival (Filmpodium Cinema, and ZHdK Cinema, Toni-Areal, Zurich). They will be also screened in Bern, Basel, Lausanne and Lugano

 

DATES

Applications: Between 1st May and 30th August 2021

Filmmaking Marathon: October 2021 (Zurich University and ETH Zurich)

Film screening: November 2021 (Global Science Film Festival)

 

APPLICANTS

Scientists, Postdocs, PhD and Master students enrolled at any Swiss higher education institution

 

CREDIT POINTS

Please check with your program if you are eligible to claim credit points for attending this workshop. PhD students from the University of Zurich are awarded 2 credit points, through the Graduate Campus. Students who are enrolled at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (Zurich University and ETH Zurich) are awarded 2 credit points.

 

TEACHERS AND MENTORS

Samer Angelone (Swiss Science Film Academy), Azmi Baumann (Zurich University), Henriette Bornkamm (Zurich University), Severin Bruhin (digital media designer & a musician), Geena Gasser  (Film/Animation), Halil Kesselring (Swiss Science Film Academy), Léa Klaue (Zurich University of the Arts), Marion Nyffenegger (Animation and Innovative Storytelling), Isabella Sedivy (Swiss Radio and TV, SRF), Pascal Schelbli (Director & CG Artist)

 

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Dr. Samer Angelone: samer.angelone@gmail.com

 

Films from the SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON I 2016

Films from the SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON II 2017

Films from the SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON III 2019

Films from the SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON IV 2020

SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON I 2016

 

SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON II 2017

 

SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON III 2019

 

SCIENCE FILMMAKING MARATHON IV 2020

 
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