Program

  Scientists-as-Filmmakers

IV SCIENCE FILM-MAKING MARATHON

For all Swiss universities and research centres

32 scientists-as-filmmakers from all Swiss universities and research centres worked with 10 professional filmmakers in three days (29-31 Nov. ) to produce 9 films.

In the film-making marathon, we train Swiss 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 produceshort films during threeintensive course days.

CONCRETE

SWITZERLAND 2020,1:13 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Patrick Valeri

EPFL

Valérian Zeender

University of Zurich

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STORY

While concrete is seen as a monotonous voracious green-space eater, it is still one of the central actor of our modern infrastructures. But did you realise that concrete is more than a material and that its quality depends on the use we make of it?

THE BITTER STORY OF SWEETNESS

SWITZERLAND 2020, 3:30 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Braida Thom 

ETH Zurich

Claude Müller

ETH Zurich

Dila Suay

University of Zurich

Hélène Iven

ETH Zurich

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STORY

The bitter story of sweetness is taking the audience on a journey from the darkness inside a cocoa pod to the darkness of a stomach. 

NO DENIAL

SWITZERLAND 2020, 3:45 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Bennet Schwoon

University of Zurich

Nazek Noureddine

University of Zurich

Francesco Giardina

ETH Zurich

Daniela Ivan

University of Bern

Kristina Berve

University of Bern

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STORY

`NO DENIAL` highlights a recent discovery by a team of Swiss Scientists studying the mechanisms behind SARS-Covid-19 viral infection and underlines the necessity of a closer collaboration between scientists and the media to fight against misinformation.
 

WILD UTOPIA

SWITZERLAND 2020, 2:30 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Dilsad Dagtekin

University of Zurich

Thais Guillen Otero

University of Zurich

Nathalie Leutenegger 

University of Zurich

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STORY

Climate change and humans are destroying habitable spaces for animals every day. Wild Utopia tells the story of Dan, a teenage deer who is searching for his own patch of forest. A journey full of challenges begins. Will he make it? 

WHO IS (NOT) SWISS

SWITZERLAND 2020, 4:04 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Kristina Eiviler
University of Zurich

Monika Molnar
University of Zurich

Petra Sidler
FHNW & NCCR – on the move

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STORY

Appearances may lead to curiosity about where someone is from, oblivious of how such a curiosity may label me different from you and thus may impinge on personal belonging.  

JOURNEY OF A PROTON

SWITZERLAND 2020, 3:25 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Pranitha Kamat

University of Zurich

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

PSU

Dance Your Science 

Sharmila Bansal Rao 

University of Zurich

Dance Your Science 

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STORY

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is a human endeavor. It took over two decades and 35000 people globally to unravel how the smallest building blocks of all matter receive mass. In this film, we use Bharatanatyam, an Indian Classical Dance, to illustrate the journey of protons in the LHC.

WAKE UP

SWITZERLAND 2020, 2:10 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Özhan Özkaya

University of Zurich

Alizée Le Moigne

University of Zurich

Ekaterina Koleva

ETH Zurich 

Allen Puente-Urbina

ETH Zurich

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STORY

An environmentally depressed man gives up fighting for the environment then wakes up in green utopia after an accident.

THE POWER OF THE SMALL 

SWITZERLAND 2020, 3 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Christian Horvat

University of Bern

Satyajeet Rao

University of Zurich

Rita Saleh

ETH Zürich

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STORY

In machine learning, we try to learn how data is generated. In this short video, we show how this could actually look like from the perspective of the data-points. 

A SOUND JOURNEY

SWITZERLAND 2020, 2:50 min, English

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SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS

Florence Steiner

University of Zurich

Huw Swanborough

University of Zurich

Gwen Schönfeld

University of Zurich

Martina Conti

PHSZ

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STORY

Everyday communication requires our brains to perform multi-facetted signal processing of highest complexity. In this video we follow the intricate subconscious processes it takes to make even a simple conversation work successfully.

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