4th edition of Science Film Festival of India 2019 from Jan 16

Published: Jan 15, 2019, 7:41 am IST

Panaji, Jan 15 (UNI) Vidnyan Parishad, Goa, in association with Department of Science and Technology, Government of Goa, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will organise fourth edition of Science Film Festival of India 2019 from January 16 in the city.
According to the organisers, the film festival will begin with blockbuster science-based movies, three theme based film tracks and a whole lot of science-based treats for the mind.
The festival will offer hands on training, workshop, film screenings accompanying interactions with renowned scientists and eminent personalities.
Dr Nakul Parashar, Director, Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi, will be the chief guest for inaugural ceremony while Padma Vibhushan Dr Rajagopala Chidambaram, former Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India, will be chief guest for the veledictory function.
The adudience predominantly students from across Goa will have a chance to watch the science-based movies and a great chance to interact with eminent scientists such as Dr Shekhar Mande, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, Dr Sharmishtha Banerjee, Dr Arvind Ranade, Scientist, Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi, and Dr Sumit K Mishra, Senior Scientist, Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Metrology Divison, National Physical Laboratory.
The students will have a chance to pull the stars closer with a hands-training with telescope workshop on January 18 and 19 where participants will grind, polish and fabricate their own devices.
Professor Banerjee will also conduct a Teachers’ Workshop on January 18 to transform science educators to proficient science communicators.
Apart from film screening, the main highlight of the festival will be the film-making workshop and trainings. This will enhance the audience to re-energise as they focus on knowing science as more fun and meaningful through not just viewing and listening, but also training in the art of the subject through live demonstrations and understanding its use in film industry.
During the four day festival, the films to be screened were Parmanu, Apollo, Ex Machina, Imitation Game, Secret of Nikola Tesla, Kon Tiki, Theory of Everything, Hidden Figures, Goodwill Hunting and Iceage 4. The screenings will be followed by interaction and explanation of science in the films by eminent scientists from the country.