Goethe-Institute Bangladesh is hosting the third edition of the Science Film Festival (SFF) 2021. The festival is designed with 122 films from 22 countries as the international official selection, while selection of 32 films will be available for the Bangladeshi audience where filmmakers, educators, students, and film enthusiasts can watch the films through registration.
The virtual inauguration of the festival will be held on Friday, 22 October 2021.
Upon registration, the inauguration is open for all. Along with the screening of the films, workshops for students and educators, quiz and science discussions will be carried out during the festival time. Besides online screening of the films, some of the films will also be broadcasted on local television.
The partners for this year's festival are Aspire to Innovate (A2i), Brac Education Program, JAAGO Foundation, Teach for Bangladesh (TFB), Netz Bangladesh, UNESCO, Independent University, Bangladesh, PASCH-Schools: Partners for the Future Maple Leaf International School, Oxford International School (OIS), Mastermind International School in Chittagong.
For the first time this year, the festival is introducing a quiz show.
The quiz show, SFFQ2021, will be open to students of Grades 9–12 across 5 countries: Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
It will be held in three stages - intra-national online round (October–November), national-level video conference round (December), and International level video conference round (December).