India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020
Science for Self Reliant India and Global Welfare.
Dates :- 22-25 December 2020
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India CSIR, India
India International Science Festival (IISF-2020) is the largest ever science festival going to be held on virtual environment. In this festival, 41 events on different themes will be organised and these themes are directly related with the society and the general public. Young researchers and scientists are the key stakeholders of this science festival. The target audience of many of the events of IISF2020 is young scientists and students.
As part of IISF – India International Science Festival, the International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) seeks to promote science popularization among citizens and aims at attracting talented young science filmmakers and science enthusiasts. Science film is an effective tool for science communication to foster and create an excitement of science amongst people at large; it also helps inculcate a scientific temper among the audience thereby shaping the analytical thinking, a prerequisite for the inclusive development of the nation.
The ISFFI offers an opportunity for students and other participants to get involved with the process of science film-making and improve their understanding of various feats in science and technology. The initiative recognizes the effort and contribution of film producers in the specialized areas of science and technology and motivates them to develop this unique profession of science film making with innovative quality content especially relevant to our country.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as per the Govt of India guidelines, this year the ISFFI 2020 is to be organized in a virtual environment from December 22nd to 25, 2020.
This year record 632 science documentaries, short films, animation videos have been received from 60 countries. Internationally acclaimed and awards winning foreign and Indian films on science, health and environment were screened via an online platform. A competition for Indian and International professional and student filmmakers has been organized.
Information on various activities related to the Science Festival and registration of partners is available on the IISF website www.scienceindiafest.org.