EURASF is a growing European non-profit network of science film festivals, scientists, producers, filmmakers, distributors, web platforms, science communicators, journalists and consultants. The academy is an interest group trying to go beyond the existing working and financing relations when it comes to science film, lobbying for quality production in the field, looking for curated content, new forms and new talents, circulation of finished films and enhancing the visibility of European initiatives and capacities. It elects and gives an award for the Best European Science Film (ceremony and screening at changing festival venues from the different festival partners, 2018 in the Netherlands, at InScience in Nijmegen, Netherlands - the next one at Krakow Film Festival, Docs+Science, Poland); it sets up a facility for showcasing films at the margin of the TV distribution system, SF_Aid; it collaborates in terms of best practices, bench marking, creative input, ideas and financing systems for the festival members. EURASF organizes meetings to discuss science film and to set goals and perspectives of the academy (The first conference was held at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research near Geneva. The second one will take place in cooperation with Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle). Partner festivals are organising programs beyond film screenings, collaborating with schools and universities, science institutions and public and private organisation: Workshops, panels, keynotes, speed-dating, trainings, incubating of new science films are some of these activities. While looking for a solid financial basis and deeper anchorage within the film industry, EURASF has been looking for partners like EDN, Sunny Side of the Doc or CREATIVE EUROPE, will start asking for member fees and keeps searching for productive and dynamic cooperation with further members or partners in favour of its actual goals.
Some objectives of the Academy are: