Moving images make a huge difference when communicating science. Science films and videos bridge the gaps between scientists and citizens. They are capable to explain complex stuff, tell exciting stories, inspire trustworthiness, or to effectively convey small snippets of knowledge. They are watched on tiny mobile phone screens and shared on social media, or run across huge canvases as thrilling documentaries. Videos also support inner-scientific academic exchange and help educating students.
science-and-video.org presents news and findings about the contribution of film and video to the communication between science and society. It provides relevant information for academic institutions, research centers and researchers as well as for media professionals, and hints to opportunities where these communities can connect.
We cover findings from communication research and present noteworthy science films and videos. We report on inspiring film projects at the interface between science and society. We discuss the roles of face-to-face film events as well as digital platforms and channels to reach out to different audiences. We keep you posted about festivals and other opportunities to meet, to learn and to be entertained. We pay particular attention to the role of film and video as part of the communicational infrastructure in democratic societies.
Since 2021, the website and newsletter is published in cooperation with EURASF, the European Academy of Science Film.