Film & Science 2013
Nobel Museum International Film Festival is a forum for discussing highly topical issues. Film & Science started in 2010 and is a non-partisan and independent film festival and forum that, through the medium of film, aims to promote awareness of science's role in society. Film & Science want to present the latest developments within research and to encourage us – the audience – to dare to question what we see and the way we live. The films are always introduced to and discussed with the audience by the film's director and/or invited scientists.
In between the relsease of IPCC's fifth climate report and the announcement of the 2013 Nobel prizes, Film & Science – the Nobel Museum International Film Festival – focuses on the climate with a day of documentary films.
Saturday, October 5th 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
14.00 The Second Wave
Folke Rydén, Sweden, 2013
The last film in the trilogy about the state of the Baltic Sea. Animal species are in decline whereas human afflicitions like infertility and cancer have increased. Toxins and chemicals may be a cause, an alarming one.
Participants: Christina Rudén, Professor, Stockholm University; Folke Rydén, Film Director.
Moderator: Milena Dávila, Film & Science Coordinator, Nobel Museum.
14.00 Seminar How is Science communicated through the film medium?
Seminar will be held in Swedish.
Participants: Martin Widman, Director; Malin Attefall, Science Communicator.
Moderator: Gustav Källstrand, Senior Curator, Nobel Museum.
15:45 Acid Ocean
Sally Ingleton, Australia 2013.
Do not miss the world premiere and the opportunity to meet the Australian filmmaker, Sally Ingleton herself. What does the latest research say about one of the planets most urgent environmental challenges: ocean acidification?
Participants: Sally Ingleton, Director; Jonathan Havenhand, Professor University of Gothenburg; Beatrice Crona, Associate professor Stockholm Resilience Center.
Moderators: Milena Dávila, Film & Science Coordinator, Nobel Museum; Åsa Sundelin, Senior Curator, Nobel Museum.
17:30 Seeds of Hunger
Yves Billy and Richard Prost, France, 2009.
The documentary brings up topics like food shortages, starvation, skyrocketing food prices and their causes. Amongst them: the politics and the market forces that govern food production and distribution.
Participants: Flora Hajdu, researcher, SLU; Damien Conaré, Chaire UNESCO – Alimentations du monde.
Moderators: Karin Wegsjö, Artistic Director Film & Science; Henri Sprimont, Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Scientific Attaché for the French Speaking Community of Belgium.
19:15 Debate: What does the future hold for us?
Can a new discovery bail us out from an environmental disaster? The festival ends with a discussion with all the festivals participants. Film makers, science communicators and researchers discuss together around tomorrows environmental issues.
Moderator: Katarina Nordqvist, Director of Research Department, Nobel Museum.
Venue: The Nobel Museum, Stortorget 2, Stockholm.
Admission: 100 SEK. Add 75 SEK for a glass of wine and a sandwich wrap.
Film & Science Kids
The film festival Film & Science Kids is the younger sister of Nobel Museum International Film Festival FILM&SCIENCE.
Showtime with a thermal imaging camera
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday the 6th of October in one of the film rooms at the Nobelmuseum:A new way of seeing yourself and your world; meet the innovator Omi Omiti that uses a thermal imaging camera. The result will is an explosion of colors! With the help of the camera, Omi will investigate what can be recycled in a closed garbage bag, she will chase energy thieves and discover our ecological footprints. Everyone in the audience gets a picture of themselves taken with a thermal camera.
Suitable for children from 6 years old. Included in the admission.
Film & Science working goup consists of:
- Karin Wegsjö, freelance filmmaker, founder of the festival and its artistic director
- Anna Johanna Lindqvist Forsberg and Milena Davila, education officers at the Nobel Museum, Project Coordinators FILM&SCIENCE
- Åsa Sundelin, director of public events at the Nobel Museum and responsible for the film production project for school children
- Olov Amelin, museum director Nobel Museum, Anna Stenkula, Curator of the Nobel Museum, Katarina Nordqvist, director of research Nobelmuseum, policy advisors FILM&SCIENCE.
- Ulrika Engström, editor of Science World on SVT (Swedish television)
- Ulrika Björkstén, Ph.D. Chemistry and Head of Science Editors on the Swedish Radio.