World’s largest science film festival kicks off at NSTW

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The Department of Science and Technology–Science Education Institute, together with the Goethe-Institut Philippines, will be screening the 12th annual Science Film Festival for free at this year’s National Science and Technology Week, from Nov. 22 to 28. 

Since 2005, the Science Film Festival has been celebrating science communication in Southeast Asia and is now the largest event of its kind in the world.

This year’s festivities include 35 science edutainment films—on topics ranging from cloud computing and biology to climatology and epidemiology—tied together by the theme, “Better Health Through Better Understanding.”

The festival looks back on the challenges and milestones the world has faced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, empowering viewers to take better care of themselves and the environment. 

“Health and mental well-being are vital in the aftermath of the pandemic, with many Filipino youths concerned about their and their family’s wellbeing,” said DOST-SEI Director Josette T. Biyo. “We hope to reach out to them and empower them through this Festival, even while fulfilling our mandate to deliver quality STEM education to the people.” 

The Science Film Festival also offers supplemental hands-on activities including experiments, projects, and learning games to supplement the films, making for an enjoyable and multidisciplinal learning experience. 

All 35 science edutainment films will be available for free online until Dec. 3. For more details about the Science Film Festival and the available films, please visit  



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