10th National Science Film Festival 2020

10th National Science Film Festival 2020 | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Tenth edition of National Science Film Festival kicks offin a virtual mode

      WHY IN NEWS:

A total of 115 shortlisted films selected by the ten-member jury will be screened during the festival

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Science & Technology
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1 : 3 : Festivals : Science and Technology

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS go through aim , event , organisers and also make short notes on Vigyan Prasar

For MAINS it is important to understand this social outreach festival . You need to relate this event with DPSP’s # Scientific Temper. Let us dive in !

      ISSUE: 

The festival was earlier scheduled to take place between 18-22 March’20 in Agartala.

10TH NATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020

10th National Science Film Festival 2020

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OVERVIEW

National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) is a flagship event of Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

  • The festival offers a unique platform to showcase the science films made by professionals, amateur and student filmmakers under various themes.

AIM

National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI)  aims to celebrate the science outreach through cinema. 

  • NSFFI is India’s first of its kind of film festival where documentaries and short films on popular science, technology, health & environmental issues are being screened.
  • It is a national level competition of science films being organised annually.

ORGANISERS

  • Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous agency under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

The national science film festival 2020 is being jointly by organized Vigyan Prasar, and the Tripura State Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of Tripura.

  • It has been organizing this festival as a part of its science popularization endeavour.

EVENT

The tenth edition of prestigious science film festival got off in a virtual mode.

  • These include films in Hindi, English, Urdu, Malayalam, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Tamil languages.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • Films being the most popular medium of communication, can help popularize science effectively, as people directly connect with them.
  • Science is wedded to art; film is a complete medium.
  • It has science, art and culture and thus offers a complete package.

The initiative to take science to the common people through films in the region is commendable. 

  • It will help in the development of scientific temper among the people of this region.

COMPETITION

  • A total of 372 films in different languages ​​have been received for participation in the festival this year.

A total of 115 shortlisted films selected by the ten-member jury will be screened during the festival. 
 

  • These include films in Hindi, English, Urdu, Malayalam, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Tamil languages.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (NSFFI)

  • Professional and student filmmakers are felicitated with cash prizes, trophies, and citations.

This event also creates a platform to interact with film-makers, scientists and enthusiasts .
 

  • Through Master Classes, Workshops, Panel Discussions the competition helps to develop a better public understanding of the universe.
  • NSFFI also encourages citizen science and public participation and promote appreciation of science films.

THEMES

  • Science and technology, environment, agriculture, renewable energy, health and drugs and technological innovations are some of the most explored themes.

The entries include documentaries, biography, short films, docu-dramas, science fiction and animation films.

  • These films have been made by different institutions, professional, amateur and student filmmakers to compete under specific categories.

10th National Science Film Festival 2020 _ UPSC

SOURCES : PIB

  • The national science film festival receives entries in the form of government funded films .
  • Also it has films entries made by independent filmmakers, media institutes, college, universities, and school students.

In addition to the screening of films, there are thematic panel discussions on topics such as science, media, and filming craft and techniques.

  • The names of outstanding science films to be awarded will be announced on the 27th of November, the last day of the event.
  • The festival will go a long way to motivate and facilitate more filmmakers to make science films and help inculcate scientific temper among the people of India.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The event had to be postponed due to the unfolding pandemic situation.
  • VigyanPrasar has made tremendous efforts to connect with people through various media.
     SOURCES:   PIB  | 10th National Science Film Festival 2020 | UPSC

 

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