Everyone likes movies: we like to think of the impossible, of the future, of different versions of what the world could be; but we rarely think about the veracity of the stories, especially when tackling scientific topics. This event is a space where several blockbuster movies are dissected by experts in order to discuss the truthfulness of the STEM concepts presented in the film. A dynamic Q&A between the experts and the audience is encouraged throughout each session.
- Enhance the critical thinking of the audience.
- Facilitate the understanding of scientific concepts through entertainment.
- Inspire future scientists to pursue a career in STEM related fields.
General Structure: Complex Project
The Science behind the Movies Film Festival could be organised to run at least twice per year. The event should last at least three days, with one session a day, preferably during a weekend, to attract a greater audience. Each session would include a full screening of the movie, with the required pauses for the experts to make comments and the audience to ask questions. Refer to Section 4.2 for the detailed structure.
Main Event Duration: 3 days
Each day will feature a movie screening with comments from the experts and questions from the audience. Attendance is free, tickets will only help to measure the attendance.
Project Duration: Indefinitely repeated
The Festival will have at least two editions per year.
2.1 Staff & Volunteers
Core team to organize the event / Two volunteers during the event
The whole festival can be organized by a small team (i.e. one to contact the experts, one to arrange the venue and dates, one to take care of the publicity, etc.). During the festival, it would be really helpful to have a couple of volunteers to take care of other logistic details (i.e. tickets, refreshments, etc.). Also, we would need the help of someone from the venue (i.e. a technician who will handle the projector and the microphones).
2.2 Venue Hire
Capacity: 21 – 100 people
It needs to be an indoor space with a projector in order to play a movie: it can be done in a big lecture room or in an auditorium. It is important for people to feel comfortable since they will be seating in the same spot for at least two hours.
2.3 Partner Institutions
Partner Institutions: Required
Although the event can be done independently, it would be of great benefit to have the support of an institution. A partner institution would facilitate the contact with field experts, the reach of a broader audience and even a venue to hold the event.
Yearly / Project Budget: 5001€ – 10000€
|Budget Point||Details||Event Cost|
|Venue Hire||Ideally, the partnered institution would provide a space to hold the event.||0€|
|Marketing||Design / printing of posters or buying advertising space in local papers / on social media.||400€|