Mostly explainers: FastForwardScience-Finalists 2019

On September 16, 2019, the German science communication organisation »Wissenschaft im Dialog« announced the finalists of its annual »FastForwardScience« web video competition.
 
The Youtube list contains 17 videos selected by a jury out of 120 submissions for the three categories »Substance«, »Scitainment« and »Vision«. The videos vary quite widely in topic, depth and originality. There is much less variation, however, in format and representation. Out of the 17 finalists, all but two can be described as explainer videos (as opposed to other formats like reportage, documentary, music clip etc.). Three are hosted on official university channels, the others are hosted and produced independently or by other organisations. Thirteen videos are presenter formats where facts, research projects, findings etc are presented by a host. Of these thirteen presenters, one is a women.
 
In addition to the three jury categories there is also the Community Award where viewers can support their favorites by commenting and liking the videos on Youtube. Voting is open until October 13, 2019. All winners will be announced on October 14, 2019.

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