A “collective experience”: watching movies in an online science film club
It is great to watch science movies on demand. But isn't it much better to participate online in a live film screening to share the experience with a group of like-minded people? The Dutch science film festival InScience recently gave it …
Aviation, disease and anthropology – voting for the European Science Film of the year has started
In September, the European Academy of Science Film, EURASF, based in Vienna, will award the European Science Film 2020/2021. The submissions are highly promising.
Where’s the best place to be trained in filmmaking?
Samer Angelone from the University of Zurich conducts film workshops for scientists not in seminar rooms but in the inspiring environment of film festivals – with impressive success.
Complexity vs unambiguity
A series of 5-to-10-minute videos produced by a public broadcaster report on the problems that arise when complex scientific contexts are reduced to short statements as they are needed for films and TV.
The cosmos in a journal and on screen
Successful science communication: Antikythera researcher Tony Freeth published not only a fascinating scientific paper about the famous astronomical mechanism but also – at the same time – a 30-minutes documentary about his team's work.
How does YouTube handle fake news in times of pandemic?
YouTube's recommendation algorithms have a bad reputation. Did they do a better job when serious information was most needed?
How to use video to bridge ideological divides
After having watched impressive and awe-inspiring nature documentaries people turn out to be less dogmatic. This effect is beneficial for social cohesion.
“Guided tours of researchers’ ideas” – How to acquire research funds with videos
The future of grant proposals is video, some scientists suggest. They expect more efficient review processes and better funding decisions.
How well do videos succeed in conveying knowledge?
Three German media scientists carried out an extensive study about audiovisual science communication on TV and YouTube.
Sloan funded science short films, ready to stream
An inspiring media library presents selected movies.
Cinematic close-up of a billion euro project
Nature correspondent Alison Abbott reviews a new documentary on the European Commission's flagship neuroscience programme, which has fallen far short of what it had promised.
Top-trending on YouTube Germany: a coronavirus video
Famous German YouTuber Mai-Thi ranks first in the charts with her 2020 video "Corona is just getting started".
How a Max Planck institute helped developing the fictional TV film “Ecocide”
Did Germany deal adequately with climate change? This case is heard, in the year 2034, before the International Court of Justice.
Winners of video competition FFS announced
One of the winners of FastForwardScience is a YouTuber who became successful thanks to a TV production company.
German science news service starts channel for science videos
idw's initiative aims at promoting the use of videos in science communication.

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