Science Film Festival; Future technologies unmasked

Have you ever been intrigued by the possibility of robots surpassing humans in the near future? Do you think you can live a normal life without using any kind of plastics? What will be the story of our lives shaped by future technologies?

These are just some of the curious questions to explore as Goethe-Institut partners with The Mind Museum to showcase the Science Film Festival 2014.  This aims to promote interest in science and culture among the youth, and motivate the younger generation to pursue a career in the field.  “The films will communicate scientific concepts in an easily-digestible and enjoyable form, providing schools and institutions a non-traditional medium for science teaching and learning,” says Dr. Petra Raymond, director for Goethe-Institut Philippinen.

This one of a kind science showcase is made possible with the support of the festival’s partners, including its main sponsor – premium automotive brand Mercedes-Benz, an advocate of technological innovation and progress.

“We are honored to host the opening of the 5th Science Film Festival in the Philippines,” says The Mind Museum curator, Maria Isabel Garcia. Centering on the theme of ‘Future Technologies,’ this year’s festival explores the broad spectrum of innovative technologies and cutting edge science through audio-visual content from all over the globe. 

A global spectacle like no other
Organized by the Goethe-Institut and its partners in 14 countries around the world, the Science Film Festival is the only existing event of its kind in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. This year’s showcase is the fifth time the Philippines will be hosting the festival.

“Like The Mind Museum, the Science Film Festival is a celebration of how the arts help in making the stories of science and technology connect with larger audiences,” Garcia adds. The Mind Museum will feature 20 specially curated films from the international selection for elementary, secondary, and university audiences all woven into galleries and exhibits. Watch short films on aerial robots, climate change, the nanotech revolution, space science, the mind-boggling world of logic, and so much more.

An exciting film fest for curious learners
Two short films will premiere at the opening day on November 4, and can be viewed with the rest of the films until December 14.

“Annedroids,” is the story of a boy, two girls, and three androids. It’s a science based action-adventure series for children that follows genius kid-scientist Anne, her kid assistants Nick and Shania, her android creations, and their uncanny ways of figuring out the real life solutions to a number of scientific problems.  Meanwhile, a 10-minute German short film entitled “Nine-and-a-Half: Life Without Plastic” takes the audience through the curious experiment of a guy daring to live without plastic products whatsoever. It’s virtually impossible not to use any plastic in everyday life, so it will be interesting to see what kind of alternatives can help him—and the world, of course—achieve such a feat.
To enrich the film fest experience, museum guests will get to practice and learn more about science through hands-on, minds-on activities and games conducted by The Mind Museum’s resident scientists, the Mind Movers. This happens six (6) times a day at 10am,11am1pm2pm4pm and 5pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.  

Email inquiry@themindmuseum.org for more details, or follow The Mind Museum on Facebook and Twitter for updates on upcoming Science Film Festival activities at the museum. –


About The Mind Museum
The Mind Museum is a project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. It is dedicated to providing an extraordinary educational experience that promotes and inspires the public understanding of science. The Mind Museum concept is uniquely Filipino. Its exhibition takes off from a narrative that presents science in over 250 interactive exhibits through five interconnected stories. The exhibition spans nature in scale, from the smallest things in nature to the largest and everything in between: Atom, Earth, Life, Universe, and Technology. The Mind Museum has a GOLD LEED Certificate for its environmentally sustainable building and it is also the first THEA recipient in the Philippines and the first science museum in Asia to receive the prestigious award.

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