Global Science Film Festival Screening

With the theme of “Reconnecting Science and Society”, the 5th Global Science Film Festival (GSFF) will meet the audience on 31 March in Switzerland. As a special global partner, the Swissnex network will introduce the selected films to international audiences in China, India, and Japan for the first time.

Are you a science enthusiast who is also an avid movie buff? Grab your popcorn and sit back for an indulging movie experience and dialogues on ‘science’. 

Founded by the Swiss Science Film Academy, the Global Science Film Festival brings together scientists and filmmakers who share one passion: “scientific communication through film”. This year, the simultaneous screening will feature two short films – Autosaurus Rex and  CaSSIS.Mars Demystified and one documentary film – Expedition Deep into The Glacier.

Join us on March 31, 2023 for a movie marathon followed by an interesting panel discussion on ‘Making science accessible to the broad public’. In India, as part of celebrating 75 years of Indo Swiss friendship, three science films will be screened across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in collaboration with Bengaluru Sustainability Forum and Science Gallery. 



15:00: Welcome address

15:15: Screenings of films

16:17: Panel discussion – Making science accessible to the broad public

Moderator: Mr. Vincenzo Ribi

Co-Hosts: Ms. Kathrin Hönegger and Mr. Tobias Müller


  1. Dr Arnab Bhattacharya – Chair of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science at TIFR and the creator of the very popular Science Café “Chai and Why?” | Mumbai
  2. Shugui Hou – Professor, School of Oceanography, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Shanghai
  3. Anil V. Kulkarni – Visiting Scientist, Divecha Center for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science | Bangalore
  4. Subhra Priyadarshini – Chief Editor, Nature India | Delhi
  5. Dr Shin Sugiyama – Professor at the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo | Japan
  6. Ms. Yang Yang – Documentary filmmaker and producer | Shanghai

17:00: Apero