Founded by the Swiss Science Film Academy, the Global Science Film Festival brings together scientists and filmmakers who share one passion: “science communication through films”. 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 the screening followed by an engaging panel discussion on ‘Making science accessible to the broad public’. Dr Anil Kulkarni, Climate Scientist at the Divecha Center for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, will be joining us at Swissnex in India and also, share his expertise at the global panel.
In India, as part of celebrating the 75 years of Indo-Swiss friendship, the three science films will be screened across Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
In Bengaluru, Swissnex has partnered with Bengaluru Sustainability Forum and Science Gallery, who also have shared interest in bridging the gap between science and society.
Due to limited seating, attendance is by invitation only. Please register at the earliest and we will confirm participation.
Autosaurus RexAnimation film. 6 minutes
Among the different species that inhabit our planet, one stands out from the others by its power and its impact on ecosystems. It is the Autosaurus Rex.
CaSSIS. Mars Demystified. Devils
CaSSIS. Mars Demystified. DevilsAnimation film. 7 minutes
CaSSIS is a high-resolution colour stereo camera taking remarkable pictures as it orbits the Red planet Mars. What mysteries has it revealed today? Who left these dark curly tracks on Mars? Are there giant worms or devils? Together with Detective Nick and the CaSSIS camera, we will demystify the mysteries of the Red Planet.
Expedition Deep into the Glacier
Expedition Deep into the GlacierDocumentary film. 39 minutes
The glaciers in the Swiss Alps are melting due to global warming. Consequently, melt water from the “Plaine Morte” glacier has turned into a threat for the mountain village “Lenk” in the Bernese Alps. This is why scientists explore the water channels inside the glacier. Presenter Tobias Müller delves into this climatic hotspot – on a daring expedition into the middle of the glacier.
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
- 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
- Shugui Hou – Professor, School of Oceanography, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Shanghai
- Anil V. Kulkarni – Visiting Scientist, Divecha Center for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science | Bangalore
- Subhra Priyadarshini – Chief Editor, Nature India | Delhi
- Dr Shin Sugiyama – Professor at the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo | Japan
- Ms. Yang Yang – Documentary filmmaker and producer | Shanghai