nexCafé #4 – Global Science Film Festival in Japan

We are thrilled to announce that Swissnex is teaming up with the Swiss Science Film
Academy for the Global Science Film Festival! You won't want to miss this incredible event,
which will feature two short films and one full-length documentary all made by Swiss
filmmakers, with simultaneous screenings across Switzerland, India, China, and Japan. After
the screening, the filmmakers and scientists will participate in a lively panel discussion,
followed by a networking reception with delicious food and drinks. Don't miss out on this
amazing opportunity - join us for a night of science, film and conversation!


18:00 Registration

18:30 Welcome speech

18:35 Film Screening
Autosaurus Rex (Animation, 2022, 6 min)
CaSSIS. Mars Demystified (Animation-Drama, 2022, 7 min)
SRF ‘Einstein’: Expedition Deep Into the Glacier (Documentary, 2021, 39 min)

19:30 Podium Discussion – Theme: Making Science Accessible to the Broad Public
Einstein Co-Host: Kathrin Hoenegger
Einstein Co-Host: Tobias Mueller
Moderator: Vinenzo Ribi
Experts Japan: Prof. Shin Sugiyama from the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
(With experts from China and India)

20:15 Networking reception

About the films

Autosaurus Rex

Genre: Animation
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2022
Length: 6 min
Languages: French with English subtitles

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.


Genre: Animation
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2022
Length: 7 min
Languages: English

CaSSIS is a high-resolution color stereo camera in Mars orbit and is making remarkable images of the Red planet. 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 CaSSIS camera we will demystify the mysteries of Red Planet.


Genre: Documentary
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2021
Length: 39 min
Languages: German with English/Japanese subtitles

The glaciers in the Swiss Alps are melting due to global warming. As a consequence, melting 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.


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