Each year the best science films in Germany are awarded with the >>Fast Forward Science<< Film Awards by Science in Dialogue (Wissenschaft im Dialog). In 2017, I have been asked to join the jury and assess the competition. In total 180 films entered the competition in a variety of categories. The winners can be found here.
The new call is out and I am looking forward to this year’s competition!
I value the initiative greatly, as it is open to everyone who is interested in research to share what fascinates them. Films and moving images offer so many possibilities for science communication. The >>Fast Forward Science<< Film Award shows a variety of web formats and stimulates people to get creative.
As research or science films are often about mediating new insights, I believe that it is also necessary to constantly re-think which perspectives, stories and technologies we want to tell. It takes some courage to leave the beaten web video tracks in order to communicate complex research and I am happy about so many participants who did.