rasdaman newsletter 11/2015

EarthServer TV Documentary is in 2nd place of the International Science Film Festival

2015-oct-23: The 1h TV documentation Big Earth Data - the digitized planet produced by Jacobs University Bremen and rasdaman GmbH as part of the EarthServer project in cooperation with the german broadcast ZDF/ARTE is in 2nd place of the "International Scientific Film Festival in Szolnok, Hungary. The documentary which has been funded by the European Commission and broadcasted in February 2015 is concerned with the chances and challenges dealing with Big Earth Data.

The contest received 146 films from 32 countries for consideration this year. National pre-juries of local science education and media experts in all participating festival countries have concluded their selection process and the official selection of the Science Film Festival is comprised of 52 films from 17 countries in 2015. Last year the Science Film Festivalreached 600 000 visitors in 13 countries. It is the largest event of itskind worldwide in terms of audience reach. The contest provides forum for such distinct films which can be connected to science, includes scientific results or activities.

It was the 14th year that the International Scientific Film Festival witha wide spectrum of topics has started its way. Since 2001, every other year a film forum emerged on which the creators of film and science had the opportunity to display their work that had a scientific theme. During the last decade scientific educational films, documentaries and portraits about science, short and long features, experimentals with a scientific topic, documentaries dealing with protection of nature and environment, and films dealing with the relationship of science and fake science took place. The aim is to spread the wide spectrum of films to the audience, to university and college students in and outside the country who major in film studies, and to pass more and more of these films to one of the tv channels.

Read more: Filmfreeway.com