The European Science Film Festival sf² will take place in Vienna from the 4th to the 6th of December 2015. The aim of the festival is to enhance the ambitious European science film and the interdisciplinary interchange among industry, research, education and public. As the festival is supported by scientific and educational institutions, particular emphasis is placed on the scientific accuracy of the documentaries.
No registration or submission fee has to be paid for the films submitted. The pre-elected films enter the competition and will be screened in public. Depending on the financial resources traveling and accommodation costs for directors /producers might be partially covered by the festival organizers. Winners will receive a certificate and a sculpture made by the Austrian glass-artist Michael Waldherr.
The European Science Film Festival will take place subsequent to the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (www.wcsfp.com). The Venues of the Festival will be located in the premises of the Alte Wirtschaftsuniversität. Partners of the event are the "University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna" (www.boku.ac.at/en/) and the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (www.oeaw.ac.at/en/the-oaw/mitglieder-der-oeaw/young-academy/).
Only professional films dedicated to science and scientific activity will be chosen. The films must have been produced between 1st July 2012 and 30th June 2015 (extended until 12th July 2015). The films may not exceed the length of 120 minutes, a minimum length is not required. The submitted film must be either in English or have English subtitles.
For the entry form go to:
In 2007 the main prize of the festival went to Lars Becker-Larsen from Denmark for "The Copenhagen Interpretation". 2008 the winner was the french filmmaker Pierre-Francois Gaudry with his film „Charisma in Politics – The Body Language of Politicians“. 2009 Variety Moszynski was awarded for „Aventures Chemiques“.
Thanks for your entries in advance!