Science fact judges announcement!

We can now reveal the judges for this year’s short science film competition for the ‘science fact’ or science documentary category!

Once we have received all your entries, we will be passing on shortlisted films to the three wonderful people below. They’ll be deciding the winners!

Mary-Laine Friday

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Mary-Laine won the BBC Focus prize at the Bristol Science Film Festival in 2016 with her film on ‘The A to Z of animal mysteries‘.

Since then, she’s worked as a filmmaker and video producer in London. Last year, she even started her very own video production company: Faltrego Films. They work with charities, NGOs and non-profits to get their stories out there!

We’re so happy to welcome her back to the Festival as a judge for 2019!

Follow her on Twitter: @_marylaine

Malcolm Love

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Malcolm is based in Bristol, but works all over the world as a public communications coach, specialising in science communication. In the past, he’s applied his talents as a Senior Producer at the BBC and worked as a freelance journalist.

Malcolm is currently an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, teaching on their science communication masters course. As well, he’s a trainer for the sci-comm competition Famelab.

To hear more from Malcolm, give his show – Love and Science – a listen on local radio station BCfm. This year, we’ll also hear his thoughts on our science fact films!

Follow him on Twitter: @splendidity

Heather Lampard

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Heather set up Bristol Nature Channel  in 2015, and writes and presents their videos. The Channel’s nature docs aim to promote local wildlife and get us all a bit closer to the outdoors! Heather won the Film Festival in 2017, with her film on lichens.

Before Bristol Nature Channel, Heather worked at Bristol’s science centre – We The Curious. There, she presented in their famous 3D Planetarium. Which of this year’s science fact films will Heather think are out of this world?

Follow her on Twitter: @Heather_Lampard

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