BrisSciFilm 2022: 13th-23rd August

Bristol Science Film Festival celebrates science through the medium of film. This year the Bristol-based, volunteer-run Festival will take place Saturday 13th – Tuesday 23rd August both in-person and online. 

For the past several months we invited submissions from amateur and professional filmmakers alike to our short science film competition. The submissions could either be science fact or science fiction, but had to be less than ten minutes long. We received 56 films from around the UK, and further afield, and whittled them down to our final 29!

The shortlisted films have been sent out to our judges, who include Malcolm Love, science communicator and lecturer at the University of the West of England; Andrew Glester, host of The Cosmic Shed podcast; and Gabriela Staniszewska, Bristol-based multi-award-winning filmmaker. We are now counting down the days till we find out who has won!

Join us and some of our shortlisted filmmakers on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August for our first look at the final films at the Bristol Improv Theatre. We’ll also be announcing the winners on Sunday evening. It’ll be a two-night celebration of all the hard work the filmmakers put in to produce thought-provoking, entertaining and original media. Each evening will kick off at 19:30.

Can’t travel to Bristol for in-person screenings? On Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August we’ll stream our shortlist via online platform ‘Kosmi’ at 19:30 UK time (GMT+1). Comment on the films as we watch using the live chat function.  

Still not able to make it and desperate to see the shortlist? A limited playlist will be available on our YouTube channel from Monday 15th August to Sunday 21st August for you to enjoy at your leisure.

More details and where to buy tickets for in-person screenings can be found here.

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