The Bristol Science Film Festival

BrisSciFilm was started with the vision of getting people into science communication who wouldn’t normally have access to it or even consider it as well as improving the public’s interest in science.

Robbie and Rachel co-founded the festival in 2015 and continue to manage the event together with members of the Bristol and Bath branch of the British Science Association.

In 2016 35 films were received from up and down the country. This was eventually shortlisted down to 19 films which were screened in the Cube Microplex as well as on the Bristol Big Screen in Millennium Square.

This year we’re hoping to expand the festival even more with a variety of screenings and events designed to aid the budding scientific film makers among us.

Who we are

The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831.  Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of society and culture.  Our mission is to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science; and to strengthen their influence over science’s direction and place in society.

The Bristol and Bath branch is volunteer lead, putting on various events in the Bristol and Bath area. Our volunteers range from students and science communication professionals to people with a keen interest in science communication all sharing a common goal of making science more accessible to the public and inspiring those who wouldn’t normally think about science.


The Bristol Science Film Festival was made possible by a British Science Week Branch grant from the British Science Association.
Local prizes were supported by Unit DX.

The BBC Focus Prize is provided in kind.