Film Festival events diary 2018

Saturday 11th August – Science Film Trail


Drop in anytime 10.30-16.00

We will be showing a selection of 2016 and 2017’s short film competition entries at a variety of venues around town. Each venue has a different theme. You can drop in anytime 10.30-16.00 at:

  • A Day in the Life of a Scientist – Bristol Student’s Union, ground floor foyer
  • Far Out! – Beacon House, reception area
  • The Human Body – Bristol Central Library, ground floor foyer
  • Wild Life! – Galleries shopping centre, ‘Get Gaming‘ space on the first floor

It takes just over half an hour of walking to get round all the venues. Download a film trail map here. Films are suitable for all ages.

Tuesday 14th August – Don’t Think About It – Rick and Morty Science


Bristol Improv Theatre
Tickets £4 (£3 concession)
Doors 19.30. Start 20.00

Wubba lubba dub dub! Rick Sanchez may be one of the greatest fictional scientific minds, but do out of this world experiments have any real world grounding? Join Ellie and Paul as they explore the science of a fan favourite episode, Pickle Rick. It’s sure to be more exciting than a fight between a pickle and a jaguar.

Thursday 16th August – Bad Science – Lucy Deep Blue Sea


Bristol Improv Theatre
Tickets £4 (£3 concession)
Doors 19.00. Start 19.30

Last year we showed The Core, possibly the worst film ever as far as the science is concerned. This year we will continue with having our panel of experts who will comment on the film in real time, with hilarious results! This year we’re showing 2014 film ‘Lucy’…


It’s official! Lucy is too bad and our defence panel has already conceded. Because of this we’re switching gears and will now be screening 1999s Deep Blue Sea.

In this fun filled fin fest a team of scientists must face off against a group of super intelligent killer sharks. Expect lots of water, explosions and of course some very questionable science. Once again our panelists will be facing off to either slate or defend the film. Will picking on its science be like shooting fish in a barrel or will the jaw chomping fun give it oceans of support?

Sunday 19th August – Big Screen Screening


Big Screen, Millennium Square

For the third year The British Science Association celebrates the creative side of science with the Bristol Science Film Festival. Join us as we bring you this year’s competition shortlist with a selection of short films from around the world.

From the diary of a scientist battling their experiments to a look into how technology is becoming part of us, this year’s selection is sure to tingle the tastes of everyone’s inner scientists and film makers.

Enjoy an evening of short science films on Sunday 19th August on a range of topics by amateur and professional filmmakers from Bristol, the UK and around the world.

There will be a limited number of deckchairs and plenty of room for picnic blankets. Don’t forget some layers just in case it gets chilly, and a picnic in case you get peckish! All films are family friendly, so bring everyone!

This event is run in conjunction with Big Screen Bristol and the We The Curious team. Facebook event here.