We Look at All Science in Film
You may think that this science film festival is about science films and you would be right. But you wouldn’t guess what types of films we include.
- Mainstream Science Films
- Conspiracy Films
- Films Challenging the Mainstream
- Science Lectures
We don’t screen all the films at the festival but we address ALL types.
Mainstream Science Film
Take two recent films: The Theory of Everything and Particle Fever. Although these films would never submit to our festival, we have no qualms about judging what science they are promoting and how. The documentary Particle Fever certainly didn’t TRULY question the existence of the Higgs particle. The filmmakers simply are there to “report” on the drama and never question the incredibly bad science behind it all.
The Theory of Everything on the other hand does the same: turns bad science into a human drama. That is what most Einstein documentaries do as well.
Something is wrong. This film festival is going to right that.
The mainstream public has a love-hate relationship with this. These are the films that often create controversy with little scientific basis. Some are better than others. But NO film festival wants to deal with this.
We will judge them with science just like we do with mainstream. And funny thing is, conspiracy films and mainstream Hollywood blockbusters have a lot in common. But at least we look at them.
Films Challenging Mainstream
Finally, a film festival that looks at films challenging the mainstream with gatekeepers that are not “social intellects” who want to show they pretend to understand the bad science of the mainstream. This is our main goal.
Films like “Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year” which are popular with general audiences but didn’t make it into any major film festival now have a home.