The first Science Film Festival (SFF) in the Philippines takes place from November 16 to 30 in various venues in Metro Manila, initiated by the Goethe Institute, the embassy of France in Manila and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.
Opening ceremonies on Nov. 15 is at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
The festival, an officially associated event of the UN International Year of Biodiversity 2010 and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, is a special partner of this first edition of the event in the Philippines.
The venues are the SM-Science Discovery Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM City North Edsa, the Podium, Alliance Française, Philippine Science Centrum, Museo Pambata, Quezon City Science Interactive Center, Ateneo de Manila University, the National Library of the Philippines and the National Museum.
Other partners in the SFF are the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., the Department of Education and the Department of Science and Technology.
The Science Film Festival supports and encourages education and entertaining programs by presenting children and youth science films. The films are to communicate technological and scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience, demonstrating that science communication and learning can be fun. (PNA)