• What is the #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival?

    The #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival is an international event that aims to convey a passion for science and recognize and award some of the best science-related video productions. It will take place in Pamplona, Spain, from September 17 to 20, 2019.

    The #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival is an initiative run by the Museo de Ciencias at the University of Navarra. This institution focuses on three basic areas: research, education and dissemination of scientific knowledge. Under the slogan “Earth, Beauty and Commitment,” the Museum aims to harness science to serve nature and human beings.

  • Why was the #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival created?

    In the current context characterized by an overabundance of information, videos represent an essential tool to raise public awareness of science and awaken a passion in young people with a view to creating new research vocations.

  • Why focus on science?

    We need to make all of society aware that scientists’ work makes it possible to tackle the major challenges of our time: curbing climate change, meeting the rising demand for energy, improving health, eradicating hunger and promoting equality in economic and social development worldwide.

    Science satisfies human beings’ thirst for knowledge and helps us advance towards a better society.

  • Why the name #LabMeCrazy!?

    This science film festival was conceived in a university environment and is aimed primarily at young people. For that reason, we wanted a name that would appeal to young people. The name evokes the English expressions “Drive me crazy” and “Love me crazy,” which conjure up enthusiasm and passion, in this case related to science.

  • Why use science-related audiovisual content?

    Scientific videos have the unique capacity to achieve the goals of the festival, since they:

    • Turn complex issues into accessible, enjoyable stories.

    • Awaken emotions in the viewer by depicting realities that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

    • Create an impact and make an impression. They force the viewer to face harsh realities without intermediaries.

    • Encourage the viewer to reflect on science as a stepping stone to a possible shift in attitude towards scientific and environmental issues.

  • What videos can be entered in the competition?

    Any audiovisual production on a science-related subject and completed after January 1, 2016 can be entered in the competition.

  • Is there a limit in terms of the maximum duration of videos?

    The only restriction applies to the category “Short Fiction Film”: videos entered in this category may not last longer than 25 minutes.

  • What is the procedure for submitting an entry?

    Entries must be submitted online, via the Filmfreeway platform.

  • What is the deadline for entries?

    April 28, 2019.

  • Is there a fee for submitting an entry?

    No.