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.
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.
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.
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.
Any audiovisual production on a subject related to science, completed no earlier than January 1, 2018, can participate in the competition.
Entries must be submitted online, via the Filmfreeway platform.
June, 6th, 2021.
Las inscripciones deben hacerse de forma online a través de la plataforma Filmfreeway
El 6 de junio de 2021.