Contemporary Science Film Festival – Irina Belikr

The film program is prepared in partnership with the Contemporary Science Film Festival (Russia). The idea of the program is to show a variety of ways of interaction between art and science. When speaking about the cinema as an artform, the first example to be mentioned can be the new cinematographic interpretation of science.

Unlike the traditional TV documentaries new science films are not trying to teach or explain. They give an artistic interpretation of the theme and are aimed to inspire and awake curiosity.

In some cases the filmmakers are following creative teams on their ways to convert scientific data into visual images, music and choreography and documenting every step that scientists and artists are making towards each other.

Finally, the films show similarities and differences between the scientific and artistic approach to perceiving the world and demonstrate how deeply they are connected and how much they can enrich one another.

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