Camp 4Science 2020
Camp 4Science 2020 is a unique educational workshop for filmmakers focusing on popularising science with the science and non-fiction documentary as their tool. This project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
Camp 4Science is an educational training event dedicated to Visegrad professionals and researchers. The workshop is led by experienced mentors (executive producers, distributors, and freelance consultants) and it offers professional group work, masterclasses, individual consultations, case studies, networking, and lectures. Its programme helps upcoming directors, scriptwriters, and producers with their projects to reach the next level of realization and to find co-producers.
The two-day Conference 4Science 2020 held at the end of the training event (May 1-2, 2020) is dedicated to the topic “Out of Mind Out of Sight”. The event connects filmmakers, festival representatives, TV decision-makers, producers and distributors. Participants will get the chance to share their experience and knowledge on film projects created not only for TV and cinema but also for online platforms, VR and interactive media.
As part of Camp 4Science 2020 the organizers also want to introduce VR Zone. The expanding and enrichment of the programme is dedicated to the new thrilling paradigm shift, which VR evokes, for communicating science and educational content via documentary and video-game industry. The VR zone is open to wide public audiences.
The main objective of the Camp 4Science project is to create an international partner network of institutions popularising science, especially by using audiovisual resources, i.e. TV and film productions, festivals, science museums or universities and their audiovisual centres. The ideal benefit of networking should be sharing experiences, strengthening the interaction between the scientific sphere and the audiovisual industry, promoting science as an important social issue, and last but not least, highlighting the potential of the scientific film and TV formats for education and communication of science.