Industry 4Science welcomes experienced or emerging filmmakers and producers as well as scientists and experts in science communication to meet and share their experiences at AFO58. The programme section systematically addresses not only new technological trends, inventions in documentary narratives, or new media tendencies, but also the role of scientific popularizers and their methods of science communication. Our aim is to raise awareness of the potential of science and television formats for entertainment and communicating science to the public.
Camp 4Science is an international training and networking workshop focusing on the development of science documentary projects. Selected participants will have the opportunity to meet experienced international mentors who will guide and help them with their projects during the development phase. Camp 4Science offers participants the opportunity to work on their storytelling, visual style, film techniques, themes, and production and distribution strategies. They will also explore the specifics of the international science film market, thematic television slots, alternative funding sources, and distribution. In addition, participants have a unique chance to make important contacts in the science and film industries. The workshop culminates in the pitching of projects to an audience of festival representatives, producers, filmmakers, and distributors. The programme is held in English.
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT! You can submit your project in development by February 28th here. We are looking for science-related or factual audiovisual projects in development (films, series, interactive projects including video games or immersive VR). The best-pitched project at Camp 4Science will be awarded 25,000 USD, thanks to the generous support of Sandbox Films.
“We found Camp4Science not only very helpful for improving our project but also enjoyed the warm and personal atmosphere that characterized the meetings and lectures, even though they were online. The expertise we could profit from in the one-on-one meetings gave us a fresh perspective on our project, which helped us think more creatively about the film. The same goes for the lectures, with the addition of an atmosphere of mutual support and an extraordinary view into the creative process of other filmmakers. We also liked the concept of the gather platform, but found the brightness of the background colors a little overwhelming. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate in Camp4Science again!”
Michaela Kirst (The Butterfly Murders), Camp4Science 2021 participant