The dates for the 2013 European Science TV and New Media Festival, which will take place at the Science Gallery in Dublin from 14 to 16 June.
The Festival is organised jointly by EuroScience and EuroPAWS, and will lead into the Irish follow-up month reflecting the success of the ESOF 2012 Science conference.
There will be eight awards decided in Dublin and officially handed over to the winner in Lisbon later this year. The screenings will be complemented by panel led discussions and keynote talks on themes relating to Science and TV/AV media.
This event is completely free of charge, however, preliminary booking on the Science Gallery website is recommended.
The full programme is available here.
Entry Criteria and Background
There are four TV and New Media categories, with a prize in each, plus four further categories and prizes as described below, reflecting “Science in society” issues, all being decided in Dublin.
A production can be eligible in more than one category, and these may be designated either by the entrant or the organisers. The “genre” categories are:
Science and Technology in:
- TV Documentaries
- TV Drama or Docu-drama
- TV General Programming (i.e. magazines, politics shows, natural world etc) – an item in context or a complete programme
- New Media Productions (including WEB, iPod, Promotional Video etc)
The winners will receive the four TV and New Media Prizes for 2013.
In addition there will be prizes for the following three “Science in Society” categories:
- The best presentation of science or technology in relation to an environmental issue
- The best presentation of a woman scientist or engineer, real or acted
- The best presentation of Medical Research (New)
- The best production as voted on by the festival theatre audience
There will be an international jury of distinguished TV/AV people and scientists/engineers/science communicators. The theatre audience will also choose its own winner across categories. In all cases the decisions of the juries will be final.
Featured image credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Eadaoin O'Sullivan