Sunday 20th April 2014,
Imagine Science Films

2012 Guest Country: Ireland

UCD Imagine Science FIlm Festival, July 4-14

Imagine Science Films has selected Ireland as the 2012 Guest Country. As part of this initiative, Imagine Science Films is proud to partner with University College Dublin to program the first dedicated science film festival in Ireland. UCD is a leading European research-intensive university and will launch a new science center in 2012, coinciding with ESOF, that will be a highly visible, high quality and inspiring resource for the international scientific community. ISF is excited to celebrate Ireland’s scientific excellence and an exceptional year for science and discovery.

UCD Imagine Science Film Festival is a national exploration of science through film and digital media. Working with Irish partners from the science, media and film sectors, UCD Imagine Science Film Festival will stimulate the public interest for science by making scientific ideas and facts accessible by showcasing films that demonstrate how science impacts our lives and how scientists think and work. A selection of films for children will also be screened, in an effort to help introduce science to a young audience.

Imagine Science Films aims to transform the way science is portrayed in mainstream media, while emphasizing the importance of storytelling, narrative structure, and visual communication in scientific films. This mission will be the cornerstone for programming the UCD Imagine Science Film Festival, which will showcase films that effectively incorporate credible science in compelling narratives.

The festival will harness Ireland’s tradition of creative arts to illuminate the discoveries of science that help shape our future. The UCD Imagine Science Film Festival will launch Dublin as a member of a growing network of major European cities celebrating science through film. Films will address a wide range of scientific topics, and will be chosen to help fuel debates about issues of scientific consequence.

University of College Dublin is a leading European research-intensive university and will launch a new science center in 2012, that will be a highly visible, high quality and inspiring resource for the international scientific community. Imagine Science Films is proud to partner with UCD to celebrate Ireland’s scientific excellence and an exceptional year for science and discovery.

Watch the official ISF UCD Festival Trailer here!
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When does the ISF UCD Festival take place?

The UCD Imagine Science Film Festival will take place July 4-14, 2012

Where can I see the films?

Some films will be available through our website and at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York, November 2012. To see all of this year’s films, however, you’ll have to attend the festival in Dublin! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………