Film is a strong medium to communicate scientific approaches and findings to a broder public. The Biology Platform supports for students to learn basic techniques of storytelling and filmmaking to present their work.
Furthermore, film festivals offer a broad audience the opportunity to experience scientific topics in films and to discuss them with the protagonists. The has been organised annually in Switzerland since 2019. The festival programme includes film screenings (feature and short films in the presence of the filmmakers), debates (scientists and filmmakers) as well as opening and award ceremonies. Films by scientists in Switzerland are presented in a special category "Scientist as filmmakers". Members of the Biology Platform Board are involved in the jury of the Global Science Film Festival.