Film is a strong medium to communicate scientific thoughts and findings. The platform biology aims to use film as language among scientists and society.
In workshops students of natural sciences learn basic techniques of storytelling and filmmaking to present their work.
Film festivals provide a broad audience to experience scientific themes through films and to discuss with the protagonists. The is organised annually in Switzerland since 2019. The festival programme includes film screening (feature and short films with the presence of the filmmakers), debates (scientists and filmmakers), and opening & award ceremonies. Films made by Swiss scientists are screened in a special category SCIENTISTS-AS-FILMMAKERS.