Pariscience Festival in collaboration with Sciences et Avenir – Sciences et Avenir

Feature films, television documentaries, short films, videos … After a 2020 year interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 17th edition of the Pariscience festival, of which Sciences et Avenir-La Recherche is a partner, promises great surprises to all participants who They will be able to attend the screening of scientific works from about twenty countries and participate in numerous workshops. In the center of attention: everything that happens “in our head”, a way of bringing neurosciences, psychiatry or even psychology closer together. To allow everyone to participate in the event, the organizers have opted this year for a ‘hybrid’ formula by allowing those who wish to physically invest three rooms of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and the public away from it. ” opt for a virtual room on the site. All for free, such as the format of this event intended for the general public – with a section for schoolchildren – which aims to interest as many people as possible in scientific issues.

15 films in official selection

The 15 films selected for the official selection will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the human mind, from pathology to the mysteries of the unconscious. My Year of Living Mindfully from Australians Julian and Shannon Harvey will be screened at the opening (viewable in theaters and online): exhausted by an incurable autoimmune disease and insomnia, the director traces her discovery to a team of mindfulness meditation scientists fully and discusses its real or perceived effects on anxiety and depression.

15 prizes will be awarded, including the AST-Ville de Paris Grand Prize for the best scientific film produced by and / or for television (2000 euros) for which Carole Chatelain, editorial director Sciences et Avenir-La Recherche, is a member of the jury. . These awards include the Buffon Prize (2000 euros), awarded to the film that deals with the maintenance of biodiversity by researchers in the discipline, or the E-toiles award (3000 euros) for the best video of scientific dissemination. A public award will also be awarded. During the festival, directors and scientists will meet the public.

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Call for requests
The Pariscience festival is calling for applications from young scientists and young directors to participate, in pairs, in the Symbiose competition. The objective is to make a short film in 48 hours (writing, filming, editing) on ​​an imposed subject: the extraordinary. Participants have until October 4 to apply. The contest will launch on October 18 and screenings will be held in front of the general public on October 21. This award, carried out in collaboration with the CNRS, is endowed with 1000 euros. All information: here

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