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The 2014 European Science TV and New Media Festival

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Update: June 2014

The organizers, EuroPAWS and Euroscience, are pleased to announce details of the 2014 European Science TV and New Media Festival and Awards.

The Festival, which this year will take place at the ESOF Congress in Copenhagen between June 23 and 25th 2014, and is organized jointly by EuroPAWS and Euroscience. Screenings will occur daily between 10:00 and 20:00, and further details of the schedule of shortlisted entries is now available. An international Jury, names of whom can be found here, will decide upon a shortlist of entries for the 2014 Awards along with the eventual winner of each category.

There will be eight awards decided in Copenhagen, listed below. There will be public screenings which will be complemented by two panel led discussions and keynote talks on themes relating to Science and TV/AV media.

This year the focus will be on the Environment, with the roles of science and the TV/AV media in the spotlight. The Awards will be presented in Lisbon in a special event hosted by Ciencia Viva, the celebrated Lisbon Science centre.

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, with a international jury deciding upon a further shortlist for the Awards, and the eventual winner.

A production can be eligible in more than one category, and these may be designated either by the entrant or the organizers. 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, mobile/device application, Promotional Video etc)

 

In addition there will be prizes for the following four “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

  • The best production as voted on by the festival theatre audience

Programmes and productions are eligible if they were first broadcast or released in 2012 or later up to the end of February 2014. A production first broadcast or released before 1 January 2012 may be accepted if the producers or broadcaster are new to the festival and only became aware of it recently.

The call for productions is now closed, and the shortlist for the Festival will be announced shortly.