InScience is a unique film festival in The Netherlands. InScience focuses on science film and shows science via film to a broad audience. InScience dares science, the arts and society to enter the dialogue. The program of InScience most importantly exists of an overview of the best science films of the year. InScience offers a broad program, with talks, film debates, Q&A’s, meetings, and expositions on the cutting edge of science and art. During InScience Dutch International Science FIlm Festival, Nijmegen is changed into a meeting place for exchanging new insights.
InScience is a non-profit organization in existence since 2015 that seeks to inspire a broad audience by showcasing science films and promoting a dialogue between the arts, science, and society. Fostering connections between scientists and filmmakers creates opportunities for them and the audience to explore ideas of science.
InScience wants to be a platform that offers new ways to communicate about science. For that purpose, we connect research institutions and innovative organizations, scientists and artists, and dare the science and the arts – especially film – to tighten and sharpen their concepts.
Science and the arts are two different ways of looking at reality and imagination. They are two alternative ways of reading the world. What binds them are their characteristics of creativity, originality, and curiosity, which enable them to reach new understandings. Science and the arts share the courage to charter into undiscovered territories.
Through film and debates, InScience wants to build bridges between the worlds of science and the arts. The scientific film is not just a tool that serves the story of science. It can enrich the scientist with an own language. Where the scientist is bound to tight and precise agreements, the artist can move freely. It goes on where the scientist is forced to stop and dares the scientist to come along. This is InScience as well: a critical debate on possible realities and the paths science explores towards those realities.
The program of InScience consists of the best science films of the moment. The films vary in shape and genre and cover scientific subjects, developments, individuals or historical events. In addition to screenings, there are lectures, film reviews, debates and art installations. The competition program consists of the best films of the festival. The films compete for the NTR Audience Award.
In the run-up to and during the festival you will find more information about the program on this website.education
InScience has an extensive educational program for primary, secondary and higher education and encourages students to see the difference between fact and fiction. The special education program is offered together with accompanying teaching material, with both internal and extracurricular activities. In this way, the festival aims to get a young, targeted audience (and their teachers) acquainted with science, film, and art in an approachable and attractive way.
Schools can visit the festival on a classical basis, but for students and teachers, interesting activities are also organized after school.
InScience connects Dutch filmmakers through the European Academy Award with the European Science Film Association and compiles a selection of Dutch science films for the benefit of Academia Film Olomouc (AFO), the largest international science film festival in Europe.