Opening Night ScienceVilleVincent Langouche, Charlotte De Cort, Camille Ghekiere, Sara Kolster

Opening ScienceVille, supervised by Jacotte Brokken, is three short documentaries, two of which were produced by the festival itself. Two projects, both focusing on research by a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), won 40,000 euros last year.

After a pitch session and speed dates, two researchers were paired with filmmakers. The third opener is the Dutch short documentary Moonshot Mission. That follows quantum scientist and former hacker Stephanie Wehner in her mission to make the revolutionary quantum internet possible by 2030.


On the programme

  • Moonshot Mission
    Is a communication network with quantum bits possible and would it increase security? Building out a quantum network could be one of the biggest scientific projects of the coming decades.
  • Testerep
    A team of scientists investigates the lost island of Testerep on the Belgian coast. As the scientists try to unravel the mysteries of the island, they ponder the symbiotic relationship between humans, technology and our temporal landscape.
  • Coral City
    A Sri Lankan scientist, also a young mother, is trying to map the patterns of migrating coral larvae to protect the future of coral reefs and her people.

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For the second year in a row, ScienceVille presents recent scientific documentaries that really must be seen. There are also panel discussions, workshops, debates, ScienceVille for Kids, the award for Best Scientific Documentary and the visit of Nobel Prize winner Prof. Kip Thorne. ScienceVille is back, and how!

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