A Lively Parisian Festival Brings Science to the Big Screen

A Lively Parisian Festival Brings Science to the Big Screen

An international film festival is once again being presented in Paris, one of world’s major film cities. However, this festival offers participants a little twist: it is entirely dedicated to scientific films. Taking place at the National Museums of Natural History — an impressive museum located in the quaint 5th arrondissement of Paris, the festival Pariscience provides a unique cinematic experience in one of the city’s must-see neighborhoods.

This is the 9th edition of the Pariscience scientific film festival, and this year the event will reveal roughly 50 films selected from the best productions across the globe, in all genres. Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can enjoy a science film or two from October 3 to October 8, 2013 as this is when the festival takes place.

Themes of the festival include technology, life sciences, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, sustainable development and astronomy. Every film showing will be followed by debates that involve the film production team as well as experts from the scientific world. In this way, audience members can engage in an experience that is both entertaining and educational.

The festival is aimed at all demographics, including amateurs of sciences, professionals, children and those who are simply curious about the world around them. Many of the films reveal the unpredictable and sometimes dangerous nature of the technological innovations that we have come up with in this modern world. However, they also present the incredible creativity and ingenuity that the cleverest minds in the world have implemented to make life better, easier and safer.

Eighteen of the projected films, hailing from seven different countries, have never been seen before, making their grand premier at the Pariscience festival.