Fri, 3rd May 2019

The Moon & Beyond + SciFi @ SILBERSALZ 2019

On Thursday, 20th June 2019 the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival will start with a concert by Electronicos Fantasticos! and a public keynote from Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, General Director of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Some of the confirmed program you will find here! The opening night, all film screenings, public talks and exhibitions are free entrance!

The complete program and free online-registration: from mid-may on our website.


MUSEUM OF THE MOON – Breathtaking Moon-Installation

Getting closer to the moon than ever before – that's what Luke Jerram´s Museum of the Moon does. With an approximated scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of this internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5 km of the moon's surface – showing a 120dpi details NASA imagery. It is accompanied by an orchestration of sound compositions and collection of personal stories from previous visitors.



To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings uses his signature style of first-person storytelling to create an immersive account of history, taking viewers to this world-changing mission to the moon. Using newly transferred film and never-before-heard audio recordings without any narration and nor modern-day talking heads –  making it possible for the viewer to experience the significance of this event as intense as in 1969.

SILBERSALZ showcases the German premiere of this outstanding NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Production.



INVISIBLE SUE - by Markus Dietrich: A red carpet event for young audience

Sue loves superhero comics, but she never thought she’d get powers of her own. After an accident in her mother’s laboratory, Sue can turn invisible! When her mother is kidnapped by dangerous villains, Sue and her new friends Tobi and App have to take action.

SILBERSALZ hosts the film before its nationwide release, in presence of its leading actress Ruby M. Lichtenberg and director Markus Dietrich, will be followed by a Q&A.



At 10.30 pm we show and science-check films that will give you the creeps – and make you laugh. Sebastian Gutierrez´s “Elizabeth Harvest” is all about happy newlyweds Elizabeth and Henry. So what could possibly go wrong here? A hidden secret behind a locked door that Elizabeth wants to open at all costs… Shinichiro Ueda´s marvelously inventive horror-comedy “One Cut of the Dead” turns the genre upside down: a zombie movie is in the making when the crew suddenly is confronted with a real-life apocalypse and fighting off the undead.



The SILBERSALZ Conference on 22 & 23 June is a closed format consisting of lectures, panel discussions, a science and media pitch as well as keynotes given by leading experts at the German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina. This year scientists, scholars, storytellers, technologists and artists will guide an interdisciplinary audience through the surprises and controversies behind the theme “The Science of Love”. Bringing together cutting-edge research across neuroscience, philosophy, evolutionary biology, sociology, history, psychology as well as narrative media and technology to unlock the secrets of love.

Confirmed Speakers so far are: Tristan Chytroschek (Germany) +++ Brian D. Earp (USA) +++ Christian Frei (Switzerland) +++ Prof. Allison deFren (USA) +++ Dr. Emily Ngubia Kessé (Germany) +++ Judith König (Germany) +++ Patrick Levy-Rosenthal (USA) +++ Ivvet Modinou (UK) +++ Heidi McDonald (USA) +++ Dr. Sine Plambech (Denmark) +++ Jonas Schlatterbeck (Germany) +++ Dr. Moira Weigel (USA) +++ Dr. Alexa Weik von Moss (Austria) +++ Isa Willinger (Germany) +++ Dr. Liat Yakir (Israel) +++

The following decision-makers will attend: Marie Beuzard (ARTE France) +++ Dr. Kirsten Bode (ZDF, Germany) +++ Greg Boustead (Simons Foundation, USA) +++ Steve Crabtree (BBC Studios, UK) +++ Sue Dando (CBC Television, Canada) +++ Dr. Iain Dodgeon (Wellcome Trust, UK) +++ David Guy Elisco (hhmi Tangled Bank Studios, USA) +++ Axel Gundolf (National Geographic Germany) +++ Daniele Jörg (WDR, Germany) +++ Martin Schneider (SWR, Germany) +++ Akira Yoshizawa (NHK, Japan) +++ Christiane Götz-Sobel (ZDF, Germany)

Interested in attending? Register online at eventbrite.

More information on our website.