SILBERSALZ 2018 - It's a wrap: Four days of films, installations and live performances. Four days of workshops, lectures and discussions. Four days of exchanges and inspiration. Four days of hands-on science.


 And we're going to be back in 2019. The 2nd edition of SILBERSALZ is coming to Halle from 27. - 30. June. We're already looking forward to it!


Tue, 21st May 2024

We are looking for helping hands!

Wir suchen im Bereich Guestmanagement und Ticketing neue Teammitglieder.
PULSE Marktplatz Halle | Credit: Joachim Blobel
Mon, 30th Oct 2023

6th SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival in Halle ends with record attendance

Exhibitions, films, talks and open air events attract 30,000 visitors
Donata von Perfall at the opening | Credit Joachim Blobel
Thu, 26th Oct 2023

6th SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival opens in Halle

Review of the opening of the 6th SILBERSALZ Festival



Discover the unique science cosmos of SILBERSALZ. Let yourself be carried away by exciting films into breathtaking worlds, experience the fascination of Virtual Reality first-hand or become the protagonist in our live events and performances. Immerse yourself in the world of science, share your experiences with others in discussion groups or join one of our workshops.



Numerous interactive and DIY opportunities. With great VR and mobile workshops in the Fabmobil, stage program, the YouTube session with Mr. Wissen2Go and the Mini Make Faire.


SILBERSALZ Kids & Family Programme

The program for the whole family. With great films, exhibitions and the SILBERSALZ Nature Camp at the Zoo.



Meet directors and producers and talk to them about their films, discuss and talk with scientists and experts about current topics in our new series "SILBERSALZ spricht".



For trade: The two-day SILBERSALZ Conference Program is a closed industry event with expert presentations, discussion rounds and workshops. Venue is the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.



Prof Dr Elisabeth André

Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Human-Centered Multimedia / Human-Centered Multimedia, Institut für Informatik Universität Augsburg

    Xavier Aronson


      Mark Atkin

      Head of Program Silbersalz Institute

        Prof. Dr Susanne Beck

        Professor of Criminal Law and Law Philosophy / Leibniz University Hanover

          Johannes Bintinger

          PhD, Junior Scientist / Austrian Institute of Technology
            Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius | Prof. Dr Antje Boetius, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) I Scientific Director of the SILBERSALZ Festival| SILBERSALZ Conference 2021

            Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

            Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) / Scientific Director of the SILBERSALZ Festival
              Greg Boustead | Guest at SILBERSALZ 2019

              Greg Boustead

              Executive Producer, Sandbox Films

                Dr Amy C. Chambers

                Senior Lecturer in Film Studies / Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

                  Nadège de Chambrier

                  Project Manager / Vuna ltd

                    Prof Axel Cleeremans

                    Research Director with the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS) and a professor of Cognitive Psychology / Université Libre de Bruxelles

                      AC Coppens

                      CEO / The Marketing Catalyst, Curator SILBERSALZ Conference Programme
                        Steve Crabtree | SILBERSALZ Conference 2021

                        Steve Crabtree

                        Executive Producer
                          Georg Dahm

                          Georg Dahm

                          Founder Fail Better Media / Fail Better Media

                            Iain Dodgeon

                            Strategic Venture Manager / Wellcome
                              Mirko Drotschmann

                              Mirko Drotschmann

                              Journalist, Producer, Vlogger (MrWissen2go)
                                Cedric Engels

                                Cedric Engels

                                YouTube Content Creator / Elementary Media UG

                                  Louis-Philippe Demers

                                  Artist (The Inferno)

                                    Claus U. Eckert


                                      Dr Dirk Embert

                                      Program Officer Latin America / ‎WWF Deutschland

                                        Fabrice Estève

                                        Producer / YUZU Productions

                                          Katharina Finger

                                          "HR Geschichte und Wissenschaft Redaktion nano Sendereihe Wissenschaftsdoku"

                                            Thomas Fudge

                                            CEO & PhD Researcher / WASE & Brunel University
                                              Dr. Alexis Gambis

                                              Dr Alexis Gambis

                                              Scientist, Filmmaker

                                                Laura Gertenbach

                                                Genussmanagerin bei Oberlecker

                                                  Lucas Gutierrez

                                                  Digital artist and Industrial Designer

                                                    Matthias Heeder

                                                    Director / Rhizomfilm

                                                      Tom Heinzle

                                                      Grillmeister und Autor

                                                        Ann-Christin Hornberger

                                                        Editor ZDF / Subkoordination arte Wissen / ZDF/Arte

                                                          Tristan Horx

                                                          Trendforscher am Zukunftsinstitut
                                                            Daniele Jörg | Commissioner at SILBERSALZ Conference 2019

                                                            Daniele Jörg

                                                            Head of Science at WDR

                                                              Valentine Kass

                                                              Program Director, AISL / National Science Foundation

                                                                Dr Andreina Kero

                                                                Turku University Hospital, Pediatrics

                                                                  Lorenz Knauer

                                                                  Honorary President and member of the Advisory Board / JGI Germany

                                                                    Walter Köhler

                                                                    CEO / Terra Mater

                                                                      Tobias Kruse

                                                                      Fjord, Regional Business Design Director
                                                                        Kai Kupferschmidt | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2021

                                                                        Kai Kupferschmidt

                                                                        Freelance Science Writer

                                                                          Dr Markus Landgraf

                                                                          Architecture Analyst, HRE-SDirectorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Programmes / ESA/ESTEC
                                                                            Dr Christine LeMaitre Silbersalz Festival 2018

                                                                            Prof Christine LeMaitre

                                                                            Professor in Cell Biology and Tissue Regeneration, Faculty of Health an Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
                                                                              Jayde Lovell

                                                                              Jayde Lovell

                                                                              CEO ReAgency Science Marketing and Host, ScIQ on TYT Network / ReAgency Science Marketing

                                                                                Christian Maertins

                                                                                Senior Mobility Expert, Volkswagen Group

                                                                                  Andreas Martin

                                                                                  Producer I Head Of Production Autentic GmbH

                                                                                    Markus Mooslechner

                                                                                    Director/Executive Producer / Terra Mater Factual Studios

                                                                                      Sarah Mosses

                                                                                      CEO Together Films / Together Films

                                                                                        Nils Otte


                                                                                          Karen Palmer

                                                                                          M.A., Artist and Storyteller

                                                                                            Enno Park

                                                                                            Founder / Cyborgs e.V.

                                                                                              Prof. Dr Meike Piepenbring

                                                                                              Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity / Goethe University of Frankfurt

                                                                                                Kathrin Pollmann

                                                                                                Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO, User Experience

                                                                                                  Agnes Reiner

                                                                                                  Post-Doc, University Assistant / University of Vienna, Institute of Physiological Chemistry

                                                                                                    Lisa Ruhfus

                                                                                                    YouTube Content Creator

                                                                                                      Dr Martin Sand

                                                                                                      Guest Researcher / Department of Values, Technology and Innovation, TU Delft

                                                                                                        Jet Sanders

                                                                                                        Doctoral Fellow / University of York / Public Health England

                                                                                                          Dietram A. Scheufele

                                                                                                          John E. Ross Professor, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor / University of Wisconsin-Madison
                                                                                                            Daniel Schlechter | Guest at SILBERSALZ 2019

                                                                                                            Daniel Schlechter

                                                                                                            Commissioner, MDR
                                                                                                              Dr Susan Schneider Silbersalz Festival 2018

                                                                                                              Dr Susan Schneider

                                                                                                              Associate Professor / Philosophy and Cognitive Science, The University of Connecticut 2019 Distinguished Scholar, US Library of Congress Institute for Advanced Study

                                                                                                                Martin Schneider

                                                                                                                Excutive Editor Science and Documentary/Science Editor / Südwestrundfunk (SWR)


                                                                                                                  YouTube Content Creator

                                                                                                                    Dr Burcin Ustbas Gul

                                                                                                                    Sabanci University

                                                                                                                      Bill Vorn

                                                                                                                      Artist (The Inferno)

                                                                                                                        Dr Sofie Valk

                                                                                                                        Forschungszentrum Jülich

                                                                                                                          Dr Ana Verissimo

                                                                                                                          Scientific Simulation Director

                                                                                                                            Dr Katja Wildermuth

                                                                                                                            Program Manager Culture and Documentation Television / NDR

                                                                                                                              More to come.


                                                                                                                              A project of Documentary Campus & The Robert Bosch Stiftung



                                                                                                                              Media partner

                                                                                                                              Halle (Saale)

                                                                                                                              SILBERSALZ 2018 - It's a wrap: Four days of films, installations and live performances. Four days of workshops, lectures and discussions. Four days of exchanges and inspiration. Four days of hands-on science. Available to anyone at 15 different locations in one city.

                                                                                                                              And we're going to be back in 2019. The 2nd edition of SILBERSALZ is coming to Halle from 27. - 30. June. We're looking forward to it!