SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival 2020

14.10 - 18.10.2020, Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival - from 14.10. to 18.10.2020
With a diverse program of films, lectures, and exhibitions, the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival is focusing on the many aspects of planet earth. The free audience program is accompanied by the international SILBERSALZ conference at the renowned National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

For the first time, the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards – in cooperation with Jackson Wild – will also honor creative and stimulating media projects in science communication.
 The award ceremony will be streamed live on 15.10. at 20:00 on our Facebook profile. All nominated films at a glance: nominees.

* The health of our visitors, speakers and the team is our top priority. All events are carried out within the current COVID-19 regulations of the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the city of Halle (Saale). *

Thu 15 October

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Jawline

Documentary I Liza Mandelup I USA I 2019 I 99 Min I OV with German subtitles

Austyn Tester has more than 20,000 followers on Instagram. But offline, his life is difficult. A documentary about growing up and the current version of the "American Dream". [...]

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The Human Element

Documentary I Matthew Testa I USA I 2018 I 80 Min I OV with German subtitles

The four elements water, earth, fire and air have long since been joined by a fifth: Man. Impressive images of natural disasters that influence mankind and are man-made at the same time. [...]

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The Reason I Jump | Preview Screening

Documentary I Jerry Rothwell I UK I 2020 I 82 Min I OV with German subtitles

When Naoki Higashida wrote about his life as an autistic – even though he cannot speak – the book became a bestseller. Jerry Rothwell has now made a documentary based on it. [...]

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Wildcard To SCI-FI London

SciFi Short Films I Curated by Louis Savy I Various I 2020 I 98 Min I OV

The connection between real science and fiction is essential to hold a mirror up to current socio-political, economic and environmental issues, as well as play with possible outcomes from our choices and the advancement of technology.

Fri 16 October

Winner - Homeland Earth Audience Award I SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards

The SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards, in cooperation with Jackson WILD™, recognize and honor visionary content creators, innovators and communicators who have contributed most to fascinating and inspiring us with scientific content in the last two years. This is your chance to see the winning films in an exclusive screening!
The winners will be revealed on 15.10. from 20.00 pm during the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards Show - live on the SILBERSALZ Facebook Page! Don't miss.

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EARTH

Documentary I Nikolaus Geyrhalter I Austria I 2019 I 115 Min I OV with German subtitles

Billions of tons of earth are moved by humans every year - raw materials are extracted, plains are cut into mountains, tunnels are drilled. A journey to the largest construction sites in the world with a look at the consequences. [...]

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Now I Preview Screening

Documentary I Jim Rakete I Germany I 2020 I 79 Min I OV with German subtitles

Whatever must happen to stop climate change, it must happen now! Greta Thunberg and other young people make this clear time and again. How will the protests develop? [...]

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Fighting for the truth / Terra X: A case for Lesch and Steffens I World Premiere

Documentary  I Stefan Schneider I Germany I 2020 I 45 Min I German

What happens when conspiracy theories suddenly seem as legitimate as scientific facts? Astrophysicist Harald Lesch and TV presenter Dirk Steffens explain why we have to act now. [...]

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The Columnist

Fiction I Ivo Van Aart I The Netherlands I 2019 I 84 Min I OV with German subtitles

"Stop reading the comments!" advises her friend. But columnist Femke Boot reads everything that people want her to read on the Internet. Until she herself becomes a fury. [...]

Sat 17 October

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Sea of Shadows

Documentary I Richard Ladkani I AU I 2019 I 104 Min I OV with German subtitles

Have you ever seen a vaquita? No? Then hurry, because soon it might be too late. The whale species is threatened with extinction because drug cartels are destroying its habitat. [...]

 

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Stars by the Pound

Fiction I Marie-Sophie Chambon I France I 2018 I 88 Min I OV with German subtitles

Lois is heavily overweight. But in her dreams, the 16-year-old can fly: she is determined to become an astronaut. A plan that can hardly be realized. Until Lois finds new friends. [...]

 

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The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale | German Premiere

Fiction I Lee Min-jae I South Korea I 2019 I 112 Min I OV with English subtitles

Zombies can be useful too, just don't be afraid of them! In any case, the unexpected encounter with a zombie is just what the Park family needs to start a weird business model.

 

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Rebuilding Paradise | German Premiere

Documentary I Ron Howard I USA I 2020 I 95 Min I OV with German subtitles

The fire comes and within hours more than 80 people are dead, 50,000 lose their homes: Ron Howard's film documents a catastrophe. And shows people who develop almost superhuman powers. [...]

Sun 18 October

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The Biggest Little Farm

Documentary I John Chester I USA I 2018 I 92 Min I 

A big city couple wants to start a farm in the country. This cannot go well. Or can it? John Chester documents his farm life from forest fire worries to piglet happiness.

 

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Little Girl I Preview Screening

Documentary I Sébastien Lifshitz I France I 2020 I 85 Min I OV with German subtitles

At school, at birthdays and during dance lessons - Sasha is in a bad mood everywhere because she does not fit into traditional thinking patterns due to her transidentity. Where can she and her family get help? [...]

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The Cave

Documentary I Feras Fayyad I Syria, Denmark, Germany, USA, Qatar I 2019 I 95 Min I OmDU | Recommended age: 12 yrs.

Deep below ground, pediatrician Dr. Amani Ballour and colleagues have set up a secret hospital to be safe from the war. But Ballour's tireless efforts do not please everyone.

Winner - Best International Documentary I SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards

The SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards, in cooperation with Jackson WILD™, recognize and honor visionary content creators, innovators and communicators who have contributed most to fascinating and inspiring us with scientific content in the last two years. This is your chance to see the winning films in an exclusive screening!
The winners will be revealed on 15.10. from 20.00 pm during the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards Show - live on the SILBERSALZ Facebook Page! Don't miss.