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). *

Fri 16 October


A discussion at the interface between activism, climate change, fiction and society

Frank Schätzing, bestselling author I Carla Reemtsma, Fridays for Future activist I Petra Ahne, editor, Berliner Zeitung

They are called climate rebels, but is it really rebellious to demand that politicians* listen to scientific evidence and address the climate goals? A discussion at the intersection of activism, climate change, Science fiction, and society. [...]

Sat 17 October


Granting Nature Legal Rights: a path towards a balance between people and the natural world?

Fritz Habekuß, Editor at ZEIT, Author I Dirk Steffens (Terra X), Host, Science Journalist, Nature Filmmaker

What if we invite the river to take a seat in the courtroom?
The impact and the price that nature, and ultimately we humans, pay as a result of excessive exploitation and ruthless economic interests is becoming increasingly clear. More and more court rulings and laws around the world are granting rights to nature in order to protect and preserve it. A case study from the South down the Mississippi River [...]


On Board of Polarstern

Insights into the world largest Arctic Expedition MOSAiC.
Experience the multidisciplinary nature of science, and storytelling, featuring the most unpredictable forces of nature at the epicenter of global warming.[...]

Sun 18 October


Science Blind Date - Kreative Begegnungen der Synapsen

Science meets science!
In this unprecedented get-together, two experts of their own field will meet for the very first time, and take you into uncharted territories, at the boundaries of human knowledge. Time to think outside the box, ask venturous questions - that's what science is all about. [...]