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The 2nd edition of the LabMeCrazy Science Film Festival will combine online screenings with face-to-face scientific activities.
From February 1 to 4, documentaries and videos about science can be viewed online for free through the festival's website: www.labmecrazy.org.
21 | 01 | 2021
Artificial Intelligence, editing Genetics, marine world, ecology and ecosystems, degenerative diseases or metrology are some of the topics that this year will be present in #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival. The II edition of this international science film festival competition will take place between February 1 and 4 and will feature a varied program of activities aimed at all audiences.
In this edition, screenings will take place online through the festival's website(www.labmecrazy.org) and there will also be a space for face-to-face scientific activities, but with limited capacity.
"This year the film festival is online and free. Anyone who wants to will be able to see some of the best scientific film productions of recent years through the festival website. We also have planned some in-person activities with limited seating so that people can enjoy nature live and outdoors," says Ignacio López-Goñi, director of the Science Museum of the University of Navarra.
A total of 1,120 productions from 92 countries were submitted this year.
Program II edition.
The II edition will have an online cinema space on the festival's website: www.labmecrazy.org. Users will be able to access directly to some documentaries and science videos finalists in the different categories. The viewing of the films will be limited until fill in the capacity.
"With the current pandemic we have had to turn the festival around to be able to offer a safe and at the same time attractive event and, for this reason, we have opted for an online event. We continue to negotiate with all the finalist producers to be able to offer an ambitious and varied screening program," adds Bienvenido León, director of #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival.
Some of the titles that viewers will be able to see in the documentary category are the following: "The Last Artifact" is a production that sample us in an artistic and entertaining way the redefinition of what is the Kilogram; "The Serengeti Rules" presents the capital importance that certain species have in ecosystems; "MS", is a dialogue between a scientist and a multiple sclerosis patient about this disease; and "Hi AI", delves into the coexistence of humans with artificial intelligence and how robots will eventually become part of our lives.
The awards gala submission will be broadcast live on the festival website on Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm and will be hosted by the Magician Numis. We remind that the virologist and immunologist Margarita del Val will receive the award 'Passion for Science'. The festival will also recognize the best documentary or report, television program, video for the web or social networks, production made by students, and work produced or co-produced by a university.
On the other hand, the Science Museum offers a parallel program of activities -presential and small groups- during the days of the festival. On Tuesday, February 2 at 16:00 hours, Rubén Alonso will guide us through the streets of Pamplona to learn about the fossils of the city. The point of meeting will be C/Tudela nº 14.
One day later, on Wednesday 3 at 16:30 hours, Rafael Miranda, zoologist from the University of Navarra, will conduct a census of fish to show us some aquatic invasive alien species at the foot of the river. The point of meeting will be in the bridge of San Pedro, next to the Aranzadi swimming pools.
On Thursday 4, at 4:00 pm, Enrique Baquero, biologist and professor at School of Sciences of the University of Navarra, will conduct an urban safari through Pamplona showing the fauna and flora of the city.
Those wishing to participate in these scientific activities should send an e-mail to reserve or place at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival is an international science film festival competition , promoted by the Science Museum of the University of Navarra -with the partnership of the Government of Navarra, Pamplona City Council, Laboral Kutxa, and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) / Ministry of Science and Innovation-, which has as goal bring science to society and especially to new generations.