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The Science Museum of the University of Navarra selects the 38 finalist productions for the 4th edition of the scientific film festival.

A total of 1,115 productions from 94 countries participated in this year's competition .

23 | 09 | 2022

In February 2023 the fourth edition of the #LabmeCrazy! #LabmeCrazy! Science Film Festivalwill be held in February 2023, the fourth edition of competition , the international scientific film festival organized by the Science Museum University of Navarra. The scientific institution has already selected the finalists for this new edition. A total of 38 works have been selected from 16 countries: United States, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, Austria, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, Chile, United Kingdom, Portugal, Mexico, Philippines, Greece, Iran and Spain. Among the Spanish works in the final phase are productions from Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and Burgos.

Some of the Science topics that the participants have addressed in their films are physics, editing Genetics, artificial intelligence, astronomy, mathematics, nuclear energy, ecology, Chemistry, climate change, nutrition, biomedicine, COVID-19, Marine Sciences, among others.

The finalists compete for the highest recognition in the following festival categories: documentary and reportage; television program; student production; work produced by a university or research center, and video for web or social media. 

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Festival's awards ceremony submission to be held at the University of Navarra Museum Theater.

The jury for the documentary category will be formed by Luis Enjuanes, head of the Coronavirus laboratory of the National Biotechnology Center of the CSIC; María Joao Façeira, documentary producer, founder and director of the Teleciencia festival (Portugal); Juana Fernández, professor of the School of Sciences of the University of Navarra; Larry Levene, filmmaker and producer and Lucía Gastón, student of doctorate of the University of Navarra. In addition, there will be other juries that will evaluate the other categories of the festival: students (who will evaluate the production of students and social networks), professionals of the audiovisual sector (television program category) and researchers and teachers of the university environment (category of universities and centers of research).

#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 Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) / Ministry of Science and Innovation; Laboral Kutxa, Government of Navarra and Pamplona City Council-, which has as goal bring science to all audiences.

Finalist works in each of the categories.

Documentary and Reportage:

  • Atomic Hope - Inside The Pro-Nuclear Movement. Ireland, 83 min, 2022. Kennedy Films.

  • Carbon - The Unauthorised Biography. Australia, 89 min, 2022. Genepool Productions and Handful of Films.

  • Make People Better. United States, 83 min, 2021. Rhumbline average.

  • The Bastard King. Austria, 89 min, 2021. Terra Mater Factual Studios, Bonne Pioche and Shibumi Films.

  • The First Wave. United States, 94 min, 2021. National Geographic Documentary Films, Participant and Our Time Projects.

  • The Future of Food. Netherlands, 53 min, 2022. Sugar Rush Film.

  • The Hunt for Plante B. United States, 92 min, 2021. CNN Films and Crazy Boat Pictures.

Television programme:

  • Changing Seas - Habitats: The Key to Florida's Fisheries. United States, 27 min, 2022. South Florida PBS.

  • El cazador de cerebros - Brushes and pipettes in the Prado. Spain, 30 min, 2022. RTVE and Minifilms TV.

  • Guardians of Formosa - Ocean. Taiwan, 51 min, 2022. EBC.

  • Órbita Laika - The science of sound. Spain, 57 min, 2021. K 2000 for RTVE.

  • The Insect Rescuers. Germany, 29 min, 2020. ZDF.

  • The Nature of Things - Ice and Fire: Tracking Canada's Climate Crisis. Canada, 44 min, 2022. YAP Films Inc for CBC.

Production by Students:

  • As Time Goes By. Taiwan, 3 min, 2022. Hao Xuan Tan.

  • Brocky. Chile, 3 min, 2021. Luciano Chamblas and Rodrigo Alonso Ferrada.

  • I Know Nothing about Seagulls. Spain, 10 min, 2021. Ana Tejedor.

  • It's Bean Too Hot. United Kingdom, 25 min, 2021. Hedvika Michnová.

  • Mosquito Fish. United States, 2 min, 2021. Bryn Wright.

  • Sea Sheperd. Portugal, 5 min, 2019. Débora Mendes.

  • Sonora. United States, 24 min, 2021. Johnny Holder.

  • The Caretakers. United Kingdom, 21 min, 2021. Tom Hanner.

work produced by Universities or Centers of research:

  • On the way to congress - Chap 1: the congress. Spain, 16 min, 2021. high school de Astrofísica de Andalucía and CSIC.

  • Evolution. 250 years of the National Museum of Natural Sciences. Spain, 60 min, 2022. National Museum of Natural Sciences, CSIC, Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Government of Spain.

  • The science hidden in the Burgos Cathedral - Mathematics. Spain, 14 min, 2021. Scientific Culture Unit UBU - CIBA.

  • Luminous. United States, 88 min, 2022. Sam Smartt.

  • Molecular Chirality: A Scientific Documentary. United Kingdom, 14 min, 2022. Robert Cameron.

  • New Physics. Mexico, 54 min, 2022. Akanus.

  • Plastic Age - Forever? Austria, 19 min, 2022. Sebastian Postl and Sebastian Pichelhofer.

 Video on the web or social networks:

  • Algorithmia. Spain, 18 min, 2022. RTVE Lab.

  • Coronavirus variants: What you need to know. United Kingdom, 6 min, 2021. Dan Fox.

  • Gravitational Waves: A New Way to Observe the Universe. United States, 6 min, 2021. MOWE Studio.

  • I Was Just a Child. Republic of the Philippines, 5 min, 2022. Breech Asher Marfil Harani.

  • One Day We Will Dance With You. Greece, 10 min, 2020. Alkis Papastathopoulos.

  • Our Earth. Islamic Republic of Iran, 2 min, 2022. Reza Khodadadi.

  • Terra Cene. United Kingdom, 8 min, 2021. Nono Ayuso and Rodrigo Inada.

  • The Power of Pollinators. United States, 6 min, 2022. Neil Losin.

  • The Sounds of Space: A Sonic Adventure to Other Worlds. United States, 20 min, 2022. Melodysheep.

  • Tik Tok divulgacionciencia_unam: Zombie ants. Mexico, 1 min, 2022. Alejandro Ortiz Pellicer and Karen Uxue Martínez Pérez.

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