The Science Film Festival, was initiated by the Goethe-Institut Thailand in 2005. It aims to promote science communication, science literacy and facilitate awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues. The festival presents films that explain the world around us in an accessibly and entertaining way to a broad audience. Last year, the event was organized in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Palestine, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. It reached over 440,000 participants in 11 countries, making it the largest event in terms of audience figures and as one of the most effective science education popularization initiatives, world-wide.
In 2014, the Science Film Festival turns its main focus to the future and shows the technologies that will shape our world, tomorrow. It took place internationally from October to mid-December, with local dates varying by country within this period.