European Science TV & New Media Festival 2012
The organisers of the Festival are pleased to announce the success of the 2012 European Science TV and New Media Festival, which was held in Dublin from 13 to 15 July. The Festival was organized jointly by EuroPAWS, Euroscience and Agtel as part of the ESOF Science congress. There were eight awards, listed below. The screenings were complemented by panel led discussions and keynote talks on themes relating to Science and TV/AV media.
The 2012 European Science TV and New Media Festival took place at Trinity College Dublin between the 13th and 15th July 2012.
There was no charge for entry to the festival at any point over the three days, and all sessions were open to everyone. Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits were provided during the morning and afternoon breaks, and audience members were given the opportunity to vote for what they consider to be the best representation of science in TV/New Media as part of the Audience Award.
A full schedule/agenda of the festival, including details and times of the two panel sessions can be found on the Festival Agenda page.
A full list of shortlisted entries can be on The Shortlist pages.
The Jury was made up of five well respected people from a variety of fields. You can find details about them on the Jury page.
Entry Criteria and Background
There were four TV and New Media categories, with a prize in each, plus four further categories and prizes as described below reflecting “Science in society” issues.
Science and Technology in:
- TV Documentaries
- TV Drama or Docu-drama
- TV General Programming (i.e. magazines, politics shows, natural world etc) - an item in context or a complete programme
- New Media Productions (including WEB, iPOD, Promotional Video etc)
The winners will receive later this year the four TV and New Media Prizes for 2012.
In addition there will be prizes for the following four “Science in Society” categories:
- The best presentation of science or technology in relation to an environmental issue
- The best presentation of a woman scientist or engineer, real or acted
- The best production as voted on by the festival theatre audience
Programmes and productions were eligible if they were first broadcast or released in 2010 or later up to the end of March 2012. They must also have been produced for first transmission or release (or shared first) in Europe, and not have been entered for a previous edition of this festival. There needed to be a significant science or technology content in any entry, which may have also included the stories of individual scientists or engineers and their lives.
There was an international jury of distinguished TV/AV people and scientists/engineers/science communicators.