European Science TV and New Media Festival 2012

European Science TV and New Media Festival 2012

The organisers of the Festival are pleased to announce the success of the European Science TV and New Media Festival 2012, which was held at Trinity College Dublin between the 13th and 15th July 2012. The Festival was organized jointly by EuroPAWS, EuroScience and Agtel as part of the ESOF Science congress. There were seven awards, listed below. The screenings were complemented by panel led discussions and keynote talks on themes relating to Science and TV/AV media.


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 found here.

The Jury

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 three 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)

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.