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2nd Global Science Film Festival

Science on the big screen: For the first time the Global Science Film Festival takes place in Bern. On the weekend of 16 and 17 November 2019, cineMovie 1 (Quinnie) will be showing 18 current films, including 11 world and Swiss premieres.



For the first time, global politics and science meet on the cinema screen in Bern. The Global Science Film Festival presents feature films, documentaries and short films dealing with current global developments and problems. The festival, which took place for the first time in Zurich in 2017, will take place this year simultaneously in Zurich and Berne. There wait 18 films from all over the world to be discovered, addressing a wide range of different themes such as poaching, paramedics, marriage migration, forest fires and the role of women in science. 11 of the films are world or Swiss premieres.

The Global Science Film Festival will open on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 7.45 pm. In cooperation with Ethno Kino, the new documentary film Eldorado by the renowned Swiss director Markus Imhoof will be shown. This opening event takes place in the Reitschule cinema. After all the screenings, the audience will be able to talk to filmmakers and scientists in moderated conversations. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday evening.

While Samer Angelone is leading the Zurich Festival, it will be organised in Berne by Prof. Dr. Susan Thieme together with the mLab team of the Geographic Institute of the University of Berne.

The film programme and discussions will take place mainly in English. Films with German subtitles are marked in the complete programme. The film programme including seasons, backgrounds and discussion guests will be continuously updated:


Festival cinema

cineMovie 1 (Quinnie), Seilerstrasse 4, Berne



Full price: CHF 10

Reduced*: CHF 7 

Festival pass: Full price CHF 30 / Reduced* CHF 25

Free admission for students of the University of Berne and young people up to 18 years of age when picking up their tickets up to 30 min. before the performance.

* KulturLegi / AHV+IV / Students



Online Reservation:

On site or by telephone daily from 14.00 h: +41 31 386 17 17



Programm (PDF, 422KB)


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