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Title: Science film-making for science communication – A study of filmmakers’ perspectives in India
Authors: Kapoor, Nimish
Singh, Shambhu Nath
Keywords: Science films;Scientific temper;Science communication;Science film festival;Film-makers
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Film-based communication is a dynamic medium of engagement with the society due to its unique synthesis of audio and video systems. In the fast-changing world where digital media and social media are slowly but steadily starting to influence our thought process, Film and Television still reign supreme and significantly influence the public sphere. These media have been in the forefront in our endeavours to communicate science to the people. Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous institution of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India started a National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) in 2011 with the objective to promote science film-making in India. The broad objective of science films-based communication programmes is to inculcate scientific temperament in Indian society through science films and develop a science film culture in the country. Here the role of science film-makers is crucial. The present paper analyses the viewpoint of science film-makers who attended NSFFI 2018, their preparedness, requirements, challenges faced by them, and conditions of science film (video) making in India.
    The term science film/s used in the paper indicates video/s (documentary or non-fiction formats) on science, technology & innovation, environment, health and issues like global warming, pollution, biodiversity loss, wildlife, etc., under the domain of science.
Page(s): 8-37
ISSN: 2278-2796 (Online); 2278-2788 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JST Vol.07(1-2) [January-June 2019]

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