REPORT on SCI-FFI 2016
The Pre-Fest of SCI-FFI was conducted in December 2015 in 55 schools of Goa and 14 Higher Secondary covering over 8000 Students. Over 25 Resource Persons/ Scientists interacted with students.
The Science film festival, SCI-FFI which started on 14th Jan 2016 was successfully concluded on 17th Jan2016 in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar. The Hon’ble Chief Minister appreciated the concept and assured continued support from Govt. of Goa for the forthcoming years.
The main event saw 244 Students from 39 schools and 231 students from 19 Higher Secondary Schools as Festival delegates, attending the 3 day event. In addition, 986 students from 20 Schools attended daily sessions at the Maquinez Palace (Auditorium II). Over and above the student participants, around 447 Day Delegates actively participated in different sessions during the three days of the festival. Dr. Suresh Naik, Dr. Arvind Ranade, Dr. V.P.N. Nampoori were among the prominent resource persons who interacted with participants to discuss scientific concepts associated with films which were screened.
Five day hands-on science-film making workshop was held from 12th to 16th January. The Workshop was attended by 26 participants who were divided into four groups -EUREKA, POSITRON, SUPOERNOVA 5 and DREAMERZ. Conducted by internationally certified film-trainer, Jojo D’Souza, students were given step by step training and assistance as each group created their own film. Award winning Film-maker and film-guru – Mike Pandey interacted with the groups and provided valuable insights into the real world of film making. A total of Rs 22,000 was awarded as prize money for the winners of the best film made during the workshop.
Seven experts from respective fields conducted Hands-on workshops which were attended by all the festival delegates and evoked a lot of interest among the participants.
Informative Exhibits were displayed by NIO, NCAOR, Goa Science Centre, Forest Dept., GEDA and ICAR/KVK, wherein, technical experts helped students in understanding the working principles of the exhibits.
In all approximately 3000 visitors including students, teachers, parents and general public visited the exhibition and the festival venue.