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Goa gears up for Science Film Festival of India 2018

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Movie buffs and science aficionados are gearing up for the third Science Film Festival of India (SFFI) organized by Vijnana Bharati along with Vidnyan Parishad, Goa. The four day festival will kick off on the 16th of January 2018 in Panaji, Goa, and will feature movie screenings, workshops, exhibitions and competitions showcasing science and technology.

The festival has screenings of several blockbuster movies throughout the four days. The 1971 thriller The Andromeda Strain, the 2016 animated movie Ice Age: Collision Course, the mystery sci-fi 2010, an adventure movie Abyss released 1989 and many more are on the list. Following the movie screening, viewers will also get a chance to interact with experts from various fields of science and technology to discuss and debate these science based movies. Not a movie bug? No problem, you can get involved in hands-on workshops on various topics like aeromodelling, MATLAB, mathematics, science, robotics, mobile game development and 3D modelling.

The festival will also feature an exhibition on Cosmic Egg -- a low cost inflatable planetarium, which will put on a show about our solar system and the story of an eclipse. SFFI 2018 will also see the launch of Fab Lab Show—a unique theatre scale science stage show involving 90 minutes of demonstrations of scientific content.

The Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, who also holds the portfolio of Science and Technology, will be the chief patron of the festival. Rajendra Talak, Vice Chairman of Entertainment Society of Goa, Dr. Madhavan Nair, Ex-Chairman of ISRO and Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, National President of Vijnana Bharati will preside over the festival.

So grab your popcorn, put on your thinking caps and head to the science film festival for a learning experience peppered with fun and entertainment.