The Scientific Film Festival has its origins in the distant 1960s.
The Cercle des Sciences, then under the presidency of F. Malaisse, created the 1st International Scientific Film Festival (FIFS), which took place from 26 February to 4 March 1961. On the strength of their success, other editions were scheduled for the following year.
The festival was an international success, with films and spectators coming from different countries.
From the third edition onwards, no less than 14,000 people came to fill the ULB's Janson auditorium for a week and numerous collaborations were made with other universities.
The organisers took advantage of this to create the CUFS (Centre Universitaire du Film Scientifique) which soon took over the entire organisation.
In 1967 the FIFS was crowned by the presence of Prince Albert. The Post Office also honoured the festival with a special postmark. The FIFS will continue until 1997.
In 2011, 50 years after the first edition of FIFS, F. Delvin, A. Totté and Z. Spika created the Brussels Science Film Festival (BSFF). .
In the same spirit of disseminating science, this festival is accessible to everyone, amateurs, students or professionals. Each year, the editions follow each other but are not alike and the twelfth edition is currently underway.
The Cercle des Sciences (CdS) is a non-profit organisation founded about 130 years ago, in 1890. Its main purpose is to attract science students from the Université Libre de Bruxelles by offering them various cultural, charitable and sports activities.
The ULB 10km is, for example, an event organised by the Cercle with the aim of raising funds which are then donated to scientific research. You can find more information on this event by clicking ici.
The Cercle also makes it a point of honour to accompany students during their studies.
As soon as they arrive, first-year undergraduates are welcomed with social sponsorship, linking newcomers with people at the end of their studies.
When students finish their studies, the Cercle organises the Jobday-Sciences, an event allowing contact between companies and organisations and students in order to find an internship or future job. For more information on the Jobday-Sciences, click ici.
Still with the idea of promoting science, the CdS organises each year the Brussels Science Film Festival, broadcasting content accessible to all audiences in order to help them discover the world of science from a new and entertaining angle.
Every year, the Brussels Science Film Festival is held at the same time and place as the Printemps des Sciences (PdS).
The Printemps des Sciences is an initiative of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It is a place where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are highlighted through various free activities organised by students from French-speaking universities and colleges. At the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Faculty of Sciences and more specifically the Department of Inforsciences is coordinating this event. For more information, do not hesitate to consult the PoS website by clicking here.
Inforsciences is a unit of the Faculty of Sciences which is in charge of scientific dissemination and mediation, particularly among young people, but also of the promotion of the Sciences of the Faculty. The FFSB and Inforsciences work together on the organisation of scientific screenings for schools.
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The Festival du Film Scientifique de Bruxelles is organised by many people who are part of the Cercle des Sciences de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles ASBL, without whom this event would not be possible. We would like to thank each member of the association for their presence and their help, and particularly the teams with whom we have worked throughout the year.
Lorenzo Carletti, Victoria d'Uva, Nikita Buch, Sam Rush, Margaux Vandererven, Côme Standaert, Charlotte Jansens et Guilherme Gil
Philippe Parmentier et Maxime François
Lallie Declercq, Louise Topart, Alma Espinoza, Jane Cortvriend, Sally Gardey et Flore-Anne Blockx
Vincent Dubois, Joshua Weberman et Zita Eeckhout
Pascal Tribel, Léopold Cantraine et Attilio Discepoli
Luka Tytgat, Anna Moll, Mila Katanic, Charlotte Jansens, Marie Sermesant et Elisa Zegers