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Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
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Klemens Czurda
KI SFF Organisation
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Science Year 2019

KI Science Film Festival in the Science Year 2019 –
A Science Film Festival on Artificial Intelligence

3 – 5 July 2019

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On the occasion of the Science Year 2019 – Artificial Intelligence, ZAK presents the international KI Science Film Festival from 3-5 July 2019 – for all cineastes and for those interested in science a must!

Artificial Intelligence is considered a critical technology of the future and is on everyone's minds. Many see it as a promise that makes our lives better and easier, for example in the health or mobility sector. Others warn of the dangers and paint negative scenarios of a society in which man loses control. The film competition aims to manifest AI more in the consciousness of the interested general public and to initiate a debate about its potential, but also about possible drawbacks to foster an open dialogue.

The KI Science Film Festival is based on the experience of two Karlsruhe Science Film Days 2015 und 2017. In 2019 we invited filmmakers from all over the world to submit films on Artificial Intelligence (AI, KI in German) and science and research on AI. About 50 filmmakers from 13 countries have responded our call. From these an expert jury selected a shortlist of twelve films which will be shown on Wednesday 3 July 2019 at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and on Thursday 4 July 2019 at the movie theatre Schauburg. The film screenings will be accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and AI experts.

The award ceremony as closing event of the festival will take place on Friday 5 July 2019 as an open-air gala in the Otto-Dullenkopf-Park in Karlsruhe as part of the Karlsruhe Science Festival EFFEKTE. The best feature film (awarded with 3,000 Euro) and the best short film (awarded with 2,000 EURO) will receive the KI Science Film Award. Moreover, three honourable mentions will be assigned to the best newcomer film, the best artistic contribution and the best socio-critical contribution. The audience is also allowed to vote for the audience darling (each awarded with 500 EURO). You can expect exciting and diverse films as well as the possibility to discuss the topic of AI.

The entry is free of charge.

The KI Science Film Festival within the Science Year 2019 – Artificial Intelligence is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.