The SciFilmIt Hackathon is a three-day science filmmaking event followed by a cinema event. Researchers and artists combine their powers to create short science films in teams of four. Over the three days they are mentored by experts in film, science, communication and teamwork from across the globe. After the event, the teams take their films to the cinema for evenings of science cinema in which the public engage with the science, scientists and artists and then vote to award a winner the title of best film. 

When Covid-19 placed the world in lockdown we postponed our events. We are pleased to say that we still have events in the pipeline in Geneva, Basel and Zurich and we are redesigning our process to ensure that the events are as safe as possible. We look forward to meeting you at an event soon.

To take part in a hackathon, please choose the city you would like to take part in and complete the application process.

SciFilmIt Hackathon Geneva

Dates: 18-20 September


SciFilmIt Hackathon Basel

Dates: TBD


Upcoming hackathons are:

Past hackathons

SciFilmIt Hackathon Lausanne

21st – 23rd of February 2020