Well-made films often depict events and research in a captivating way. Always have a scientist/researcher present to answer questions afterwards. Film screenings can be combined with debates, Q&A sessions, discussions and lectures.
Examples of film screenings held during Researchers’ Night: Livsviktigt by Folke Rydén, the robot film Wall-E, feature film Simple Simon, horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and documentary Underkastelsen by Stefan Jarl.
Target group: Depends on the type of film.
Preparations: Find a suitable film and venue for the screening. Make sure all of the technology works and inform people about the screening. Decide if people should pre-register for the event and determine how many people can watch the film at one time at the venue. Market the activity.
Challenges: Judging the size of a suitable venue and finding good technology for the screening. Finding a high-quality film for the right target group.
Benefits: Film is an accessible medium for most people. With a well-made film it is possible to communicate a lot of information in a way that sparks people’s interest. Young people in particular are attracted to this medium.