[Comp-neuro] Neurovision Film Contest 2012

Henriette Walz walz at biologie.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Jun 1 11:38:55 CEST 2012

For the second time we ask: "Can you show us the invisible?"

Through the brain we think, through the brain we feel. But how does it 
work? For decades, neuroscience has been one of the busiest areas of 
science and one of the most fascinating to outsiders and scientists 
alike, yet still, only bits of new findings reach the general public. 
Are you a film student interested in neuroscience? Are you a scientist 
interested in showing your insights to a broader public and do that in 
the form of film?

If your answer is “yes”, then enter the Neurovision Film Contest and win 
an award for the best visualisation of neuroscience!


* The film has to deal with a topic of neuroscience - which one and how 
you adress it is up to you.
* It has to be in English (or with English subtitles).
* It may not be longer than 5 minutes.
* You must own the rights to all parts of the film, or they must be 
licensed under a Creative Commons agreement that allows derivative works.
* Two awards will be given: one for the most creative handling of the 
topic and one for the greatest informational value.
* Winning films will each get 500 Euros.
* Submissions can be made from July 15th to August 15th on a website 
arranged for this purpose.
* For further information, please go to 

The films will be screened throughout the Bernstein Conference. Both the 
audience (all participants of the Bernstein Conference) as well as a 
jury composed of media and film science representatives will cast their 

The members of the jury are

* Markus A. Dahlem (neuroscientist and authour of the science blog
Graue Substanz )
* Robin Greene (film maker and journalist, On3 )
* Armin Olbrich (managing editor for the sciences, Bayrischer Rundfunk )
* Florian Rau (director of last year's winning film, The Brain
* Markus Schulte von Drach (author and science journalist,
Sueddeutsche Zeitung )

Two prizes will be awarded during a special session of the conference: 
One for the most creative handling of the topic and one for the greatest 
informational value.

For further questions, feel free to ask *Henriette Walz,* 
*walz at bio.lmu.de*** <http://bccn2012.de/faqs>.

The awards are sponsored by: "Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Stiftung", 
"Assign Group" &"Innovations- and Gruenderzentrum Biotechnologie"

Henriette Walz
Biozentrum der LMU                            tel_+49 / 89 - 2180 74818
Department Biologie II                        fax_+49 / 89 - 2180 74803
Grosshaderner Str. 2                 mail_walz at biologie.uni-muenchen.de
D - 82152 Planegg-Martinsried

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