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GeoCinema at the 2016 General Assembly

A taste of some of the films being showcased at the GeoCinema. (Credit: People of a Feather, The Asteroid Impact Mission, Mountains (geology, resources and sustainability) & What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic).

A taste of some of the films being showcased at the GeoCinema. (Credit: People of a Feather, What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic, The Asteroid Impact Mission & Mountains – geology, resources and sustainability )

GeoCinema is the home of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly. This year features 50 fantastic films from across the geosciences, so you can step into some soil science, dive into deep ocean investigations, catch a glimpse of climate change research and more!

GeoCinema runs almost continuously throughout the conference, with short films, documentaries and feature length productions playing throughout the week in the GeoCinema Room (room 0.90 on the Yellow Level) from 10:30 until 19:00 every day of the Assembly.

You can view and download the GeoCinema schedule, together with brief film descriptions, here.

This year’s early career scientist video competition adds another dimension to the event, as finalist films from the EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition will also be screened during the GeoCinema breaks. You can vote for your favourite by giving it a thumbs up on YouTube – on your laptop, smartphone or voting station outside the GeoCinema. The winning video will be announced at the EGU Booth at the General Assembly, on Friday the 22nd April at 12:15!

And, if you are interested in learning how to use film-making to communicate your research with a broad audience, why not come along to the two-part short course: Scientists must film? It’s taking place on Thursday the 21st April in the GeoCinema Room. Pick up tips on how to get started in video making by taking part in a panel-style discussion with early career researchers, who will share their first-hand experiences of making a short science film for the first time. In the afternoon, an online & cross media specialist will share tips with the audience as to how to disseminate film work effectively. Interested? Find out more about the workshop in the programme online.

The EGU General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria from 17 to 22 April. Check out the full session programme on the General Assembly website.

Laura Roberts-Artal
Laura Roberts Artal is the Marketing Manager at PDS Ava (part of PDS Group) and Associate Director of Communications for Geology for Global Development. Laura was the Communications Officer at the European Geosciences Union from the summer of 2014 to the end of 2017. Laura is a geologist by training and holds a PhD in palaeomagnetism from the University of Liverpool. She tweets at @LauRob85.

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