1. The programme framework is ready
  2. Venue stood the test
  3. Committees ready to start working
  4. 1st Circular: Call for session proposals
  5. Oslo's new signature
  6. POLARCAT won the race for first proposal
  7. All programme proposals welcome
  8. IPY Open science in St.Petersburg
  9. Programme of 39 sessions
  10. Offer to registered participants: 30 percent discount on excursion to Svalbard
  11. IASC provides travel support to early career scientists
  12. 2nd Circular: Call for abstracts
  13. Time to get a booth at PolarEXPO!
  14. PolarCINEMA ready to receive polar films and TV-documentaries
  15. Steven Chown to be awarded the Martha T Muse Prize at IPY-OSC
  16. The IPY ‘From Knowledge to Action’ Conference to be held in Montreal in 2012
  17. Unique opportunity for science teachers
  18. A new precedent for the involvement of early career scientists
  19. Several opportunities to get travel support
  20. More than 2200 abstracts submitted on deadline
  21. Registration now open
  22. 400 stipends distributed to early career polar scientists
  23. Get your Letter of Invitation
  24. Invitations out for the PolarTEACHERS conference
  25. PolarCINEMA committee very satisfied with the turnout
  26. More than 2500 abstracts accepted
  27. RV Oceania to Oslo for IPY-OSC
  28. Institutions invited to indicate interest for the PolarFESTIVAL
  29. Poster guidelines
  30. Time slots allocated for sessions
  31. Book before 6th May: Glaciers and fjords - excursion to the scenic highlights of Western Norway
  32. Draft programme ready
  33. HRH Crown Prince Haakon will open the IPY-OSC 2010
  34. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will attend the conference
  35. 9th June Keynote: Katherine Richardson
  36. 10th June Keynote: Ole Henrik Magga
  37. Tinker Foundation travel grants for Latin American participants
  38. 11th June Keynote: David Barber
  39. 12th June Keynote: Alexander Frolov
  40. 2200 have registered so far
  41. Make sure your media contacts are invited
  42. PolarEXCHANGE with Sue Nelson
  43. Patrick Webber awarded with the first IASC Medal
  44. Arctic sea ice cover heading towards another record low?
  45. Teachers and young scientists join forces in Oslo
  46. Making marfu and melting ice
  47. Preparing for tomorrows polar science
  48. Launch of the Polar Information Commons (PIC) Tuesday afternoon
  49. Cruising the Oslo Fjord for polar history
  50. Warm opening of a cool conference
  51. A territory of dialogue
  52. From policy to action
  53. Signing agreement for cooperation
  54. Rising sea levels on the agenda
  55. Prestigious prize for work in Antarctica
  56. Polar expedition to the FRAM Museum
  57. More cold and snowy winters to come
  58. Arctic and Antarctic partners sign agreement on polar education
  59. Medal for science and inspiring mentorship
  60. Science should incorporate indigenous knowledge
  61. A road movie on ice
  62. Data on ice loss in the Arctic Ocean can be misleading
  63. On the making of polar documentaries
  64. Encounters on Polar Street
  65. Morning plenary: Vladimir Kattsov
  66. International Polar Year officially closed
  67. Survey shows Norwegians believe in science
  68. 1st Circular out for IPY 2012 MONTRÉAL
  69. 2nd Circular out for IPY 2012 in Montreal
  70. Reminder: Call for abstracts
  71. One week left till Abstract Deadline
  72. Updating the IPY Publications Database for the IPY 2012 Conference in Montreal
  73. Time to register for the IPY 2012 conference

PolarCINEMA ready to receive polar films and TV-documentaries

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The PolarCINEMA in Oslo 8-12 June 2010 will showcase and celebrate productions that are inspired by, and increase the awareness of the Polar Regions. We invite all filmmakers, reporters, scientist and educators to send in their polar productions and be part of this inspiring festival.

During the International Polar Year 2007-2008 film proved a strong instrument to explore new frontiers of polar science and mesmerized and informed the public. Fiction films, documentaries, TV-series and Internet broadcasts; they all helped translate polar science to the screen, portrayed a rich history of exploration, culture and contemporary life and investigated peoples' and natures' response and adaptation to a changing climate.

Mare Pit, coordinator of the Polar CinemaPhoto: private
Mare Pit, coordinator of the Polar Cinema
- In Oslo it is time to celebrate this rich legacy created by professionals and amateurs looking for new and innovative ways to get the message across, says Mare Pit, Executive officer at the IASC secretariat in Potsdam. She is coordinating the PolarCINEMA, together with a very skilled committee. - The PolarCINEMA is going to be a mixture of screenings, debates and open discussions with makers, educators, scientists and the public on the success and impact of the medium in increasing our understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic and their relation to the rest of the globe.

The PolarCINEMA will run in parallel with the science sessions during the IPY-Oslo Science Conference. The venue for the film festival and the conference is Norway Trade Fair. In addition to the conference participants, an audience of media students and others with an interest for film will be invited.

The PolarCINEMA Festival is open to all Polar Regions relevant productions with a release date after January 1st 2007Ø: IPY productions (produced as part of IPY or presenting an IPY project) as well as non-IPY polar productions.

Entries can include everything from a full night art film to brief TV-reportage produced for news broadcast or science magazines. The only format accepted for selection is DVD. Films in English do not require translation. Film in other languages must be subtitled in English.

The registration process is to be completed online. After completion of the entry form, a screening copy, a biography and filmography of the director and a full cast and credit list of the production must be sent to the IPY-OSC secretariat.

- We to include a running competition in the program and put up awards to honor productions that enlarged the public understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic and successfully visualized the critical role of the Polar Regions in global processes, says Mare Pit. The awards, criteria and a list of the professional jury members will be published on the website.

Get to know more about the PolarCINEMA 

Go to the PolarCINEMA Entry form

Last updated: 04.01.2010