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. We invite experts in film, science, communication and teamwork from across the globe to support the team. 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. 

We are pleased to say that we still have events in the pipeline in Lausanne, Geneva, Basel and Zurich in 2021 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 in which you would like to take part and complete the application process.

SciFilmIt Hackathon
Zurich 2021

Date: 25th – 27th of June 2021 @ Campus Oerlikon, University of Zurich


SciFilmIt Hackathon
Geneva 2021

Date: 24th – 26th September @ Campus Biotech


SciFilmIt Hackathon Lausanne 2021

Date: 23rd – 25th July 2021 @ University of Lausanne


SciFilmIt Hackathon
Basel 2021

Date: 15th – 17th October 2021


Past hackathons

SciFilmIt Hackathon Lausanne 2020

21st – 23rd of February 2020

SciFilmIt Hackathon Geneva 2020

18th – 20th of September 2020