The CinéGlobe film festival at CERN and the Forum Meyrin Theatre

Geneva, 3 February 2010. The second edition of CinéGlobe, the international festival of short films and science documentaries, will be held from Tuesday, 16 February to Saturday, 20 February 2010. It is being organised by the club Open Your Eyes Films1 , CERN2 and the culture office of Meyrin.

During those five days, a selection of some 80 films—from amongst the 700 submissions—will be shown in eighteen public screenings at CERN’s Globe of science and innovation and the Forum Meyrin Theatre. The 75-minute screenings will be free, and the films will be subtitled in English and French.

This latest edition of CinéGlobe is truly international: the 80 selections come from 27 different countries. The festival programme can be downloaded at this URL: www.cineglobe.ch/2010/program.pdf.

There will be competitions in three categories: general fiction, science fiction and science documentary. The full list of films can be found at www.cineglobe.ch/2010/, by clicking on “Festival”.

A jury composed of film professionals and public figures will award a Golden CinéGlobe for the best film in each category. Members of the public will be invited to vote for the Golden CinéGlobe audience awards. The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in the Globe of science and innovation on Saturday, 20 February 2010, starting at 8 p.m.

The festival is an opportunity for CERN, together with the Commune of Meyrin, to promote cinema and science in the area.

Footnote(s)

1. Open Your Eyes Films is a non-profit association based at CERN that creates and promotes short films (http://cern.ch/oye-films).

2. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's leading laboratory for particle physics. It has its headquarters in Geneva. At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have Observer status.

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