Virtual Polar Film Festival

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 19 September 2016 to 22 September 2016

Where: Online

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The U.S. Association of Polar Early Career Scientist (USAPECS) announces the virtual Polar Film Festival in celebration of Polar Week 2016.

Organizers have assembled a set of short films, and some longer ones, around a set of four themes: the cryosphere, polar biology and ecology, polar regions in the global context, and the human dimension. Each night scientists with relevant expertise will be watching the films and available to answer questions via Twitter using #PolarFilmFest.

Event schedule:

  • Monday, 19 September: "Frozen Worlds: the cryosphere." These films include glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, brinicles, and more.
  • Tuesday, 20 September: "Partly Frozen, Mostly Cute: polar ecology and biology." These films include penguins, polar bears, Arctic foxes, sharks, and more.
  • Wednesday, 21 September: "Climate and Connections: polar regions in the global picture." These films talk about the roles the polar regions play in the global climate system.
  • Thursday, 22 September: "People at the Poles: the human dimension."

The last day of the film festival explores how people live, work, and play in the polar regions.

For information about how to get involved, host an in-person showing or a virtual watch party, contact USAPECS via email: usapecs [at]

All short films are available for free streaming.

Further information including an event schedule, links to view the films, and locations and times for various in-person and virtual watch parties; is available on the Polar Film Festival website.

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