If there is someone who is personally affected by agriculture, it’s farmers. It is them who decide what will be grown, what will be used as fertilisers, where seeds come from. While other actors – activists, producers or governments – have highly-developed public relations, the voice of farmers is rarely heard. The greatest challenge […]
The LSFF 2015 Grand Prix with EUR 3000 prize money goes to American film In Defense of Food by director Michael Schwarz. The Award of the Ministry of Agriculture goes to Polyfaces made by Lisa Heenan and Darren J. Doherty, the Student Jury awarded the film Making an Ancient Forest: The Kalkalpen National […]
The director and photographer Jan Svatoš won the Student Jury Award for his film wildWorks at last year’s festival. This year, two of his films, Lessons in Wildness and Causa Carnivora were selected for the main competition. We show the first of the films in premiere on Wednesday 14th October at 1.30 pm at the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural […]
The opening film of the fifth Life Sciences Film Festival shows animals’ strange, but wonderful mating rituals and clearly bizarre sexual behaviour. The ensuing discussion with excellent experts on the topic will focus on how much we differ from animals in this respect.
On the backdrop of the story from the The Theory of Everything TV series about molecular biologist Marc van Montagu, founder of Flemish Institute for Biotechnology, is the story of the birth of molecular genetics as a scientific field and of the most important and at the same time the most controversial product that stemmed from it. Genetically […]
Could working overalls of environmentalists replace bankers’ suits? Have the financiers found a remedy to solve the environmental crisis, or is it just a pretext to cash in on nature even more? We asked the co-director of this very aptly named film how the world of finances wants to bank nature.
Approximately 70 stalls with real food will stand around the National Library of Technology on Saturday and Sunday. Plus there will be science, ecology, architecture… The LSFF continues over the weekend as well! Have a look at what you can taste at the stalls of the Street Food Festival zone and which interesting events are […]
The Award of Ministry of Agriculture goes to Polyfaces made by Lisa Heenan. We’ve asked her, why she decided to commute with her family between their home in Australia and a remote farm in Virginia, USA in order to film a documentary on some sort of lunatic farmer.
When Joel Salatin, the owner of Polyface Farm, was asked what it was he did for living he answered: growing grass. Could something so ordinary and practically worthless sustain a flourishing farm? The film Polyfaces by Australian director Lisa Heenan, screened at the LSFF 2015 in world premiere, is full of smart answers to […]
The Rector of the Czech University of Life Sciences prof. ing. Jiří Balík, CSc., dr.h.c. will open the fifth Life Sciences Film Festival in the CULS Round Hall. Jan Svatoš, winner of LSFF 2014 Student Jury Award for his film WildWORKS, will be a guest at the opening, which takes place 12th October 2015 at […]