Eureka! Film Competition

EUREKA! Film Competition

The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities is pleased to announce an exciting new contest that is open to all, including Yale alumni.  Participants are not required to be present at the final screening in April.

Have you ever wondered and thought about new and simple ways to explain what a virus is, what a black hole is, what causes a volcano to erupt, what happens when ice melts, or what a rainbow is?  We seek submissions of up to 2-minute-long videoclips explaining creatively and insightfully a scientific concept to the curious public using any creative medium.

To help with making the videos, we are soon hosting a master class on story-telling led by award-winning science documentary film-maker Zuberoa Marcos on campus on.  Details on this event will soon follow. 

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on August 1, 2020 and need to be e-mailed to  Our judges, Carl Zimmer, Zuberoa Marcos, and Vin Liota will select a number of finalists whose submissions will be screened on campus.  The winners will be announced at the screening.