Film Festival

Mathematics – Computer Science

Every year, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation hosts the week-long Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science at the Karlstorkino Heidelberg. An open invitation is extended to anyone interested in immersing themselves in the world of mathematics and computer science. Special guests introduce the films and are available for a Q&A session after the screenings. This year's Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science took place from October 30 until November 6, 2021.

These eight films provided an interesting mix of documentaries that throw a spotlight either on the life and work of outstanding scientists or on social discourse surrounding current issues rooted in mathematics and computer science.

  • „Lobachevsky’s Space“, DE/RU 2020
    October 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • „Gifted", US 2017
    October 31, 4:00 p.m.
  • „Der illegale Film“, DE 2018
    November 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • „The World of Thinking”, NL 2019
    November 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • The Genius of George Boole”, UK 2015,
    November 3, 7:30 p.m.
  •  „Meeting Snowden”, FR 2017
    November 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • „The Bit Player”, US 2018
    November 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • „Alles ist Eins. Ausser der 0.“, DE 2020
    November 6, 7:30 p.m.

For further information please have a look on the German website.

The Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science was held in cooperation with the Karlstorkino in Heidelberg, which received the “Cinema that Educates” award in 2020 and was runner-up in 2019. Among other accolades, it was praised for “unusual topics in selection of films”, explicitly for the Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science.