The International Year of Light at the VerCiência 2015 Exhibition in Brazil

The 21st International Exhibition of Science on TV – VerCiência 2015 joins the celebrations of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015). On 19-25 October 2015 the general public in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and about 30 other cities in Brazil will be able to see videos and TV programs from different countries about LIGHT during VerCiência 2015. This annual festival of science on TV is one of the main events of the 12th National Week of Science and Technology promoted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil, which will have the theme “Light, Science and Life”.

The organizers of VerCiência 2015 festival are inviting producers and broadcasters of science TV programs related to the subject “LIGHT” to submit free entries of their productions until the end of July. The selected productions will be screened in public sessions of the festival alongside programs produced by the BBC (UK) and WGBH (USA), well known for the high standards of their TV documentaries, such as “Horizon” (BBC) and “NOVA” (WGBH).

For more information, please contact Sergio Brandão and Jose Renato Monteiro, curators of VerCiência by email at

Check the IYL 2015 Event Programme for more information on IYL 2015 activities in Brazil.


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