International Scientific Film Association (ISFA)

Association internationale du cinéma scientifique (AICS)
Asociación Internacional de la Pelicula Cientifica
Internationale Vereinigung für Wissenschaftlichen Film

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Oct 1947, Paris (France). Ceased to exist, 18 July 1992, when replaced by International Association for Media in Science (IAMS).


Raise standard and promote use of scientific films and related material throughout the world in order to achieve widest possible understanding and appreciation of scientific method and outlook, especially in relation to social progress; promote international exchange of information on production and use of films and on technical equipment; encourage international coordination of scientific film production and adoption of standard international system of documentation and appraisal.

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Sections (3): Research Film; Popular Science Film; Higher Education Film. Contracts with UNESCO for documentation work. International Film Library in Brussels (Belgium). Instrumental in setting up International Scientific Film Library (ISFL).


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English, French.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (B).


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Members in 27 countries
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Subjects *

  • Communication
    • Film
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



Last News Received

25. Nov 1992
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