CineGlobe - Transformation/Transcendence - 3-7 July 2019

Returning for its 9th edition on 3-7 July 2019, CineGlobe will explore the interface between science and cinema under the theme “Transformation/Transcendence”. Will transformations in science and technology be enough for humanity to overcome its challenges on a global scale, or will we have to transcend ourselves and redefine the very meaning of our existence?

Featuring an entirely open-air programme of short films (documentary, fiction and a special youth selection), feature-length films, interactive photography workshops (sign-up required) hands-on activities and immersive experiences, there’s something for everyone at this year’s CineGlobe International Film Festival at CERN! 

The festival runs non-stop from midday to midnight every day on the grounds around CERN’s iconic Globe, with a 10am start on Saturday and Sunday. Feeling peckish? A café will be available with a lunch and dinner meal service as well as refreshments throughout the event. The entire programme is free of charge; sign-up is only required for weekend workshops. 

You can find out more about each activity below. The detailed programme will be unveiled over the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye on this website, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date!



Five days of open air cinema!


Short films – open air

The short film sessions will be shown on an LED screen in the shadow of CERN iconic Globe building, starting at midday on 3/4/5 July and 10am on 6/7 July (the weekend showings start with our special Youth programme) and running until about 21h30 each day, until it’s time to settle in for the feature of the day! Transat seating will be available throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis.



Short films for kids

In parallel to our Fiction and Documentary sessions, our selection of Youth short films will show throughout the day in CineGlobe very own mobile screening room, the Cinema Caravan. Younger viewers will be delighted by these films lasting up to ten minutes each in a unique setting.

Feature films

Every evening (except for the awards ceremony on Saturday), CineGlobe will screen a feature-length film inspired by science in keeping with this year’s festival theme, “Transformation/Transcendence”.

The film will begin once the sun has set, around 22h15.

Transat seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of transats can be booked for free online:

Open Air Globe



Immersive experiences

Virtual Reality headsets

Minimum age:

When? Wednesday-Sunday between 12h00 and 21h00

Drop-in activities

No minimum age

No sign-up required

Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Moviola movie-making

No minimum age

When? Wednesday-Sunday between 12h00 and 21h00

By etching designs onto background frames taken from existing films, participants can animate their own modified version of a movie clip, and view their production together with their friends and family on an old-school Moviola projector.



No minimum age

When? Wednesday-Sunday between 12h00 and 21h00

To learn about the basics of animation, participants young and old will draw a series of very similar yet slightly different pictures, mount them on a table-top zoetrope, and spin the device to see the results come to life!


Registration for all workshops is required via Eventbrite: link

The workshops take place inside CERN’s IdeaSquare facility, a short walking distance from the Globe.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the workshop.

Robotics stop-motion

Recommended age: 10+


When? Saturday and Sunday

Presented in partnership with art collective le FAR and the CERN robotics club.

In this workshop, participants will learn the principles or stop-motion animation and the basics of computer programming to produce a short film.

Tetra-pak camera

Recommended age: 10+


When? Saturday and Sunday

A CineGlobe classic, this workshop teaches participants about the principles of chemical photography, using simple materials found in the kitchen!

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