First data science film festival

Our world is changing rapidly and irreversibly, and at the heart of this change lies data. Data science has become key to understand developments in technology, environmental change, political power shifts, crime prevention and everything else that concerns our lives. However, insights and change do not necessarily lead to a more inclusive and democratic society.

The International Data Science Film Festival is the world first film festival in the world dedicated to data science. IDSFF discovers, discusses and challenges the role of data science in our society.

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The program

From November 3rd to November 5th 2022, IDSFF will descend on the Mariënburg Convent, home of Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), in the city center of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The festival offers three days of films that have a link with data science.


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Before every film an expert in the field of data science will give a introductory lecture about the film and the link to a data related subject. After every film there is room for discussion, Q&A's and drinks.  Look at our program!


Art during IDSFF

Mark IJzerman (live visuals) & Sébastien Robert (live sound) - As Above, So Below (NL, 2019). Live AV performance.
As Above, So Below brings together Mark IJzerman's different ways of visualising and Sébastien Robert's sonic explorations of the La Araucanía region in south-central Chile. As Above, So Below specifically focuses on the shrinking amount of old-growth forest and biodiversity versus the increase in eucalyptus and pine plantations in La Araucanía, in which the indigenous Mapuche are about a third of the total population. Mapuche activists have allegedly been burning crops, blocking roads and setting forests ablaze in an attack on the big corporations that have taken over their ancestral lands in the last 50 years.

The activists claim that the logging industry's introduction of water-hungry pine and eucalyptus trees since the 1980's has damaged the ecosystem, as well as hurting local agriculture by reducing the supply of available water. This has lead to a decreasing amount of jobs and thus local poverty. While forests in Chile are increasing, these are mostly genetically engineered trees meant for the timber industry, with forests specifically grown for paper manufacturing and timber. Co-produced by LIMA.

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Jheronimus Academy of Data Science

IDSFF is organised in proud cooperation with Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS).  JADS is a unique cooperation between the Province of North Brabant, the Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology.  JADS offers data science bachelor and master programs, PDEng education, professional education and helps organizations shape their data-driven future. With the tag line We do cool stuff that matters with data,  JADS aims to make impact with data science, to make a contribution to society, and to provide answers to complex issues.