CICSEP was founded by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) in 2000, and has been held every other year. It has become an influential event in the industry in China.

CICSEP is intended to boost the prosperity and creativity in science and educational programs, and to promote international communication and cooperation in the industry.

Here at CICSEP, participants will be able to learn the latest trends and developments in the industry, exchange creative ideas and experiences in the marketplace, find access to more cooperation opportunities and business partners, and enjoy the latest and best science and educational programs from China and abroad.

The topics of forums will balance creation and market. Senior experts from renowned media and production companies home and abroad will be present to share their ideas. The production crew of the award-winning programs will also be present to communicate face to face with conference participants.


“China Dragon Awards” is an integral part of CICSEP and rewards outstanding programs aiming at public education in the fields of science and technology from around the world. The awards are open to all producers and broadcasters, and CICSEP cordially invites you to participate in this prestigious competition.
The 2019 competition has six categories:  Science Documentaries (30mins or more), Science Documentaries (less than 30mins, Science Knowledge TV Shows (single episode), Science Knowledge Animation, Short Science Videos (less than 8mins), and Science Feature Films.
Six Gold, twelve Silver and eighteen Bronze Awards, as well as an indeterminate number of Nominees, will be selected by the Jury. With entrants’ consent, selected entries will be included in non-commercial screenings in China.
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    The China International Conference of Science and Education Producers (CICSEP) was founded by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) in 2000. Held once every two years, CICSEP has now been successfully presented seven times.
    CICSEP is hosted by the China Science Film and Video Association, which is directly managed by CAST. CICSEP includes a prestigious international program competition (the China Dragon Awards) as well as stakeholders’ forums dealing with the newest science and science-education ideas and programs. Pitching sessions were introduced at CICSEP in 2010. This initiative was designed to promote innovation in marketing in the field of science and science-education programs, and to encourage exchange and development on an international basis.
    Since its inception, CICSEP has been consistently supported by prestigious professionals and organizations at home and around the world. Companies and broadcasters from more than 20 countries and regions participate, including ABC, BBC, CBC, CCTV, Discovery, INA, KBS, NGC, NHK, NHNZ, RAI and ZDF who are among CICSEP’s long-term associates and friends. Some of CICSEP’s jurors and speakers (and even buyers) are drawn from these organizations. CICSEP is sincerely grateful to all these collaborators in the circle as we share the same ambitions and purposes. Without this collective dedication, CICSEP would not be such an influential event in the field, garnering much attention and positive acknowledgement by industry professionals.
    CICSEP was founded in 2000, and the year 2016 witnessed the presentation of the ninth edition during September 25-28, 2016 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.  As usual, 2019 CICSEP will continue presenting China Dragon Awards, stakeholders’ forums, master classes and marketing activities . We are looking forward to continuing the consistent aid and support from our dear friends. We also welcome new participants to attend this year’s event. Sincerely we invite you to support CICSEP by sending us your entries in the program competition; or by submitting proposals for the Pitch meetings with Chinese and international buyers and experts; or simply by being part of the Conference, sharing your stories with the outstanding and talented leaders in the field.
    Let’s do this together to promote the production and marketing of science and science-education programs, hence spreading to information to benefit the scientific civilization of mankind.
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    Who will come?
    1 Keiko Bang, CEO & Founder, Bang Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    2 Alessandro Griffini, President,International Association for Media in Science
    3 Markus Nikel, Consultant of International Coproduction of Documentaries,RAI
    4 Paul Lewis, Board Member, WCSFP/President, Great Pacific Media
    5 Martin Alexander, Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies & Harvest Films
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