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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2019


SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2019

Putting the science in cinema

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is back for 2019 - bringing the best in science feature, short, documentary, animation and experimental films from filmmakers around the world. See a compilation of the award-winning films and festival entries in one evening celebrating science on the big screen.

The 2019 premiere screening program includes:

The Face of a Stranger – SCINEMA Winner: Best Film
The Face of Stranger takes us on a medical journey of epic proportions – where the odds of success are less than ideal.

Vitamania – SCINEMA Winner: Best Documentary (excerpt only)
Almost one billion people take a regular dietary supplement, mainly vitamins. But how safe are these products?

Smart Slime? – SCINEMA Winner: Award for Scientific Merit
It’s neither plant, animal or fungus, but a giant single cell that crawls around eating dead matter. This film introduces us to the quirky work of two high profile slime researchers.

The Most Unknown – SCINEMA Winner: Special Jury Award (excerpt only)
Nine scientists go to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanities biggest questions.

Jeremy the Lefty Snail and Other Asymmetrical Animals – Festival entry
This is a fascinating story of a one-in-a-million snail whose shell coiled to the left rather than to the right.

A Tiny Spark – Festival entry
This film examines how research into blood clots and stroke could bring about big changes for people and medicine.

700 Sharks – SCINEMA Winner, Award for Technical Merit (excerpt only)
In a ground breaking experiment, five of the world’s most experienced underwater scientists dive among 700 starving sharks.

Why this skateboarding trick should be impossible – Festival entry
Skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen teams up with Physics Girl to explain the unusual physics behind skateboard tricks.


Established in 2000, SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. Presented by Australia’s Science Channel and proudly supported by BBC Earth, SCINEMA provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their science films, series and documentaries.

More information:

Festival contact:
Katherine Roberts, Australia’s Science Channel | (08) 7120 8609 | a3JvYmVydHMgfCByaWF1cyAhIG9yZyAhIGF1

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