SCINEMA International Science Film Festival

SCINEMA is Australia’s premier international science film festival

NSW, VIC, NT, WA, QLD, SA, TAS (Jun 1 – Aug 31, 2020)

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We've extended our #SCINEMA submission deadline until Sunday 9 Feb 2020! We're accepting feature films, short films (<30 min), experimental and animation, feature documentaries, online films, and television series. Submissions via FilmFreeway:
This year was our biggest year for #SCINEMA! Thank you to all our fellow science and film fans who supported us. We look forward to putting science in cinema again next year. We hope everyone has a wonderful festive season. P.S. Entries for 2020 are still open!
Tomorrow, our team at The Royal Institution of Australia, publisher of #SCINEMA, are participating in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving! Help us give the gift of science! πŸ§¬πŸ“‘ πŸ§ͺ Your donation will help us continue to connect people with science:
Mark your calendars! On #GivingTuesday 3 Dec, help us give the gift of science! πŸ§¬πŸ“‘ πŸ§ͺ We need your support to continue to provide high-quality, accessible and relevant science journalism to everyday people.
Entries are now open for the 20th #SCINEMA International Science Film Festival, showcasing the best science films from around the world. Read more:
Thanks to Event Cinemas we have 4 double passes to Armstrong Film to giveaway as lucky door prizes today at SCINEMA at The Science Exchange! πŸ‘¨‍πŸš€ Featuring the words of Neil Armstrong narrated by Harrison Ford, ARMSTRONG is a dramatic and emotional documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and images of Neil Armstrong’s incredible life. It releases in cinemas September 12. Tickets on sale now:,22
Hope you are all enjoying the #SCINEMA films! Don't forget to vote for your favourite film!
The #SCINEMA Body playlist is recommended for anyone who wants to understand how our bodies work, and how technology is changing the shape of medicine and our minds. It features 6 films: πŸ‘¨‍βš•οΈ The Face of a Stranger πŸ’Š Vitamania 🐻 The Superpowers of the Bear βš•οΈ Wild Medicine - Animals' Superpowers ☒️ The Rarest Drug on Earth 🧠 A Tiny Spark Get access to these films and more throughout August. Register now!
Every year, thanks to a National Science Week grant, we invite an award-winning filmmaker to a regional Australian town for a special #SCINEMA community screening and Q&A event! This year’s special guest is Juliette Martineau, director of 'Smart Slime?' (SCINEMA 2019 Award for Scientific Merit). We're bringing her from the UK all the way to Dungog in regional NSW. We recently chatted before her visit Down Under! Read our short interview here: Facebook event: Festival of Science – Scinema: Film Festival + filmmaker talk.
#SCINEMA is taking over screens all over Australia! We currently have over 400 registrations, with 85 of them open to public! Find your nearest screening through National Science Week's website:
Want to see Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins for free? πŸ’Š This insightful documentary explores vitamins with Dr Derek Muller from Veritasium. You can access it - only during August - through #SCINEMA now! Register here:
Incredible news for #SharkWeek! 🦈 #700Sharks is nominated for an International #Emmy2019 Award for Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary! You can watch it now for free and on-demand as part of #SCINEMA community screenings! Register at
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