SCINEMA is Australia’s premier international science film festival

Adelaide (May 28), Sydney, Melbourne (May 29), Geelong & Newcastle (May 30), Brisbane (Jun 4), Canberra, Marion [SA], Gold Coast (Jun 6), Darwin (Jun 10), Mt Barker [SA] (Jun 11), Bunbury [WA] (Jun 12), Perth, TAS (Jun 13)

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Number 37

Number 37

There have been a lot of adaptations, homages or films otherwise inspired by Rear Window; ...
The Drummer and the Keeper

The Drummer and the Keeper

Casting matters. So does chemistry ...
The Seen and Unseen

The Seen and Unseen

Most stories are better without a sledgehammer to drive it’s point home, though subtlety doesn’t ...
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This year, #SCINEMA national premiere screenings will take place in 14 locations around Australia!From east to west, from north to south, we are putting the science in cinema!Get your tickets now:
Smart Slime?#SCINEMA 2019 Winner: Award For Scientific MeritIt’s neither plant, animal or fungus, but a giant single cell that crawls around eating dead matter. Beautiful and mesmerizing time lapse videography, Smart Slime? introduces us to the quirky work of two high profile slime researchers.Jury comment: Exceptional technical detail and a great way to explain the network of a cell.Directed by Juliette Martineau (United Kingdom)
Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins#SCINEMA 2019 Winner: Best DocumentaryAlmost one billion people take a regular dietary supplements, mainly vitamin tablets, but how safe are these products, how are the regulated, and how can we make the right choices for our health? These surprisingly urgent questions are investigated by scientist Dr Derek Muller of Veritasium.Jury comment: A riveting tale uncovering the madness of enormity of the supplements industry.Directed, produced, written by: Sonya Pemberton (Australia)
For our Sydney science film-loving audience!Sydney Film Festival (5-16 June) has launched the full program and tickets are now on sale! Don't miss the new APOLLO 11 documentary, featuring never-before-seen footage and audio from July 1969.For more info and tickets head to
The Face of a Stranger#SCINEMA 2019 Winner: Best FilmAfter a 2011 hunting accident, this Quebec man thought he’d live forever with half a face. Then a confident young surgeon made an extraordinary offer. Face of Stranger takes us on a medical journey of epic proportions – where the odds of success are less than ideal. That didn’t bother the prospective patient, 65-year-old Maurice Desjardins, who desperately needed a facial transplant operation.Jury comment: Story telling at its best with layers of brilliant cinematography, amazing human connections; emotionally charged and totally engaging.Directed by: Geneviève TurcotteProduced by: Découverte, Radio-CanadaWritten by: Danny Lemieux (Canada)
#SCINEMA tickets are on sale now! 🎟️There will be 14 premiere screenings around Australia for 2019! Don't miss out!
The 2019 premiere screening program features 2 hours of scientific entertainment!It features some of the #SCINEMA winners and more:🔸 The Face of a Stranger – SCINEMA Winner: Best Film🔸 Vitamania – SCINEMA Winner: Best Documentary (excerpt only)🔸 Smart Slime? – SCINEMA Winner: Award for Scientific Merit🔸 The Most Unknown – SCINEMA Winner: Special Jury Award (excerpt only)🔸 Jeremy the Lefty Snail and Other Asymmetrical Animals – Festival entry🔸 A Tiny Spark – Festival entry🔸 700 Sharks – SCINEMA Winner, Award for Technical Merit (excerpt only)🔸 Why this skateboarding trick should be impossible – Festival entryRead more about these films:
🏆  #SCINEMA 2019 winning films! 🏆🔸 SCINEMA Best Film – The Face of a Stranger🔸 SCINEMA Best Documentary – Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins🔸 SCINEMA Award for Scientific Merit – Smart Slime?🔸 SCINEMA Special Jury Award – The Most Unknown
🔸 SCINEMA Award for Technical Merit – 700 SharksThanks to our major sponsor BBC Earth.
The judges gathered for #SCINEMA over the weekend! We are so grateful for their time. It was no easy task!Shout out to (L-R): Lisa Bailey from MOD. at UNISA, Damian Harris from Griffith University, Cris Kennedy, Dr Darren Saunders from UNSW, Alison Leigh from World Congress of Science & Factual Producers - WCSFP, Emily Griggs from BBC Studios, and Prof Alan Duffy, Lead Scientist of The Royal Institution of Australia.Thanks to BBC Earth for their continued support of SCINEMA!
SCINEMA: Putting the science in cinema
📢 CALL OUT! 📢Submissions for #SCINEMA International Science Film Festival are open! ➡️
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