Last updated January 8, 2018 at 12:01 pm
NEX is the winner of the 2017 SCINEMA Award for Technical Merit. It is a ‘visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death’.
It charts the destructive course of a fungus that invades the body of a rhinoceros beetle, eventually killing it.
“The basic idea was to show something that is actually horrible in a very beautiful way,” Michael Loithaler, who worked on the film, said.
Bringing NEX to animated life
Over the holiday period, we are highlighting science films featured in last year’s SCINEMA film festival.
SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.
You can read more about it, or even enter your own film, here.