Last updated May 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm
Australia’s biggest science film festival hits cinemas nationwide from 28 May – 13 June.
The SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is set to bring science to cinemas around Australia this May and June.
The largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, SCINEMA showcases the best science feature, short, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.
With over 89,000 people around the country attending SCINEMA screenings last year, 2019 is poised to be even bigger with even more premiere screenings in capital cities and regional centres.
Kicking off on 28 May and running until 13 June, 14 premiere screenings will occur across every state and territory.
“Seeing science on the big screen is inspiring,” says Alan Duffy, Lead Scientist for The Royal Institution of Australia and SCINEMA judge.
“It’s where action heroes are seen, where people imagine different worlds. That’s why it’s so important that we get to see science in the cinema. We can imagine bigger things, we can be inspired to do the extraordinary, and best of all, it’s all real!”.
Set to thrill, intrigue and inspire
At the premiere screenings, science lovers and film buffs will see a compilation of the award-winning films and festival entries in an amazing two-hour viewing spectacular.
Audiences will experience the emotional journey of a man who undergoes extreme surgery after a hunting accident left him with half a face in The Face of a Stranger, winner of this year’s Best Film award. The emotional rollercoaster will leave you spellbound.
The screening will also include excepts from 700 Sharks, winner of SCINEMA’s Technical Merit award, Vitamania, which took home the Best Documentary award, and The Most Unknown, recipient of the Special Jury Award.
A selection of short films will also be shown, including Youtube sensation Physics Girl. She joins forces with skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen to explore the physics behind his impossible trick “The Impossible”. Audiences will also dive into the quirky work of slime researchers, and learn how research into blood clots could help stroke patients. And in one highlight, they’ll fall in love with a one-in-a-million snail whose genes make his shell coil to the left rather than the right. Check out the full program.