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SCINEMA is an international science film festival providing a platform for filmmakers, professional, amateur and student, to showcase their science films, from dramas to documentaries, animations or epic natural history.

 

Established in 2000, SCINEMA attracts hundreds of entries from across the world, including some of the world’s most respected science factual producers and directors.

 

Each year, thousands of film lovers across Australia embrace science on the big screen through our SCINEMA festival premiere screenings in major cities in June, our Community Festival screenings and ABC iView.

 

SCINEMA is presented by Australia’s Science Channel; The Royal Institution of Australia’s free, open publishing platform for the wonders and achievements of Australian scientific discoveries, old and new; to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.

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Previous Winners

Congratulations to all our award-winning films and filmmakers.

2017

SCINEMA BEST FILM
OWSIA (Darkened Water)
by Alireza Dehghan (Iran)

SCINEMA BEST DOCUMENTARY

Fix and Release by Scott Dobson and Jono Nemethy (Canada)

 

SCINEMA BEST DIRECTOR

The Purple Plain by Kim Albright (United Kingdom)

 

SCINEMA BEST SHORT FILM

Einstein-Rosen by Olga Osorio (Spain)

 

SCINEMA AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATED FILM

Think like a scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak by Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin (USA)


2016

SCINEMA BEST FILM
Maratus by Simon Cunich (Australia)

SCINEMA BEST SHORT FILM
The Amazing Life Cycle of the European Eel by Sofia Castello y Tickell (United Kingdom)

SCINEMA BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hilleman — A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children by Donald Mitchell (USA)

SCINEMA AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATED FILM

Metamorphosis of plants by Urszula Zajączkowska (Poland)

SCINEMA AWARD FOR TECHNICAL MERIT
Corpus by Marc Héricher (France)

SCINEMA AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC MERIT
Wonders of Life – Size Matters by Paul Olding (United Kingdom)

2018Winners

Find out more about the nine winning films chosen from 1,539 entries for this year.

AttendScreening

Special community events run in August during National Science Week. Find a community screening near you during National Science.

HostScreening

Host your own screening during National Science Week in August – in your school, at the library, local pub or your own lounge room.

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SCINEMA is proudly supported by

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This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government

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