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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.


Have you produced a film, television series, documentary, short, educational video or animation with a science theme? Whether it’s the long slog and occasional thrill of discovery, the awesome scale of our universe, the beauty of nature, environmental challenges that we face on our planet, or how technology will shape our future, there are hundreds of science stories we want to see on screen.


Winning films are shown to tens of thousands of people around Australia at exclusive premiere screenings and through our community program, as well as on Australia’s Science Channel.



Award winners are chosen by our jury from the following categories:
• Best Film
• Best Director
• Best Documentary
• Best Short Film
• Best Animation/Experimental Film
• Award for Technical Merit
• Award for Scientific Merit

• Special Jury Award

Submit Your Film


SCINEMA is proudly supported by

BBC earth

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government