SCINEMA International Science Film Festival

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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is back at Palace Cinemas for 2018. See the winners in one evening celebrating science on the big screen,

From drama to documentary, animation to experimental, SCINEMA celebrates the power of moving image to satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.
The 2018 winners screening at Palace Cinemas this year are:

The Kingdom – How Fungi Made Our World: Best Film
Some fungi will save us, others will threaten us, and we are just beginning to understand which is which. The great, untold story of how fungi shaped all life on land.

Grassroots: Best Documentary
A story about farmers, the soils they work and a piece of powerful knowledge that nearly slipped through their fingers. Grassroots follows Guy Webb and his friends, unlikely heroes on a quest to bring a genuine climate change solution to the world.

Timelapse: Best Director
What would you say if you could work a whole month in a single second? Welcome to the future of neural implants. A new way of understanding work has arrived, but factory worker Laura is not convinced.

iRony: Best Short Film
In an astonishing adaptation of the award-winning poem, ‘Seven Billion’ by Radheya Jegatheva, iRony explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.

KCLOC: Best Animated Film
What does time mean to you? This 3D animated film, explores our perceptions of time, with exquisite animation and great wit.

Astroturf: Best Experimental Film
Using the strange sounds of recordings of satellites in space, Astroturf juxtaposes the minutiae of human life with the incredible size of our universe.

Virtual Humans: Award for Technical Merit
Imagine a future where a complete copy of you can be created and used to monitor, study, and enhance your health. A future not far from now.

Established in 2000, SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. Presented by Australia’s Science Channel and proudly supported by BBC Earth, SCINEMA provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their science films series and documentaries.

More information:
Festival contact: Katherine Roberts, Australia’s Science Channel | (08) 7120 8609 | [email protected]
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Dates, Locations & Tickets


Palace Barracks

Wednesday, 6 June 6.30PM
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Palace Electric Cinema

Wednesday, 13 June 6.30PM
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Cinema Como

Thursday, 14 June 6.30PM
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Chauvel Cinema

Thursday, 7 June 6.30PM
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