Best Documentary/Film: Secrets in the Scat (Austria)


Best Short Film: Shattering Stars (USA)


Best Animation/Experimental: How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work (USA)


Best Online Format: Unvarnished diaries of a CERN scientist – working on the biggest science experiment ever (Austria)


SCINEMA Junior: The Living Sea (Hong Kong)


SCINEMA Junior Merit Award: Cry of the Corals (India)


Social Impact Award: The Sixth Mass Extinction – Last letter from Wilson (Republic of Korea)


Award for Scientific Merit: The Lake at the Bottom of the World (USA)


Make sure you register below to watch these wonderful films online during August!



SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. We are passionate about 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 host your own SCINEMA Community Screening for free during the month of August in support of National Science Week!


Whether it’s just in your lounge room, at a school, library, or in your local pub, you can host your own public or private event or screening. All you need is a screen, computer, and access to the internet.


Registrations to watch SCINEMA 2022 are now open – click here!


And check out the films you will be able to see here.


SCINEMA 2023 will be launching shortly with submissions possible from September 1. Keep an eye out for more details!

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