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SCINEMA 2020 is now open for film submissions. We can't wait to see what you've produced! So what are you waiting for? Entries are now open for the 20th SCINEMA International Science Film Festival, showcasing the best science films from around the world. SCINEMA (pronounced sci-nema) is...

Researchers have discovered that sharks pick their buddies and stick with them for years. Credit: Sam Cahir, Predapix Photography. This year audiences were blown away by the spectacular never-before-seen footage of sharks in 700 Sharks, which won the SCINEMA Award for Technical Merit. Like the sharks, the...

A slime mould, dubbed the "blob" has been unveiled, and it's continuing to surprise researchers.  A crowd favourite from this year’s SCINEMA line up was Smart Slime?. The short film called into question whether slime is intelligent. Filmmaker Juliette Martineau showcased just how strange and impressive slime moulds...

Deborah Shaw, a Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth explains whether cinema can survive in the age of TV series. There are many reasons you might think cinema is going the way of the dinosaurs. With the popularity of long-play TV...

As well as facing the jury, SCINEMA films also face the audience! Every year our audiences vote for the film that stood out to them in the People’s Choice Award. This year the audience and judging panel were in agreement, with the winner of Best Film,...

This week, we take a trip down SCINEMA memory lane and follow up on some past winners. [caption id="attachment_9350" align="alignnone" width="1000"] A still from the 2018 winner, The Kingdom - How Fungi Made Our World.[/caption] Over the years SCINEMA has seen a wide range of films and...

SCINEMA is all about putting science on the big screen. We want to bring you the best of science! Lead Scientist of The Royal Institution of Australia, Alan Duffy says, science is on the big screen is inspiring. "This is where action heroes are seen. This is where...

Ever wondered what stands out to our SCINEMA judges? We got the inside scoop on what they look out for!   Community screenings might have wrapped up this month, but we’re already looking ahead for SCINEMA 2020. Film submissions for next year will open in October 2019! So,...

Ahead of the upcoming World Greenpeace Day we've got some docos to get you as passionate about the environment as Greenpeace. [caption id="attachment_9237" align="alignnone" width="1100"] Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images[/caption] World Greenpeace Day is celebrated on the 15th of September. For those of you who haven't heard of...

Here are some highlights from SCINEMA's community screening month.  The Community Screenings Program has drawn to an end for 2019! We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have. We had an overwhelming response from people all over the country hosting their own screenings for...