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In the 2016 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival documentary, Coral Bleaching Explained: The Story of Frank the Coral, Dr Tullio Rossi walks us through the phenomenon from the perspective of Frank the coral, after the widespread coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef the same year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyEw_Rl8mqM   The following article...

The 2022 SCINEMA International Science Film festival entry, Animated GIFS: Celebrating Scientific Genius, explored the science of the phenakistoscope (and instructions on how to make one). The following article by Cosmos journalist Petra Stock appeared on cosmosmagazine.com and looked closely at the history of animated...

The 2022 SCINEMA International Science Film festival entry, A Duck’s Life – A Duckumentary by the Rogers Family, explored a family’s journey to investigate the process of incubating, hatching, and raising ducklings, and the factors that influence the success rate. The following article by Cosmos...

The 2022 SCINEMA International Science Film festival entry, The weird physics of upside-down buoyancy, explored boats floating upside down on a liquid suspended on a bed of air. The following article by Cosmos journalist Clare Kenyon appeared on cosmosmagazine.com and looked closely at a related...

The 2022 SCINEMA International Science Film festival entry, Bird’s Eye View, explored interspecies relationships. The following article by Cosmos journalist Petra Stock appeared on cosmosmagazine.com and looked closely at a related aspect - why dogs cry - that we thought you would find interesting.   Dogs cry...

Hear from SCINEMA Junior 2020 Winner, Caitlin Vass, on why you should make videos.     Last year South Australian student, Caitlin Vass, entered her short film Animal Therapy for the inaugural SCINEMA Junior award category - and she won! The film explored how animals affect mental health in...

#NatureNow is a passionate call to action to protect our environment. When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit and people were forced inside, we sat back and watched as nature began to bounce back with our skies becoming clearer and wildlife venturing out into urban cities. Slowly, the...

Animal Therapy is a short film exploring how animals affect mental health. They say that dogs are our best friends (and cats think they’re our masters). But beyond being loyal companions, our animal friends may be a powerful part of our recovery from physical and mental...

Reconnexion will help you see the extraordinary in the ordinary. As you look at an object, do you ever find your mind drifting away twisting, turning and reimagining what the object is and could do? It’s those moments of imagination of the mundane that often are the...