Film Night - The Best of SCINEMA: International Science Film Festival 2017

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The Joinery

111 Franklin Street

Adelaide, SA 5000


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We're celebrating National Science Week with a screening of the best short films from the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2017.

6pm - Pot luck dinner, bring along a plate of food to share.
7pm - Screening 'Best of SCINEMA' (1:38:56)

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Recommended for: General audience, featuring the Award Winning films from SCINEMA 2017. Contains subtitles, some coarse language, scenes of animal surgery and themes of animal cruelty.



Award for Technical Merit

A visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death. Even the tiniest things can have a huge impact.



Best Short Film Subtitled (Spain)

It’s the summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Oscar does not believe him… at least not for now.

“A quirkily charming and entertaining film.”

Pangolins in Peril – A story of rare scales


Award for Scientific Merit

Subtitled (Pakistan) Themes of animal cruelty

The rare secretive Pangolin plays a vital ecological role but is on the verge of extinction. Two brave and passionate wildlife watchers fight against the odds to save the endangered Pangolin.

“Simply and beautifully produced film that shows conservation biology in a political and social setting”

The Purple Plain


Best Director

How different would things have been if it had been one small step for a woman, and one giant leap for mankind? Inspired by the true story of Mercury 13; the first women who tested for space flight.

Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak


Best Experimental/Animation

Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses bring us to the front line of the 2013-15 Ebola epidemic and explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Fix And Release


Best Documentary

Scenes of animal surgery

An amazing team at a turtle trauma centre in Ontario, Canada is determined to battle to even the odds for freshwater turtle survival in the modern world.

“An important story, well told and beautifully shot”

Test Tube Babes


Special Jury Award

Two sisters that are the outcome of IVF, explain the amazing science of reproductive biology with wit and charm.

“You’ll never look at a paw-paw the same way again!”

OWSIA (Darkened Water)


Best Film

Subtitled (Iran) Mild Coarse Language

The aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd has supplied water to the city for 2,500 years, now rots away due to bureaucracy and corruption.

“A fascinating well-made film about this living UNESCO heritage site, social politics and the complex issue of water rights”

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