Cosmos spoke to Dr Chadden Hunter, who has worked with David Attenborough to direct Seven Worlds One Planet, winner of the 2021 Best Film award in our very own SCINEMA International Science Film Festival, about why film is so important for communicating science and inspiring curiosity.
SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere 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.
Register to view this and many other films here.
You can host your own SCINEMA Community Screening for free during the month of August in support of National Science Week!
Whether it’s at your school, library, in your local pub or even in your lounge room, you can host your own public or private event. All you need is a screen, computer, access to the internet and an audience (popcorn optional).
Check out the 2021 Award winners! What will SCINEMA mean to you?
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Deborah Devis is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours) in biology and philosophy from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in plant molecular genetics from the University of Adelaide.
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