SCINEMA International Science Film Festival

The largest science-based film festival in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Hobart, and you may never be quite the same again.

The SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is an amazing two-hour viewing experience, bringing together the best in science feature, short, documentary, animation and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.

This year’s line-up is stunning and powerful:

  • The Face of a Stranger – After a 2011 hunting accident, this Quebec man thought he’d live forever with half a face. Then a confident young surgeon made an extraordinary offer. Face of Stranger takes us on a medical journey of epic proportions – where the odds of success are less than ideal. That didn’t bother the prospective patient, 65-year-old Maurice Desjardins, who desperately needed a facial transplant operation.
  • 700 Sharks – In a ground breaking experiment, five of the world’s most experienced underwater scientists dive among 700 starving sharks.
  • Vitamania – Almost one billion people take a regular dietary supplement, mainly vitamins. But how safe are these products?
  • The Most Unknown – Nine scientists go to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanities biggest questions.
  • Smart Slime? – It’s neither plant, animal or fungus, but a giant single cell that crawls around eating dead matter. This film introduces us to the quirky work of two high profile slime researchers.
  • Jeremy the Lefty Snail – This is a fascinating story of a one-in-a-million snail whose shell coiled to the left rather than to the right.
  • A Tiny Spark – This film examines how research into blood clots and stroke could bring about big changes for people and medicine.
  • Why this skateboarding trick should be impossible – Skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen teams up with Physics Girl to explain the unusual physics behind skateboard tricks.