Welcome to SCINEMA International Science Film Festival which showcases not only the best, but also the diversity of science films from across the globe.

From drama to documentaries, animations or epic natural history, we’re passionate about the power of the moving image to tell stories about the world, how it works, and our place in it.

Whether it’s the long slog and occasional thrill of discovery, the awesome scale of our universe, the beauty of nature, environmental challenges that we face on our planet, or how technology will shape our future, there are hundreds of science stories we want to see on screen.

In its new home at Australia's Science Channel the 2016 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is shaping up to be bigger than ever. Join us as we celebrate the best in science film from around the world.

Make us laugh or cry, rage or recoil, but most of all make us think.

Key Festival Dates:

Film submissions close - Friday 13 May 2016
Festival screenings - Saturday 18 June 2016
Community screenings - National Science Week - 13-21 August 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 award winners - chosen from over 1,300 entries from 80 countries.

SCINEMA BEST FILM
Maratus by Simon Cunich (Australia)

SCINEMA BEST SHORT FILM
The Amazing Life Cycle of the European Eel by Sofia Castello y Tickell (United Kingdom)

SCINEMA BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hilleman -- A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children by Donald Mitchell (USA)

SCINEMA AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATED FILM
Metamorphosis of Plants by Urszula Zajączkowska (Poland)

SCINEMA AWARD FOR TECHNICAL MERIT
Corpus by Marc Héricher (France)

SCINEMA AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC MERIT

Wonders of Life – Size Matters by Paul Olding (United Kingdom)