SCINEMA: Putting the Science in Cinema

Bring SCINEMA To Your Classroom or Livingroom

SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.

You can see a selection of this year’s winning entries, completely free, for the next 12 months!

Films cover a range of STEM topics, each with dedicated teacher resources packed full of lesson inspiration, classroom activities and thought-provoking questions all linked to the Australian National Curriculum.

How to get started

  • Choose a film below
  • Log in or create a FREE education account
  • Download the resource best suited to your year group – you can download as many of these as you like.
  • You’ll need a screen, speakers and connection to the internet (we recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox browser)

That’s it! It’s super simple to get in on the fun.

Watch SCINEMA 2020 and get the education resource packs

To view all of the Education playlists from SCINEMA 2020 and access the full resource packs for R-12 students, all you have to do is sign up to host a community screening.

You will then be sent a unique URL and password to access these for free.

Be quick – they’re only available during August.

A selection of films from 2019

Subscribe above or Sign up to find out about our 2020 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival and access this year’s films and resources as soon as they are available.

About Education

The Education platform, along with Australia’s Science Channel and Ultimate CareersCosmos – a quarterly science print magazine and online science news site, and SCINEMA International Science Film Festival are developed and operated by The Royal Institution of Australia, an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science.