The 2012 SCINEMA Awards

Australia: A Time Traveller's Guide. Image: ABC

Australian filmmakers have shone this year at the SCINEMA International Festival of Science Films. Sydney filmmaker Richard Smith was among the winning directors for his four-part series Australia: A Time Traveller’s Guide, which was judged Best Television Series.

Smith presents Australia as a time capsule that gives you a glimpse into the birth of our planet and how life evolved. This compelling series takes you on a journey through our continent’s history, passing dinosaurs, megafauna, asteroids and disappearing mountains along the way.

“Rarely is learning so entertaining,” the SCINEMA Jury stated. “We learnt things we never knew about our own country.”

The Best Student Film was awarded to Sophie Clipperton and her year five classmates from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community School in WA, for their film A Dummies Guide to the Galaxy, while their classmates Zoe Kelly and Jessie De Been scored second prize for their work You’ve Got The Power. Yusuf and Sudenaz Kiran from Preston NSW received a highly commended for their film Reusable Renewable Sustainable Energy Robots.

The SCINEMA International Festival of Science Films travelling shows will be screening at over 400 venues around Australia during Science Week (August 11-19).

Source: CSIRO

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