The second annual Cyberscreen Science Film Festival took place during the Science Online 2012 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. We received so many fantastic entries, and the top films were showcased at the festival.
The Grand Prize winner in the Science Film category was Derek Mueller, for his physics film ‘Mission Impossible: Graphene’. Derek wins an iPad 16GB wifi model courtesy of our fantastic sponsors at Autodesk.
Runner up in the Science Film Category was Henry Reich, whose film was a compilation of 4 of his ‘Minute Physics’ videos. Henry receives an original painting from science artist Michelle Banks.
Second runner up in the Science Film Category was Brian Malow, whose film ‘My Love Affair with Space‘ documented his personal journey with the space shuttle mission. Brian wins an original art print by artist Nathaniel Gold.
Grand prize in the Maya Animation category went to Joji Tsuruga and Anca Risca for their short film about urbanization, ‘Lilium urbanus’. Joji and Anca also receive a 16GB iPad wifi version.
Runner up in the Maya Animation Category was Hirofumi Seo for his short film ‘Universe of the Cell 3D’. Hirofumi wins an original art print by Nathaniel Gold.
Congratulations to all of our showcased film-makers, the decision on which films to show this year was very difficult!
Other films that were showcased at this year’s festival were:
Hybrid Electric Vehicles, by Tom Linden, Grace Joyal, David McInnis, Carrie Gann and Mike Oniffrey.
Klebsiella, Salmonella, Legionella by Aryeh Rosenbaum.
Music, Movies and Emotion: An Evolutionary Connection, by Carl Scott, Crew Ginn, & Livia Bornigia.
SOUND AFFECTS – A Film on Ocean Noise, by Austin Gallagher and Erica Staaterman.
Sea Harmony, by Monika LaPlante.
Neuroplasticity, by Neil and Liz Losin.
Life Beneath the Mangroves, by John Bruno.
Aesthetic Species Maps, by David Montgomery.
Amino Acids from Interstellar Space, by Colin Schultz.
Cold Blooded Cannibals, by Nathan Dappen and Joris VanAlpen.
Beyond Planet Earth – Inside View, by Mindy Weisberger.
Cardiac Tamponade, by Hirofumi Seo.
I would like to extend an enormous thank-you to our main sponsor, the great folks at Autodesk. You can see by the animations submitted to this festival that Maya is powerful tool. Check out the ‘Molecular Maya‘ plugin for some of the pieces featured in Hirofumi Seo’s ‘Universe of the Cell’, and Geoffrey Cheung’s ‘Metastatic Bone Pain’. Other prize donors included National Center for Science Education, VIVO,Brendan O’Brien, Amoeba Mike and Colin Purrington. All film-makers selected for our festival will be receiving some fabulous swag.
Congratulations to you all, and get those submissions going for next year’s festival!
The CyberScreen Science Film Festival is part of the ScienceOnline unConference.
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CyberScreen Science Film Festival is overseen by the dynamic duo of Carin Bondar and Joanna Manaster.
Dr. Carin Bondar
Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. She has appeared in a scientific capacity on various television networks (Discovery World HD, Discovery Canada, CTV, SHAW Canada, City TV (Vancouver)) and her work has been featured online at Scientific American, National Geographic Wild, and Discovery.ca. In addition to her biology blog ‘Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist’ she recently released her first book ‘The Nature of Human Nature’, a light-hearted look at where the human species fits in with the rest of the animal kingdom. Dr. Bondar lives with her husband and 3 young children near Vancouver, BC. Find Dr. Bondar online atwww.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: ‘Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist’.
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Joanne Manaster is a cell and molecular biology lecturer at the University of Illinois. She taught histology, cell biology, and tissue engineering laboratories to biology and bioengineering students for nearly 20 years. Now, she is executing online courses on the human genome and bioinformatics for current and future science teachers. Joanne keeps herself busy with outreach through videos she creates, encouraging everyone to read a popular science book now and again. Other videos are a gentle and whimsical introduction to the world of science disguised in everyday items such as cats, make-up, gummy bears, and cookies. When not teaching classes or making videos, she can be found explaining topics of interest to members of the community, running a girls bioengineering camp, helping with the iGEM synthetic biology team, and doing everything she can to ensure that her four children all become passionate about something, even if it isn’t science. Good news, though, science is winning!
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Submit Your Entry
Submissions for the 2013 CyberScreen Science Festival are not yet open. Please Check back in September 2012.