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‘Bittersweet’ selected to screen as part of ‘SCINEMA Science Film Festival’ in Australia

We’re delighted to announce that ‘Bittersweet’ to screen as part for Scinema Science Film Festival in Australia. The film will be included in the community screening program which takes place during National Science Week in August 2018.

Venues around Australia, including schools and community groups, register to host their own event and a playlist is streamed via Australia’s Science Channel, a video on demand platform. In 2017 over 300 venues in all the States and Territories of Australia held SCINEMA screenings, to an audience of approx. 37,000 people.

The Scinema Science Film Festival is run by the Royal Institution of Australia and their motto is ‘building Australia’s future through science’. See www.scinema.australiascience.tv and www.riaus.org.au

Bittersweet is a half-hour documentary directed by Hugh Rodgers and produced by both Anna Rodgers and Zlata Filipovic of Invisible Thread Films. The film captures the health system’s fight to treat the rising number of diabetic patients, and warns against this troubling epidemic facing our population

Science on Screen is an Galway City of Film initiative by Galway Film Centre with CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research into Medical Devices. The scheme offers funding to filmmakers to produce a documentary that engages with research currently underway at CÚRAM. The funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science is now in its third year and it’s main aim to to promote the publics understanding of science.

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