Lights, Camera, Science! Sci Comm Student Film Premiere
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An evening of phenomenal science and nature films produced by Science Communication Master’s students.

Lights. . . Camera. . . SCIENCE! Get ready for a night to delight at the Regent!

Have an unforgettable evening on the red carpet in celebration of the phenomenal science and natural history films produced by Master’s students of the University of Otago’s Department of Science Communication, the world’s leading postgraduate programme in science storytelling.

Kicking off the 2023 New Zealand International Science Festival, we are excited to bring you an extraordinary slate of films that explores a vast range of science-nature subject matter. You’ll meet the cheeky cashmere goats who are literally the new 'kids' on the block of New Zealand’s fibre industry; train with the four-pawed protectors of NZ’s majestic Kauri trees; embark on an entertaining and thought-provoking journey to learn about the effects of recreational drug use; climb into the remote backcountry to witness a filmmaker’s remarkable relationship with a rock wren; and through art, memory and family, delve into the intricate connection between the human world and the natural.

The evening’s line-up includes:
Rhapsody for a Rock Wren by Lauren Schaer
Kauri K-9s by Wen Qing Ng
Soft Gold by Jacqui Lynch
The Passing by Elizabeth Vanderburg
Trip Advisor: Drugs in Dunedin by Janic Gorman

All filmmakers will be there to share their big night on the big screen with you, so mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!