2021 Festival 8-18 July

Centre for Science Communication Student Film Premiere
Teens |Adults


From kiwis to climate change, farmland to Fiordland, this night is not to be missed! Join us for a fabulous evening of films about science, nature and the environment, produced by Master’s students of University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication, home of the world’s leading postgraduate programme for Science and Natural History Filmmaking.

Here's a sneak peak at the night's films:

About the films:

Growing Up Kiwi by Madeleine Brennan follows the story of “Almer,” a feisty little Haast Tokoeka kiwi through his first year of life.

A Forest’s Dream by Upamanyu Das tells a beautifully cinematic tale of Fiordland from the perspective of its residents – a wise old tree, the bedrock that forms its foundation, and the water that shapes it.

The hilarious mockumentary, Kiwis Against Birds by Peter Naik delivers a laugh-out-loud, yet potent message of conservation.

Imy Mahon’s Protecting the Pomahaka introduces viewers to this iconic river and those on a mission to protect it.

Winds of Change by Janic Gorman is an inspiring cross-cultural adventure with future leaders of climate action.

Tegan Good’s award-winning Nest 38 tells the story of a pair of banded dotterels attempting to defy the odds to raise their chicks on a surprisingly hostile New Zealand beach.

It’s a night not to be missed!

Please note: The time for this event has changed from what is listed in the printed programme. The film premiere begins at 7:30pm.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Want another chance to see films by the talented staff and students from the Centre for Science Communication? All Festival week, a selection of films will be screened on The Cube, on the ground floor of the Dunedin Public Library. Films range from 2-30 minutes and will be screened on a loop. Pop in and immerse yourself in science communication! Click here for the full details.

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