Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Science Fair

 

Year: 2018
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

Science Fair
Science Fair
Science Fair
Science Fair

We all remember the science fair from school. We’d make a battery from a lemon and use bright markers to decorate those cardboard displays. As you’ll see in SCIENCE FAIR, these competitions are way more important. The smartest students will make their way to the International Science and Engineering Fair, which is essentially the Super Bowl of science fairs. Thousands of kids from all over the globe participate, hoping to win scholarships, grants, jobs, or the coveted $75,000 top prize. The stakes are incredibly high. This inspiring film follows nine students as they prepare for the 2017 ISEF. Their projects range from researching brain function during risky behavior to arsenic detectors and a new form of airplane. While you may have preconceived notions about science geeks, this documentary shows they come from a wide variety of backgrounds and personalities (one of them is hilariously obsessed with trap music). SCIENCE FAIR is a fun, informative, and loving homage to the nerd. Turns out, they’re pretty cool. After all, these incredible young geniuses could literally save the world. (In English, Portuguese, and German with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Sidebar
Family Films

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition

Director Director

Directors
Cristina Maria Costantini, Darren Foster

Cristina Maria Constantini attended Yale University, and her work has appeared on ABC News, Univision, Fusion, and The Huffington Post. She has earned a DuPont Award and has been nominated for two Emmys. Darren Foster graduated from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. He has earned a Peabody and DuPont Award and several Emmy nominations.

Filmography
SCIENCE FAIR (2018)

Producers
Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeffrey Plunkett

Screenwriting
Jeffrey Plunkett, Darren Foster, Cristina Costantini

Cinematography
Peter Alton

Editing
Tom Maroney, Alejandro Valdés-Rochín

Print Source

This film is presented in loving memory of KEN SKAPIK, a remarkable husband and dad who had an insatiable curiosity and zest for life.

Film Sponsors

Hathaway Brown

Sandy Stern

University School

iMagine Film Festival

Community Partners

Great Lakes Science Center

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