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December 18, 2018

Science on Screen® – SCIENCE FAIR

Start: December 18, 2018 7:00 PM
End: December 18, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Cristina Costantini & Darren Foster
2018 | USA | 90 min | Not Rated
Presented in English, with some Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 10+

Post-film discussion featuring competing students, coordinated by Jody Oostema, Program Manager, Utah Science and Engineering Fair.

Every year, over 1,700 students from 75 countries compete in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a highly competitive showcase of the world’s top young scientific minds. Selected from millions of students who qualified through sanctioned events to reach the international competition, these finalists are competing for the coveted top prize that, as one previous winner explains, “will change your life in ways you won’t even comprehend.”

Science Fair follows one mentor and nine students from around the world as they prepare their projects and team for the 2017 ISEF event in Los Angeles. Though all are participating for the love of science, we also learn that there are other underlying influences motivating them to pursue their dreams of participating in the competition. Featuring interviews with the charming young scientists, their parents and mentors, as well as past ISEF winners, this absorbing film illuminates a group of amazing young men and women who are on a path to change the world through science.

Winner: Festival Favorite Award–2018 Sundance Film Festival, Festival Favorites–2018 SXSW Film Festival; Official Selection–2018 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

Science Fair premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the KIDS section, a program curated in collaboration with Utah Film Center.

Part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children & Youth year-round free programming and

Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

March 1, 2019

2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children & Youth

Start: March 1, 2019 7:00 PM
End: March 3, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library & The Leonardo
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Film Center’s 8th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth takes place March 1–3, 2019 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Tumbleweeds features films from around the world and provides culturally-enriching, curated film, and media arts workshops for younger audiences. Founded in 2011, Tumbleweeds is the only film festival for children in the Intermountain West and has quickly become one of Utah’s premiere events.

Stay tuned for announcements on pass and ticket sales, program lineup and much more in late November.

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