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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.

Sat. 1/20, 3:00 p.m., SLC Library, SLC
Sun. 1/21, 12:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Tue. 1/23, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, PC
Sat. 1/27, 12:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC

YEAR 2018



RUN TIME 90 min

LANGUAGE English and Portuguese/German

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Fusion Media Group/Muck Media

PHONE (213) 399-1434


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Cristina Costantini

Cristina Costantini directed and produced Science Fair, her first feature documentary. She won an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award and has been nominated for two Emmys. Before attending Yale University, Cristina was a science fair nerd. As a freshman in high school, she placed fourth in her category at the international science fair—it's all been downhill from there.

Darren Foster

Darren Foster directed and produced Science Fair, his first feature documentary. He’s won a Peabody Award and an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, and he's received several Emmy nominations as a TV producer and journalist. Darren co-founded Muck Media, a production company based in Los Angeles and Lisbon. His high school science fair project proved Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) like hamburgers.