Dec 13, 2016
Raw Science TV had it’s 3rd Annual film festival Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Fox Studios lot inside the historic Zanuck Theater. The Raw Science Film Festival honors films on science and technology worldwide with categories that include fiction and non-fiction for both students and professionals. There were cash prizes, an Awards Ceremony with magic, brain games, and immersive virtual experiences. Awards presented included the Kip Thorne Gravity Award and the Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination Prize in Speculative Media. Emcee of the event is Paul Hynek of Giant Studios (Lord of the Rings, Avatar). Keynote speakers at the event include Naveen Jain (Moon Express), Peter Samuelson (Revenge of the Nerds), Brent Bushnell (Two Two Bit Circus), Janet-Ivey Duensing, Philip Lubin (Breakthrough/Starshot Initiative), Linda Rheinstein (Space Games Federation), and special guest Kip Thorne.
My new favorite movie this year and I think this film will inspire millions of young people of this generation. The Raw Science Film Festival premiered ‘Hidden Figures‘ an incredible phenomenal untold true story that was also awarded the Peter Samuelson Star Catcher Award at the event. The brilliant women in the film are Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – African-American women working at NASA during the 60′s, who served as ‘human computers’ for one of the greatest achievements in spaceflight during the historical launch of the 1st astronaut John Glenn to orbit the earth aboard Friendship 7. These amazing women were pioneers that crossed all gender and race lines of their time. Film is coming to theaters January 6th, see trailer.
For more info about the Raw Science Film Festival event, also read: http://www.space.com/35006-raw-science-film-festival-2016.html