3rd Annual Raw Science Film Festival Winners Announced - Arrival for Best Picture

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The 3rd Annual Raw Science Film Festival (#RSFF2016) was held Saturday, December 10th, at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California, featuring film screening and red carpet award ceremony at the Zanuck Theater. The film Arrival and the planet Mars swept the awards. The event was lived streamed by Livit. Virtual awards were designed by Jeremy Roush.

Speakers covered everything from aliens to space lasers sending chips to Alpha Centauri near the speed of light. It was a special moment in Caltech-Hollywood history when Kip Thorne presented the Kip Thorne Gravity Award for Best Depiction of a Scientific Principle to Stephen Wolfram for the portrayal of linguistics in Arrival.

The Awards Ceremony was emceed by Paul Hynek of Giant Studios. Speakers included Naveen Jain (Moon Express), Peter Samuelson (Revenge of the Nerds), Stephen and Christopher Wolfram, Brent Bushnell, Janet-Ivey Duensing, Philip Lubin, Linda Rheinstein, and special guest Kip Thorne.

The festival was co-founded by Mitchell Block and honors films on science and technology worldwide. Partners for the event included Explore Mars, Space Tourism Society Canada, and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. It is eligible to be an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2019.

Space Games Federation conducted interviews and announced a video challenge for the next festival. Maxx The Robot, a giant 9-foot tall robot provided by Gigamaxx productions in Nashville, TN, made a debut.

“The mission of the festival is to keep the beauty and logic of science on center stage in popular culture,” commented Keri Kukral, founder and CEO of the Raw Sciene Film Festival and the Raw Science Foundation.

"It is extremely gratifying when the culmination of our efforts including tremendous work by Jack Klink, who in conjunction with other team members, created a night to remember,” commented co-producer Derek Casari from Fox Studios.

Winners

Amateur Dramatic less than10min
1st - Ex Vivo

Youth Dramatic less than 10min
1st - Journey

Youth Documentary longer than 10min
1st - Food From the Sky

Student Dramatic longer than 10min
1st - Starry Night
2nd - Human Protocol

Student DOCUMENTARY longet than 10min
1st - Epigenetics: Memory of Our Bodies
2nd - I Want to Be an Astronaut

Professional Dramatic less than 10min
1st - Dreams on Sale
2nd - No Guarantee
3rd - Tempo

Professional Documentary less than 10min
1st - Microsculpture
2nd - Loop
3rd - Dish Life

Professional Dramatic less than 10min
1st - The Cradle
2nd - Patient 39
3rd - Darkwave: Edge of the Storm

Professional Documentary less than 10min
1st - Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man
2nd - Death & Taxidermy
3rd - Ghost of the Mountain

Professional Feature [Fiction] less than 59min
1st - Seat 25
2nd - The End of the Lonely Island
3rd - A Promise of Time Travel

Professional Feature [NON-Fiction] less than 59min
1st - Passage to Mars

Best Science Fiction
Arrival

Best Documentary
The University

Best Series (Fiction)
Stranger Things

Best Series (Non-Fiction)
MARS (Nat Geo)

Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination Prize in Speculative Media
Arrival

Kip Thorne Gravity Award for Best Depiction of a Scientific Principle
Arrival for linguistics

Stephen Wolfram Best Technical Advisor Award
Stephen & Christopher Wolfram
(Arrival)

Janet Ivey Permission to Dream Award
Radheya Jegatheva
(Journey)

Peter Samuelson Star Catcher Award
Hidden Figures

Prize in MetaPhysical Media
Einstein's God Model

Co-hosts:
Space Tourism Society Canada

Partners:
Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination
Explore Mars
Space Games Federation
Space Tourism Society

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