Science Fair

Milwaukee native Cristina Costantini's Sundance Festival Favorite award-winning look at the agony and ecstasy of the brilliant young minds who converge on L.A. with dreams of truly life-changing success, is crowd-pleasing in the very best sense of the word, a Spellbound for the STEM set. Each year, over 1,700 students from 75 countries make their way to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), all competing to see who will win the genuinely life-changing top prize. Far from the homemade volcanoes and 2-liter tornadoes of your youth, the innovative work being created by the nine students we follow here have the potential to change the world. You'll fall in love with each and every one of these remarkable young minds, including Myllena and Gabriel, two kids from an impoverished town in Brazil whose research could lead to a potential cure for the Zika virus; and Robbie, the aimless West Virginian computer whiz who sees an opportunity to gain entry into the best colleges. It all leads to a gripping conclusion as there can only be one student deemed the science fairest of them all.


Film Sponsor: The Nature Conservatory

Community Partners: Discovery World


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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