Science Fair

The 2018 Sundance Festival Favorite Award winner "Science Fair" tells the stories of nine high school students and one mentor from around the globe who set out to win the international science fair. Among the characters are Kashfia, one of the only Muslim girls at a massive high school in South Dakota, who finds an unlikely kinship with her school’s head football coach; Myllena and Gabriel, teenagers from one of the poorest states in Brazil, who see winning the science fair as their families' key to escaping poverty; and Dr.McCalla, a black science research teacher from Long Island, who has transformed her class of young immigrants into one of the best science fair teams in the world.

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Cristina Costantini

Darren Foster




Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Executive Producer: Isaac Lee, Daniel Eilemberg, George Lansbury, Keith Summa
Producer: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeffrey Plunkett, Kristofer Ríos
Screenwriter: Jeffrey Plunkett, Darren Foster, Cristina Costantini
Cinematographer: Peter Alton
Editor: Tom Maroney, Alejandro Valdés-Rochín
Music: Jeff Morrow
Additional Credits: Line Producer: Jennifer Wood, Associate Producer: Ani Ucar, Co-Producer: Kristofer Rios


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Cristina Costantini
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Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Brazil, Germany, United States
Language: ENGLISH
Runtime: 90:23 mins