Cristina Costantini & Darren Foster
Directed by first-time filmmakers, Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster’s SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe navigating rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries, only one will be named Best in Fair.
Among the subjects the documentary follows is Kashfia, the only Muslim girl 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 a poor town 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.
“Science Fair is a love letter to the subculture that saved me. As a dweeby kid growing up in a sports-obsessed high school in Wisconsin, the international science fair became my lifeboat. It validated my passion for science, taught me how to dedicate myself to a goal and set my life on a trajectory that would have otherwise been totally impossible. But most importantly, science fair is where I found my tribe. As many of our leaders turn their back on science, Science Fair features kids who have decided to step up and take on the considerable challenges that face our world.” — Director/Producer Cristina Costantini
WORLD PREMIERE SUNDANCE 2017 – KIDS – 95 MINUTES
A FUSION Original production, produced in association with Muck Media.
Sundance 2018 Screening Schedule
VOLUNTEER SCREENING Wednesday, January 17 @ 7:30 PM at Park City Library Theatre
Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 PM at Salt Lake City Library Theatre, Salt Lake City
WORLD PREMIERE Sunday, January 21 at 12:30 PM at Redstone Cinema 1, Park City
Tuesday, January 23 at 8:30 AM at Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
PRESS & INDUSTRY Tuesday, January 23 at 3:00 PM, TBD
STUDENT SCREENING Wednesday, January 24 at 12:00 PM at Redstone Cinema, Park City
STUDENT SCREENING Thursday, January 25 at 11:30 AM at Redstone Cinema, Park City
Saturday, January 27 at 12:30 PM at Redstone Cinema 1, Park City