What do you get when you cross science with cinema?

UCD Imagine Science Film Festival is an innovative project developed by UCD in collaboration with the prestigious Imagine Science Film Festival New York, it kicks off this week in Dublin from Thursday July 05 and runs until Saturday July 14.

Dublin will be hosting some of the world’s most celebrated scientists, filmmakers and critical thinkers in a city wide collaboration that promises to stimulate the synapses and the senses. UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presented in association with Science Foundation Ireland aims to give the public an exciting way to access current and thought-provoking scientific issues through an incredible line – up of films, shorts, animations, discussions and a pop up programme of shorts in a mobile cinema sponsored by Google. UCD Imagine Science Film Festival showcases a selection of international and Irish films that address a wide range of scientific topics, chosen to fuel debate and discussions about how science impacts our lives.

Expect to be inspired across an imaginative range of scientific spectrums following a cinematic trail from The Lighthouse Cinema to The Sugar Club, Science Gallery to The Factory with a stop off at Meeting House Square for a special screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult classic Solaris.

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