Virtual Humans receives the award for Technical Merit at the 2018 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival

13 April 2018

The Australian festival has awarded the documentary produced by BSC in the framework of CompBioMed Centre of Excellence.

The SCINEMA International Science Film Festival  has awarded the documentary Virtual Humans for the Technical Merit as they consider that “this film is a technically stunning example of the power and versatility of supercomputers, helping us see our body in ways we never have before”. Virtual Humans competed against over 1500 entries to the festival.

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) researcher Fernando Cucchietti, one of the producers of the documentary: “We are very happy and excited about this recognition. It was the first time we competed in this festival, and we are delighted to be able to tell the story of CompBioMed's efforts through Virtual Humans.”

The winning films will be shown exclusively at Festival premiere screenings in Palace Cinemas across Australia from 31 May-21 June 2018.

Virtual Humans is a short documentary produced by BSC researchers Guillermo Marin and Fernando Cucchietti in the framework of CompBioMed H2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, led by University College London. The documentary describes the achievements and goals of researchers trying to recreate a human inside a computer. Through accurate scientific data visualizations, Virtual Humans gives us a glimpse of this truly personalised medicine of the near future, and its long term implications for our healthcare and our lifestyle.

About SCINEMA International Science Film Festival

Established in 2000, SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. Presented by Australia’s Science Channel and supported by major sponsor BBC Earth, SCINEMA provides a platform for filmmakers, professional, amateur and student, to showcase their science films, series and documentaries.

Further information about Virtual Humans here.

Read press release here.

See video here.