Last week, the village of Ronda celebrated a new edition of its Biannual International Science Festival, where 30 works were selected to participate as finalists in five different categories: Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Exact Sciences, Medicine and Knowledge & Technology.
Spanish film producer, Explora Films was awarded with the Best Documentary Award in the “Natural Sciences” category with its documentary “Australia, a journey through evolution”, directed by Laura Casamayor. The film tells the story of how the biggest continental island followed a different evolution path and due to its isolation, we can find today one of the most beautiful and peculiar species on the planet on its territory.
In its XXVII edition, the festival developed an innovative format, with 12 different venues between Spain, Ecuador and Mexico thanks to existing academic and scientific research networks of different universities and public educative institutions of those three countries.
138 films were submitted to participate from different countries of origin, as Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Chile, China, Spain, France, Italy, Pakistan, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Switzerland or Tunisia. A jury made out of 25 professional scientific researchers from Europe and Latin America announced the list of winners during the closure ceremony last November 28th.
Explora’s production, “Australia, a journey through evolution” also received a special mention as it was chosen by the audience as the Best Production, receiving the Diploma of the Village of Ronda, and the recognition of the public who participated in the festival.