Flinders University Department of Screen and Media and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) hosted SnowScreen, a celebration of polar filmmaking, on 15 October in Adelaide, Australia. The evening began with a guided tour of the polar exhibits located within the Mawson Science Centre (tour graciously provided by the South Australian Museum).
Presentations were held in the Flinders University City Art Gallery on North Terrace. Eddie Powell started the evening with his honours student production From Tall Grass to Tundra (previously screened at the PolarCINEMA session at IPY-Oslo). Mike Walsh (Senior Lecturer, Department of Screen and Media) then regaled the crowd with a brief history of polar filmmaking, with a focus on Australian films. The final presentation was provided by special guest speaker Professor Jan-Anders Diesen (Lillihammer College) and included the first Australian screening of the restored Roald Amundsen (1910-1912) South Pole Expedition film with newly arranged music.
Guest speaker Jan-Anders Diesen wows the crowd (image courtesy Flinders University)
APECS was able to recruit a few new volunteers for future APECS Australia activities and a good time was had by all! Drinks and nibbles courtesy of Howard Vineyard and Flinders University.