Quantum Shorts screening and Q&A

Join EQUS and the Sydney Quantum Academy during National Science Week for a screening of the 10 finalists in the Quantum Shorts film competition.  This livestream event will feature a Q&A panel of quantum experts, a Quantum Shorts finalist and an arts and social scientist discussing the movies and their take on quantum.

Date: 19 August 2021
Time: 5:30–7:00 pm AEST
Venue: Online, requires registration

Open your imagination to the possibilities of a quantum future!  Come on a journey into the creative world of quantum physics through the eyes of ten winning short films.  These films, selected from 224 entries from 52 countries, each tell a quantum story in under five minutes.  Each evokes a human story, the way we might react to “a world where the weirdness of quantum physics is manifest around us.  Whether it is children, or beguiling young adults, or a future society, I can feel the imagination of those films opening up my own” (Joshua Slater, QuTech).

The films are rated for general audiences, but some touch on themes such as loss and existentialism, which may be distressing for some viewers.  Most films are subtitled; a few involve on-screen messages or subtitles (eg, for dialogue in languages other than English).

Quantum Shorts is an international contest for creative works inspired by quantum physics and hosted online, organised by the Centre of Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the University of Singapore.  Quantum Shorts filmmakers, from around the world, explore life and our Universe through a quantum lens.

This event is a collaboration between EQUS, a scientific partner for Quantum Shorts, and Sydney Quantum Academy, a screening partner for the Quantum Shorts contest 2020/2021.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.