Date:25 April 2017
Calling all filmmakers for the 2017 CineSpace film competition. NASA wants you to make a film of 10 minutes or less using the agency’s own images and footage of space. And here you thought you had to be a scientist to work for NASA.
CineSpace is a unique film competition inspired by the efforts to expand human knowledge through the exploration of space.
NASA has joined forces with Houston cinema arts society to offer filmmakers and enthusiasts around the world a chance to share their work. The CineSpace short film competition asks participants to make short films inspired by actual NASA footage and imagery. This can be anything from NASA’s science missions, including telescope video, satellite imagery and scientific spacecraft to human missions.
The great success of the CineSpace competition in 2016 generated over 460 entries from 48 countries. This year should be no exception with many stunning and breathtaking footage to choose from – it’s going to be difficult to make your pick. Entries must at least use 10 percent publicly available NASA imagery.
Filmmakers are encouraged to think outside the box. Entries can be in any film genre, including narrative, documentary, animated and experimental. The films will be judged by academy award-nominated director, Richard Linklater. Works submitted to CineSpace will compete for cash prizes starting at $10 000 which is about R129 925.50 and the opportunity to be screened across audiences both on and off Earth… hello International Space Station.
Entries close on July 31, 2017. The finalists and winners will be announced at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November. For competition guidelines, check out CineSpace terms here. Filmmakers should keep the use of creativity, innovation and attention to detail in mind when taking on the task of creating their films.
For more information on the competition visit the NASA website.