NASA Announces CineSpace 2022 Short Film Competition

If you are an experienced filmmaker or an enthusiastic beginner, NASA invites everyone to participate in the CineSpace 2022 short film competition. The competition, announced on Sunday on the International Space Station‘s Twitter page, encourages creative people from all over the world to create short films, including photos from the archives of the space Agency.

CineSpace Competition

Short films can be of absolutely any genre and on any topic. But no more than five different films are accepted from one participant. The duration should be no more than 10 minutes. At the same time, at least 10% of the video duration must be shown archival NASA images.

“You have more than 60 years of space exploration at your fingertips — from the first Apollo flights to the latest images of the rover. Your mission is to flex your creative muscles and create something truly unique,” the space agency said in a statement.

“Using NASA images, we are looking for films of any type and any format — this means traditional narratives, experimental expressions, documentaries, comedies, dramas, animated fragments, ambient visual effects, music videos, remixes, even science fiction – the flight of fantasy is limitless. The main thing is that your short film should be based on an innovative and artistic narrative, evoke an emotional response and demonstrate the mastery of filmmaking, editing and/or animation”.

Waking Dream

The 2021 winner – Waking Dream – tells the story of a 30-year-old woman living at home with her domineering mother, escaping from her failed life by creating a fantasy world in which she pretends to be an astronaut. Its Belgian authors Izil Bengi and Laurence Hayes received a cash prize for their efforts. Subsequently, the film was shown at film festivals in the United States, as well as in schools, museums and libraries — and even on board the International Space Station.

The finalists of the NASA CineSpace short film competition will be announced in October 2022, and the award ceremony will take place a month later at the Houston Film Festival. In addition to the prize for the best film, an additional cash prize will be awarded to the creator of the film that best reflects the theme of diversity and inclusivity, as well as another for an educational film that inspires young people to science and technology.

Applications for participation in the competition, organized by NASA and the Houston Film Society, are accepted until July 15, 2022.

Earlier, the ESA astronaut became the first tiktoker in space.

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