The 2015 international competition drew 194 entries from 22 countries and 32 U.S. states. Academy Award-nominated director, producer and screenwriter Richard Linklater – a Houston native who won best director honors at the 2015 Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for his film Boyhood – helped NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society judge the contest entries.
From the entries, 16 finalists were chosen and premiered during CineSpace Day at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Prize money was awarded 1st Place $10,000, 2nd Place $5,000 for 2nd place and $3,000 for 3rd place. Two additional categories were awarded $4,000 each for “Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station” and “Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.
Mary Magsamen and Stephen Hillerbrand
Fernando Dueñas Peña
Alexandre B. Lampron
Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station
League City, TX
Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space
Sherman Oaks, CA
A Little Journey
As We Set Sail
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
End of the Sky
Gravitation: Variation in Time and Space
New York, NY
Is It Possible To Define Inspiration?
Sander van den Berg
Daniel Land and Paul Frieling
Films featuring NASA-captured imagery and video collected throughout the agency’s 50-year history were judged on creativity, innovation and attention to detail: the same hallmarks of spaceflight.
CineSpace will return in 2016 for filmmakers to once again compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to be shown to audiences both on and off Earth.
For more information on CineSpace, visit: www.cinespace.org