CineSpace 2016 offered filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery. The international competition drew 457 entries worldwide – from 6 continents.
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, 15 Finalists and 2 Honorable Mentions were chosen. The Finalists 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.
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 2017 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: http://www.cinespace16.org
Music of Spheres
Joe Bougher, Kohl Threlkeld
Washington DC, United States
Loïc Mager, Roman Veiga
Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station
Harriett Marie, Ferris Bradley
Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space
Ryan J Thompson
New Moon Night
Living on an Island
Life on Mars: Leila Zucker
The Divine Countdown
Robot Koch – Eclipse
Mikael Le Goff
My Room at the Center of the Universe