CineSpace 2017

NASA Imagery – Your Vision
Presented by NASA & Houston Cinema Arts Society

An international competition of short films, videos, and digital works using imagery from space.

Submissions: SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2017

Submission Fee: None

Main Screening: Houston Cinema Arts Festival – Houston, TX, November 9-13, 2017

Competition Awards:

  • Grand Prize: $ 10,000
  • Second Prize: $ 5,000
  • Third Prize: $ 3,000

Special Judging Categories and Awards For:

  • “Film Best Depicting Benefits of Space to Humanity”: $ 4,000 (More info)
  • “Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space”: $ 4,000 (More info)

All remaining Finalists receive Official Selection mention.

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, real NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a short film competition, now in its third year, premiering at Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 9-16, 2017.

Films featuring real NASA footage collected from over 50 years of its history will be judged on the creativity, innovation, and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight.

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society will choose Finalist or “Official Selections,” which will screen at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2017. Other screenings may also take place throughout the year. NASA judges will award prizes from the Finalist pool.

What We Are Looking For: We are considering short video, film, and digital-media submissions of 10 minutes or less and are seeking works of all genres and styles including but not limited to experimental, narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, ambient, music videos, re-mix, sports, horror, and underground.

We are looking for Submissions that

  • Are based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling.
  • Provoke an emotional response.
  • Show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship.

Submissions MUST contain at least 10% (based on total running time – not including credits) of NASA video imagery.  More than 10% can be used and still photos can also be used in addition to the video imagery. This imagery may be obtained through the NASA Image Archives or other publicly available means such as YouTube, etc.”

**IMPORTANT – Please review the Finalists and Winners from 2015 and 2016 – WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO USE NASA ARCHIVE FOOTAGE THAT HAS NOT BEEN USED IN PAST COMPETITIONS**

The resolution of submitted works may be created in Standard Definition or High Definition format, however, CineSpace screens all selections in 1080p format. If your film was not created in 1080p format, you will need to convert it to 1080p if selected.

Please explore the following links for more detail:

CineSpace.org (main page with links to the following):
Guidelines & Terms
NASA Image Archive
Submissions Page (with links to the Official Submissions Portal, which opens June 1, 2017)
Frequently Asked Questions
Houston Cinema Arts Festival homepage

For inquiries, e-mail: cinespace@cinemartsociety.org