HOUSTON, TX – NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) open submissions for the 2021 CineSpace International Short Film Competition on March 1, kicking off the seventh year of the film competition. The deadline for submissions closes July 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. CDT.
The competition offers creators around the world a chance to share their films inspired by and using NASA imagery, enabling curiosity and fostering creative relationships at the intersection of art and science. Submissions featuring real NASA footage from 60 years of space exploration will be judged on creativity, innovation and attention to detail. As in previous years, filmmakers will compete for $26,000 in cash prizes, with awards going to the top three overall winners and winners of two special categories: Best Educational Film on Space and Science and Film That Best Depicts Unity and Inclusion in Science.
Filmmakers of all experience levels from around the world are welcome to submit their films for consideration. The competition is inclusive of all genres, including narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, experimental and others. Films will be submitted to the content creation platform Tongal. Film entries must be no more than 10 minutes and contain at least 10 percent of publicly available NASA imagery. Finalists are selected from the submissions and reviewed by Academy Award ® nominee Richard Linklater who awards the first, second, and third place prizes.
Finalists will be announced alongside the lineup of the 2021 Houston Cinema Arts Festival in October 2021. At the 13th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival taking place November 11 – 15, 2021, winners of this year’s competition will be announced and awarded their prizes. Finalists and winners may be screened at other film festivals across the country, in schools and museums, on NASA TV and even onboard the International Space Station.
Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting unique and innovative film programs, multimedia installations and performances, and educational opportunities to engage, enrich, and empower Houston’s diverse communities and cultures.
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