This marks the second year for NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society’s CineSpace short film competition, and artists and filmmakers everywhere of every stripe are invited to create “works inspired by—and using—actual NASA imagery.” Texas’ own Richard Linklater is the juror.
The 2015 international competition “drew 194 entries from 22 countries and 32 U.S. states.” Not bad. This year should be even better.
Via Houston Cinema Arts Society on the first go-round:
Sixteen finalists premiered their films at Houston Cinema Arts Festival’s CineSpace Day at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Filmmakers brought new visions to life using real-life space imagery; from NASA telescopes and robotic spacecraft exploring our solar system and beyond, to sights captured on the International Space Station where men and women have been working off the Earth, for the Earth for more than 15 years.
Films featuring NASA-captured imagery and video collected throughout the agency’s 50-year history will be judged on creativity, innovation and attention to detail: the same hallmarks of spaceflight. Works submitted to CineSpace will compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to be shown to audiences both on and off Earth.
The deadline is July 31, 2016.For more info, go here.