NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) CINESPACE 2017 short film competition - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Saturday, 13 May 2017

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) CINESPACE 2017 short film competition

CineSpace is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a short film competition.  Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held in November.


The Screenings and Competition (hereafter “Competition”) is offered and open only to natural persons who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.  Parents and guardians of film makers younger than 18 can submit on their behalf.

You must submit an audiovisual work (a “Submission”) that complies with the requirements of these Guidelines and Terms between April 5, 2017 and July 31, 2017 (any time zone)  (the “Submission Period”) using the means described below. Entries will be judged between August 1, 2017 and September 15, 2017 (the “Judging Period”). Award winners and Finalist will be notified on or before October 31, 2017.


There is no entry fee to submit to CineSpace. You may submit more than one original work.

Submissions MUST contain at least 10% (based on total running time) 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 ARCHIVE or other publicly available means such as YouTube, etc.  For access to NASA still images please go to the JSC Digital Image Collection or the NASA Flickr page.

The Tongal Video Submission Phase (“Submission Portal”) is OPEN NOW with a deadline of 23:59 (11:59 pm)  July 31, 2017 (any time zone).

Competition Awards

Grand Prize: USD 10,000
Second Prize: USD 5,000
Third Prize: USD 3,000
Optional:  Special Judging Categories and Awards for

Film Best Depicting Benefits of Space to Humanity: USD 4,000
Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space: USD 4,000

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