NASA launches a contest for filmmakers: they want you to create a short with their images

The NASA contest  is aimed at film experts and enthusiasts alike. Learn how to participate here.


NASA has once  again started its call for the CineSpace short film contest for this 2022.

In this initiative, the North American space agency seeks that both professional filmmakers and the most enthusiastic can create a production that includes NASA’s own files.

How to participate in CineSpace this 2022?

Organized by NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society, submissions for the contest are open through July 15, 2022. To submit your film, you must go to this link.

Entries can be of any genre, on any topic and you can submit up to five different movies. Running time must be no more than 10 minutes and at least 10% of the film must use NASA stock footage.

Finalists for NASA ‘s CineSpace Short Film Contest will be announced in October and the award ceremony will take place at the Houston Festival of Cinematic Arts the following month. First place will win $10,000.

In addition to the award for best film, an additional cash prize will be awarded to the creator of the film that best represents the theme of diversity and inclusion, and another for an educational film that effectively inspires young people to join STEM (science , technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce.

Which short film won in 2021?

Last year she won the short Waking Dream , which tells the story of a woman still living at home with her domineering mother who escapes her oppressive life by creating a fantasy world where she pretends to be an astronaut.

Waking Dream (CineSpace 2021 First Place Winner) from Houston Cinema Arts Society on Vimeo.

The film created by the Belgians Isil Bengi and Laurens Heijs was awarded with money and was projected even in space aboard the International Space Station.