Space, Above and Beyond - with CineSpace, HCAS, & NASA
Fort Bend County Libraries will host a special online film screening of winners from the 2020 CineSpace film competition on Friday, October 8, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The event, “Space, Above, and Beyond,” will showcase a collection of short films created by filmmakers of all ages from around the world for the CineSpace film competition.
Live-streamed via Webex, the film screening will begin with a short Q&A session with panelists from NASA, the Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS), and one of the winning filmmakers. Viewers will then be treated to ten short films from the competition, ranging in length from 2 to 10 minutes each.
A collaboration between NASA and the HCAS, the annual CineSpace film competition offers creators from around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, authentic NASA imagery. Winners of the 2020 competition delve into topics ranging from the first woman astronaut of Indian origin to the whimsical notion of skateboarding into space.
The contest encourages curiosity and creative relationships at the intersection of art and science. Submissions feature real NASA footage from 60 years of space exploration, and they are judged on creativity, innovation, and attention to detail.
The film screening is free and open to the public. Registration is required; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register.