Mary Magsamen and Stephen Hillerbrand, United States, 2015, 11:51In the spirit of George Méliès landmark illusionistic film, “A Trip to the Moon,” the artists Hillerband+Magsamen with their children embark on an adventure to construct and fly a rocket ship to the moon by taking apart their Houston, Texas suburban home.
Fernando Dueñas Peña, Colombia, 2015, 6:37In the Year 2175 the humanity is facing an imminent extinction because of a giant meteor that is heading towards the earth. The NASA sends an expedition to discover and explore a new habitat for the humanity. The Mission Avante Humanitas finally arrives at an Exoplanet that has the perfect environment for the human race to survive. No matter the obstacles and the hostile ambient, the robot F3R, the ships pilot has always a plan B. We will manage to send the message that will save the world.
Alexandre B. Lampron, Canada, 2015, 5:26Fascinated by cosmos and its marvels, two children will attempt the ultimate trip. Silent film produced for the event A Court des Mots of the Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois 2013. The score was played live by an orchestra of 25 musicians.
Film Best Depicting the Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station
Wayne Slaten, United States, 2015, 12:47Red Pearl is the story of Anuli, an eight-year-old girl whose mother dies due to the clean water crisis in Nigeria. Soon after, Anuli is inspired by her grandfather and NASA to pursue her dream of one day reaching the stars and keeping the magic of her mothers spirit alive.
Film Best Depicting the Spirit of Future Space Exploration
Benjamin Eck, United States, 2015, 1:00In an attempt to find a new home for humanity, a female astronaut travels via a deep space habitat to a distant planet. As shes about to awake from hibernation, she remembers her last day on Earth with her friends and family.
Lisset Mendoza, United States, 2015, 5:13A little boy uses his imagination to escape the difficulties and realities in Mexico by using space as an escape.
Lee Arter, United States, 2015, 2:47A compilation of the most epic and dramatic footage that shows humanity’s accomplishments in space flight, aided by footage of President Kennedy’s speech at Rice University when he challenged America to go to the moon in 1962. The footage varies from multiple rocket launches, from Apollo to Endeavor, Spacewalks, shots of the ISS, and re-entry footage all taken from various sources.
Elijah Alvarado, United States, 2015, 6:23In the midst of a terrible drought, a brilliant young girl journeys to space aboard her home-made spaceship in hopes of watering her Grandmas plants in the geysers of Saturns moon Enceladus.
Victoria Taylor-Gore, United States, 2015, 2:20Bodies in space that are bound together. Even dolls contemplate their connection to the universe. But what, if any, mysterious forces determine our fates?
Guy Shahaff, Israel, 2015, 0:24Just watch it.