1st PlaceSébastien Tulard, France, 2016, 7:29 Axel is passionate about astronomy but his cosmic dreams isolates him from the other children of the neighborhood.
2nd PlaceJon Bougher and Kohl Threlkeld, United States, 2016, 5:20 Our ancestors believed that the movements of celestial bodies were a form of music. Wanda Diaz-Merced, a blind astrophysicist from Puerto Rico, studies the universe through sound and carries on this ancient tradition.
3rd PlaceLoïc Magar and Roman Veiga, France, 2016, 9:49 Sent in 1977, the Voyager Golden Record was intended to introduce Humanity and Earth to possible beings in outer space. Centuries later…
Film Best Depicting the Benefits to Humanity from the International Space StationHarriett Maire and Ferris Bradley, Australia, 2016, 9:23 Do stars gaze back? Lani’s Space follows Manu, a solo Polynesian father, and his realization over his daughter’s fixation with outer space.
Film Best Depicting the Spirit of Future Space ExplorationRyan Thompson, United Kingdom, 2016, 10:00 An inspirational work connecting history and the present, showcasing the passion and drive man has always had to explore our universe.
Matthew Nefdt, South Africa, 2016, 2:23 When we look up, we’re reminded that we might not have that much time left on the planet that’s always been our home.
Joe Carter, United States, 2016, 9:42 The story of Bruce Blackburn, graphic designer who was given the opportunity to make a new face for NASA. Through his effort, he shares his wisdom.
Wil Prada, United States, 2016, 5:23 A homeless teenager, Izel, has a difficult life but finds peace and wonder in astronomy and a telescope he builds. He shares this tranquility with his community.
Melissa Balan, United States, 2016, 10:00In the year 2024, Mars One plans to launch four individuals on a one-way trip to Mars to set up a permanent human colony. The worldwide search for these civilian astronauts opened in April 2013, and received over 200,000 applications. Leila Zucker is a Mars One candidate.
Kuesti Fraun, Germany, 2016, 3:00A short film about the beauty and uniqueness of our planet and the will, fate and desire of the individual man to explore this world.
Guy Spiller, South Africa, 2016, 10:00Prompted by the death of his Ouma (grandmother), a young boy begins a process of observation, questioning and discovery. He meets and receives information from an archaeologist, an astronomer and an artist which he takes back to his room. There he makes drawings and models in order to contextualize it within his life, and through which he continually expands his understanding of himself located both within a particular African heritage and simultaneously at the centre of an expanding universe.
Ian Lewis, United States, 2016, 6:14 While the Apollo 11 astronauts became the first men to walk on the moon, thousands of other men continued to do what mankind has always done – fight each other in war.
Mickael Le Goff, Germany, 2016, 3:35The music video for Robot Koch’s “Eclipse” uses images from the NASA, Hubble, ESA, ESO or Google Earth. The video lets you travel through a succession of surreal space scenes all composited from original pictures of our solar system and proximate galaxies.
Isaac Zambra, Mexico, 2016, 10:00A meteor enters the earth atmosphere, attracting on its path the attention of a mysterious man who will experience a unique encounter with the object of unknown origin.
Daniel Cantagallo, United States, 2016, 3:45 An archival poem about the mystery and wonder of space travel. From the sublime power and awe of lift-off to the dance of zero gravity to the majesty of Earth, the film features historical and moving contributions from Ray Bradbury, Sally Ride, John Glenn and more.
Duncan Elms, United States, 2016, 2:53Inspired by the track ‘The Traveler’ by L’Orange and Kool Keith feat J-Live, the video uses themes of travel, space and time to create a hypnotic and trippy journey across the globe.
Bipin Ragu, India, 2016, 10:00 A man is possessed with the idea that shares a “connection” with the Voyager 1 probe that no one else understands. Until today.