Christian Stangle, Austria, 2017, 7:20
In a process that took 18 months, this animated collage brings together thousands of original NASA photographs. Using different techniques, the artists bring the stills to life in a celebration of peaceful exploration.
Pedro de Filippis, Hungary, 2017, 9:17
In an observatory in Budapest, a 55-year-old astrophysicist plans to go to the moon. In his small dome, the micro-universe turns into macro, giving life to his plans.
Shannon Leigh Reeves, Chelse Belmont, United States, 2017, 9:35
In the not so distant future, renown scientist and inexperienced astronaut Dr. Annie Tennant has beaten the odds and successfully returned home from an unprecedented solo space mission. During her first exclusive interview, the crucial importance of her journey and its emotional impact on her views of humanity are revealed.
Film Best Depicting the Benefits of Space to Humanity
Alex Moreno, Mexico, Documentary, 7:36
Without high-tech and with limited resources, a group of teenage girls from Apizaco, a small rural town in Mexico, learned math, science, and robotics together with the passion and dedication of their middle school teacher, and managed to win the top prizes at NASA’s Mars Trekker Global Teen Summit.
Film Best Depicting the Spirit of Future Space Exploration
The case for space exploration as something essential to the human spirit, made passionately by the explorers themselves. A documentary straight from NASA’s archives.
Jonathan Grace, Australia, 2017, 2:53
A routine night of bar pool turns into a tour of the cosmos.
David Regos, Germany, 2017, 10:00
Aziz Dyab spent his teenage years growing up amidst the bombings and violence of the war in Syria. With no electricity at night, Aziz started taking an interest in space, watching the stars and constellations. He longed for a better, peaceful life. When he decided to escape, he used his knowledge of the stars to help navigate his way out of trouble.
Patrick Morgan, United Kingdom, 2017, 6:45
A true story.
After a decade of launching monkeys into space, NASA had yet to return any alive and had fallen behind the Soviet Union in the race for space travel. On their next mission, was a rhesus monkey named Able, chosen by President Eisenhower and a squirrel monkey they named Miss Baker, who was purchased at a Miami pet shop.
On May 28, 1959, Jupiter AM-18 blasted off – the flight lasted 16 minutes before plunging back into the ocean south east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The recovery team spotted it bobbing in the water. They were alive! Becoming the first primates ever to return home safely from outside the earth’s atmosphere. Miss Baker & Able opened a gateway for mankind’s future space exploration and we own them our gratitude.
Bill Sebastian, United States, 2017, 10:00
A husband buys his wife a planet for their anniversary. Five years later, they are surprised to find the national space agency at their door.
Jacob Carlsson, Sweden/France, 2017, 3:25
An alien space ship in the form of a giant phone attacks earth replicates and takes over peoples minds. The alien phones become portals to the cyberspace, through which they gain powers, enough to take over the entire universe.
Jesse Vogelaar, Australia, 2017, 8:10
A jaded astronaut is left drifting alone in space. His only point of contact is a sarcastic helpline technician who has very little power to help him. After desperately trying to rekindle the neglected relationships of those closest in his life, he is left to make the most of the precious remaining oxygen.
Damiella Clementi, Chile, 2017, 9:58
My Grandmother Elizabeth, has Alzheimer’s Disease and she is progressively losing her memory. This is a recommendation film/letter sent to the Sky, because she is ready to go there.
Vincent Wilson, Canada, 2017, 8:59
In order to escape the monotony and boredom of the end of the school year, a young boy fabricates a transceiver to communicate with strangers in the sky.