NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society have announced winners of the 5th annual CineSpace competition, the agency said.
First place was awarded to The Most Ideal Place by David Regos, Brooklyn, New York; second place was awarded to The Only Home We Will Ever Know by Matthew Pomerantz, Baltimore, Maryland; and Susan Carol Davis, Denton, Texas, took home third place for Mack Minded: Humanly Possible.
Within the special categories, Best Documentary also went to The Most Ideal Place, while Nomadic Cloud by Zhuoneng Wang and Wai Ching Cheng, Hong Kong, was named the Film That Best Depicts Humans in Space. Juan Pablo Jaramillo, Austin, Texas, won for Best Use of Unusual or Obscure NASA Imagery for NASA 1991 Youth Recruitment Reel.
Filmmakers from 40 countries submitted films, and from more than 214 film entries submitted; 15 were selected as finalists. Finalists competed for USD 26,000 in cash and prizes, with cash awards going to the top three overall winners, as well as winners in three special categories.