Into Film: Into Space & Home

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The world as seen from space.
The world as seen from space.

Closing date - Tue 31 Jan

Competition closed

This competition has now closed. For other competitions, please see our competitions page.

Building on the success of Into Film: Into Space and celebrating the imaginative work conducted on European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission during his time on the International Space Station (ISS), this new project for 5-19-year-olds will encourage young people to get creative and take inspiration from the world of space.

The project will include lots of great free activities and resources for young people around the theme of space, science and filmmaking, and delve further into Tim Peake's important work on the ISS, including running activities at a number of conferences, hosting space related screenings and talks as part of the Into Film Festival and conducing careers talks in a number of schools across the UK. What's more, budding young filmmakers will also get the chance to enter our out-of-this-world competition, creating short films inspired by space exploration and Tim's stellar mission.

The Into Film: Into Space & Home competition is organised into 12 and Under and 13 and Over age categories. To be eligible for entry your submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be between 5 and 19 years of age at the time of submitting your entry (can also be part of a group, in or out of school)
  • Your entry should be no longer than 3 minutes in duration, including titles and credits
  • Your complete submission must be entered into the competition by 31 January 2017
  • Any music, video or still images used in your entry should be cleared for use by the copyright holder or be copyright free (please refer to the IP checklist for more information on this)

Three entries will be shortlisted for each age category, and all entrants will receive a certificate and be entered into a lottery for the chance to attend a special UK Space Agency event. Should your film be shortlisted, you will need to submit a contributor release form. The shortlisted filmmakers will be invited to the Into Film Awards at the ODEON, Leicester Square on 14 March 2017, where the winners in the two age categories will be presented with an award at our red carpet event.

For further terms and conditions, please download our FAQs.

Your submissions can include: Films, clips, recordings, idents, animations (e.g. gifs), or any other moving imagery that has been inspired by space or Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station.

For example, you could recreate an existing scene in outer space; depict one of Tim's experiments (please stay safe!); or even create your own original film inspired by Tim's mission or space travel in general. We are keen to see how creative you can be, so grab your phones, tablets, iPads, or cameras and start filming your space-inspired shorts!

For even more inspiration, check out the winning films from our previous Into Space competition as announced by Tim Peake himself, live from the ISS.

Below you can find links to resources to help inspire your next space-themed short film, as well as further space and science-related resources for use in the classroom.


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