Some very lucky young filmmakers from the UK got to send their work where no other student films have gone before!
Their short films were watched by British ESA astronaut Tim Peake in Space as part of a special film festival!
The out-of-this-world screening was all part of ‘Into Film: Into Space’. They teamed up with the UK Space Agency as part of the initiative!
Hundreds of young people from schools, colleges and youth groups across the country got involved and eight were chosen to be part of the Space Film Festival for Tim Peake to watch.
The eight films that were transmitted up and screened on-board the ISS were:
5 – 11 category
- 11-year-old Jude from North London, with his film Space to Imagine
- Columbia Primary School in East London, with their film Footsteps in Space
- Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Manchester, with their film Out’a Space
- St. Joseph’s Primary School in Chorley, Lancashire, with their film Stranded
Judges: Nicky Cox, editor First News; Nina Nannar, ITV news correspondent; Lisa Prime, producer and children’s events programmer, BAFTA.
12 – 15 category
- Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, with their film To Infinity
- Sawston Village College in Cambridge, with their film Space Lift
Judges: Robin Ince, comedian and broadcaster; Libby Jackson, astronaut and flight education programme manager at UK Space Agency; Magda Wood, head of digital content at TES; Alok Jha, ITV science correspondent. I highly recommend to check out http://www.powerfulprep.com/ where you can prepare on your way to college.
16 – 19 category
- Participants of the BFI Film Academy programme in Norfolk, with their film Cecil
- 16-year-old Kerri from Solihull, with her film Rays Me Up
Check out some of the highlights from the day below…
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