THE STORY OF SPACE is a free, public festival to explore ‘Space’ and its connections to science, philosophy, art, and culture. The festival will bring researchers of science & philosophy, artists & designers, writers & poets, coders, filmmakers, cultural practitioners, and educators on common ground to create spontaneous and cultivated learning experiences on the topic of ‘Space’ from various disciplines and perspectives.

We are looking for films, short and long features, that explore interdependence between subjects and approaches. We want to shed new light on how people see the world and some of the topics societies are discussing today. Some of these topics can include gender, astronomy, neurology or sustainability. We want films that take these subjects out of the boxes they are usually in; films that put these topics in orbit, giving the spectator the opportunity to look at them from a different perspective.

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THE STORY OF SPACE (hereinafter referred to as the “Festival”) is organized and duly represented in this matter by the organization “The Story Of Foundation”.

Film submission to the Festival is open to professional, student (students undertaking film-related, media, or art studies) and amateur filmmakers.

Please submit a 250 word synopsis along with the film and how it resonates with the festival objectives.

There is no limitation in the number of films a participant can submit to the Festival.

Submission to the Festival is open to all kinds of films (animated, documentaries etc.).
There is no limit for the duration of the films.
Films with dialogue must be in clear-spoken English or subtitled in English.

For the selection, the Festival will only admit digital formats: HD video files.

There is no entry fee.

Online: for more information on how to send us your film online, please visit our FilmFreeway Page.

Early bird submissions must be submitted before 31st December 2016.
Regular deadline is 15th May 2017.

If not all of the requirements for entry are met, the film is not eligible for selection.

A designated committee selects the films that will take part in the Festival.
In case of selection, the contact person is notified prior to the festival date using the contact details provided in the entry form on Film Free Way.

The entrant guarantees to have cleared all rights related to the screening of the film and clears the Festival of all relevant liabilities from third parties.

The Festival is allowed to use excerpts (less than 10%) and stills from the selected films, nationally and internationally, for the promotion of the Festival.

The Festival is allowed to screen the selected films without paying fees:
1. during the Festival,
2. in “sneak peek” preview screenings before the Festival,
3. in Best-of sessions of the Festival.

During the Festival, a film may be screened multiple times and at different locations (including different cities).

Selected films cannot be withdrawn from the Festival later than one week after notification.
The scheduling of the film screenings is at the discretion of the Festival.
The selection of a film does not imply airline tickets or hotel accommodation.

In principle the following information will be included in the Festival programme:
Original film title
International / English film title
Year of production
Country of production
Film duration
Premiere status
Contact details
Synopsis of the film
A film still

In addition the following information will be included (if available) on our website:
1. a link to the website of the film,
2. a link to an online trailer of the film.

The programme contents are entirely at the discretion of the Festival. The Festival cannot be held liable in the event of mistakes or inaccuracies in its publications.

Entry and participation of films implies unconditional acceptance of the Festival regulations. In cases where the regulations do not suffice, the Festival Management will make a final decision.

The Festival Management can always decide on exceptions to the regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Pau Perramon

    I couldn't assist the festival, but I felt very welcomed on the process and both the personal anb public communication of the event was excellent.

    December 2017
  • Thanks for the selection guys. Loved the interaction at the end of the screening. Hope the festival gets bigger by the year. Cheers!

    November 2017
  • A mind opening and very intelligent initiative - perfectly curated

    November 2017