University of Yucatan will host NASA film shows

Merida, Mexico, May 19 (Notimex).- The Autonomous University of Yucatan will host the film shows "CineSpace" promoted by NASA and which seeks to "use film as a window into a world that is not known but we know it's there."

The coordinator of Motion Picture Promotion and Dissemination of the Yucatan house of studies, Alejandro Escoffié Duarte, said that this exhibition is based on different videos that participated in the first international competition for short film "CineSpace" organized by NASA.

Yucatan, he said, will be the first national headquarters where the three winning videos of the competition held in 2015 can be appreciated, the 16 finalists, as well as various participating videos to add one hour of short films.

He said that with the help of anthropologist and filmmaker Carlos Villanueva Castillo the exhibition scheduled for May 31 at 19:30 pm in the auditorium "Manuel Cepeda Peraza", the central building of the university, was organized.

During 2015, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) called the first "CineSpace" competition, in which there were 194 projects from 32 countries, with the aim of opening projection windows topics such as "the future of space travel".

He reported that has become the second international contest, for which the Yucatecan creator Carlos Villanueva Castillo is ready to join the exhibitors with his proposal "Regreso a casa” (Going Home), based on the Mayas and their studies of astronomy.

In this regard, he mentioned the interest of NASA on new ways of imagining space, but at the same time based on experience and discoveries of the last 50 years.

One of the contest conditions is that at least 10 percent of the work must include real images of space. To that purpose, NASA provides material collected in the last 50 years through a link at the time of registration.

He explained that for the making of the film "Regreso a casa” (Going Home), he sought Mario Galvan Reyes, a young local director, and Eyder Ceballos, as editor in 3D, to adapt and develop this videogram to be submitted in June, and in November they will announce the winners.

He recalled that NASA has had "a lot of interest in the issue of culture", reason why in 2005, broadcast live the descent of Kukulcan, which in turn encouraged thousands of students and teachers from the United States to know about the symbolism of this event.

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