Aspiring entertainment industry professionals compete to produce a PSA promoting the International Space Station for the Nobel Peace Prize.
LOS ANGELES— The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) is partnering with Space Games Federation® (SGF), one of its member organizations, to promote the International Space Station (ISS) for the Nobel Peace Prize.
EIPMA and SGF have created the Space Games Equal Space Challenge (#NOBEL4ISS Equal Space Challenge) in which aspiring entertainment industry professionals can compete to create a public service announcement to foster public support for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to ISS. Others involved in the effort include EIPMA member organizations, Vaughan International Film Festival, Avid Technology, Claremont High School, Harman Pro Group and SMPTE.
Participation is global and open to students, young professionals and others interested in careers in media and entertainment. Entrants may work alone or in teams and have until July 15 to submit entries. Registered participants have access to previously recorded sound and video material, including on-camera interviews with astronauts, scientists and celebrities. They may also create new material.
SGF believes that ISS merits the honor for its unique contributions to international cooperation and peace. Since astronauts first arrived in 2000, the Space Station has been visited by more than 230 spacecraft from more than a dozen nations. “There is no better time than now to celebrate the way ISS has united people across countries, languages and cultures,” said SGF founder Linda Rheinstein, adding that the effort has attracted support from scientists, educators, athletes and celebrities around the world. “This is a personal passion project of mine and will continue until the International Space Station receive a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize. It worth is especially apparent this year as it continues to operate peacefully and make a difference for people on Earth. We can look up at the sky and see hope.”
Participants will receive virtual support from EIPMA and its member organizations, including the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), American Cinema Editors (ACE), Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), AVID Technologies, Harman, The Recording Academy, Sound Girls, Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles (AES-LA), the Ashe Academy, the Vaughan International Film Festival, and KMD Productions.
“The #NOBEL4ISS Equal Space Challenge provides young career aspirants with a wonderful mentoring experience, a chance to improve their professional skills,” said EIPMA president Bernard Weiser. “We encourage them to put their hearts and passions into this inspiring campaign.”
“Partnering on this upcoming film challenge is exciting for us because it aligns with VFF’s mission of providing opportunities to emerging filmmakers,” observed Julia Agris, Manager of Education for the Vaughan International Film Festival. “We look forward to receiving creative submissions that were inspired by the infinite possibilities of space.”
Winners will be announced this summer with cash and in-kind prizes provided by Space Games Federation, SMPTE, AVID, Harman and others. EPMA and Space Games plan to make winning entries of #NOBEL4ISS Equal Space Challenge available to media outlets worldwide.
More information and entry forms are available at filmfreeway.com/Nobel4ISS .
The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentorship Alliance (EIPMA) provides expert guidance to young people seeking meaningful and productive careers in the entertainment industry. We are a coalition of trade groups and professional organizations involved in an array of behind-the-scenes art, craft and technology roles that support the magic of movies, television shows, music, games and other media. Our goal is to ensure the continued health and progress of our industry by nurturing its next generation of talent.
Drawing on the deep experience of our members, we act as a source for career information and counseling. We disseminate knowledge through public events, school programs, media outreach and direct mentorship. We believe in diversity and are committed to assisting individuals across all races, creeds and economic circumstances. Our goal is to serve as a bridge linking highly-accomplished, working professionals with those aspiring to follow in their footsteps. eipma.org
About Space Games Federation
Space Games Federation® The international organizing and sanctioning body for competitions in zero/micro gravity, Sports in Space™ Equal Space™, played by Astroletes®, where the absence of gravity levels the playing fields, offering the human race the unprecedented opportunity to engage in a unique fusion of Space and Athletics. By providing structure and regulation, resources to test, explore and compete, bridge the gap between earth and space in the spirit of competition, Education, Community and fun in Equal Space.
Space Games is comprised of experts in the space, sports, education, science and entertainment industry, the team collectively envisions the past, present, and future of the space industry as invaluable to the human experience, at the same time marrying entertainment and education STEM Edutainment make this experience accessible to All. spacegamesfederation.com