13th Annual

Hollywood Black Film Festival


Project Stargazer


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
June 16, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
July 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
July 8, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately August 19, 2013

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Stargazer Finalist
Judges will select three (3) Stargazer finalists to participate in the 2014 Project Stargazer Lab.

Category Rules

Anyone -- from first-time screenwriters and filmmakers to seasoned professionals -- can submit their story idea to Project Stargazer. Applicants must integrate at least one NASA technology into their story. Only ONE submission per applicant is allowed unless applicant is working on another project in a different role.

Submissions must include:

artistic statement describing your creative vision for the project

Submissions must also clearly feature one or more NASA technologies in the story. You can find out about NASA technology at: http://www.nasa.gov , http://www.youtube.com/user/NASAexplorer or http://ipp.gsfc.nasa.gov/featured_tech.shtm .

The main characters should reflect the multi-cultural panorama of the 21st century. A panel of entertainment industry and NASA judges will score each submission based on originality, story idea, characters, tone, visual style, marketability, and use of NASA technology. Ten (10) semi-finalist Stargazers will be selected.

At HBFF 2013, the semi-finalist Stargazers will participate in an intensive workshop that includes individual one-on-one meetings and master classes with top industry writers, directors, producers and science/technology consultants to assist in the further development of the Stargazer projects. Each Stargazer will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of judges who will select three (3) Stargazer finalists to participate in the 2014 Project Stargazer Lab. Finalists will be announced at the HBFF 2013 Closing Night Ceremony.