2023 FHFF Director Series "Best of the Fest"


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Zero Gravity (Documentary, 75 minutes) is a powerful and inspirational story about education, science, and the next generation. Set in San Jose, CA, near Silicon Valley, first-time teacher Tanner Marcoida aims to prepare his middle-school students for future jobs and enrolls in the nationwide Zero Robotics competition, which quickly captures the hearts and minds of three young innovators: Carol Gonzalez, Advik Gonugunta, and Adrien Engelder. 

Their mission is to program free-flying satellites aboard the International Space Station called SPHERES. As their team grows from amateur coders to confident engineers, Carol, Advik, Adrien, and Tanner all reflect on their hopes, dreams, cultures, and creeds, and forge their paths to compete in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Thomas Verrette
  • Producer
    Haller Rice, Thomas Verrette
  • Cinematographer
    Carlos Marulanda
  • Editor
    Thomas Verrette
  • Composer
    Penka Kouneva