60 Hour Film Challenge: Can You Craft An Awesome Film In Just 60 Hours?

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The Colchester Film Festival offers you a 60 hour film challenge: you’re given a title, a line of dialogue and a prop — and then you have two and a half days to produce a short (five minutes max). Entry is free, judges are top-notch, prizes are nice, and you just may be inspired to do your best work ever.

Get ready.

This fall – Friday, October 2nd through Monday, October 5th — filmmakers from all over the world have an opportunity to showcase their talents and perseverance in a short film competition that has already attracted stellar efforts.

Learn more at colchesterfilmfestival.com/60hourfilmchallenge/.

Colchester Film Festival: 60 hour Film Challenge

Via Colchester Film Festival:

Colchester Film Festival is hosting its annual 60 hour Film Challenge from 2nd – 5th of October 2015. Over 200 films were completed at last year's challenge.

The challenge is free to enter and aims to give a platform to new and emerging filmmaking talent.

Filmmakers from across the world are challenged to write shoot and edit a film between 2 and 5 minutes in length in just 60 hours. The challenge is free to enter and teams can register online (60hrfilmchallenge.com) until the 1st of October. The challenge begins on Friday 2nd October at 8pm (BST). Teams will receive an e-mail containing a title, line of dialogue and prop/action they must include in their films. Each team has to make their films over the weekend (3rd-6th October) and upload their final films to our Vimeo group no later than Monday 5th October 8am (BST). The shortlisted films will be screened and the winners announced at Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 24th October.

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The challenge will be judged by editor Jason Ballantine (The Great Gatsby, Wolf Creek) and producer Richard Johns (Shadow of the Vampire, The Liability). More judges will be added to the panel in the run up the challenge.

Entering the challenge is a great way to get noticed, Rob McLellan’s 2012 entry ‘Love and All That’ went onto inspire MGM’s feature film ‘Abe’, which is currently in pre-production. Corona pictures (‘The Liability’, ‘Truth or Dare’) will mentor the winning team through their next feature/short film production.

Winning teams will receive over £10,000 worth of prizes from the following companies:

Corona Pictures, Adobe, FilmConvert, Final Draft, GenArts, LimeLite, Dinkum Systems, Bluestar, Studio Depot, Beachtek, GlideGear, Vocas, Power Production, Sekonic, EditShare, D-Pro, Think Tank Photo, Rollei, Black Magic Design, Iographer, Fostex, Vid-Atlantic, Boris FX, Lenspen and FocusMaker.

Learn more about 60 Hour Film Challenge Here.

Hugh is the author of Apple’s iPhone: The Next Video Revolution. Follow him on Twitter (@hughbrownstone) or write to him at [email protected]

(cover photo credit: snap from Colchester Film Festival)

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