The time is here again for the 4th Annual National Film Challenge! The National Film Challenge is the nation's top filmmaking competition brought to you by KDHX Community Media and the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project (www.48hourfilm.com).
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE?
It's your chance to stop talking and start filming! The premise? Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. All creativity - writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack - must occur beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m. on October 20, 2006 and ending Monday October 23, 2006.
On Friday, to make things interesting, each team is emailed a genre for its film, and a character, prop and line of dialogue that must appear in each team's movie. Then the film must be sent to National Film Challenge Headquarters with a postmark no later than Monday, October 23. In the following weeks the top films (determined by a panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on our website (www.filmchallenge.org).
There will be two big winners this year - The Judges Winner and The Audience Award Winner (determined by the online voting.) Both films will screen with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at this year's 48 Hour Film Project end of year event (TBD.) In addition there will be cash prizes for the winning films!
HOW DO I SIGN UP MY TEAM?
Starting SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 you will be able to register your team at www.filmchallenge.org. This is going to be the largest Film Challenge ever - 250 teams will be selected to compete this year! Registration is on a first come first served basis. The Early Bird Entry Fee is $110 if you register on or before September 20, 2006 and $125 if you register between September 21, 2006 and October 29, 2006. Teams can be anywhere from 1 person to 30 or more people. Read all of the rules of the contest here: www.filmchallenge.org/rules.htm
The first 50 teams to register will receive a free Best of the 2005 National Film Challenge DVD!
Do you have any questions about the National Film Challenge? Please check our FAQ and then use our Bulletin Board to post questions you need answered: www.filmchallenge.org/faq.htm
The National Film Challenge is produced by KDHX, Community Media for Saint Louis, MO. www.kdhxtv.org and www.kdhx.org