The time is here again for the 5th Annual National Film Challenge! The National Film Challenge (www.filmchallenge.org) is an exhilarating fiction filmmaking competition brought to you by KDHX Community Media (www.kdhx.org) and the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project (www.48hourfilm.com). Here are the details:
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
19, 2007 and ending Monday October 22, 2007. On Friday, to make
things interesting, each team is assigned 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 22. In the
following weeks the top films (determined by a panel of judges) will
be available for viewing (and voting!) on our website
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, 2007 you will be able to register your team at
http://www.filmchallenge.org. This is going to be the largest
National Film Challenge ever - 300 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, 2007 and $125 if you register between September 21, 2007 and
October 18, 2007. Teams can be anywhere from 1 person to 30 or more
people. Read all of the rules of the contest here:
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
Don't think a good film can be made in a weekend? View the winning
films from the 2006 National Film Challenge in our on-line screening
National Film Challenge Producer