Tuesday, September 16, 2008

6th Annual National Film Challenge

[This crossed my desk this morning - thought I'd share it with you!]

Attention Filmmakers:

The time is here again for the 6th 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 24, 2008 and ending Monday October 27, 2008. 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 27. 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). The winning 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 are cash prizes for the winning films!

HOW DO I SIGN UP MY TEAM?

Starting SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 you will be able to register your team at 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 30, 2008 and $125 if you register between October 1, 2008 and October 23, 2008. 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

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 2007 National Film Challenge in our on-line screening room: http://filmchallenge.org/results2007.htm

Every second counts!

Doug Whyte
National Film Challenge Producer