60 Hour Film Challenge 2017

We have recently launched the fifth annual ‘60 Hour Film Challenge’.
The challenge is free to enter with the aim to inspire filmmakers from
around the world to pick up a camera (of any type) and make a film.
The challenge is a non-profit event run by volunteers so any help you can
offer to promote it on your site or social media would be greatly appreciated.

Further information about the challenge is below:

60 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE 2017
The annual ’60 Hour Film Challenge’ begins from 1st – 4th of September 2017.

Filmmakers from across the world are challenged to write, shoot and edit a
film no longer than 5 minutes in length in just 60 hours. The challenge is
free to enter and teams can register online (www.60hourfilmchallenge.com)
until the 31st August.

The challenge begins on Friday 1st September at 9pm (UK Time). 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 (1st-4th September) and upload their final films to our Vimeo
group no later than Monday 4th 9am (UK Time). The shortlisted films will
be screened and the winners announced at Colchester Film Festival on
Saturday 4th November.

The challenge will be judged by our expert panel, directors Olly Blackburn
(Donkey Punch), Tom Geens (Couple in a Hole), The Blaine Brothers (Nina
Forever) and producer Jennifer Handorf (Prevenge).

Entering the challenge is a great way to get noticed, films from the
challenge have gone on to feature at festivals around the world. Rob
McLellan’s 2012 entry ‘Love and All That’ went onto inspire MGM’s feature
film ‘Abe’, which is currently in pre-production.

Winning teams will receive over £10,000 worth of prizes which have kindly
been donated from: Adobe, AKM Music, Beachtek, BlueStarProducts, Boris FX,
Boxx TV Ltd, Cartoni, Cinedeck, Contour Design, Daz 3D, EditShare,
FilmConvert, Filmstro, FXGuide, IndieFlix, Lenspen, Logickeyboard,
Loopmasters, MindShift Gear, Musicbed, Peli, PowerProduction Software,
ProMediaGear, RØDE Microphones, Snapperstuff, Spiffy Gear, Stan Winston
School of Character Arts, Toon Boom Animation, Vid-Atlantic and Vocas
Systems.

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

#60hrFilm

Website: www.60hourfilmchallenge.com
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/60hrFilm
Facebook : @colchesterfilmfestival
Twitter: @ColFilmFestival
Instagram: @colfilmfest

PRESS CONTACT
Name: Jenna Menzies (Co-Festival Director)
Email: 60hr@colchesterfilmfestival.com

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