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SLAM the CURVE! 72hr Virtual Family Film Slam
Go big and stay home!
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Due April 15th, 2020 - SOCAPA and Catamount Arts are joining forces once again to bring you the much-anticipated-annual Film Slam, but this year they are GOING BIG by STAYING HOME!

GO BIG
Let's face it, staying home is the "big" (as in responsible) thing to do right now, which means the annual Film Slam must go virtual, viral and global! They are opening the event up to families "living and filming in isolation" anywhere in the world. They expect participation by a historic number of family teams. More participation means an even larger online audience. The prizes are getting supersized too, with cash and scholarship awards valued at over $6,500 and counting!

STAY HOME
Due to the Coronavirus health emergency, nations across the globe are urging their citizens to stay at home. Let’s all SLAM the CURVE by staying home and making movies with our families. Do your part, and make some art!

Choose Your Bracket
Both brackets win prizes! Teams with past filmmaking experience should enroll in the Competitive bracket and those that are new to filmmaking can choose to either enroll in the Competitive or Family Fun bracket.

Competitive Bracket:
 - For Family Teams led by one or more "Experienced Filmmakers" (If you’ve made films before or you’re in film school, you probably belong in this bracket)

Family Fun Bracket
 - For Amateur Family Teams with no or limited filmmaking experience and/or teams led by Youth Filmmakers (14yo or younger).

Teams must have at least one member under the age of 18 and be comprised of household members or remote collaborators only. At no time should a team elicit physical assistance from people outside their household.

Filming Restrictions
You may film inside your house or on your property, but do not leave your household. If our judges see a public space or location outside your household they will flag it for disqualification. If you have safe access to a space that our judges may consider outside the household, please send them an email explaining the situation. Remember, the goal is to create within isolation.

You may collaborate remotely with friends and family. For example, your friend films a scene at their home and digitally sends you the video file to edit on your home computer. They love this creative collaboration and encourage it. But remember, there should be no filming in person with people outside your household.

Each week you will receive new required script elements that will need to be integrated into your final film for it to be eligible for prizes. In the past, these have included a prop, a sound clip, genre, and line of dialogue. Use these items creatively to score more points for your film.

Use what you have - do not borrow. Cellphones are great! Keep it simple and source only what is in your household. They're not judging video quality, they're judging story.

Final films should be 1 to 3 minutes in length. All films must be produced, edited, exported and submitted during the 72-hour period. Films submitted after the deadline will not be screened.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Competitive Bracket:
 - Best Film wins $1,000 and a $2,500 Tuition Scholarship to any SOCAPA Filmmaking Intensive.
 - Best Acting wins a $500 Tuition Scholarship to any SOCAPA Acting Intensive.
 - Eligible for $750 in "Surprise Category" SOCAPA Tuition Scholarships
 - Eligible for $150 Cash Award for Audience Favorite
 - Entered into the $50 participation raffle.

Family Fun Bracket
 - Best Film wins $500 Cash and a $1,000 Tuition Scholarship to any SOCAPA Filmmaking Intensive.
 - Best Acting wins a $250 Tuition Scholarship to any SOCAPA Acting Intensive.
 - Eligible for $750 in "Surprise Category" SOCAPA Tuition Scholarships
 - Eligible for $150 Cash Award for Audience Favorite
 - Entered into the $50 participation raffle.

Eligibility
Open to all.

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