Can you make a sci-fi short in only 50 hours?
Due July 1st, 2015 - The Lost Episode Festival Toronto (LEFT) is once again hosting the 50 Hour Film Competition - a sleep deprived filmmaking marathon weekend in which you and your team have an unforgettable time writing, directing, shooting, and editing a complete short film in just 50 hours.
ALL films, even the late ones, will be shown on the big screen at the (fully licensed) Carlton Cinema. The films that were on time however will be graded by a panel of judges and the winners will compete for over $10,000 in CASH & PRIZES, and of course FAME! Even if the judges don't select your film, you still have one last chance to win the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (including $500 in CASH!).
The 2015 competition starts this July on Friday the 10th at 7pm EST and ends 50 hours later on Sunday July 12th at 9pm EST. At 7pm EST on the 10th of July, every registered team will simultaneously be emailed a character, a line of dialogue, and a prop, that MUST be included in their film. This year every team will be given the genre SCI-FI. Then teams have only 50 hours (or less) to complete and submit their film, online or in person.
* Early-bird entry fee (until June 1st): $65
* Late fee (June 2nd onwards): $99
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
Last year, LEFT's 50 Hour Film Competition lined up over $16,000 worth of prizes. Details on prizes for 2015 are still TBD, but multiple winners will be chosen in over 14 categories, so there will be lots of opportunities to win!
Here's an idea of what you could win:
Audience Choice Award of $500.00 in CASH!
Sony ... filmmaking software
Deluxe ... $3,000 in post-production
William F White International ... $2,000 in equipment rentals
RODE Mic ... microphones and gear
Red Giant ... filmmaking suites
FXHome ... Hitfilm, Plug-ins & more
Blackmagic ... color correcting suites
Boom Library ... sound packs
Mixing Light ... tutorials & subscriptions
Editors Keys ... keyboards & audio gear
Rampant Design Tools ... licensed fx
Celtx ... screenwriting annual subscriptions
SamplerBanks ... licensed samples
Loopmasters ... royalty free sample libraries
Shot Lister Pro ... app for storyboarding and scheduling
Blood in the Snow ... festival Double Pass
LEFT ... merchandise and swag
Open to everyone, but registration is limited to the first 20 teams to sign up. Register early to secure your spot.
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