Films are off to the Judges

I will update here when I set a firm date for the premiere. I am looking at thursday nights the first two weeks of May.

Thanks

Tom

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Films received so far

  • Chickenheadedbaby Films
  • Winthrop Productions
  • Wolffire Productions
  • Wire Tap Productions
  • Wonderness Studios
  • KGMMC productions
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I hope your films are going well!!!

We are deep into the contest now and I hope your films are coming along nicely. Films are due to be submitted by Monday the latest. We prefer to take submissions from Vimeo. Please do not buy a Vimeo subscription just for this contest. You can send us a better quality/ higher resolution export for our premiere night and share over wetransfer or the like. These vimeo films are used to send to our judges for scoring and wont be penalized for not being in 4k.

To submit click on the submit link on the top or click here

If you have any issues or questions feel free to contact us.

 

 

 

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Spring 2018 Prompt

********** Fifty Hour Film Contest Spring 2018 Prompt **********************

Your Genre: MacGuffin Hunt

A “MacGuffin” is a plot device that takes the form of some goal or object that triggers the events of the story. The characters’ search for this person or thing drives the plot of the film. For example, the search for the “Holy Grail” sets up the narrative for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and The Da Vinci Code

 Other “MacGuffin Hunt” Examples:

Film

MacGuffin

Pulp Fiction

The briefcase

Lord of the Rings

The One Ring

Saving Private Ryan

Private Ryan

Finding Nemo

Nemo

National Treasure

The treasure

Star Wars: Rogue One

The plans for the Death Star

Harry Potter

Philosopher’s stone, Chamber of Secrets, horcruxes, Deathly Hallows, etc.

Your Prop: A mountain

This prop must be clearly seen in your film and incorporated into the story in some way. Top screenplay points will be given to teams that make this prop a part of the story rather than simply showing it on screen.

Your Character: “The Persuader”

This character has the knack for making others see things his/her way, even when that way seems foolish to most reasonable people at first.

Your Dialogue

  • I’d love to stay and chat, but not with you.

  • It turns out that my only mistake was getting caught.

  • Have you seen my sandals?

  • Despite everything that’s happened, this could still be the best day of your life.

  • You have one shot. Do you think you have the arm for it?

  • I think we’ll have to blame the government for this one.

  • I haven’t had my twelve Diet Cokes today.

  • It’s at 99%. It’s pretty much guaranteed!

  • Did I tell you about my trip to Colorado?

  • Meet me outside. How does that sound?

You must use at least five of the lines above! This dialogue must be kept in intact sentences, but the order, timing, and usage of these lines is entirely up to your group. These five lines MUST be clearly heard in your final film.

Good luck!

Tom and Nick

Downloadable/printable PDF:    Spring 2018 Prompt

If you have any questions feel free to email: tom@fiftyhourfilm.com

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Prompt will be posted here @ 2:30 on Friday

I will post the prompt here 2:30 on Friday! Keep your eyes on the site around that time.

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Teams Registered for the 2018 Fifty Hour Film Contest

Registration is open get your teams signed up!

  • Wonderness Studios
  • Wolffire Productions
  • KGMMG Productions
  • Chickenheadedbaby Films
  • Arc em’ Park em’ Studios
  • Winthrop Productions
  • Wire Tap Productions
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Spring 2018 Contest is the weekend of March 23rd-25th

Spring 2018 Contest is the weekend of March 23rd-25th. Get your teams together! Registration will open March 1st.

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Spring 2017 Premiere Night

Best Overall Film – LIT – The Cinnamon Yetis

Best Cinematography – The Neighborhood Watch – Nocturnal Films

Best Editing – Scarred – Wolffire Productions

Honorable mentions:

Wonderness Studios – The Friend Zone

Paperback Productions – The King’s pattern

Great work by everyone involved. Keep an eye out for next year’s contest!

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Premiere Night!!! May 24th 7pm doors

50 pricing
We are having the Premiere night on Wednesday May 24th. Doors will be 7pm. Location the Roxy in Downtown Burlington.

Suggested Donations Adults $5 Students $3 Film teams are free.

Please share the Facebook event: MAY 24th Facebook Premiere Night

See you there!

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Films Received So Far

  • The Cinnamon Yetis
  • Wonderness Studios
  • Nocturnal Films
  • Wolffire Productions
  • Paperback Productions

 

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