Spring Contest Postponed

I am going to postpone the spring contest and reassess the situation in a month. I will try to get the contest in towards the end of the school year if it is safe to do so and will hope to have premiere night over the summer.

Thanks for the interest. I will keep you updated here.

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2020 Contest March 27th-29th

A little late on announcing the dates but we are doing the Contest weekend on March 27th-29th this year. Gather your teams and we will update as it gets closer.

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Spring 2019 50 Hour Winners

Best Overall Film – The Conspiracy Collective – Syzygy Studios

Best Screenplay – The Void – Wonderness Studios

Best Editing – Under – Film Snorkel

Honorable Mentions

Close Call – Whitetail Productions

Unnatural – 8ball Productions

The Beauty of DNA – Yellowjacket Productions

Verde Jugo – Burger

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

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Program for premiere night 2019

Doors at 7pm Suggested $5 donation. Film Makers are free. Sponsored by www.sixfivefilms.com

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/329636551288871/

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Premiere Night May 30th

Premiere night will be once again at the Roxy in Burlington. It will take place Thursday May 30th at 7pm. More info and program as we get closer to the date. See you there! $5 suggested donation at the door. Filmmakers are free.

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All films are in!

All the films are in and off to the judges. I am looking at theater dates at the end of May for the premiere night. Will update here when I have solidified a time with the theater.

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Issues fixed with submission

Films links are now working with the paypal submit link so no need to send separate links. Just click on the submit button at the top right and put in your info.

Please email me your URLS directly at tom.preska@gmail.com as well as pay through paypal. I am working on fixing the issue but payment is being sent in without the film link for some reason.


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Hope all is going well

Hopefully everything is working out for your teams and you got a little bit of sleep. All production/major editing of the films should be done by Sunday night. You will have till the end of monday to hand in a completed film. We recommend uploading to Vimeo for your submission. You don’t need to be a paid member to upload a film with the correct export setting you should be able to fit your film under their 500mb basic (free) cap. If you want to upload to Youtube that is fine as well but you will have to supply us with a download link to the movie so we can download in high quality for presentation.

When you are ready to submit a film by the end of monday at the latest click on the submit button at the end of the menu bar. There is a $25 entry fee to cover trophies and defer some other costs.

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Spring 2019 50 Hour Film Prompt

Fifty Hour Film Contest
Spring 2019

Your Genre: Science Fiction
A science fiction film deals with imaginative concepts such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction themes can be broadly interpreted, often cutting across other genres, but the method of presentation is entirely up to you.

Science Fiction Film Examples:

Star Wars
2001: A Space Odyssey
District 9
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Matrix
Jurassic Park
Planet of the Apes
Back to the Future
Star Trek
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Your Prop:
This animation: Red Blood Cells – Click Here: (videvo.net)

This animation must be clearly visible in your film and incorporated into the story in some way. This animations will be seen in your film (for example, on a TV screen, computer, phone, or tablet). Top screenplay points will be given to films that incorporate this animation into the story, not just subtly showing it in the background.

Your Character: “The Googler”
This character has come to depend on their device. They seem to have forgotten basic information if it can be found on Google.

This character in some way has to be shown and acted out in the movie. They don’t have to be central to the plot but they must appear in the film and not just be talked about by the actors.

Your Dialogue

“I didn’t know those/that still existed.”
“I love yogurt!”
“I feel like that’s what I just said.”
“I majored in liberal arts, with a minor in __________”
“Have I told you about the time I got lost when I little?”
“He’s not at work. I think he’s golfing again.”
“Let’s go get pedicures!”
“It seems like there’s one on every corner.”
“I think someone’s been stealing from us.”
“It sort of like a ___________ — metaphorically speaking.”
“Let me just get my crocs on.”

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!

PDF Version for download and printing click below

Spring 2019 Prompt

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Contest starts this Friday!

Remember to read all the rules and have a good understanding of what is required to hand in a film.

The Prompt will be posted here on Friday afternoon. All movies have to be handed in on Monday 4/15 at the latest.

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