Teams Registered for the Spring 2015 50

  • The Credits
  • Blind Robin Productions
  • Tuff Gladiator Productions
  • Savvy Production
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Date Conflicts

If your team has date conflicts with the current date please contact me We can try to work something out on an alternate weekend for your group.

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And Another Date Change Spring Contest Now April 10-12th

Due to a conflict with Easter we are bumping another week. Sorry again for the inconvenience just trying to find a date that works for the majority of teams.

New contest is April 10-12th

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Spring Date Change Now April 4-5th 2015

Due to multiple conflicts with numerous teams we have moved the spring date to the weekend of April 3rd-5th. Please update your calendars and sorry for the inconvenience.

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Spring Date Weekend of March 20-22nd *tentative*

I have been getting a couple emails about the 50 date being in conflict with some activities. If your group has issues with this date please let me know at I don’t like changing the date because some people have already scheduled around it but I like to have a date where as many groups as possible will be able to work. So a date change could be in the works if we can’t get a majority of the teams to go on the 20th-22nd.

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Fall 2014 Contest Films

Here they are your Fall 2014 50 hour films.

Best Overall Film – The Replacement – Strictly Platonic

The Replacement

Best Screenplay – How to Become a Spy in 19 Steps or Spy Trying – Yada Yada Films

How to Become a Spy in 19 Steps or Spy Trying

Best Cinematography – Make Yourself at Home – The Credits

Make Yourself At Home

Best Editing – Target Taco Tuesday – Taco Tuesday

Target Taco Tuesday

Honorable Mentions

The Inspector (Short Film Made for Vermont 50 Hour Film Contest Fall 2014)

Black Heart – A 50 Hour Film



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Fall 2014 Premiere Night Photos

Thanks to everyone to who braved the weather and came out for a awesome night.

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Premiere Night Tuesday Dec 9th 7:00 pm

Premiere Night is still on 7pm at the Roxy! Check out the order of films below.


Premiere Night will take place Tuesday Dec 9th at 7:00 pm at the Roxy theater in downtown Burlington.




We have 8 awesome completed films that are off to the judges and all will be shown on the big screen. Awards will be give for the top 4 films.

RETN will be on hand to interview film teams starting around 6:15. So show up early for your interviews!

Our Kickstarter was successfully funded and we have a many to thank for providing us with enough money to cover most of the theater costs! Huge thanks to our two sponsors the Bushey and the Miquel families.  Also thanks to everyone else that pitched in to make our goal.

There will be a small suggested donation at the door. $5 adults $2 students $0 filmmakers. Due to the content of some of the films this event may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

See you Tuesday!!!!

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Wrapping up the Fall 2014 Contest.

Hope everyone is creating awesome movies! Here are some things to know as we come to a close.

  • Completed films must be uploaded to Vimeo. You don’t need a Pro account if you encode your movie correctly with H.264. There are tutorials on vimeo here  Make sure that you allow the films to be downloadable and public.
  • Vimeo links must be submitted any time on Monday 10/10 or sooner. If there are problems uploading internet etc. Let me know as soon as possible.
  • There is a paypal/submission link is here:
  • If you have any problems with payment you can email me the link directly to The entry fees cover the cost of trophy’s and judging but if you can’t afford it, we can, have and will waive or reduce the entry fee.
  • Please make sure that you have releases filled out for actors that appear on screen. They can be mailed into me or handed to me at the premiere.
  • As of right now Premiere Night is set as Dec 10th   9th @ 7pm at the Roxy in Burlington. I will post more details here as it gets closer and will post here if there are any changes to date or venue.
  • Get some sleep. Preferably not in class tomorrow.
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Fall 2014 Prompt

Best Overall Film – The Replacement – Strictly Platonic

The Replacement

Fifty Hour Film Contest Fall 2014 Prompt

Your Genre: Spy Film

A  Spy Film deals with the subject of espionage. Espionage can be defined as “a situation in which a person or organization seeks to obtain confidential or secret information without the permission of the holder of that information.” Spy Films can cut across other genres, but the method of presentation is entirely up to you.

Example Spy Films:

Doctor No

The Man Who Knew Too Much


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The Manchurian Candidate

Get Smart

Mission: Impossible

Austin Powers

Enemy of the State


Spy Game

Inglorious Basterds

Spy Kids


The Bourne Identity

Charlie’s Angels


Your Prop: This photo –

This photo 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 photo a part of the story rather than simply showing it in the background.


Your Character: A Redshirt

A “redshirt” is a stock character in fiction who dies soon after being introduced. The term originates from the original Star Trek television series in which the redshirted security personnel frequently die during episodes. Redshirt deaths are often used to dramatize the potential peril that the main characters face.

Your Dialogue:


  • “The world may change, but [name of a character] will not.”

  • “Let me tell you the story of the bear and the butterfly… [make up story]“

  • “I think I read about this on the internet!”

  • “Not since the accident.”

  • “Maybe it’s because I have no other choice, but I believe you.”

  • “[Any quote from Shakespeare]“

  • “This is without a doubt the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.”

  • “I know that I don’t know more than I do know.”

  • “I know I say this a lot, but I think that this is a conspiracy.”

  • “Am I using this wrong?”

  • “Is this really the end? – Because I’m not ready for it.”


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!

Printable PDF Version of the Prompt Here

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