Submissions

Hey everyone! Hope that the filming is going well. Here are a couple notes as the contest creation time comes to a close.

- All films must be submitted by the end of Monday April 3

- All Filming/major editing should be finished by Sunday Night

- Monday is reserved for Exporting/color correction/audio leveling etc. Since you probably haven’t slept much please wrap creation editing on Sunday. In order to ensure a fair contest and to not impact your upcoming school week don’t spend Monday shooting/editing as well.

- When you are ready to submit put your vimeo link here http://fiftyhourfilm.com/wp/?page_id=276

- If your team has financial concerns you can contact me directly tom@fiftyhourfilm.com

- Compress your film to fit the vimeo guidelines. You don’t need a pro account just export your film small enough to fit the free account.  If you want to transfer me a higher quality less compressed version for the premiere night I can dropbox you a link or just wetransfer it to me.

- If you have any questions please email me at tom@fiftyhourfilm.com. Premiere night is tentatively scheduled for mid May. I will update this site when I have a solid date.

 

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Prompt for the 2017 50 Hour Film Contest

Fifty Hour Film Contest

Spring 2017

Prompt

Your Genre: Buddy Film

A film within this genre portrays two or more characters whose friendship/relationship/issues drive the plot. This type of film may cut across several genres. However, the styles and methods of presentation are entirely up to you.

 

Example Buddy Films:

  • Star Wars (Han Solo and Chewbacca)

  • Rush Hour (Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan)

  • Twins (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito)

  • Men in Black (Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith)

  • Toy Story (Buzz and Woody)

  • Lilo and Stitch

  • Breakfast Club

  • The Fox and The Hound

 

Your Prop:  a printed copy of any book by Stephen King

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 in the background.

Your Character: The Constantly Insulted

This character is insulted very easily. They may become upset by little things or even misread a compliment as an insult.

This character must be shown and acted out in the movie in some way. 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

 

  • “Are you really eating that with ketchup?”

  • “Just cover it up, and call it a day.”

  • “I feel like the average human has below-average intelligence.”

  • “I know all the words of every [music artist/group] song.”

  • “Everything is legal in [name of place].”

  • “I’m pretty sure I said that fifteen minutes ago.”

  • “I can’t wait until the next election season!”

  • “In the words of the great [kids TV show character], [line that character says].

  • “I wouldn’t do that if I were you…but I would do it if I was me.”

  • “I heard about this on the internet.”

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

 

PDF version below

Spring2017Prompt

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The Prompt will be here at 2:00

Today is the day! Good luck to everyone! Please register if you haven’t already.  The prompt will be here ~2pm.

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Registration is open for the Spring 50

Click HERE to Register -or the link at the top

The prompt will be posted here ~ 2:00pm on Friday the 31st. It is helpful to register your team before the start of the contest so we can gauge the number of entries.

Teams Registered for the Spring 50 Hour Film Contest

  • The Cinnamon Yetis
  • Wonderness Studios
  • Loosely Romantic
  • Nocturnal Films
  • Wolffire Productions
  • James Keenan Experience
  • Paperback Productions
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Spring contest the weekend of March 31st

Tentative date of the spring 50 is the weekend of march 31st-April 2nd

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No Fall Contest this year Will be back in the spring

We are not having a fall contest this year. It just becomes too cramped a timeline around the holidays to make a contest possible. The spring contest will be held in late march as usual.

In the mean time please consider making a film for the Freedom and Unity Film Competition. https://freedomandunitytv.org

Thanks

Tom Preska

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Spring 2016 50 Hour Films

Premiere night photos here: Premiere night Photos

Best Overall Film – Inflection – Strictly Platonic

Best Screenplay – Falling Flat – Nocturnal Films

Best Cinematography – Forgotten – Taco Tuesday

Best Editing – Feel the Urn – The Plebians

Honorable mentions:

The Credits – Catharsis

Tuff Gladiator Productions – Welcome Home

Delta Productions – Code Green

Wonderness Studios – Finding The Rainbow Connection

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

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Spring Premiere Night May 5th -*7:30*

The Spring Premiere is going to start now at *7:30* There are no filmmaker interviews this year so film makers and others should plan to show up at 7:15.

We had to push the start back a half hour due to the premiere of Captain America Civil war at 7pm doing so should allow for a more relaxed start to our premiere.

Suggested donation $5 adults $2 students – Film makers are Free

program

See you on thursday!

Facebook event link: Please Share and Invite people!

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Films recieved for the Spring 2016 Contest

If your film is too big for vimeo and you don’t have a pro account please email me at tom@fiftyhourfilm.com we can make alternate arrangements.

Click the submit button on the top right of the menu to submit your film.

Submitted films

  • Taco Tuesday
  • The Plebeians
  • Wonderness Studios
  • Delta Productions
  • Tuff Gladiator Productions
  • Nocturnal Films
  • Strictly Platonic
  • The Credits
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Spring 2016 50 Hour Film Prompt

********* Fifty Hour Film Contest Spring 2016 Prompt *************

Your Genre: Fish Out of Water

In a “Fish Out of Water” film, the main character is thrust into a situation unusual to them or extraordinary in circumstances. The plot tends to be driven by the character’s struggles in dealing with the situation. Although “Fish Out of Water” films tend to fall under the larger genres of drama or comedy, this is not always the case.

Example “Fish Out of Water” Films:

Legally Blonde

Alice in Wonderland

Billy Madison

Stranger Than Fiction

Back to the Future

Shaun of the Dead

Annie

The Blind Side

Crocodile Dundee

Meet the Parents

Enchanted

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Finding Nemo

Big

Your Prop:

A vehicle tire (unattached to the vehicle)

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 in the background.

Your Character: “He/She Who Must Not Be Seen”

This character often plays an important part in the story,  but is either never seen on screen or whose face is never shown. Examples include the Witch in the Blair Witch Project, the Once-ler in The Lorax (book), George Steinbrenner from Seinfeld, and Wilson from Home Improvement.

Your Dialogue

  • I suppose that’s one way of doing it.

  • You’re the only one who has noticed it.

  • Close the door. It’s showtime.

  • This wouldn’t be happening if ___________ was President.

  • It all ends up in the same place.

  • I can’t explain why, but this is really difficult for me.

  • What we have here is an opportunity.

  • I would, but I…uh…just don’t want to.

  • I tried to reason with you. Now, I’m starting to get angry.

  • …And that’s how I ended up in this place… of all places.

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!

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