Thursday, September 10, 2009

Filmmakers: The clock's ticking...

The National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, is coming on October 23rd through 26th!

Regardless of where you live, this is your opportunity to write, shoot, and edit a short film in three days. Just like in the 48 Hour Film Project, you'll receive a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre at 7pm local time, October 23rd. Then you'll have to mail the film in on October 26th. In the following weeks the top films (determined by a national panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on the NFC website. The winning films will screen with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at the next FIlmapalooza at the NAB Show, the 48 Hour Film Project's end of year event. In addition there are cash prizes for the winning films!


--48HFP Filmmakers who have a need for speed and want to make another film before the 48HFP returns to your city in 2010.
--Filmmakers who either missed your city's 48HFP or who did not register in time to make your city's team limit.
--Filmmakers who live in cities that do not have a 48HFP yet. (Please forward this to your friends and relatives who might be in this dire


Registration is now open on our website. The number of teams is limited to 300 and registration is on a first come first served basis.
The Early Bird Entry Fee is $115 if you register on or before September 23, 2009 and $135 if you register between September 24, 2009 and October 22, 2009. Teams can be anywhere from 1 person to 30 or more people. Read all of the rules of the contest here:

Do you have any questions about the National Film Challenge? Please check our FAQ page and then use our web form to submit questions you still need answered.

Wondering what your competition will be like? View the winning films from the last four Film Challenges in our on-line screening room:

The National Film Challenge is a non-profit event brought to you by KDHX Community Media and the 48 Hour Film Project.

Every second counts! (Even when you have a whopping 72 hours to make your film.)

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