City Wide Short Film Competition

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Wired Wednesday, ACCtv and the Brewery Arts Center present a film competition.

A friendly competition encouraging film making, communication and community.

It’s FREE! So let’s have fun!

“City Wide Short Film Competition”

The dates were August 9 to August 16, 2013.

The judged showing was on Saturday August 17 at 6pm.

This year 13 teams registered. 11 teams completed and submitted films. Most were on hand at the judging and the results are below the video.

First Annual City Wide Short Film Competition in Carson City Nevada. 13 Teams registered. 11 submitted films.

There were 8 genres to choose from and three ingredients that had to be used.

A line of Dialog- “Do you know what’s up there?”

An image of a camel.

A dog barking.

And now… are the films. But first! You will see a promotional ad about the competition made by the kids in our Film Making class.

Audience Favorite in Under 16 -Super Dog
Audience Favorite in Over 16- Fatfish

Judges Awards Under 16:
First Place-Missions
Second Place-Super Dog
Third Place-The Camelback Kids

Judges Awards Over 16:
First Place-To Catch a Hat Thief
Second Place-Fatfish
Third Place-Lab Thieves

Other Awards for Under 16 were:
Story-Super Dog

Best Use of Ingredients-Super Dog

Visuals-Final War


Other Awards  for Over 16 were:
Acting-To Catch a Hat Thief
Creativity-To Catch aHat Thief

Best Use of Ingredients-Fatfish

Visuals-Lab Thieves



Here’s how the competition works:

1. Get a team together and registered by 5 pm on Wednesday, sometime next year.

2. On Friday of that same week at noon we will give you your assignment.

3. Start filming! Write, film, edit.

4. You have from noon Friday to noon Friday of the next week to get your film completed, burned to DVD and submitted.

5. Come to the showing and awards in the Performance Hall, Saturday  @ 6PM.



Additional info:
1. Email Darla that you have a team interested in competing. Registration deadline is Wed 5pm. She will send you an informative email, confirming we have your correct email address to send info to.

Your team may be ANY size. 1 or more. You will be placed in either of two categories by an average of your team. Under 16 and over 16. Sorry, you may not participate if you are an active member of Wired Wednesday. You DO NOT need to live within Carson City, NV limits. The more the merrier. Remote digital submissions will be accepted, but please ask Darla (775-830-7939) for further instructions. Teams will be accepted from within a 50 mile area around Carson City, NV.

There are no fees to participate or enter in this competition, just give us contact info of your team leader and your team name.

2. On the first day, at noon on Friday, you may be at the Media Center in person or just watching your email. Your assignment will be in the body of the email or envelope and have three genres listed, you may choose ONE to make your film. The genre must be declared within an hour of receipt.

You have one full week to make and submit your film using the “ingredients” we assign you, also 3 items. These “ingredients” could be a prop you must use or a line of dialogue, we will assign the same “ingredients” to everyone and these will not be known until noon on the start date.

The “ingredients” need not be a major part of your film. Say one is a line of dialogue, it does not necessarily have to be used in speech, it could be the headline on a newspaper, or heard over the background radio, just so long as our judges can pick out the three ingredients some where in the film. Kind of a “Where’s Waldo” sort of thing.

Your team will get three genres to choose from, randomly selected by our coordinators. The genres that will be available are:

Mocumentary (False or Faux Documentary)
Sci Fi (NOT Horror)

We will NOT accept any Horror films, all of the above genres must not contain any gratuitous violence, nudity or foul language. Let’s keep it family oriented.

3. Your film can be as little as one minute and up to 10 minutes. Immediately after assignments on the start date, you will want to start writing your script, planning your shoot schedule, gathering your actors, equipment and props. All writing, filming and editing should be done within the time period of noon Friday to noon* Friday a week later. Gathering of equipment and scouting locations can be done prior to the time as well as creating your team.

4. You have from noon Friday to noon* Friday to get your film completed, burned to DVD and submitted to us at the Media Center (basement of 511 W. King St., the Performance Hall at the Brewery Arts Center).
A showing will be made of all submitted films**. There are a couple forms that we need, please fill out the forms fully and accurately. They will be emailed to you. Basically it’s permission from all involved in your film to be seen on TV and the internet. These forms must be submitted with the DVD. You can get yours here.

*If you are having troubles with the render and burn you may contact us, explain your circumstances and we have the capability of granting a grace period depending on the number of films needing that grace.

**We WILL accept incomplete films as well, a separate judging category will be set up for this. Basically no prizes for this but we don’t want to waste what you DID get done. Everyone should be able to see what was being worked on.

5. Judging will be done at the showing and the audience gets to vote as well, so the more friends you bring the more chance of the audience award!

Judging may be on the following:

Use of Ingredients

6. Awards will be made at the showing. Some of the winners will be receiving…… things yet to be determined (tee hee, got ya there, we’ll list prizes soon).

Awards may be in these categories:

Overall Best
Best Use of Ingredients
Best Acting
Best Story
Best Effects
Audience Favorite

Keep watching this page for more info on the “City Wide Short Film Competition”.

This short film competition is based on, but not exactly like the “48 Hour Film Project”and the “No Film Film Festival”, which is a week long like ours. View our submission to last years festival here.

Our “ingredients” are NOT the same as the 48 Hour Project and we are not affiliated with the 48 Hour Project, yet. Our rules, however, are similar, if you are curious about how these competitions work, how other teams do it, google them or check out the site listed above.

Got specific questions not answered here? Ask Darla (775-830-7939).