City Wide Short Film Competition
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Wired Wednesday, Carson TV and the Brewery Arts Center present the
“City Wide Short Film Competition”.
A friendly competition encouraging film making, communication and community.
Now in our THIRD Year!
This is how it works, competition info:
The dates are July 24 to July 31, 2015.
The red carpet event with judged showing is on Saturday August 1 at 6pm.
Here’s how the competition works:
1. Get a team together and registered (ONLY $10 per team!) by
5 pm on Wednesday, July 22new registration deadline! Thursday midnight!.
2. On Friday July 24, 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. (grace period to 5pm IF NEEDED).
5. Come to the showing and awards in the Performance Hall, Saturday @ 6PM.
1. Email Darla that you have a team interested in competing. Registration deadline is Thursday by midnight (yes, just before Friday starts). 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. 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.
Even if you are a member of Wired Wednesday you may participate, best if you are a mentor, but as long as you are not on the competition committee, you are good to go.
There are no fees to participate or enter in this competition, just give us contact info of your team leader and your team name. Determination of age group will be made upon submission with forms filled out by you, see further down.
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 an envelope or the body of the email and have six 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, 3 ingredients. 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 six genres to choose from, randomly selected by our coordinators. Some of the genres that will be available are:
Animation-Cg, Claymation, you name it.
Documentary/Mocumentary (False or Faux Documentary)
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, actors, crew and scouting locations can be done prior to the start time.
4. You have from noon Friday to noon* Friday to get your film completed, burned to DVD or on a separate drive 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 by emailing Darla.
*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).
Awards may be in these categories:
Best Use of Ingredients
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”, they do it in 48 hours and the “No Film Film Festival”, which is a week long like ours. View our submission to the No Film Film Festival on this site just a couple pages over.
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.
Got specific questions not answered here? Ask Darla (775-830-7939).
The ingredients that had to be used in each film last year were:
The Line: “Just wait ten minutes.”
The Prop: A cactus.
The Sound Effect: A Yodel.
And the WINNERS were:
16 and Over:
First Place Title: Clones Team: Chronofied
Second Place Title: The Donner’s Party Team:Table 4 Productions
Third Place Title: None of the Above Team: The Rookies
Honorable Mention Title: Comic Con’ d Team: ALDO Studios
Title: Cactus Cowboy
Team: Main Street
Title: Brain Storming
Title: Oh, the spaces you will go
Team: Apples Films
Team: Pie Eater & Skull Rider Films
“City Wide Short Film Competition”
Thank you to our sponsors!
Last year, at the First Annual City Wide Short Film Competition in Carson City Nevada, 13 teams registered. 11 teams completed and submitted films. Most were on hand at the judging and the results are below the video.
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…..here 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:
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:
Best Use of Ingredients-Super Dog
Other Awards for Over 16 were:
Acting-To Catch a Hat Thief
Creativity-To Catch aHat Thief
Best Use of Ingredients-Fatfish
Dreams Of Mine: