Have you got an idea, a camera and 50 hours to spare?
Surrey Little Theatre invites filmmakers to register their team in the fifth annual 50-Hour Film Challenge.
The challenge weekend starts on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. when teams meet at Surrey Little Theatre to receive their randomly selected “inspiration package.”
Over the course of the following 50 hours, each team will head out to various locations throughout the Lower Mainland to write, shoot and edit a five minute film that will include all the chosen surprise elements.
On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. all teams will bring in their finished product to Surrey Little Theatre for their chance at prizes including a best film top prize of $500. Prizes will be awarded the following weekend on Saturday, Oct. 20 at a gala filmmakers reception, with screenings of all films open to the general public. Screening tickets are limited and will be advance sales.
“The challenge is similar to the popular 48 hour film challenge format with the addition of an extra two hours,” said event organizer, Brigitte Seib.
“The concept began four years ago as a new initiative during Surrey Little Theatre’s 50th Season of Live Theatre – From Onstage to Onscreen. The 50 Hour Film Challenge was a huge success and gives the community another avenue, in addition to our regular season of live theatre, to express their creative side.
We welcome all community members to put together a five or more member team, dig out their camera equipment and editing software and come on out to take part in this exciting new event. This is an all ages event.
Past filmmakers include teams with participants as young as 12 years old, teams from local film schools and even a brave team of thespians who learned the filmmaking process on the fly. And all these films amazed the judges and were in the running for the top prize.
Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Cost to enter is $100 per team. The challenge weekend runs from Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
Gala filmmakers reception, awards and screenings on Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration forms and rules available at www.surreylittletheatre.com.
Contact Brigitte Seib at email@example.com for more information and to arrange payment or leave a message at 604-576-8451.