SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge
THE SHORTLISTED TEAMS FOR THE 2013 CHALLENGE ARE:.
Chris Stone Films
THE BIG RD
The Crimson Guard
Well done, now the jury have your fate in their hands!
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[UPDATE] - 180 teams managed to complete the challenge, 180 new sci-fi films from the UK (a few from overseas too!) Shortlisting process now underway.
- PRIZES: we have a £1000 worth of studio hire from Camberwell Studios and cash prizes from The Multiverse!
READY FOR THE CHALLENGE...
Over the last four years the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival has run a 48hour Film Challenge and we have had over 380 films completed, many of which have gone to other film festivals and been broadcast on TV.
The challenge takes place a few weeks before the film festival so we can judge all the entries and the winning films can be screened at the festival.
We are delighted to have teamed up with a great new YouTube channel called THE MULTIVERSE, who will be offering some cool prizes and be a platform for the finished films. Check out some of the previous winners on the channel.
Last year's queue of team captains!
To take part is easy:
Get a crew together, scout some locations, prep your cast and be ready to make a 5 minute short film in just 48 hours.
We will ask your team to come to the BFI Southbank on Saturday 6 April at 10.00am where we give you the TITLE of the film you will make, some DIALOGUE that one of your characters must say to screen, and a list of PROPS that must be seen in the film. We also give you an optional scientific theme... this could be nano-tech, cloning, gene-splicing...or something a little more "fringe".
Once you have all your elements, you have until Monday morning to return the completed movie to us. You can either deliver it to the BFI or send it via the Internet (wetransfer).
Why should you bother entering?
In 2008, Gareth Edwards took part and won the competition.
Gareth’s debut feature is the multiple award-winning MONSTERS – and the project was green-lit because Vertigo Films saw his winning 48hour short-film right here! So impressed were they with what he could do with no budget in just 2 days that they decided to develop a feature with him.
In 2012 we had a prize from Vertigo Films of a feature-film development deal, we hope that the winners will complete their first feature next year.
We are working on getting some cool prizes right now, but the dates are locked, so start planning.
Want an example of what can be done in just 48hours?
Gareth talks about his win
Now, take a look at what happened last time...
Once again we were blown away with the standard of the entries and the inventiveness shown.
Below are the 10 shortlists films and the 3 winners.
1st Place: FUTURE INC. by Future Tense
2nd Place: 6 MINUTE JUMP by Bughunt
3rd Place: EIGHT ITEMS by Superluminal
The other shortlisted films presented to the jury were:
- RISING TIDE BY BANTERDILLOS
- NOTHING MORE THAN THUNDER BY SUPER AWESOME
- THE TRAVELS AGENT BY TIMESLUTS
- SPECTRUM SHIFT BY SHAVEN APE
- ERADICATE BY THE VOGON POETS
- CHOOSE BY BOKEH PICTURES
- DEAD AIR BY BRIGHTHELM
Again, well done to everyone who took part, the standard was amazing and you should feel proud that you made a film in 2 days!!!
SCI-FI_LONDON 48HR FILM CHALLENGE 2012 – The Runners-up.
- BACK STORY BY HELLER DO
- BACKWOODS BY TREE BABIES
- HANDS TO THE WHEEL BY LAYMEN
- HE AND I CAN TRAVEL BY BLIND AURA
- INCONSISTENT RESULTS BY MIDNIGHT ASH
- LEYMAN’S CURSE BY KINDRED SPIRIT
- SUNRISE BY FLOCK OF CONDORS
- THE BOND BY THE STICKY BANDITS
- THE CORRECT ANGLE BY THE WHY MEN
- THE OTHER YOU BY INTOXY FILMS