Five-Day Film Festival Issues Challenge to Area Filmmakers

The Communicating Arts Production Group (CAPG) of Montgomery County Community College is challenging teams of local filmmakers to make a five-minute film in five days. The challenge is open to filmmakers of all skill levels.

The competition begins on with a kick-off event in the College’s Advanced Technology Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., and it concludes on Nov. 9.  A screening of the completed films will be held on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Ambler Theater, 108 East Butler Ave., Ambler. The screening is free and open to the public.

At the kickoff event, teams will be randomly assigned a film genre. They will also be given a line of dialogue and a prop that must be incorporated into the body of their films, as well as a theme that they can interpret any way they wish. Teams will then have until 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 to write, shoot, edit, score and deliver films to the competition drop-off site. All creative activity must take place during the five-day period, and all completed films will be shown at the Nov. 9 public screening.

The best film will receive a top prize of $500, and smaller prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. The entry fee is $25 per team.

For more information or to register, email fivedayfilmfestival@gmail.com or visit www.fivedayfilmfestival.com. The website contains all the rules of the competition, current news, production documents, sponsor information, producer information and tips on filmmaking.

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