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 or visit 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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