by Alana J. Mauger
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 atrium, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., and it concludes on Oct. 29. A screening of the completed films will be held on Nov. 11 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 Tuesday, Oct. 29 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. 11 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fivedayfilmfestival.com. The website contains all the rules of the competition, current news, production documents, sponsor information, producer information and tips on filmmaking.