The Fall ELFF 48/5 Film Contest
Takes place December 3 -5, 2010
For the East Lansing Film Festival 48/5 Film Contest, filmmakers will come together to write, shoot, edit, and premiere an original five-minute film in a mere 48 hours. To add to the challenge, participants will be given at the start of the contest specific elements: a genre, a prop, a location and a line of dialogue. They must incorporate these elements into their finished film to be eligible for an award.
The last 48/5 contest drew an exciting array of talented teams, including amateurs, professionals, students, families and local film fanatics. Teams raced against time, fought sleep deprivation and used their own creative genius to successfully complete their 5-minute piece by the Sunday evening deadline. This year we're pulling out all the stops to bring another weekend of high-octane filmmaking to the community.
The contest will begin with the distribution of elements, rules and regulations at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 3 at Beggar's Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI. Doors will open at 5:00pm and all teams must be registered no later than 5:45 pm. Unregistered late teams will be disqualified. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Completed films must be handed in on Sunday, December 5 by 6pm (and not a minute later) at Beggar's Banquet. The finished projects will be shown on Monday, December 6 at 7:30pm in Room 109, South Kedzie Hall, on the corner of Farm Lane and Auditorium, Michigan State University, East Lansing. We will show all the films that have been turned in even if they do not qualify for the prizes.
Prizes, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Cheeney Media Concepts 2, will be awarded for the top three films as decided by a panel of qualified judges drawn from the area. The public, friends and family are invited to enjoy these creative shorts. There is no charge.
First Prize: $125
Second Prize: $75
Third prize: $50
For pre-registration information, entry forms and the official rules, visit http://www.elff.com/485.
Entry forms can be emailed back to email@example.com and the fees paid in advance by Paypal on the elff.com website or the day of the contest. You can also mail in the forms and fees to:
ELFF 48/5 Film Contest
210 Abbot Road, #48
East Lansing, MI 48823
Entry fees are as follows:
$50 through Wednesday, December 1
$75 on or after December 2
The top three films will be screened at the 14th Annual East Lansing Film Festival, November 9 - 17, 2011.
For additional information contact:
Susan Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 517-980-5802 or 336-9014.
The 48/5 Film Contest is generously sponsored
by Cheeney Media Concepts 2.