The 5×5 for Life Filmmaker Competition

 Eventbrite - 2014 5x5 Filmmaker Challenge

5x5logoWhat We’re Doing:

Hand-in-hand with the annual Life Fest Film Festival, which is for the submission of finished films, we are also hosting a film challenge called the 5×5 for Life.  It is an international competition where film students, film hobbyists, independent and professional filmmakers from all over the world create their own 3-5 minute film in a period of 5 days.  All creativity–writing, shooting, editing  and all post production work– must occur within that five day period.  A selection of the best entries will be screened as part of Life Fest.

Submission & Entrance Fee Info:

Teams must be registered ahead of time. One the first night, teams will be given a character name, a prop and a line of dialogue that must appear in their film. Teams will have 5 days to complete a film in the genre of their own choosing: sci-fi, drama, romantic comedy, horror, western; the sky is the limit! Completed films must be submitted back to Life Fest by the deadline and select films will be screened during Life Fest and a variety of awards will be presented at the Festival’s closing ceremonies on May 10 in Hollywood.

What are the Parameters?

Teams are given a character name, a prop and a line of dialogue that must appear in their film.  They are then cut loose to complete a 3-5 minute film in the genre of their choosing: comedy, drama, horror, action, romantic comedy, western, sci-fi; the sky is the limit.  Although, although all films must reinforce the  the intrinsic worth of human life and the profound significance of each life.  Remember, these films are short: a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes.

Who are the Filmmakers?

The 5×5 for Life is geared towards film students, film hobbyists, independent and professional filmmakers all over the United States, as well as the rest of the world.  Life Fest Film Festival, as well as the 5×5, is an international event. Not only can you be anywhere in the world to participate in the filmmaking, you can be anywhere in the world to participate in the viewing and voting.

What are the Prizes?

ALL FINALISTS will have their film screened at Life Fest in front of Hollywood producers, directors, writers, distributors, folks who know the industry and are looking for talent. From wherever you are in the world, this is your 5 minute shot at getting a foot in the door of Hollywood! PLUS, the winners in each category will get a special invitation for a closed-session, studio meeting with producers at a Hollywood film studio.  Some of the Category Awards include:  Best Director, Best Picture, Best Acting, Best Editing, Audience Favorite, Best Use of Props and Lines, etc.  However, the best prize you can win is the appreciation and the exposure of your work to industry insiders.

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