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Friday, February 03, 2006

Anyone Interested in a Lost Weekend?

My friends over at the SoCal Film Group (good people, one and all) are involved in organizing this year's "Lost Weekend" short film competition, which takes place on March 24-26, the first weekend of the Silver Lake Film Festival.

Teams of contestants have 48 hours to conceive, write, cast, film, edit and premiere a short film. Storylines will be inspired by a random factor provided at the beginning of the contest, and an object will also be chosen that must be featured in each film. Filmmakers will be assigned a genre randomly.

Entry fee is only $20 per team, with it recommended that you have between 5-10 people per team. You must supply your own cast, crew and equipment. Sign up early; the number of teams will be limited.

The completed films will be shown at a special Silver Lake Film Festival screening at the Monte Cristo club on March 28. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, as well as an Audience Choice award.

There's more info here, even though I already cribbed a lot of it. Anyone interested in this who wants to use my comments section to try and recruit more people for their team, feel free.

4 Comments:

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Let me just add that though I have very little production experience (and no equipment) I wouldn't mind jumping onto a team that needs some writing, someone to direct traffic or even someone to act.

No nude scenes, though. Okay, maybe.

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger Kristen O said...

hmmm, I'd love to try my hand at directing... and I have a DV camera... and a best friend who happens to be a composer... if anyone's interested let me know, cause it sounds like fun...
kristenlolson@gmail.com

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Wamba said...

This kind of competition is a lot of fun, and the time limit forces you to be creative RIGHT NOW. It's a great exercise. I was in a similar competition a couple of weeks ago and had a blast. We even walked away with a prize.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Looking at Wamba's website journal of his experiences, I'm impressed to see that he actually even shaved his head, so that he could play two roles in his short film.

I don't think I could do that. Though I might be up for some on-camera parody chest waxing.

 

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