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Film Racing: How Fast Can You Shoot?

racing.JPGOn your marks...get set...film!

Registration is open for Film Racing, a guerilla filmmaking competition launching in several cities in coming months. The concept is simple: write, shoot, edit and score a four-minute (or less) film in 12 hours. Easy, right?

Not so fast, hotshot. Signing up for the escapade means agreeing to a certain level of uncertainty. After showing up at the specified location at high noon, organizers reveal the event's theme (Revenge and Bad Advice have been used) and a "surprise element" that must be used in the movie. Could be a prop, a line of dialogue...anything, really.

As if this underground, high-pressure filmmaking weren't cool enough, the fun really starts after the completed movies are submitted. In each participating city, a local theater will showcase the movies, allowing audiences to judge the winners. Top films will be distributed on the Film Racing stie and one lucky short will be named the Best Film of 2007. If those bragging rights alone aren't worth it, I don't know what is.

Boston and New York City registrations are now open. Cities from Portland to Minneapolis to Atlanta have races in the works, so check it out and get to the starting line!

Thanks to Cinematical for the heads up.


Posted by on February 27, 2007 11:38 PM
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I just saw a bunch of the shorts in Vancouver at the Celluloid Social Club. There was a huge variety in terms of content and production value. Kudos to the exhausted teams.

-- Posted by: Clare @ SuperU.ca at July 25, 2008 6:08 PM

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