Sign up here for the 48 hour film challenge, taking place over the weekend of the 8th-10th of October.
The aim is to write, shoot and edit a film within a 48 hour period, with a limited crew, equipment, resources and, of course, time. The challenge is always really good fun, and a great way to get to know fellow UCL students with an interest in film.
We’re looking for several teams of up to 6 people to compete. Sign up here before 23:59 on Thursday 7th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea6v5AY4dDAW1QmBWf9KBu1ysFUaCWVq-X8KJ9lq0usRbe6A/viewform?usp=sf_link. You will be told which team you’re in by 16:00 on Friday 8th as we aim for a 19:00 start to the challenge.
The film will have to include a specific line of of dialogue and a specific prop, to be announced on Friday night. All footage must be shot and edited during the 48 hour period.
The challenge will take place over 3 days. It will start at 18:00 on Friday, where instructions and certain constraints will be given. The teams will then have until 18:00 on Sunday to complete the film, when they will submit the films to us and they will be judged by a small panel. It would be rude not to give prizes to the winners…
The challenge is NOT about making the best looking film- you won't be able to rent out the BlackMagic 4K for example, or any lights. The judges are looking for films that display creativity in the context of the limitations that the challenge imposes. We will be happier to see a 5 minute film shot on a phone that tells a story than a 30 second film without any story that looks professional. We will do our best to facilitate each team having all the equipment required for basic filmmaking, but any contributions of bringing your own equipment would be much appreciated.
Following the completion of the films, we will be hosting a screening of them on campus the night of Sunday the 10th of October. At the screening, we'll announce both the judges' and audience's choice for the winning film. The screening will be followed up by a social at one of the campus bars. Details of this will follow in time.
There is absolutely NO FILMMAKING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, only enthusiasm and passion.
Join us for an adrenaline-packed, sleepless, mad and creative weekend! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!
If you need any more convincing check out some of the amazing films made during our last challenges on our Youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9udzAnJvxLgjcqg9mMuD-Q