24 Hour Movie Making Challenge

Teen holding camera.
Teen holding camera.

Are you up for a challenge? Can you make a movie in 24 hours?
Enter the 24 Hour Movie Making Challenge for a chance to win awesome prizes!

How to Enter

  • Starting Friday, July 21st at 5:00 PM pick your genre, prop and line of dialogue from below.
  • Upload your finished film to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Submit an entry using this Google Form before the deadline.


  1. Film must include the genre, prop, and line of dialog selected.
  2. You must be in 5th-12th grade.
  3. You must upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  4. To enter, fill out this Google Form and be sure to include your YouTube or Vimeo link.
  5. Film should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  6. Film must contain appropriate content for teens (G, PG, or PG 13).
  7. If you want your film to be on the library website and DVD, you must be authorized to use any included music. These would be music you've created, Creative Commons-licensed material, and items in the public domain. You can also create your own using Jukedeck. If you want to get even more creative, come to Belmont, San Carlos or Half Moon Bay to make your own music using Garage Band on our iMac! You may not use copyrighted materials without permission.
  8. Teams are limited to 4 members, not including actors.
  9. Prizes will include 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and possible honorable mentions.
  10. Entries are due Saturday, July 22 at 11:59 PM.
  11. The 24 Hour Challenge Screening will be held on Friday, July 28 at 4:00 PM at the Belmont Library. To be eligible to win an award, at least one member must attend and stay the entire duration of the screening. Those not present will be disqualified from any possible award or prize.

If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Marie Figard at (650) 591-8286 ext. 238.


  • 1st Place: Four-pack of movie tickets
  • 2nd Place:Two-pack of movie tickets
  • 3rd Place: 1 movie ticket
  • Honorable Mention: $5 Gift Card to Starbucks or Baskin Robbins
  • + certificates and bragging rights!

Genre, Prop and Dialogue

First, pick a genre:

  • Musical
  • Adventure
  • Sci Fi/Fantasy
  • Western
  • Horror

Next, pick a prop that will be an active part of your film:

  • Toothpaste
  • Wheel
  • Musical instrument
  • Paint
  • Boots

Finally, pick a line of dialogue:

  • "Why aren’t you asleep?”
  • “I do know the context.”
  • “It’s art! You don’t know real art!”
  • “I turned to him quickly.”
  • “Someday, I’ll know her face.”