72 Hour Movie Making Challenge

Camera operator filming. Source: jsawkins, Flickr.
Camera operator filming. Source: jsawkins, Flickr.

Are you you middle school or high school? Do you like winning cool prizes? Can you make an awesome movie in 72 hours or less? If you said "Totally!" to those questions, then you should check out our 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge.

On Thursday, November 9th at 5 PM, pick a genre, prop, and line of dialogue from the provided options and make your movie.You'll have until Sunday, November 12th at 11:59 PM to submit your movie for the contest. In order to submit a movie, you must upload it to YouTube and also submit it using our form.

All submissions should contain your own original work, must include the genre/prop/line of dialogue selected from the provided options, must be no longer than 5 minutes, and must be appropriate for teens (think G, PG, or PG 13). You are more than welcomed to work on your movie by yourself or work with a team (although teams should be no larger than 4 members - not including actors - for prize purposes).

After movies are submitted, we will be hosting a screening of all the movies and an award ceremony at the Belmont Library on Friday, November 17th at 3:30 PM. There will also be screenings at other libraries, but please check back for more details on those specific events.

Now let's talk about prizes. 1st prize winners will receive a 4-pack of movie tickets per team member, 2nd prize winners will receive a 2-pack of movie tickets per team member, and 3rd prize winners will received 1 movie ticket per team member - plus all the bragging rights you want, of course.

If you would like to view previous entries for a little inspiration, please check out previous students' work on our YouTube channel. And speaking of which, please note that by submitting your movies, you give us permission to display or publish them online or on a DVD compilation in the library.

If you have any questions regarding our 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge, please contact Kayla Marie Figard at (650) 591-8286 ext. 238.

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