Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown
Whistler BC • April 8-17, 2016
The creative playing field is leveled at Whistler’s annual OLYMPUS 72hr Filmmaker Showdown. Post-production trickery, exotic locations, superstar talent and big budget advantages are made irrelevant when filmmakers are tasked to shoot, edit and produce a 3-5 minute short film within 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours. Relying purely on originality, craft, speed and endurance, the OLYMPUS 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown distills the art of film-making into its purest form – taking creative vision from concept to reality in record time in order for it to be enjoyed on the big screens by an audience of 1500+.
One winner, Best of Show, will be chosen by an expert panel of judges to reap the rewards this exposure will result in. Best of Show will also win over $10,000 in prizing.
BACK FOR THE 5th YEAR! OPPORTUNITY TO WIN AN EXTRA $5,000 FROM OLYMPUS
Olympus is offering an additional $5,000 bonus prize if the Best of Show film is shot exclusively with Olympus gear. Olympus will also offer the first 25 teams that express an interest the opportunity to borrow some of their top of the line cameras and lenses.
ARE YOU A FILMMAKER? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
Check out the 2015 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown BEST OF SHOW.
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Time: Doors: 8:00 PM, Show: 9:00 PM
Hosted by: Feet Banks
Please note, the Olympus 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown is open to all ages. Some shows may include adult humour and a small amount of profanity. Please attend at your own discretion.
The Filmmaker 2nd Cuts Screening
April 14th / 12pm - 3pm / Whistler Conference Centre
Following the OLYMPUS 72hr Filmmaker Showdown, this Second Cuts Screening ensures that all completed films get their moment on the big screens, alongside a re-screening of the finalists and winner. Ultimate movie marathon meets wrap-party meets a celebration of the muses at Filmmaker Second Cuts.
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