Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown Registration

Whistler BC • April 7-16, 2017

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Whistler Conference Centre
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm


72 Hours to make a 3-5 minute short film within 100km of Whistler for a chance to win $10,000. Could you? Should you? You'd be crazy not to. 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES
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, shot within 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours. Relying purely on originality, craft, speed and endurance, (not to mention excessive consumption of coffee), the Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown distills the art of film-making into its purest form – getting your creative vision from concept to reality in record time in order for it to be enjoyed on the big screens by a 1500+ strong audience. The 72hr Filmmaker Showdown gives deadline superpowers – three rotations of the Earth on its axis makes for a no-holds-barred creative frenzy and the most in-demand film screening of the year.


RULES IN A NUTSHELL
Teams have 72 hours to create a minimum 3-5 minute short film, shot within 100km of Whistler Village. Work done in the allotted time period only will be accepted! Check out the Rules and Regs below for more details.


72 HOURS
Filming/production/editing will begin Friday, April 7th immediately following the 9am Mandatory Directors Meeting, and films must be handed in between 8am and 10am on Monday, April 10th.
 

PROP
In the interest of keeping the 72hr Olympus Filmmaker Showdown contest as authentic a playing field for creative talent as possible, each team will be required to incorporate a surprise PROP into their films and have on screen for a minimum of 5 consecutive seconds. The prop will be revealed at the Mandatory Directors Meeting on April 7th.


ADDITIONAL PRIZE MONEY FROM OLYMPUS
BACK FOR THE 6TH YEAR! Olympus is offering an additional $5,000 bonus prize if the Best of Show film is shot exclusively with Olympus cameras and lenses. 


BORROW TOP OF THE LINE OLYMPUS GEAR
Olympus will also offer the first 25 teams that express an interest, the opportunity to borrow the following loaner product: Two E-M1 Mark II Bodies (option to film 4K), One 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO Lens, One 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, One 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens, LS-100, ME-31 Boom Mic, E-38 Ear Buds, Two Extra BLH-1 Batteries and Two SD Cards. Please note that while the cameras do have excellent on-board audio, those who prefer a separate device should arrange their own recording devices.  Teams using this Olympus gear will need to attend a mandatory, complimentary two-hour training class on Thursday, April 6 from 5pm-7pm and 72 hour on-site technical support from Olympus technical staff. Contact jkerrigan@watermarkinc.ca to reserve your equipment and workshop! 


FINALISTS
An esteemed review panel will choose 6-10 of the best films from scores of entries, to be shown at the Gala Screening in Whistler, BC on Wednesday, April 12th.


BEST OF SHOW
One winner, Best of Show, will be chosen by an expert panel of judges and will take home over $10,000 in prizing. 


PEOPLE’S CHOICE
The Audience will also have a say in whose film they liked best, with our People’s Choice Award.


FILMMAKER SECOND CUTS SCREENING 
Noon-3pm on Friday, April 14th, 2017
Following the 72hr Filmmaker Gala, 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. 


DRAW PRIZE!
Complete your registration online by 5pm on Monday, March 20th to be entered into a draw to win a pair of high-end circumaural Sennheiser headphones! Draw will take place on Tuesday, April 11th. Film must be completed to be eligible.


FULL RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

ENTRY
Would you like to participate? Step 1: Register below, Step 2: click here to pay your registration fee. 
The non-refundable entry fee is $50.00 per team. This will also get you 2 tickets to the event if you complete your film and another 2 tickets if you make it into the finals!


For entry inquires please contact:
Jaime Kerrigan – Multimedia Events Producer
Watermark Communications Inc.
Tel: 604-907-2929
Email: jkerrigan@watermarkinc.ca

  
 


 

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