Films will be made from approximately 6pm on Friday, October 19 to PRECISELY 24 hours later on Saturday, October 20.
- A minimum of 5 of the 11 items from “The Brief” must be used.
- The first item must appear in the first 30 seconds of your film.
- Each film must include at least 1 physical LOCATION, 1 PROP, and the mandatory PHRASE. The remaining items are chosen by you!
- NO FILM WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE OFFICIAL CLOCK TIMES OUT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20. NO EXCEPTIONS. EVEN IF WE SEE YOU COMING DOWN THE MALL! Turn it in on time, kids.
- Films may not be longer than seven (7) minutes, including titles and credits.
At the official start of the event “The Brief” (a handout) with a list of the 11 items will be provided to all entrants. Filmmakers MUST include their first item in the first 30 seconds of their film. Each film must include at least 1 PHYSICAL LOCATION (FILMING MUST OCCUR AT THAT LOCATION), 1 PROP, and the mandatory PHRASE. Examples of previous year’s Briefs can be found at the Press Release pages here.
All physical locations are within 5-10 minutes walking distance from city center, so bring some good walking shoes.
Examples of items might be: a fire hydrant, a willow tree at the corner of such and such street, an alien character (in any medium you like, a live character, a cartoon drawing, a sculpture), the word “exit”, a phone booth, etc.
DEFINITION OF EDITING
Editing tools are only allowed for audio adjustments (sound effects, music, dialogue) and final export. You are not allowed to edit the footage in any way (order of shots, titles, or any visual manipulations).
Formats we accept: .AVI, .MOV, .MP4, and .WMV. USB flash drives will be provided by the festival.
NOTE: If we suspect that any film has visual edits we will ask for the original files for validation
SMALL PRINT RULES
- All paperwork must be turned in at the same time that you turn in your movie.
- Your film must be .AVI, .MOV, .MP4, or .WMV and must be able to play on Windows and/or OS X without further encoding. We recommend testing your film with VLC Player.
- Films must follow editing rules stated above.
- Each film must be copied/transfered onto the provided USB flash drive.
- One member of the crew must be wearing the provided badge at all times during filming.
- Return “The Brief” and list when chosen items appear in your film.
- On the Turn-In form or on the returned Brief, list TYPE OF CAMERA and software that was used for exporting.
YOU MAY ONLY EDIT THE AUDIO IN YOUR FILM, INCLUDING TITLES AND CREDITS. Be creative! Have fun in the spirit of the festival!
The producer of the film must have written permission to all copyrighted materials included for an indefinite time starting October 21, 2012. Paperwork is accessable online and is provided at registration.
ENTRY FEES & CONDITIONS
Entry Fees for 18 and Over:
The entrance fee for each team is $125, which covers the director and the producer. They will each receive one ticket for the screening and be eligible to receive awards for directing. For other team members who are part of the film and want to be eligible for an award, the fee is $30/person; this includes a screening ticket. A ticket to the screeningwithout being eligible for an award is $15.
Entry Fees for 17 and Under:
The entrance fee for each team is $85, which covers the director and the producer. They will each receive one ticket for the screening and be eligible to receive awards for directing. For other team members who are part of the film and want to be eligible for an award, the fee is $25/person; this includes a screening ticket. A ticket to the screeningwithout being eligible for an award is $15.
SCHEDULE, AWARDS AND VIEWING
Day-Of Registration for The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival begins at 4pm in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on the 1300th block of Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. The event is expected to begin precisely at 6pm. Please be on time.
Only the producer is required to be at the 4pm registration. Please make sure to have all fees and paperwork.
After registration, the rest of the film crew is welcome to join for event announcements and the handing out of “The Brief”.
A SHORT HISTORY BUT A LONG TRADITION
The Shoot Out is a unique, internationally promoted 24-hour filmmaking festival that has captured the imagination of young filmmakers and achieved outstanding results since the initial event was launched in Newcastle, Australia in 1998. Since 2004, The Shoot Out Boulder challenges participants to make a film in 24 hours, using in-camera editing only.
In October 2004, 74 teams made up of students, families and professionals, took up the challenge one Friday night to each create a seven-minute short film in just 24 hours. An incredible 66 teams made it through the grueling 24-hour challenge, and turned in their videotape by the deadline on Saturday night. On Saturday night 30 preliminary volunteer judges gathered into teams of two or three and watched those 66 seven-minute films to narrow the field to the top ten by Sunday afternoon. Sunday evening our gala screening exhibited those top ten films (plus the best 17 and under category film) to a packed house at the historic Boulder Theater. At that exciting event 12 entertainment industry professionals from Colorado watched the top ten films alongside the enthusiastic Boulder audience, and picked the top artists in their categories including acting, writing, music and direction, and, of course, the best overall film. Go to Press to learn more!
“Fast filmmaking is an entirely new category of filmmaking, and is not just limited to professionals, but open to everyone, from families to college students to middle schoolers…This event is the real thing, in your own backyard, you can actually participate yourself, and walk home with the main prize.”
-Michael Conti, Executive Director
Bringing community together is one of the things The Shoot Out Boulder does best!