Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab & CreativeRush Team for 2nd Annual DOWN TO THE WIRE: A 24 HOUR FILM RACE
$100 per team and $70 for teams containing a student or TFA member (with valid ID.) For a full description of rules and regulations visit creativerush.org.
For the second year in a row, Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab and CreativeRush unite for DOWN TO THE WIRE: A 24 HOUR FILM RACE. The first race attracted 34 teams (well over 100 filmmakers) and an audience of more than 500, who showed up to support Wichita’s local filmmaking community.
The race takes place from August 9-11 and participants can enter on their own as a team of one or with up to fifteen people. Teams have 24 hours to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film that is six minutes or less. All films are required to include four pre-selected elements including a theme, a prop, a location and a line of dialogue, which are randomly selected at the beginning of the race.
The weekend will kick off with a Producer’s meeting on Friday, August 9 at Mindfire Acadamy (3805 E. Harry) at 6:00 pm. Each team may then begin the process of creating their film, which must be turned no later than 7:00 pm to the Tallgrass Film Association office (212 N. Market) on Saturday, August 10. A curated team of Tallgrass Film Association programmers and CreativeRush advisors will screen each film and select the top ten, which will then be showcased at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 pm (Doors open 6PM) on Sunday, August 11th . The showcase is open to the public (GA tickets: $8). A VIP Panel of judges (TBA) will live critique each film and the winners will receive prizes as listed below.
All films completed may be submitted for consideration into 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival no later than September 1.
Sponsors to-date include Vimeo, the Orpheum Theatre and Mindfire Academy.
Official hashtag: #DTTW
Official website: http://dttwfilmrace.com
1st Place: $1,000 Filmmaking Grant from Vimeo, Gala screening at the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, Personalized Filmmaker Passes for up to 8 registered team members ($195 value/pass), Up to 4 members of team may participate in a complimentary filmmaking class offered at Mindfire Academy
Audience Award: Weekend at the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival includes up to 6 personalized Filmmaker Passes for registered team members ($195 value/pass), and 2 nights at the Hotel at Waterwalk, the official hotel of the Tallgrass Film Festival
Silver: Complimentary Gala tickets for up to 10 team members to the Opening Night Gala Film & Party at the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival on October 16th, Private screening for up to 20 people in the LivingSound Screening Room at the Tallgrass Film Festival office (after October)
Bronze: 2 Complimentary General Admission tickets to the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival for all registered team members (good for any GA screening)
Student Film: Student TALLPass ($80 value) for up to 4 registered team members for the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival